Sadly, it was all downhill from there for Mr. Soinak.

Over the course of the next hour and a half, Wong decimated Roundhouse, first going on a 9-game winning streak before eventually ending things with an impressive 15-5 record. It wasn’t even all that fun to watch. Wong, as he’s done for the last 20 years, simply bided his time in every game with his impeccable Storm movement, doing just enough to deplete Roundhouse’s life bars in small bursts and keep his own team safe from retaliation. The frustration was obvious on Roundhouse’s face the whole way through.


This conclusion only makes sense. Roundhouse is pretty damn good in his own right, but Justin is the undisputed god of Marvel vs. Capcom 2, with a record seven Evo championships under his belt since 2001. Even today, as fans beg someone, anyone to bring the crossover game to modern consoles, he stands heads above everyone still grinding out matches. There’s just no comparison—in fighting games or abroad—to the stranglehold Justin’s had over Marvel vs. Capcom 2 competition for the last two decades.

As for Roundhouse, he didn’t waste any time adding to his lengthy string of high-profile callouts.


“What’s next for me? I heard fuckin’ MegamanDS talkin’ mad shit,” Roundhouse claimed during his post-match interview, before addressing his notable detractors directly. “Put up or shut up bro. I’ll play your punk ass for any amount, you fuckin’ sorry piece of shit. You and Fanatiq. Any amount bro, you fuckin’ suck bro. Just because I lost to Justin? C’mon bro, knock it the fuck off bro.”

I guess he’s already looking for ways to make that $5,000 back.