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The time an unknown player made a Marvel vs. Capcom 3 god bleed: The story of ChrisG vs. Señor Taxi

By John ‘Velociraptor’ Guerrero

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The era of competitive Marvel vs. Capcom 3 was filled with so much drama, hype, and personality that it could sometimes feel more like watching WWE than fighting game tournament streams. We now have a rich history of epic matches to recount and stories to tell, and a YouTuber by the name of Papa Lobster treats us to the 2014 bout between Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 god, ChrisG, and a then unknown player who went by the name of Señor Taxi.

Even if you don’t know the ins and outs of Marvel 3, Papa Lobster gives us a quick crash course to point out the more significant aspects of the match to watch out for. This all makes for a wonderfully dramatic narrative as we watch from the edges of seats one of the most unexpected happenings in the history of competitive UMvC3.

ChrisG is one of the most versatile players in all of fighting games, seemingly having instincts tuned for most titles. Though he’s a jack of many trades in this arena, he’s proven to be by far the best at Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and has earned a set apart spot as one of the three “Marvel gods” (the other two being Justin Wong and Filipino Champ).

In addition to being among the three undisputed best, ChrisG also entertained fans with his very rough around the edges personality. Often being less than kind or kosher with statements on social media or in interviews, ChrisG increasingly became a villainous figure that fans loved to hate.

Though they loved the pioneering and incredibly skilled play, audiences would virtually always be hungry to see Chris go down and get a taste of the kind of loser’s salt he so routinely made others feel. Enter: Señor Taxi at NorCal Regionals 2014.

We’ll let Papa Lobster do the rest of the talking as he takes through each round of their first to three set. The back and forth nail biter is filled with twists and turns, and is enjoyable whether you remember this moment going down or not.

Source: Event Hubs