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Insane Guilty Gear Xrd EVO 2015 Match Shows Up on Sports Center

We’ve covered video games making an appearance in the mainstream media, like Ibuki from Touhou Project making a hilarious cameo on ESPN, however a recent match at this year’s EVO might take the cake.

Featured above, you can view the playback on Sports Center of the match between professional Japanese Guilty Gear Xrd players Woshige, and Ogawa. Towards the 0:55 second mark, Woshige gets up defiantly from his chair and starts prematurely celebrating his victory.

There was a problem, though, as there was still one more round to go, and Ogawa pummeled Woshige as he scrambled to get back into his chair. You can hear the commentary blasting away at this point, screaming things like “WHY?!” and “WOSHIGE, NOT LIKE THIS!!”

In Woshige’s defense, he was dangerously close to losing in the previous round, however later he came back in a big way, only to perhaps get too excited and think he won the final match.

Ogawa later won the tournament, while Woshige proceeded into the loser’s bracket and secured third place.

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19 comments
  1. Alexis Nascimento-Lajoie
    Alexis Nascimento-Lajoie
    July 21, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    EVO on ESPN when?

  2. PenguinPlayer
    PenguinPlayer
    July 21, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    I can’t stop laughing, holy shit that announcer is so into it, he loves his job.

  3. Steven T.
    Steven T.
    July 21, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Oh Woshige…

  4. Sylveria Shini
    Sylveria Shini
    July 21, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Aww man that has to be rough, getting that excited then being like “Wait… FUCK!?” and pounded.

  5. SolidSalamander
    SolidSalamander
    July 21, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    seriously. I would probably consider subscribing to ESPN if they had a dedicated E-Sports channel or something.

  6. Tyrannikos
    Tyrannikos
    July 21, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Don’t tons of ESPN viewers get super pissed every time ESPN tries to cover video games?

  7. SolidSalamander
    SolidSalamander
    July 21, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    I dunno. I wouldn’t be surprised honestly, but there’s so much money in gaming e-sports that its ridiculous. ESPN would be pretty foolish to ignore the potential of that market :3

  8. Cred
    Cred
    July 21, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    the espn audience might not like games but this is something universal, anyone can realize what’s going on

    and good job Ogawa you certainly “won” that match kappa

  9. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    July 21, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Probably but they need to get over themselves.

    I mean I’m pretty sure ESPN (or one of its offshoots like ESPN2) used to air Magic the Gathering tournaments back in the 90’s and stuff like this isn’t really all that different.

  10. deadeye
    deadeye
    July 21, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    If someone told me 5 years ago “Hey, the new Guilty Gear game got shown on ESPN”, I would respond with “Why would you lie in so blatant a fashion?”

    I can totally see ESPN covering video games more and more as time goes on. Some people will be against it obviously, but it’s just inevitable.

  11. Cred
    Cred
    July 21, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    I’d rather never
    watching it on the PC seems more comfortable than having to use the good old TV
    and they already locked the source quality with a 12 dollar paywall at twitch, having to pay for ESPN to watch it would suck even more

  12. Psichaos
    Psichaos
    July 21, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    While e-sports has a potential, it’s not something that resonates with ESPN’s target demographic, and e-sports fans are simply not watching ESPN for coverage. E-sports fans are watching their stuff online, not cable tv, and if ESPN really wanted in on it, they’d push for an online service that rivals Twitch in terms of e-sport coverage. The money is wasted in trying to push it on cable tv as its simply not mainstream enough.

  13. InfectedAI
    InfectedAI
    July 21, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    If it ended up on ESPN there’s no way it’d be exclusive. Maybe exclusive TV rights, but they wouldn’t be dumb enough to take it offline.

  14. InfectedAI
    InfectedAI
    July 21, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Interesting, I didn’t know that. Had no clue they would ever air something like that. Especially back then.

  15. dsadsada
    dsadsada
    July 21, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    I’ve heard in Woshige’s defense that Ogawa is just that good a player that actually winning a match against him can be a pretty big deal. Still stupid that he prematurely celebrated.

  16. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    July 21, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    I still find it weird to see videogame tournaments being acknowledged on TV. Not complaining, though.

  17. sunny
    sunny
    July 21, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Ok it’s uncomfortable for you but not for alot of us. I try watch all my stuff on TV as much as possible. Hate watching on my PC..

  18. neokid09
    neokid09
    July 22, 2015 at 8:24 am

    I can’t am dead
    My Sides are hurting.