i said it before and i'll say it again, evo kofxiii had the potential to have a new champion, and it wasn't going to be just a simple money drive for bala--mad kof's twitter had actually added me earlier in the year and that's how i found out about him and saw how excellent his duolon was and was thinking "oh man, this guy should go to evo if we have kof because his duolon is sick"
it was heartwrenching to see bala struggle so much, but nevertheless, if we have kof next year (we just have to, now!), bala will be trying to run that back with his new understanding of the matchups, and perhaps, even more people will have leveled up seriously by then!
i'm still recoiling from the excitement of the entire top 8, it was soooo good, it dwarved pretty much every other game out there in hype levels, hands down, and nearly everyone agrees from the looks of it
it's too bad some people are blaming kof running "an hour and a half over schedule", but, in kof's defense, it was preempted by other things as well so it started late to begin with