The FGC's most iconic moment has already been created in Street Fighter 6
It is safe to say that Street Fighter 6's CBT was an unmitigated success. But, perhaps the cheery on top was seeing one of fighting game's most iconic moments recreated in the beta test. The moment, of course, is 'Evo Moment 37,' a moment so great that it is famous world over and not simply within the FGC. It was a moment from the match between Daigo Umehara and Justin Wong playing Street Fighter Third Strike where Daigo perfectly parried Chun li's super before doing a neutral jump kick and then going into Ken's super to close out the round.
The moment was recreated in Street Fighter 6 which has its own parry system. There are some differences between Moment 37 and this moment, most especially in the animation which takes a bit when perfect parry is achieved, but it was heartwarming to watch nonetheless. This precious moment comes from @TheMoogleKing on Twitter and has received attention from every corner of the FGC.
The difficulty of the move was further highlighted by @HiFightTH on Twitter who explained that while SF3 allowed a ten-frame window for a parry, Street Fighter 6 allows only about two or three. It is also unclear how practical the punish will be in a real match as a parry takes some of a player's drive gauge. However, it has been speculated that since a perfect parry builds back drive gauge, it should be possible to pull off. It was also noticeable that not every hit from Chun li's super was parried, and this is because when perfect parry is achieved, the next hit doesn't count.
Whether this will make it into the game proper is unclear, but it was a beautiful moment to see. Justin Wong even responded to the video claiming that there is no way he would be hit by that in-game. Therefore, we now eagerly await Street Fighter 6's release so we can see Justin get hit by it.
The Closed Beta Test is almost over, but what have been your best moments with it? Does it make you look forward to the game even more now? For me, the answer to the second question is a resounding YES!