As far as I know, Shura wasn't playing the game as seriously as he is currently and AFK was the first 'big' offline tournament he entered to my knowledge. It's very unlikely that you do great at your first offline event and everyone can have their bad days. As far as I know, Shura does very well against pretty much every EU player at the moment and I do consider him a top 10 player in EU. Yes NA tournaments are more stacked overall, but to blatantly say he'd go 1-2 at best at any given tournament is a bit disrespectful imo.Yeah but he gets opportunities in EU tournaments and doesn't do as well as Murko/Happypow/Ktop and Foxy/Madzin/St9rm/Jupe/etc before them.
You know as well as any that if you're up there in EU, you'll get your chances at Burbank and what not. If Shura's never gotten a shot, it's for a reason. He'll have more on Injustice 2.
Your tournament was great Taco, but correct me if i'm wrong.
Neither Foxy, Madzin, Jupe, Murko or Ktop were present, yet Shura failed to make top 8? I'm sure there are other great EU players who were not present.
Yeah the oppression is on him at that point.