Since DOA5 launched, most of us have not been all that privy to online tournaments. We've all tried a few out and it's pretty tough to compare that experience to an offline because you can't. Though as our game continues to grow there should be more outlets for our power and ESL looks to become one of those options despite the recent controversy with the European Cup.
Like in DOA World Online Tournaments, there is a moderator present to watch the matches, and the first thing you may notice is that both players have maximum connection speed for this event. Anyone that is familiar with this style of tournament will tell you evidence is very important; especially video.
You're going to see good play despite being online. Good evasion, tactics and mix-ups complete the Japan cup and here are some of the replays for their events: