FEMI F'-WORD' ADEBOYE
We spoke to Street Fighter Capcom Pro Tour and Evo commentator and analyst Femi ‘F-word’ Adeboye about how learning even the basics of frame data will make you a better player and, at the very least, have a greater understanding as to how fighting games work.
“It’s basic mathematics. Frame data is awesome to learn, study and apply because it tells you what options you have and just as importantly, it tells you what options your opponent has against you. Now it’s all well and good going into a fight blind but ask yourself something: if this was a real fight and you can apply this kind data to your opponent’s every move, would you still prefer to go in blind? I highly doubt it.”
“Now, you realise that the right hook this mad man’s been busting your head in with all night is extremely punishable after you block it? Get him out of here! That’s frame data! You can then get deeper with frame data. Punishes and options are the very basic level. I think a beginner should start with these and grow from there.”