FOCUS - A G4 Films Presentation

Posted: July 27, 2011
FOCUS - A G4 Films Presentation
FOCUS is a riveting documentary presented by G4 Films and directed by Steve Hwang. Follow a year in the life of pro gamer Mike Ross as he prepares to do battle at EVO 2010 in Las Vegas.

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  • DZ21

    I cried like a bitch.

    Posted: July 27, 2011 11:56 AM
  • Pickron

    G4 please make some more of these!, and Mike Ross man u made me a believer bro

    Posted: July 27, 2011 11:19 AM
  • AngelsandDemons

    It only took G4 almost 8 months to post something worthwhile....Excellent vid and post G#4!!!

    Posted: July 27, 2011 11:11 AM
  • EBjeebies

    Well put together documentary. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Mike, I know you probably won't like it; but this video has definitely made me a fan of yours.

    Posted: July 27, 2011 10:32 AM
  • idtirba

    Great job G4, keep it up with these features! I'm looking forward to something you guys could do with an inside look on blockbuster game development!

    Posted: July 27, 2011 10:29 AM
  • neoernie

    You can't. Everyone Loves Mike Ross.

    Posted: July 27, 2011 10:22 AM
  • loogs

    How can you not root for this guy. Great film.

    Posted: July 27, 2011 9:48 AM
  • WillTheMartyr

    I think what makes this such a compelling documentary and why people love Mike Ross so much is the fact that nothing about his life, play-style, or character as a person is perfect, and he openly contests that they are all of the time, even in the documentary. Anyone who's been apart of the fighting community knows the story of Mike Ross' rise at EVO and how it very well has helped propel him to one of the faces of competitive street fighter and our subscription feed on Youtube. Everything about Mike, while obviously being a competitor and confident in his own ability as a player, is very humbled and very genuine from the way the all-too familiar feeling of when he wins, to his descent to rock bottom when he loses to someone he really wants to beat. Everything is something you can relate to.

    I've watched several documentaries about competitive gaming from shooters to the fighting scene, and I don't think I've ever appreciated one (even the highly professional ones) as much as I have this one. This keeps it real. I think what I learned the most and valued about Mike is that even as a professional and a great player his concerns, wants, and needs are the same as those of us who look up to him. I remember listening to the "Don't Be a Scrub Podcast" where Gootecks and Mike Ross were in Australia for Shadowloo Showdown this year and they addressed the issue of Mike Ross not liking or believing in the fact that he has "fans". He protested the idea that he didn't think people looked up to him so much as respected the way he played and wanted to get better just as he did growing up playing the games. To me I didn't really get this concept but after watching this and seeing what he went through you start to understand where Mike is coming from and that his struggles are our struggles, his ambitions are not that much different than our own and so it's not that he doesn't want fans or appreciate them it's just that he humbles the idea that he's a person who any of us cannot touch or relate to like Lady Gaga.

    Everything from seeing him have tears in his eyes as he explained the talks he had with his now gone Mother, to him exceeding the goals he set for himself in dramatic fashion makes this documentary something special and something that doesn't feel fabricated. Am I telling everyone that they can be like Mike Ross? Absolutely not. But I believe if you take anything from this documentary it isn't "believe in Mike Ross" it's "believe in yourself."

    Posted: July 27, 2011 9:15 AM
  • crocodilius

    Only newbs say "scrub", true story.
    L2P Rike Moss.

    Posted: July 27, 2011 9:10 AM
  • GatsuBlackSword

    That was really well done. Thanks G4.

    Posted: July 27, 2011 9:05 AM
  • cardinalsfan1122

    Great Film G4, you ahould make more and put them on Tv.(more money that way)

    Posted: July 27, 2011 9:04 AM
  • drangel_jam

    Great film.
    Mike Ross: The People's Champ!!!

    Posted: July 27, 2011 8:58 AM
  • TofuBoy87

    Valle misspelled at 34:06

    Posted: July 27, 2011 8:51 AM
  • fidodidotriplex

    great movie!! thumbs up! I'm glad that i finally got to see it .....There's so much more to show about Mike Ross that they should make a part 2 to this.....maybe Mike Ross going to the country of the raising sun and taking on Japan during SBO? Make it happen!!!

    Posted: July 27, 2011 8:27 AM
  • illadelph

    Best thing G4 has done in years is put this up too bad they didn't put it on tv though...should really think about that G4.


    Posted: July 27, 2011 8:24 AM
  • PrinnyTonic

    Mike Ross and Mike Z. are my favorite guys in fighting games.

    Posted: July 27, 2011 8:08 AM
  • DigitalGibs

    Fantastic insight into this world. G4 needs more of these feature films.

    Posted: July 27, 2011 8:04 AM
  • Shockwavesxe814

    Awesome! =] one of my inspirations! My team went to Evo! It was amazing!

    Posted: July 27, 2011 8:02 AM
  • therealmikey

    That was cool, time to wipe the dust off Super Street Fighter IV and kick some butt. ha

    Posted: July 27, 2011 7:38 AM
  • dommafia

    hell yeah, good shiz g4tv! thx for supporting the community!

    Posted: July 27, 2011 7:16 AM