Option Select
Option Select

Technical Definition-An input or series of inputs that has multiple outcomes depending on what the opponent does. Generally, the game will choose the outcome that is more favorable to the player using the option select, allowing a player to beat multiple of their opponent's options with a single option. Also referred to as "OS" for short.

In Other Words-Imagine playing Rock, Paper, Scissors with your friend but they say "Today my Rock beats your Scissors but if you throw Paper, I can change my Rock to Scissors." Your friend just option selected against Scissors and Paper. The "I don't even play this game" OS is one the most commonly used ones in the FGC. Most often used after a set is played because it covers both outcomes of the set. It makes the user look like a great player if they won as they were able to beat their opponent despite not caring about the game in question but also serves as a convenient excuse if they lost the set.

Technical Definition-An input or series of inputs that has multiple outcomes depending on what the opponent does. Generally, the game will choose the outcome that is more favorable to the player using the option select, allowing a player to beat multiple of their opponent's options with a single option. Also referred to as "OS" for short.

In Other Words-Imagine playing Rock, Paper, Scissors with your friend but they say "Today my Rock beats your Scissors but if you throw Paper, I can change my Rock to Scissors." Your friend just option selected against Scissors and Paper. The "I don't even play this game" OS is one the most commonly used ones in the FGC. Most often used after a set is played because it covers both outcomes of the set. It makes the user look like a great player if they won as they were able to beat their opponent despite not caring about the game in question but also serves as a convenient excuse if they lost the set.

The crouch tech OS in Street Fighter IV allows Evil Ryu to tech a throw or interrupt a stagger with the same input.

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The crouch tech OS in Street Fighter IV allows Evil Ryu to tech a throw or interrupt a stagger with the same input.

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