Lupe Fiasco Wants To Play ZeRo, Arguably The Best Smash 4 Players, At Evo 2016

Lupe Fiasco wants to get back in the ring with another fighting game pro. This time, it's ZeRo, who is arguably the best Smash 4 player in the world.

If you followed the release of Street Fighter V, you might have seen the exhibition between the rapper Lupe Fiasco and Daigo Umehara, who considered a legend in the Fighting Game scene. Lupe ended up winning the set in what was most likely a staged match to build up hype for Street Fighter V and is looking to get back on the wagon at this year's Evolution Fighting Game Championships, which is the biggest fighting game tournament in the world.

Lupe recently tweeted at Team Solo Mid's ZeRo, who is commonly regarded as the best Smash 4 player in the world right now, asking if there was a possibility that an exhibition could be set up. ZeRo tweeted back and showed interest in making the match happen.Seeing Lupe Fiasco get back in the ring with another one of the Fighting Game Community's top players could provide for an interesting spectacle. Lupe's match against Daigo spawned a flood of memes with his victory, and while the match will probably end up being another publicity stunt, it might turn out to be an entertaining one.

Evo 2016 is taking place from July 15 - July 17in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Captynplanet is Captain Planet's less heroic cousin. Instead of spending time with a bunch of teenager eco-wizards, Captynplanet likes to read, hang out with his roomate's cats, and of course, play video games. Captynplanet is just getting out of a long term gamelationship with League of Legends and is having a hard time adjusting to life without the Rift. Captynplanet lives in Richmond, Virginia and is almsot done with his undergrad at Virginia Commonwealth University. Captynplanet is pretty weirded out by referring to himself in the 3rd person.

Published Jun. 15th 2016

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