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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