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Rico Suave explains Sanford Kelly stick throwing incident, Alex Jebailey talks about Iron Galaxy Studios, CEO 2014

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • April 23, 2014 at 9:29 p.m. PDT

Jason24cf conducted a few more interviews at PAX East with RG|Rico Suave and Iron Galaxy Studios' Alex Jebailey.

Rico Suave explains what happened during the EMP|Sanford Kelly stick throwing incident at NLBC a ways back, breaking down how the match was progressing and what lead to that happening.

Rico also notes that Abel is a very psychological and reads-based character, and while you can still play him more textbook, he likes to play the character based on his opponent's tendencies.

In the next interview, Jason speaks with Iron Galaxy Studios' Alex Jebailey, and he discusses what it's like working for the new company, along with what the plans are for CEO 2014.

Hit the jump to view both interviews.

Comments

BlightedAgent said on April 23, 2014 at 7:40 p.m.

That Rico Suave face will never get old.

#1
SeriphAngel said on April 23, 2014 at 7:41 p.m.

best moment ever!!!!

#2
perfume said on April 23, 2014 at 7:44 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#3
BluePepsi said on April 23, 2014 at 7:53 p.m.

Im surprised Jebaily didnt ragequit the conversation

#4
Anon said on April 23, 2014 at 8:06 p.m.

What's there to feel bad about? Everyone has bad days and personal issues to deal with but not everyone vents them so poorly.

#5
Gurpwnder said on April 23, 2014 at 8:24 p.m.

People complain about Abel? I don't know...I always felt that he was a pretty honest character, since many of his mixups can be punished if he doesn't use them correctly, and many of his tools have very narrow applications (anti-jump sky fall requires a pretty hard read).

#6
Kenmasters101 said on April 23, 2014 at 8:26 p.m.

Eventhubs reporters on scene doing interviews, you guys are getting big

#7
AKumahMatata said on April 23, 2014 at 8:30 p.m.

Rico is the man. so humble.

#8
chaoslimits said on April 23, 2014 at 8:32 p.m.

There's a difference between knowing that someone behaved badly in public and the orgy porgy of ridicule that happens whenever someone happens to screw up (especially someone associated with EMP).

#9
MRN_SirFoxington said on April 23, 2014 at 8:34 p.m.
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What a Degrace to see Gutter Trash scum throwing their stick into the ground because they simply are bad and lost.

Its disrespectful and VERY embarrassing.

Shout out to Rico, a true Gentleman, for making a C*nt out of Sanford.

#10
RandomSelectMaster said on April 23, 2014 at 8:34 p.m.

So that's where the thumbs up came from... I will say I have raged before and broke one of my controllers... yeah, not the best way to deal with salt. I've since calmed and changed my ways with this game... that one moment was truly a random occurrence. Sucks for Sanford cause he probably had to get a new controller after that.

#11
qcevolution said on April 23, 2014 at 8:40 p.m.

He is so fine, my goodness. Just makes streams so much easier on the eyes lol

#12
perfume said on April 23, 2014 at 8:42 p.m.

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#13
Aluppoj said on April 23, 2014 at 8:55 p.m.

I have a TON of respect for Abel players. A character I always 'wished' I was good with. But all of the mixup work he has to put in, geez it just doesn't fully click with my Play style.

However, Abel and Gouken are always the characters I beat the worst with Chun Li. Her speed seems to overwhelm them.

#14
HyperGadoken said on April 23, 2014 at 8:55 p.m.

Man if i could play at their level, i'd be happy.I love to play clutch, it gets me so excited. To lose a match that way i'd be like "man F*** you" but it'd be in a comedic way and i'd shake the mans hand. Why is he so mad? the grand prize is 60 bucks anyway.

#15
omglonghair said on April 23, 2014 at 9:01 p.m.

yoo rico calling out CDjr lol

#16
TehFamine said on April 23, 2014 at 9:10 p.m.

Go Rico!

#17
TheTHCGamer said on April 23, 2014 at 9:12 p.m.

This.

#18
Yung said on April 23, 2014 at 9:13 p.m.

☆*・゜゚・* THE RICO INSTINCT *・゜゚・*☆

#19
kdavis851 said on April 23, 2014 at 9:13 p.m.

Everyone character is complained about.

#20
TheTHCGamer said on April 23, 2014 at 9:16 p.m.

Yup dude seems very kickback like he enjoys competing and playing the games in general. Its refreshing to hear players discussing how there not just caught up with winning but instead play the games because they have fun playing them. Its only human to get burned out on a fighting game and to take a break however some players are so caught up with just winning that its all they think about.

#21
EnsignHiro said on April 23, 2014 at 9:17 p.m.

Loool I love the article picture

#22
TheTHCGamer said on April 23, 2014 at 9:25 p.m.

Sanford knows this and its part of any gaming community when you do something to the extent he did. I don't care what anyone says Sanford is a great and smart player however he was asking for all the flak hes getting. No one likes losing but Sanford straight lost control for a minute.

Guess what it happens everyone has a moment when they lose it but you have to keep your composure when people are watching you. Regardless people are going to forget about it soon so I don't think its going to even matter a month from now. Still though if you react the way he did on a live or recorded matches your pretty much asking for people to give you s*** for it.

#23
BreadAndButter said on April 23, 2014 at 9:35 p.m.

mentos|Rico Suave

#24
MatheViB said on April 23, 2014 at 9:50 p.m.

Rico is becoming one of my favorite players easily...

#25
Seoul777 said on April 23, 2014 at 10:20 p.m.

@10 MRN

Dude, I love reading your comments man youre too funny/cool :þ

#26
rosy said on April 23, 2014 at 10:25 p.m.

I know Rico since that incident. Thanks for Sanford for making him popular now. Lol

#27
MarthFE said on April 23, 2014 at 10:31 p.m.

If he can't take the heat maybe he should just leave. I won't miss a trash talking, disrespecting, crybaby.

#28
Spaghetti_Time said on April 23, 2014 at 11:04 p.m.

Rico is one handsome bastard

no homo

ok maybe a little

#29
xShonuffx said on April 23, 2014 at 11:10 p.m.

Everyone needs to cool out man. You don't know what he was going through. A lot could have been on his mind and that loss probably just lit the fuse and he exploded.

He was mad, big deal. Get over it. Im sure he has. If he wants to do better he will do better. Its an old story. This takes nothing away from Sandford, he is still a good player but its just only one could win. Simple.

#30
yes4me said on April 23, 2014 at 11:23 p.m.

For you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtAn_...

#31
tktktk43 said on April 23, 2014 at 11:37 p.m.

Sanford is not a bad player. On the contrary, he's one of the stand outs in the community. Too bad it's hard to respect his vulgar actions and temper. This, combined with the Justin Wong incident during mvc2 days paints a bad image of Sanford. Pity.

#32
Sasuga said on April 23, 2014 at 11:38 p.m.

Oh we still love Sanford. We all have our incidents, just most of us not on the cam.

You should see my table.

#33
Bored4life said on April 23, 2014 at 11:41 p.m.
#34
Enter4none said on April 23, 2014 at 11:43 p.m.

NEVER FORGET! :D (come any stream featuring Rico)

#35
perfume said on April 23, 2014 at 11:54 p.m.

(This user was banned.)

#36
ghoultechnology said on April 23, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.

i never realized how short rico is.
also, "mine's" isnt a word

#37
FalsoL said on April 24, 2014 at 1:05 a.m.

OMG Rico Suave!!
What a name!!

#38
wiredmania said on April 24, 2014 at 1:28 a.m.

Dat picture lol

#39
dalevodka said on April 24, 2014 at 3:05 a.m.

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#40
YMB9Shinzou said on April 24, 2014 at 3:54 a.m.

I totally agree. What Sanford did was nowhere near as childish as the hundreds of people who can't shut up about like a bunch of gossiping little girls. It's not even worth talking about.

Those people can spend their time on forums or stream chat making cheap jokes and insulting or judging every person they clap eyes on.... They're pathetic.

#41
ginntonic said on April 24, 2014 at 4:21 a.m.

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#42
DougQuaidHauser said on April 24, 2014 at 4:40 a.m.

All I remember was the end of the fight when Rico took it with an EX wheel kick.....sandford eyeballed him like a mouth breather, like why did you do that?
What else is Abel going to do in that position?

#43
JGBpro88 said on April 24, 2014 at 5:44 a.m.

I like the fact that he looks humble, and he still refers to fun in the game as the most important aspect. The comments he got a about Abel are BS though, by that matter then SHOTO users (some of the most basic, well rounded, yet powerful players in the game)should not be considered A-Tier ANYWHERE

#44
edrigo said on April 24, 2014 at 5:49 a.m.

Yo shots fired at aquaman.

Where the aquaman defence force at????

#45
gammabolt17 said on April 24, 2014 at 6:12 a.m.

I act crazy as hell playing UMvC3. Truth is I'm not a very graceful loser so if something like a Vergil lvl3 XF comeback happens I act stupid. My kids laugh because I look crazy which also makes me laugh at the fact that I can never lose gracefully when it's a comeback. So yeah, I'm gon laugh at Sanford too. It's not a big deal, and we all know he is great.

But yeah, I understand that he was apparently going through some things and that just capped off the frustration. You just gotta hold your composure in those situations, though, man. It's silly regardless.

#46
gammabolt17 said on April 24, 2014 at 6:15 a.m.

Yeah, that's the thing that killed me, too. He gave Rico the most hostile look ever. That's some baby ass stuff to be doing right there. Rico did the kick because he didn't expect Sanford to be ready for it, and he was right.

Sanford still my boy, but defending him for that tantrum is just ridiculous. If you dealing with stuff that got you in your feelings like that, and you can't hold your composure, then stay in your own lane. Don't subject other people to that and expect it to just be cool. You a grown ass man; carry yourself like one.

EDIT: Perfume: "other people's misfortunes"? Come on, man. He lost in AE. That dude wins NLBC way more than he loses. He had ONE off night. And he really wasn't even horrible that night, just not up to his own standards. Stop it. If you can't act civilized, then you just need to be keeping to yourself until you're stable. Sit your ass down somewhere if you're gonna start breaking sticks over being fooled.

#47
BlackOnyxThunder said on April 24, 2014 at 6:38 a.m.

So fresh!

#48
kdavis851 said on April 24, 2014 at 7:10 a.m.

Glad dalevodka finally got banned.

#49
ginntonic said on April 24, 2014 at 7:16 a.m.

(This user was banned.)

#50
vagrant said on April 24, 2014 at 7:18 a.m.

Meh

Thrown my controller across my living room and the GGA practice room a few times out of salt.

It happens when you play with alot of emotion or have stuff going on in real life that is bothering you.

That being said, can't fault anyone for laughing about it. It was on stream at a tourney with an arcade stick. But the guys on here that are acting like he did something seriously wrong are hilarious.

#51
DORMWORM said on April 24, 2014 at 7:47 a.m.

sandford also complianed about dudley overhead punch when he lost to smug
he expects everyone to let him win not using their options

they better stop testing rico before he does abel comand grab in real life, ex version of course

#52
Kaxner said on April 24, 2014 at 7:56 a.m.

"It's fine to get salty but at THAT level? Wow, really, ok." - Rico Suave

#53
Kaxner said on April 24, 2014 at 8:07 a.m.

Are you nuts? People have different tempers, from my personal experience (don't live in US) only a minority is like Sanford. I've never threw anything while sober.

#54
ltalia90 said on April 24, 2014 at 8:10 a.m.

Meh. Get off his back. I acted like Sanford after defeats when I was 14, too.

BUT MAH PASSIONZ!?!*""

#55
lh said on April 24, 2014 at 8:20 a.m.

He was doing research to prepare for Poison lol

#56
JIHADJOE said on April 24, 2014 at 8:29 a.m.

I still can't believe some people were calling Rico "douchey" in that other mentos thread. He's one of the chillest, most easy-going guys around.

#57
BigFleccs said on April 24, 2014 at 8:32 a.m.

I have never threw my stick. I don't have a sponsor to buy me a new on.

#58
FuriouS said on April 24, 2014 at 8:43 a.m.

Diabetes from eating mentos? is Rico out of his friggin mind? You dont get diabetes from eating mentos

#59
JAYstarrah said on April 24, 2014 at 8:46 a.m.

I need Rico inside me, like now.

#60
jason24cf said on April 24, 2014 at 9:09 a.m.

Rico doesn't consume that much sugar. If he ate "mentos" at every event, it can cause a adverse reaction if he body has a hard time digesting the sugar. In turn it can make him a "type 2" diabetic http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs...

#61
lordrockman said on April 24, 2014 at 9:12 a.m.

yooo 4 top player smash items on free for all? IM HYPE!!!

#62
FuriouS said on April 24, 2014 at 9:46 a.m.

All I know is I've eaten huge amounts of sugar for 29 years and my blood sugar values are perfect

#63
edrigo said on April 24, 2014 at 9:49 a.m.

good for you

#64
TheTHCGamer said on April 24, 2014 at 10:04 a.m.

Lol yea and I'm sure your computer like everyone's else's on here hasn't had anything on there screens that wouldn't make me want to stab my eyes with a pen. Were all innocent here except jebailey but honestly some of you probably get turned on by some crazy stuff. You really must be Bored4life to post this crap.

#65
MetalxHealthx said on April 24, 2014 at 10:05 a.m.

I saw that in the the stream, not knowing it was going to happen. It was one of the funniest things I have ever seen lolol and whoever said "people will soon forget" NOPE

#66
Superpeople said on April 24, 2014 at 11:55 a.m.

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#67
GodPride said on April 24, 2014 at 12:01 p.m.

Now Sanford will forever be immortalized as being "that guy" no matter how hard he tries to shake the image. It's pretty pathetic.

#68
TheTHCGamer said on April 24, 2014 at 12:10 p.m.

No he won't everyone will forget as soon as the next crazy thing happens at an event.

#69
llSilkCutll said on April 24, 2014 at 12:43 p.m.

Haha, while Sanford is a good American player (not world), he is 100% the saltiest player I've ever seen. Funny also when Ryan Hart destroyed him a while ago, he was equally salty. So funny that from Rico the thumbs up!

#70
etrotman said on April 24, 2014 at 1:26 p.m.

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#71
etrotman said on April 24, 2014 at 2:21 p.m.

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#72
FuriouS said on April 24, 2014 at 4:22 p.m.

they are not on IP

#73
DORMWORM said on April 24, 2014 at 8:49 p.m.

sounds sincere unless you read his racist statement the.comment before this one #71 when he or she says sanford is in chimp mode, i mean what is it? thats racist

#74
MarthFE said on April 24, 2014 at 10:33 p.m.

I understand people have trouble. I've got my own problems probably a lot worse than whatever he's got going on right now. Either way I wasn't talking about this situation, regardless, that's no way to carry yourself or your name. have some self control, Sanford.

In general as a player he's always been a sh!tnugget. Good at some games yes, but a sour jerk is all I've ever seen him represent himself as.

#75
ChoseDeath said on April 25, 2014 at 8:01 a.m.

The name says it all right? Lol.

#76
bananainsaneface said on April 25, 2014 at 9:15 a.m.

Just to put things in perspective Sanford is currently homeless so winning these tournaments is kind of a big deal for him. So you can understand why he is so upset. Things are not going well for the King at the moment.

#77
CoopZilla said on April 25, 2014 at 12:52 p.m.

Out of all the comments to reply to, we just gonna let this slide huh.

No...? Ok.

#78
etrotman said on April 25, 2014 at 5:06 p.m.

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