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Xian featured in major Singapore newspaper, won more than $5,500 for SSF4 AE v2012 at EVO 2013

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • July 28, 2013 at 9:25 p.m. PDT • Comments: 99
After DM|Xian's win at EVO 2013 in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, The Straits Times, a major newspaper in Singapore, ran a piece on the 22-year-old fighting game community star.

Xian stated that he won over $5,500 USD for the SSF4 AE v2012 tournament at this year's EVO, which isn't too shabby of a pay check to return home with.

The Straits Times has a daily circulation of 389,700 people. To put that in perspective, it's on par with newspapers like the Houston Chronicle, Newsday and the Chicago Tribune — all of which are in the top 15 in daily circulation in the United States.

It's really cool to see someone who's been so incredibly active and such a great part of our community get a big feature in a major publication. From his humble beginnings in the FGC to co-hosting various Cross Counter Asia programs with Zhi, Xian has become one of the most popular players in our community, and it's wonderful to see him getting some attention outside of our scene.

Here's a shot of the newspaper article snapped by Zhi via Twitter. Also, you can hit the jump for a video interview with Xian, posted by The Straits Times.

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