Lupe Fiasco, Shaquille O'Neal, Reggie Bush, and Eva Marie to compete in ELeague Street Fighter 5 celebrity showdown for charity next week

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • April 20, 2017 at 10:35 a.m. PDT

ELeague will be host to a special celebrity showdown next Friday, April 28th. Four stars will duke it out in a single-elimination Street Fighter 5 tournament for charity.

The line up consists of avid Street Fighter fan and hip hop artist Lupe Fiasco, NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal, NFL superstar Reggie Bush, and WWE diva Eva Marie.


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Each will be representing a different charity organization: Lupe competing for his foundation M.U.R.A.L. (Magnifying Urban Realities and Affecting Lives), Shaq for Odessa Chambliss Quality of Life Fund, Marie for the American Cancer Society, and Bush for his 619 Charitable Fund.

This showdown will be a part of the ELeague Street Fighter 5 invitational action and will air on TBS at 10 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. PDT.

Source: ELeague. Via Hollywood Reporter.

Comments

Evorgleb said on April 20, 2017 at 10:36 a.m.

Now that Eva Marie has left WWE looks like her 15 minutes of fame is about up.

And can we all agree Lupe takes this easy?

#1
vII_BATMAN_IIv said on April 20, 2017 at 10:38 a.m.

Idky, but the first thing this made me realize is that Shaq is somehow bigger than Zangief...

#2
SygacityGamers said on April 20, 2017 at 10:43 a.m.

I think we (FGC) need to just embrace how fast everything is growing and how huge we're becoming! This is so cool man, I love what ELEAGUE is doing with SFV & the FGC!

I'll be in the building and will try to interview each of these guys & ya'll better post it up too stop fronting on the kid EH, lol...

#3
KingKong said on April 20, 2017 at 10:46 a.m.

Holy batmobile... Hopefully Eva takes it somewhat seriously and will come prepared. SFV got more marketing money than development money that's for sure lol

#4
MarvinVelasco12 said on April 20, 2017 at 10:51 a.m.

Should be a good watch, shaq is always entertaining.

#5
GiMiX said on April 20, 2017 at 10:53 a.m.

Right? Like if Tekken 7 got this kind of exposure...Given the lower execution floor and spectacle features like slomo on trades I feel casual matches would be more exciting. I don't know the gaming background of any of these celebrities outside of Lupe Fiasco, so I wouldn't be surprised if they struggle with a DP input.

#6
Doh_Simpson said on April 20, 2017 at 10:53 a.m.

What are you expecting from this? The only person that can play for sure is lupe.

#7
Curtimus said on April 20, 2017 at 10:55 a.m.

Lupe over Shaq in the grandfinals. Though i wish we can have a celebrity showdown of celebrities who all legit play. But Kenny Omega would take that free.

#8
ryumad said on April 20, 2017 at 10:57 a.m.

I just want to know what kind of controller or fightstick Shaq will use. I don't see anything being remotely accommodating to his hand size.

#9
Bustawolf said on April 20, 2017 at 10:57 a.m.

More exposure for the game. Pretty cool.

#10
Keybler___Elf___Jr said on April 20, 2017 at 10:59 a.m.

Lupe will win, i played him the other day and he beat me. I doubt the other 3 can even win a round.

#11
Blackoshinomi said on April 20, 2017 at 11:01 a.m.

Lupe can you get back to making music ?

#12
LordProsper said on April 20, 2017 at 11:07 a.m.

I'm not sure I enjoy the direction the FGC seems to be headed, honestly. Well, as far as Street Fighter goes anyway.

#13
Metronome said on April 20, 2017 at 11:08 a.m.

i was just thinking that

#14
Keybler___Elf___Jr said on April 20, 2017 at 11:16 a.m.

Lupe= Ultra Platinum

Shaq= Rookie

Eva Maire= Rookie

Reggie Bush= Rookie

Hmmmmmmmmm. I wonder who will win?

#15
MustyBurger said on April 20, 2017 at 11:20 a.m.

No way this would have happened with USF4, that game is too complex and strict on timing for any randoms to jump on and have an exciting match.

#16
Xykes said on April 20, 2017 at 11:22 a.m.

There is absolutely no harm done to the FGC or you by having celebrities play some games of Street Fighter on TV.

#17
GiBGUN said on April 20, 2017 at 11:23 a.m.

Didn't he just release a studio album in February?

#18
Hypermarth said on April 20, 2017 at 11:31 a.m.

Lupe is Ultra Silver at best. But I guess compared to people who might not have ever touched the game he might be like an Ultra Platinum lol.

#19
Keybler___Elf___Jr said on April 20, 2017 at 11:32 a.m.

I played him online 4/18/17 we are both ultra plat

#20
Hypermarth said on April 20, 2017 at 11:33 a.m.

Huh... well alright.

#21
ThePikachuMaster said on April 20, 2017 at 11:33 a.m.

inb4 Shaq-Fu jokes on commentary.

#22
NoizyChild said on April 20, 2017 at 11:34 a.m.

You aren't good at either game, so quit with the elitism and just let people have fun. God damn.

#23
Klaayz said on April 20, 2017 at 11:35 a.m.

the fgc will live on without SF

#24
Sir_Kenjamin said on April 20, 2017 at 11:38 a.m.

It's going to be a real Fiasco. . .

#25
Green016 said on April 20, 2017 at 11:48 a.m.

Gonna be an hour of mashing buttons like crazy and jumping all over the place. High level SF5 at it's finest yaaay!

#26
Zenfluence said on April 20, 2017 at 11:58 a.m.

Ummm..he just dropped an album like 2 months ago and already semi-promoting his next? Sooo....

#27
KiX said on April 20, 2017 at 12:02 p.m.

Agreed. Would much rather have actual top players competing.

#28
CreepShowKid said on April 20, 2017 at 12:02 p.m.

i kind of agree, its kind of just becoming a celebrity fest at this point

#29
CrimsonCross said on April 20, 2017 at 12:04 p.m.

I mean it's a publicity stunt for charity. Normally I'd agree with everyone thinking "oh goody..." but hopefully Lupe's charity can do some good with the money....

#30
FightDirty said on April 20, 2017 at 12:04 p.m.

Be sure to add the video to this thread later so I can watch it.
Thanks.

#31
ygolonac said on April 20, 2017 at 12:08 p.m.

I didn't see anything wrong with this but now that I see Xykes is defending it i'm worried.

#32
Xykes said on April 20, 2017 at 12:20 p.m.

But...that's already happening...?

Like, as soon as tomorrow, that's literally happening. On TBS.

#33
Spades said on April 20, 2017 at 12:25 p.m.
#34
Lordd_G said on April 20, 2017 at 12:43 p.m.

I'll be watching this in my tightey whiteys only.

#35
GiBGUN said on April 20, 2017 at 12:46 p.m.

Massive kudos to the Marketing team at Capcom US - this and ELeague are mighty impressive.

Now if only the beta would end so these prospective casuals had a game to buy...

#36
celeon said on April 20, 2017 at 12:48 p.m.

cringex100

#37
XxAngelChunLixX said on April 20, 2017 at 12:51 p.m.

Cringy as f%#@.

But Reggie. <3

#38
theTENTH said on April 20, 2017 at 12:55 p.m.

So....no more Chuck Vs Shaq? Is it cancelled??

#39
Gellus said on April 20, 2017 at 1:09 p.m.

Gandhi vs FSP, look it up

#40
Apoc said on April 20, 2017 at 1:21 p.m.

This is pretty flippin' dope:D

#41
Balrog1984 said on April 20, 2017 at 1:32 p.m.

Lol there is nog fgc without street fighter.

#42
Super_Shoto_Fighter_4 said on April 20, 2017 at 1:57 p.m.

Looking forward to this

#43
Hakansoilbarrel said on April 20, 2017 at 2:04 p.m.

(so shaq has time to do this but not fund shaq fu?

incoming shaq jersey DLC for all characters)

#44
DeePhenom said on April 20, 2017 at 2:07 p.m.

If Shaq loses I bet he'd brag about how many rings he has and they dont.

#45
brown_supahero said on April 20, 2017 at 2:08 p.m.

Shaq should have fundamentals with shaq fu.

A super celeb tourney would be Gordon Hewitt, Jaime Lee Curtis, scarjo

#46
j8slim said on April 20, 2017 at 2:33 p.m.

They'll just slap an adapter on a DDR pad, wrap it around a desk, and throw some Divekick buttons next to it.

#47
MKK_hanzo said on April 20, 2017 at 2:35 p.m.

Please show Shaq 2 gameplay!

#48
PlasmaWaffle said on April 20, 2017 at 2:38 p.m.

This is gonna be free for Lupe

#49
Kavey said on April 20, 2017 at 2:55 p.m.

Neat, this is all in good fun, no matter how much the SFIV elitists try to put this down.

#50
Xenokaze said on April 20, 2017 at 4:24 p.m.

Omega is like super gold lupe is platinum.

#51
Shinpaisuru said on April 20, 2017 at 4:50 p.m.

Rooting for Reggie LOL.

#52
Jonay said on April 20, 2017 at 5:26 p.m.

This might actually be interesting if they replace Lupe with someone as scrubby as the other three surely are.

#53
genocide_cutter said on April 20, 2017 at 6:18 p.m.

Lupe got this

#54
DarkPhoenixRises said on April 20, 2017 at 6:21 p.m.

Can we not have these without inviting Jamie Lee Curtis?

#55
el_Principe_de_Lety said on April 21, 2017 at 12:16 a.m.

Eva Marie and Reggie Bush at the same place at the same time...

Well, we know how this is gonna turn out...

#56
Space_Mtn_WOOO said on April 21, 2017 at 2:40 a.m.

Do they even make pads or sticks big enough for Shaq's hands?

#57
pbsk8 said on April 21, 2017 at 7:59 a.m.

shaq will play with a DDR rug

#58
raymk said on April 22, 2017 at 1 p.m.

It's for charity, Christ you people are idiots. Celebrities are more well known and have more of q means of drawing a crowd.

#59
HotaruQ said 9 hours, 15 minutes ago

What's his fight id?

#60


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