'Who's going to stop me? You?' Xiao Hai confidently boasts 'obvious' King of Fighters 14 win at EVO 2017, Hellpockets responds in kind

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • July 12, 2017 at 8:20 a.m. PDT

As unquestionably one of the strongest King of Fighters players in the world, Qanba|Xiao Hai certainly has the right to brag if he so chooses, and he's so choosing to do just that.

The EVO 2016 (as well as CEO 2017) KOF14 champ responded to one of Mr. Wizard's recent tweets asking who would be taking the King of Fighters trophy home this year with a very blunt "me obv."

Though he's traditionally been more on the quiet side, the more playful part of Xiao Hai's personality has been peeking through in recent times. He went in on Twitter with some trash talk when he finally defeated his personal demon, Liquid|NuckleDu, at Eleague earlier this year.

This did not go unnoticed by the KOF community, as player and commentator Hellpockets stepped in to contest this notion, and the two had quite the entertaining little back and forth as a result.

Things became even more interesting after the stakes were raised with SNK and Atlus' announcement of a $14,000 pot bonus on Tuesday.

You'll see the Twitter war after the jump below.

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Do you think Xiao Hai is a lock for KOF champ at EVO this year? Let us know how you think things will turn out in the comments section.

Photo credit: Eleague.

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