Floridian Street Fighter player wins major event, immediately pledges to donate all earnings to Hurricane Irma relief efforts

NuckleDu clinches his third Capcom Pro Tour victory this season

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • September 10, 2017 at 1:22 p.m. PDT

Du "Liquid|NuckleDu" Dang is unarguably one of the best Street Fighter 5 professionals today.

The 21 year old player from Tampa is the reigning Capcom Cup champion, and took home his third first place finish on this year's Capcom Pro Tour tournament circuit with his victory over FOX|Justin Wong at DreamHack Montreal.

Just minutes after the 105-entrant tournament's conclusion, Du took to Twitter to make a pledge to send all of his winnings straight to Hurricane Irma relief efforts.

Irma's eyewall (the most intense part of the storm) is directly over Naples, Florida as of the writing of this article. Naples is just 166 miles south of Tampa.

"1st place at DreamHack Montreal! Donating all of my winnings towards hurricane Irma relief. Thank you for your support guys!" reads the tweet.

The DreamHack Montreal Street Fighter 5 event carried with it a $10,000 pot, the lion's share of which will now be going to Floridians in need.

Photo credit: Chris Bahn, Wikimedia Commons.

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