Infiltration - I want to become a sexy, pro fighting game player both to break stereotypes and attract more female gamers to our community

Also talks about Street Fighter 5 Season 3, Kemonomichi, his favorite Smash Bros. player and more

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • April 10, 2018 at 7:34 p.m. PDT

This isn't to say that the FGC doesn't have its hunks, (we're looking at you, 801_Strider) but let's not pretend there isn't a standing stereotype that labels most all competitive video game players as in likely less than peak physical condition.

Seonwoo "PG|Infiltration" Lee is one of that indisputably strongest Street Fighter players on the planet right now as he continues his trends of winning international tournaments and bringing new light to characters most others don't see much worth in.

There's no doubt that Lee is one of the torch bearers, leading the charge in fighting game eSports and often breaking through the mold to reach more and more general audiences.

During his NorCal Regionals interview with BornFree, Infiltration spoke plenty on routine Street Fighter 5 topics such as tier lists, training regiments and the current state of competitive play. He also spoke on his idea to help bridge the gap and kill some stereotypes between the general public and competitive FGC.

His solution? The Korean player wants to become more physically attractive as one of the poster boys for the community. He figures this will ultimately draw more attention from mainstream audiences.

"I'll be able to then attract more female gamers to the FGC so that way we can have a harmonious bunch of people of all genders come together... I want to be on the front line of that goal and I wish a lot of others would follow my passion and path to become a sexy pro gamer."

The "sexy pro gamer" discussion is actually the very last bit of the interview, and we've included time stamps below so you can jump around with ease if you don't want to watch from start to finish.

00:00 Gameplay: Evo 2018 Grand Final.

00:27 English Question: Intro. Going into Evo Japan were you confident you would win it?
01:18 English Answer.

01:50 English Question: When did you realize Menat was strong and you liked the character?
02:44 English Answer.

04:01 English Question: Do you feel like there’s still a lot more to discover with Menat and where do you put her on the tier list?
05:00 English Answer.

06:08 English Question: You now seem more focused this year. How much training are you putting in each day?
07:59 English Answer.

10:03 English Question: Tell how you feel about your image and being a gamer in the spotlight (being fit, fashionable, etc.)
12:21 English Answer.

15:54 English Question: Let’s talk about your new team. Why did you pick Panda Global?
17:47 English Answer.

19:55 English Question: How happy were Panda Global when you won Final Round?
20:27 English Answer.

20:58 English Question: Tell me about Juri. Does she need more? If so what does she need?
22:55 English Answer.

25:02 English Question: Why stick with Juri?
25:31 English Answer.

26:33 English Question: What do you think of Nash in AE and his VT2? Did you try him out?
28:31 English Answer.

30:38 English Question: Thoughts on Ed?
32:24 English Answer.

34:34 English Question: Are you interested in any of the new DLC characters coming?
35:42 English Answer.

37:12 English Question: Arcade Edition. how do you feel about the state of the game at the moment? What do you like? What would you like to see change or improve in the future?
39:46 English Answer.

43:13 English Question: Abigail. Do you share the same POV as many others, who are getting a little hysterical about him?!
45:23 English Answer.

48:48 English Question: Rivals. Tokido is probably your biggest rival. Is there anyone else you have your eye on as a dark horse at this tournament?
51:17 English Answer.

53:07 English Question: Did you see Kemonomichi? Thoughts?
55:15 English Answer.

58:28 English Question: Can I clarify what you are saying? Are you saying Daigo affected the room and Tokido?
01:00:35 English Answer.

01:03:03 English Question: There’s a conversation that’s been brought up again about “eSports” vs. “the FGC". What are your thoughts?
01:06:52 English Answer.

01:12:51 English Question: Favorite player to watch and why?
01:14:09 English Answer.

01:15:50 English Question: How do you deal with high pressure situations? Techniques?
01:17:56 English Answer.

01:20:53 English Question: Thoughts on Sakura and Blanka?
01:22:04 English Answer.

01:23:45 English Question: You seem very focused at the moment. What’s going on in your life and what are your plans for the future?
01:25:10 English Answer.

01:26:14 English Question: Are you interested in any of the new fighting games?
01:27:45 English Answer.

01:28:52 English Question: Do you watch a lot of Smash?
01:29:13 English Answer.

01:29:48 English Question: Favorite Smash player?
01:30:00 English Answer.

01:30:06 English Question: Is there anything you wish I had asked or anything you wish to say?
01:32:46 English Answer.
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