NuckleDu will sponsor a local Floridian to go to EVO 2018 for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

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Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • February 11, 2018 at 10:02 a.m. PST

The fighting game community continues to show itself as just that, a community where players prop each other up and push each other to new heights.

Most players cannot afford to go many if any major tournaments, but pros and sponsored players are taking notice of the smaller prodigies in the community and helping them reach the big stages.

Recent free agent Du "KnuckleDu" Dang took to his Facebook page last night to announce such an opportunity to take a local Florida player to EVO 2018.

"Hey guys. This year for EVO, I'd like to sponsor a local Floridian player to fly to Vegas, instead of flying a bunch of top players like last year. I want to sponsor a local up-and-comer because I want to share with players who don't have the opportunity to travel, to experience what I do on a daily basis," said Du in his Facebook post.

"There is a weekly tournament in Seminole, Florida this Tuesday called GoTE. I will be flying the winner of Street Fighter 5 to EVO 2018. Best of luck!"

Last year, Du along with Justin Wong sponsored a handful of players each to go to EVO 2017 to compete including Tampa Bison, Gunfight, and Shine.

For anyone in the area interested in this opportunity, check out the event's Facebook page for details.

EVO 2018 will be taking place August 3-5 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Photo credit: Stephanie Lindgren.
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