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Xykes has entered the running for Street Fighter League Season 2; promises to reveal his face if he's voted in

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Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • July 27, 2019 at 5:36 p.m. PDT • Comments: 100

This is definitely one for the EventHubs faithful only, but those of you who have engaged in a comment section or two around here have more than likely seen posts from one of our most common commenters, Xykes, who has decided to start a campaign to get into Street Fighter League.

What some of you might not know is that Xykes has a YouTube channel wherein he creates popular animation series, Porkchop N' Flatscreen, and has over 1.3 million subscribers. He's released a video featuring a few of his creations explaining that, if Xykes (Emezie Okorafor is how he's known on YouTube) is voted in he'll reveal his face to the world.

Now that's kind of a "duh" that he'd reveal his face because winning would mean he'd appear on the SFL weekly live stream hosted by Capcom Fighters. For those that aren't yet aware, SFL is a fairly new eSports venture from Capcom wherein teams of three players engage in weekly Street Fighter 5 battles over a period of a few months.

Each team is comprised of a "pro" selected by Capcom, an "online warrior," which are competitors who win any of the SFL online qualification events, and then a "fan favorite," which are competitors voted in by fans.

If you're interested in voting for Xykes, you can do so by heading over to the SFL nomination page. (You'll need to log in in order to vote.)

He has included the following bio text with his video. "I'm an artist and long time fighting game player. I created the above animation on my own. In tournaments, I've beaten Tokido, Justin Wong, AND Ryan SFxT (it counts!). I use Alex with the Falke assist (also Cody, Sakura, and a little Chun...low tier hero). I won a Soul Calibur 1 tourney at MIT once. Oh yeah...I guess I went to MIT, too."

As part of the EventHubs family, I think it'd be really cool to see one of the EventHubs faithful going toe to toe with some of the strongest players the US has to offer. Those of us who have been around here long enough know that there are few fans of SF5 as vehement in their fandom as Xykes.

You can watch Emizie's campaign video right here. Below that is another animation video of his showcasing a fight between R. Mika and Zangief.

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