NuckleDu wants to personally sponsor 3 players to go to EVO 2019

Good Guy Du again

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • May 15, 2019 at 10:46 a.m. PDT

Du "FOX|NuckleDu" Dang has found great success in the professional world of Street Fighter 5 after winning the first Capcom Cup for the game in 2016, but he has not forgotten his roots and ties to the community at large.

In 2018, NuckleDu sponsored a few lucky / talented players to go to EVO last year on his dime, and now Du is stepping up to provide assistance for players hopeful to make it to EVO 2019 but lack the means to go otherwise.

Mr. Dang released a video to his YouTube channel today where he revealed that he plans to fly out three players to Las Vegas, Nevada to attend EVO 2019. Those selected will have their flights, hotel and tournament registration paid for in August.

Two players will be from the Vietnamese FGC, as that's where Du's family originates from. He's working with the Saigon community to hold a special qualifier tournament on May 31 where the first and second place finishers will receive trips to EVO — Du doesn't specify in the video, but we assume they'll be playing Street Fighter 5.

A third community member will be chosen from people who enter his giveaway and reply to his video with their name, where they are from and why they'd like to attend EVO. This giveaway is open to anyone around the world unlike the competition.

Other players like Justin Wong have also started personally sponsoring players that face financial or logistical issues to go to majors for opportunities that they likely otherwise wouldn't have. You can check out NuckleDu's video and Tweet details about the EVO sponsorship below.


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