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John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero

Assistant Editor

John got a taste for fighting games in the early 1990's with Street Fighter 2 and Mortal Kombat, though the latter quickly became forbidden fruit once Mom saw a Fatalilty or two.

Fast forward to 2009 when a chance event led him back into the genre with Street Fighter 4. He would eventually become one of the more notable (only) Gouken players. Armed with a Bachelor's degree in film making and analysis from the University of Arizona, he went out to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment business, but found an even truer passion in the fighting game community.

Intense practice with the Arizona and Southern California Street Fighter scenes led to his placing in the top eight of a handful of prestigious events, winning Wednesday Night Fights multiple times, placing in the top 25 at EVO, and even winning a Capcom Pro Tour event in 2014.

Writing has been a pastime since kindergarten, and so EventHubs happens to be the perfect marriage of hobbies for this lucky fan of both the pen and (virtual) sword.

John is also the co-host and editor of the EventHubs Podcast, a weekly show that covers significant happenings in the FGC with a heavy emphasis on Street Fighter.

He also plays Street Fighter 5, used to get through Tekken arcade ladders on single credits with nothing but Hwoarang kicks, was the best Super Smash Bros. player on his block growing up, (kinda like everyone else in the FGC) and wished he were better at Dragon Ball FighterZ because he loves the anime.

John is especially interested in human psychology these days, and how it dances with our desires and experiences playing fighters.

From the sometimes curious motivators that drive us to endure through extreme frustrations to why so many people love Mileena so much, finding the nuances and details of such is currently atop the list of John's favorite things to explore.



Past stories:
There's something poetic about seeing Rashid get 'out-tornadoed' by Cody in Street Fighter 5
We're in for a little cosmic justice for one of Street Fighter 5's most pestersome characters as Mr. Rashid (of the turbulent wind) gets a...


Main Street Fighter bosses ranked from worst to best
I've been doing a lot of speculation about what's coming down the pike in the shorter term with Street Fighter 5 as well as the longer term with...


Here's why everyone is suddenly playing Android 21 in Dragon Ball FighterZ
Android 21 made a huge splash at the launch of Dragon Ball FighterZ as a character who was both high quality waifu material and uniquely developed...


Street Fighter League Pro-US Season 3 week 13 results ft. Punk, Xian, iDom, Smug, and others
Update: This story has been updated with week 13 results and you can view them after the jump.Earlier: It's been a little while since the conclusion...


Modders have added Wolf into Super Smash Bros. Melee and pro player Leffen couldn't be happier
We recently reported on a new mod that's turning lots of heads in the Super Smash Bros. Melee community as a group called Team Akaneia is attempting...


Lady Vega, Zangief offers Chun flowers, hungry Juri, and more; check out 6Maker's fighting game art
We've got another gorgeous fighting game gallery to share, this time from Japanese artist 6Maker.Ladies from Street Fighter, Skullgirls, Darkstalkers,...


Capcom, Bandai Namco, and four other publishers fined a total of $9.5 million for 'geo-blocking' PC games in Europe
The European Commission has fined Valve as well as five gaming publishers for the practice of "geo-blocking" PC games in Europe.Alongside Focus Home,...


This might be the best variation in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate and for good reason
With the massive change in rules Mortal Kombat 11 underwent just a few months back with the Kombat Pack 3 update, players can now freely mix and match...


ESAM shares his Min Min matchup chart, and we can see why she's becoming one of the most hated characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
In a game with 80 characters on its roster, one that loses only to 10 others is an absolute beast. According to PG|ESAM, that's Min-Min's current...


From most rage-inducing character to total Fatalities performed, Mortal Kombat 11's After Aftermath Awards reveal incredible stats and fan favorites
Despite 2020 being a particularly turbulent year, Mortal Kombat 11 developers managed to update their game with not one, but two massive overhauls....