New doc explores Street Fighter pro's inspiring underdog story
As much fun as it is to watch elite Street Fighter competition, sometimes the stories behind the players are just as intriguing.
Red Bull Esports has recently released episode one, in a series, showcasing one of Street Fighter’s most prominent players, Darryl “Snake Eyez” Lewis. The Zangief main grew up in a rough part of Compton, California, but didn’t let his surroundings negatively influence him. Starting off in arcades in the '90s, he made a name for himself by taking Evo 2010 in Street Fighter II: Turbo HD Remix.
Luckily for fans, more companies have been getting behind covering individual players and teams as personalities. ESPN recently did a E:60 special on Evil Geniuses' Dota 2 team, and HTC covered some major rivalries in Super Smash Bros.
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