Lupe Fiasco beats the world's most famous Street Fighter player in exhibition match
Until Monday night, rapper Lupe Fiasco was primarily famous for his skill on the mic. Now, he’ll also be known for his skills with an arcade stick.
Fiasco scored a 3-2 victory over fighting game legend Umehara Daigo in a Street Fighter V exhibition match on Monday night. The victory will likely be remembered as the greatest upset in the game's lifespan, regardless of the fact that the match occurred an hour before the game officially launched.
The match was the main event of Capcom's official Street Fighter V launch event in San Francisco. The undercard included exhibition matches featuring Long "LPN" Nguyen, Kelvin Jeon, and several other strong Northern California players.
But the fans who made it out to the event were there primarily to see if the man behind songs like “Kick, Push”, “Superstar” and “The Show Goes On” could hang with the two-time champion at Evo, the biggest tournament in fighting games.