The Escapist Staff Street Fighter IV Throwdown

The Escapist Staff Street Fighter IV Throwdown

Over the next week - March 9th through March 13th - four members of The Escapist staff are going to clash heads in the game of champions: Street Fighter IV. We welcome The Escapist community to come pick their favorite competitor - everyone who chooses a fighter to support will earn a special Street Fighter IV badge, and if your fighter wins? Well, you'll get an even more special Street Fighter IV badge!

Meet Your Fighters

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Name: Tom "tendo" Endo
Character: Rufus
Controller: Hori EX2 Fighting Stick
Bio: Hailing from Columbus, Ohio Tom Endo discovered Street Fighter II after being banned from the underground marble playing circuit. The next ten years were a blur of quarter addiction, prize machines, Lil' Homies and broken dreams. This tournament is Tom's shot at redemption.
Why He'll Win: Because when all you've got left in this life is a complete set of Lil' Homies, there's only one way you can go - Up! Everyone else sucks too.


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Name: Logan "nilcypher" Westbrook
Character: Vega
Controller: Standard 360 Controller - Logan doesn't need any special peripherals to kick ass!
Bio: The illegitimate son of a disgraced English Lord, Logan has secretly conquered the world no less seven times, but each time grew weary of leadership and gave it all back. His skill with Street Fighter is only surpassed by his incredible modesty.
Why He'll Win: Logan has a stripped down fighting style that does not rely on fancy tricks to get the job done. Get the basics right and the rest is child's play.


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Name: Keane "Keane Ng" Ng
Character: Sagat, M. Bison
Controller: Hori EX2 Fighting Stick / SF4 Tournament Edition FightStick
Bio: Raised on the mean streets of San Francisco's Chinatown district, Keane Ng has been fighting for survival his entire life. He lives on a diet of bamboo shoots and Red Bull, and enjoys giving back rubs.
Why He'll Win: Logan's a wuss, Endo's a has-been and Funk? He's Funk, that's all I gotta say. I win by default.


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Name: John "Can't Fake the" Funk
Character: Sakura, Sagat
Controller: Hori EX2 Fighting Stick
Bio: Raised in New Jersey, John Funk's formative years were spent dodging Mafia hitmen after his family's ancestral fortune. The constant attempts on his life forged him into a lethal combat machine who will stop at nothing to triumph. He will bring the Funk - and by Funk, he means absolute subjugation.
Why He'll Win: Home-field advantage! Repping the Escapist home offices, boy-ee!


The winner of this Escapist Royal Rumble will get fame, fortune, and eternal smack-talking rights. The loser will receive untold humiliation.

So plunk down your quarter, and let the showdown begin!

Update: Select your fighter here!

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My vote's got to go to Nil. For various and sundry reasons. But mostly because he's going to win.

I chose you! Nilcypher!

A simple controller is all you need, none of those fancy arcade sticks.
And Nil wins, purely for picking Vega. So very beautiful.

(Yes I'm shallow sometimes, wanna fight about it?)

I'm going to have to put my money one Keane "Keane Ng" Ng for two reasons. the first is his name, not Keane Ng but how you say it with his escapist username, sounds very funny. the second is because his character has my schools mascot in it's name which makes be required by law to support him. Okay that and I haven't played street fighter since 2 and I really don't know who's good out of these guys, that and I haven't seen a picture as good as his since the the Jason Rea vs 50 Cent picture.

Gooooooo Funk! *dances with pom-poms*
I am very disappointed that no one is playing Chun Li, but Sakura is also awesome. So kick ass, Funk, or I'll kick yours.

"...at Nintendo."

I'll go for John Funk, as he is secure enough in his masculinity to use a woman fighter. LIKE ME! CHUN-LI FOR PRESIDENT!

Can't fake the funk for the WIN!
C'mon Funk! I got my last quarter on you!

I've got to go for the Funky Master. Who could argue with a name like his?

I'm going for nilcypher because Vega rules!

Gotta go with Funk all my quarters are on you!

reaper_2k9:
Gotta go with Funk all my quarters are on you!

Putting all your quarters on Funk now is like putting all your money in Enron stock in 2000.

Keane Ng:

reaper_2k9:
Gotta go with Funk all my quarters are on you!

Putting all your quarters on Funk now is like putting all your money in Enron stock in 2000.

Ooooh, burn!

I am going to throw my support behind the guy who right now appears to be the underdog, so go Tendo!

Keane Ng:

reaper_2k9:
Gotta go with Funk all my quarters are on you!

Putting all your quarters on Funk now is like putting all your money in Enron stock in 2000.

Maybe I'm a glutton for punishment, or maybe I believe that the funk cant be faked.

Drake the Dragonheart:
I am going to throw my support behind the guy who right now appears to be the underdog, so go Tendo!

Same, love his articles and hopefully he knows what hes doing playing as Rufus lol.
GO TENDO.

Can't begin to consider backing the two pulling silly faces... that leaves Keane & nilcypher.

Standard 360 Controller nilcypher... are you mad?

Obvious winner: Keane "Keane Ng" Ng

harhol:
Can't begin to consider backing the two pulling silly faces... that leaves Keane & nilcypher.

Standard 360 Controller nilcypher... are you mad?

Obvious winner: Keane "Keane Ng" Ng

Not mad, just very, very good.

John "Can't Fake the" Funk = win

His face is full of determination, and by that I mean anger.

GodsClown:
John "Can't Fake the" Funk = win

His face is full of determination, and by that I mean anger.

You say that, but the very next second he ran away screaming.

He was trying to intimidate a puppy.

nilcypher:

harhol:
Can't begin to consider backing the two pulling silly faces... that leaves Keane & nilcypher.

Standard 360 Controller nilcypher... are you mad?

Obvious winner: Keane "Keane Ng" Ng

Not mad, just very, very good.

I'll have to agree with Harhol. Keane it is. The standard controller is just too finicky about joystick movements.

nilcypher:

GodsClown:
John "Can't Fake the" Funk = win

His face is full of determination, and by that I mean anger.

You say that, but the very next second he ran away screaming.

He was trying to intimidate a puppy.

Intimidating puppies is fun.

GodsClown:

nilcypher:

GodsClown:
John "Can't Fake the" Funk = win

His face is full of determination, and by that I mean anger.

You say that, but the very next second he ran away screaming.

He was trying to intimidate a puppy.

Intimidating puppies is fun.

Easy too. Funk can't do it.

nilcypher:

GodsClown:

nilcypher:

GodsClown:
John "Can't Fake the" Funk = win

His face is full of determination, and by that I mean anger.

You say that, but the very next second he ran away screaming.

He was trying to intimidate a puppy.

Intimidating puppies is fun.

Easy too. Funk can't do it.

Well, hopefully he has a secret hidden power to obtain victory. I feel too bad for him now to change my vote.

GodsClown:

nilcypher:

GodsClown:

nilcypher:

GodsClown:
John "Can't Fake the" Funk = win

His face is full of determination, and by that I mean anger.

You say that, but the very next second he ran away screaming.

He was trying to intimidate a puppy.

Intimidating puppies is fun.

Easy too. Funk can't do it.

Well, hopefully he has a secret hidden power to obtain victory. I feel too bad for him now to change my vote.

Is crying a secret power?

Nilcypher's comments in this topic lead me to choose him. He's destroying everyone in the polls, too.

With (at time of writing) 35% of The Escapist backing you, we will take over the world for the eighth time! Onward, towards victory!

Don't let me down, boy!

...or should I say, man!

...or champion.

nilcypher:

GodsClown:

nilcypher:

GodsClown:

nilcypher:

GodsClown:
John "Can't Fake the" Funk = win

His face is full of determination, and by that I mean anger.

You say that, but the very next second he ran away screaming.

He was trying to intimidate a puppy.

Intimidating puppies is fun.

Easy too. Funk can't do it.

Well, hopefully he has a secret hidden power to obtain victory. I feel too bad for him now to change my vote.

Is crying a secret power?

It could very well be considered a secret power. Throws people off a grown man crying.

Say Anything:
Nilcypher's comments in this topic lead me to choose him. He's destroying everyone in the polls, too.

With (at time of writing) 35% of The Escapist backing you, we will take over the world for the eighth time! Onward, towards victory!

Don't let me down, boy!

...or should I say, man!

...or champion.

35% of the Escapist is going to be very very disappointed.

CantFaketheFunk:

Say Anything:
Nilcypher's comments in this topic lead me to choose him. He's destroying everyone in the polls, too.

With (at time of writing) 35% of The Escapist backing you, we will take over the world for the eighth time! Onward, towards victory!

Don't let me down, boy!

...or should I say, man!

...or champion.

35% of the Escapist is going to be very very disappointed.

I believe the number you're looking for is 65%.

 

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