Filipino Champ calls out Australian fighting game organisation

High profile fighting game player speaks out against Aussie fighting game organisation on live stream.

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Professional fighting game player Ryan "Filipino Champ" Ramirez has called out Australian fighting game organisation The Shadowloo for running a tournament with a late-changing cash prize. The moment occurred during Wakeup SRK, a live-stream for the fighting game community that features more than 2,000 subscribers.

Ryan "Filipino Champ" Ramirez is a professional Ultimate Marvel vs.Capcom 3 player.

The following can be heard at the 18-minute mark during the stream:

"The prize was supposed to be $10,000 in [Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3]. You know what happened? They announced this on winner's finals … We're about to play on winners finals and they said, 'Oh, you guys, the prize is only $1,500 now, plus, maybe we could add $600 from the raffle'."

Filipino Champ was discussing the issue during a conversation on the larger topic of tournament standards. The Shadowloo Showdown tournament was hosted in April this year with several international players travelling to Australia to compete.

"It was like, you guys just heard about it and you just figured it out right now? You guys didn't tell me that before the tournament, so I could've just cancelled? What's up with that? But you guys never told me about that," Filipino Champ said during the stream.

His comments sparked support for Shadowloo on Twitter from major fighting game personalities, such as Justin Wong and Mark "MarkMan" Julio, who both tweeted their support for the organisation.

Ryan "Filipino Champ" Ramirez recently took out first place in the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament at the 2012 Evolution Championship Series (EVO).

Shadowloo declined to comment when contacted by GameSpot.

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AshTray1986
AshTray1986

i know i gonna get flamed here but am i the only one here thinking "get a real job"?

ryan_sr97c_1
ryan_sr97c_1

im an Fchamp fan. and as a fan, i sincerely recommend he gets a pr rep to try and repair his image.  he gets so much heat because he just cant control his mouth.  there's nothing wrong with being real, but you can be 'real' without sounding rude.  i dont know who's wrong or who's right on this issue but Fchamp really doesnt need all the negative heat he's gotten through the years

IoriRox
IoriRox

Seriously? Do you people know that it was FChamp who misread the trailer, and thought that 10k prize money is for only UMvC3 instead of the ENTIRE tournament?

 

He is making himself look more and more pathetic by carrying on, and at the same time misleading others, as evident by the earlier comments.

illmatic87
illmatic87

Hope they sort it out. Filipinos are generally good at haggling >:[.

ts997
ts997

that is a bit dog to drop the prize money like that

flammable_zeus
flammable_zeus

Damn. That's messed up, they should be shut down for that.

Taasi23
Taasi23

Awww, Filipino... :'(