Shaquille O’Neal and Lupe Fiasco to compete in Street Fighter V on TBS

Street Fighter V
Street Fighter V is still going on strong ever since it was released in 2016. And there are plenty of tournaments and competitions happening all around the world to this day. For those wanting to enter a tournament or see the action in person, Red Bull is having the second round of its tournament series on May 6th in Fullerton, CA. For those wanting to see celebrities duke it out on TV, Shaquille O’Neal, rapper Lupe Fiasco, Super Bowl Champion Reggie Bush and former WWE’s Natalie Eva Marie will be fighting each other during ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational Celebrity Showdown.

Red Bull Proving Grounds Street Fighter V Tournament Series

The Red Bull Street Fighter V tournament series continues with Round 2 of Vanguard: Chapter 2 in Fullerton, CA. The first round was held last month and was filled with surprises and upsets. Street Fighter V players across the U.S. will be competing at various regional qualifiers in Orlando, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver in May and June to try to become the next amateur Street Fighter V champion.

Here’s the info below:

  • WHAT: Vanguard: Chapter 2 – A Red Bull Proving Grounds Qualifying Stop
  • WHEN: Saturday, May 6 from 6:00 – 8:00pm PT
  • WHERE: PlayLIVE Nation
    581 N Commonwealth Ave
    Fullerton, CA 92831

Once the tournament season is at its end, three winners from each regional and online tournament will get to fly to the Red Bull eSports Studio in Santa Monica for a chance at the Red Bull Proving Grounds Finals in June. Then after that, the top 8 from the region will get to compete at EVO 2017 in Las Vegas.

For more information on the tournament and registration, visit https://smash.gg/tournament/vanguard-chapter-2-1

ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational Celebrity Showdown

If you want to just see celebrities duke it out, then tune in on TBS on Friday, April 28th, at 10 p.m. ET. Shaquille O’Neal (Shaq Fu), Lupe Fiasco (defeated professional SFV player Daigo), Reggie Bush and Natalie Eva Marie will be fighting in the debut of ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational Celebrity Showdown.

Check out the promo video below.

The event will be for a good cause since the money raised will go to charities the celebrities are supporting. O’Neal is backing Odessa Chambliss Quality of Life Fund, Fiasco will be supporting M.U.R.A.L. (Magnifying Urban Realities and Affecting Lives), Bush has the 619 Charitable Fund and Marie has the American Cancer Society.

It will be a single-elimination tournament with two first-round matches and a winner’s match (three matches total). The top dog will get the bulk of the prize pool, with the others collecting a share for their charities.

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