Final evening, an nameless competitor got here out of nowhere to win a preferred Avenue Fighter V match. After which, simply as all of a sudden as they arrived, they have been gone, however not earlier than asking organizers to donate their winnings to charity.
Wednesday Evening Fights is a weekly, Southern California-based match collection that, within the wake of the covid-19 pandemic, has moved to on-line competitors for the foreseeable future. Regardless of the sport’s horrible on-line multiplayer, the competitors nonetheless manages to commonly appeal to a number of robust Avenue Fighter V gamers. However nobody at this week’s occasion stood an opportunity in opposition to a mysterious competitor recognized solely as SFVRyuPlayerLol.
SFVRyuPlayerLol beat everybody that stood of their path, successful six straight matches en path to a powerful 3-Zero sweep in opposition to their grand finals opponent. Putting first meant they have been entitled to many of the pot, or simply underneath $100. Not a fortune, after all, however nothing to sneeze at both. When it got here time to gather, nonetheless, SFVRyuPlayerLol declined their rightful payout.
“Donate mine to the homeless,” the enigmatic participant typed in Discord.
“Are you gifting away your putting?” the match organizers requested.
“Sure, to the homeless or whoever wants it,” SFVRyuPlayerLol responded earlier than leaving. “Goodnight.”
The opposite grand finals participant, Washington competitor Christopher “ChrisCCH” Hancock shared the change on Twitter afterwards, including, “I’m fairly positive this dude is actually Ryu.”
Some speculated the participant behind SFVRyuPlayerLol needed to be Wednesday Evening Fights organizer Alex Valle. The combating recreation veteran is a legendary Ryu participant in his personal proper, in any case, and he’s recognized to select the identical Avenue Fighter V outfit SFVRyuPlayerLol used all through the evening.
When reached for remark, Valle poured chilly water on that principle, telling Kotaku that he’s nonetheless ready for payouts to be finalized earlier than deciding on a charity.
“A mysterious Ryu participant signed up, kicked ass, and instructed me to donate the first-place prize,” Valle defined. “That’s all I do know.”
SFVRyuPlayerLol’s true identification stays shrouded in thriller. So far as I can inform, that deal with hasn’t been utilized in another tournaments, and the Capcom Fighters Community account related to the title exhibits little or no exercise. Like Ryu himself, the participant often known as SFVRyuPlayerLol merely blew into city, dealt with their enterprise, and moved on, content material to let their energy and good deeds do the speaking.