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New Infographic by iBUYPOWER Recognizes The Rise of Esports


CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- iBUYPOWER, one of the pioneers in North American esports and an expert in building gaming PCs, recalls some of esports' achievements from recent years through their new infographic, Esports: Real Sports or Not? One name listed in their graphic is a well-known legend from long ago.

On August 1, 2004, at the California State Polytechnic University, the EVO Championship Series was being held at the ballroom. It's the final round of the 'Street Fighter III' semifinals match.

Justin Wong, a Chinese-American professional fighting game player is on the final round of the 'Street Fighter III' semifinals playing the character Chun-Li. He faces off against Daigo Umehara, a Japanese 2D arcade fighting video game player, who was playing as Ken.

Wong was on the verge of winning over Umehara as the latter's character was fighting on its last sliver of health - one hit would be enough to finish him. Wong wanted to finish the match in style thinking that unleashing one of Chun-Li's Super Arts move will let him win cleanly.

Most people would think that Chun-Li's special attacks are unblockable but that was what Umehara did. In a calm, Zen-like focus, he blocked and parried each of the fifteen swift kicks with inhuman precision, leaving Wong vulnerable for a nanosecond. Then Daigo, in a pre-calculated move, countered with Ken's own Super Arts moveset, depleting all of Chun-Li's health, defeated Wong.

The ballroom erupted with a roar. One of pro gaming's biggest comeback happened.

This is just one account in the colorful history of esports. Many more legendary esports moments have happened that can rival traditional sports' own stories. In iBUYPOWER's recent infographic, you can glance at the milestones of both esports' and traditional sports' side by side.

The detailed infographic serves to let others, especially critics, know the growth and impact of esports in the last few years. The niche for hardcore gamers has truly expanded and developed into a major global industry. Those who say that esports is not a true sport will know that apart from passion and excitement, it takes superhuman skills and godly reflexes to achieve feats like Umhehara's.

iBUYPOWER aims to change critics' stance on esports' legitimacy. Through the infographic, they hope to change esports' status quo.

About iBUYPOWER

iBUYPOWER has been in the PC game since 1999 and continues to provide a wide range of choices in custom gaming systems and only the best customer service for its clients. They are one of the top pioneers and were there even before the current pervasive presence of LAN gaming and esports. The company is fueled by its core beliefs of strength, perseverance, ambition, and unity - important attributes that are applicable to every facet of life; including gaming.

There is no doubt that iBUYPOWER knows its customers' needs and wants. They have worked extensively together with big name brands in the industry including NVIDIA, Intel, Microsoft, AMD, Asus, and Bethesda just to name a few. For more information, visit http://www.ibuypower.com.

 

SOURCE iBUYPOWER


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