GameStop partners with fighting game pro Justin Wong

GameStop has announced a partnership with Street Fighter pro player Justin Wong to produce a series of ‘gaming clinic’ videos for GameStop’s customers in the US.

Through the partnership, Justin and GameStop the series will consist of 45-minute long videos made up of shorter video sections that helps amateur player perfect their performance. The clinic will cover Mortal Kombat 11, Tekken 7 and Street Fighter 5.

Frank Hamlin, Chief Customer Officer at GameStop had this to say: “As we continue to evolve in the esports space, we are always looking to identify the right partnerships to help support and grow our esports ecosystem – and Justin Wong fits the bill perfectly. This partnership allows us to engage with gamers who are looking to improve their gaming skills and it doesn’t get any better than aligning ourselves with a legend like Justin Wong.”

Justin Wong currently holds the world record for the longest fighting game winning streak, at 300 wins.

Justin Wong added: “Teaming-up with GameStop while supporting the fighting game community is a dream come true. I am excited to develop educational content for some of the top fighting games and raise awareness of this specific area of gaming.”

GameStop has been busy in esports news of late, earlier in the year they announced a sponsorship with Complexity and became the naming partners of the recently opened GameStop Performance Center. They also became the official game retail partner of OpTic Gaming and Houston Outlaws. This month OpTic and Houston Outlaws parent company were purchased by Immortals Gaming Club.

Esports Insider says: Justin Wong is a legend in the FGC scene and GameStop continue to ramp up its esports effort. As always, content in esports remains key and this series should be fantastic for avid FGC fans to learn from a legend and improve their skills. Who knows – maybe GameStop will uncover the next Justin Wong? 

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