Infused Launch Street Fighter Division Ahead of Elite Series
Wed 26th Apr 2017 - 4:47pm: Gaming
Today, Team Infused would like to announce our brand new Street Fighter V division for the Gfinity Elite Series, beginning later in the year. With the intention of growing the talent within the UK esports scene, Gfinity have provided a platform for players to take their hobby and turn it into a full-time career. So without further ado, let's meet the players!
Infused Street Fighter V
Shakil "Shakz" Ghazi
Afsar "Afii" Ali
Anthony "GuN SLinGa" Phillips
Currently ranked 6th in Europe and 38th in the world, Sean has been competing on the Capcom Pro Tour since 2014. At the beginning of April, he finished 5th at Sonic Boom followed by placing 13th at Ultimate Fighting Arena just a week later.
Just outside Europe's top 10 players and ranked 87th on the global ladder, 2017 is the first year for Shakz on the Pro Tour. A top 8 finish at Hypespotting 6 has certainly put his name on the map.
One place ahead of Shakz is Afii. Also finishing in the top 8 at Hypespotting 6, he will be embarking on his third year on the Capcom Pro Tour and is looking to make an impact at the Elite Series.
New recruit, Gunslinga has been in the SFV scene for some time:
"I started gaming seriously in about 2009, a friend of mine got me into Street Fighter and i wanted to be one of the best as its a game I'd always enjoyed watching people play. I got serious about it and began to train hard and learn how to play it at a top level. I learnt how to use guy from final fight and became the top ranked guy player on Xbox Live! Now i main Balrog in SFV and have the number 1 Balrog in Europe."
Afii also had this to say on the announcement:
'Really excited to join Team Infused and participating in the Gfinity series. Let's put Team Infused on the map for SFV!'
The players will be competing in the forthcoming Gfinity Elite Series and are looking to take home the title for SFV!
We at Infused are pleased to have them on board as we look ahead to the Elite Series
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By Jonno Nicholson (@MrJonno_95)