GameStop brings in Justin Wong to teach eSports
The Street Fighter V player will help amateur players improve their game
GameStop may be down, but it isn’t out yet. It is working on a plan that would see it become more involved in eSports, and not so much in video game sales, and has brought in a ringer to help with its efforts. The company announced yesterday that Justin Wong will be part of GameStop’s eSports team, creating content and leading training this fall for the company’s gaming clinic.
Wong is ranked number one in many Street Fighter tournaments and holds the world record for the longest fighting game winning streak, at a total of 300. He is also known for his ability to mount extraordinary comebacks, a trick that has been dubbed The Wong Factor.
GameStop’s chief customer officer, Frank Hamlin, said, “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.”
Wong and GameStop will create a gaming clinic that is composed of short videos to help amateur players improve their games. The clinic will target titles such as Street Fighter V, Tekken 7 and Mortal Kombat 11, and is expected to be ready this fall.
Wong adds of the partnership, “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 to this specific area of gaming.”