All of my life I was a fan of heels. You see as a kid I kinda liked professional wrestling. However unlike my retarded friends I didn’t like the wrestling because I liked the action. I liked wrestling for the insane shit that would be said. Most times the people that said the most insane shit were the “heels” or bad guys in wrestling speak. The good guys in wrestling were corny as fuck. Take for example the wrestler Sting. That dude sucks and has always sucked. Great persona? In-ring skills? Who the fuck cares? If you are ever arguing with someone about a wrestler being awesome or not, the barometer needs to be whether they have incredible mic game or not. Ric Flair is fucking hillarious and has traditionally been a huge heel. Guy once yelled into a mic that his shoes were more expensive than your house.
What am I getting at here? In terms of events in which I really have no skin in the game such as any sporting event or any kind of competition I’m watching, I usually gravitate to liking people who are talking some kind of shit or are hilarious. Case in point-IFC Yipes in the fighting game community.
First thing I should point out is that I’m a huge fan os Street Fighter and have really enjoyed playing the game over the different iterations over the years. I thought I was the absolute shit at the game and couldn’t be beat. Then I found out that there are people that do this shit professionally. I quickly learned that there’s always someone better than you.
After getting into the scene a bit I found videos on youtube of different matches to be extremely entertaining. Not sure why, but watching two skilled players go at it in street fighter resonates with me much more than watching a game of baseball. It’s fucking criminal that these guys aren’t paid more. People like Justin Wong, Daigo, and especially IFC Yipes should be the ones getting multi million dollar contracts. I’ll argue that it’s much harder to be the top at street fighter than at baseball.
After looking around on the internet for a while I came across this here video, and immediately I found “my guy” that I root for in the fighting game world. FUCK THE KNICKS!
IFC Yipes is an exceptional fighting game player. Known mostly for his world class skills in Marvel VS. Capcom 2, he exhibits a rush down style with MSP, Magneto Storm Psylock for you noobs out there. Yipes came on the scene later in the MVC2 life cycle, but absolutely dominated. Although known for his Marvel skills, he’s also a very good Street Fighter 4 player as well using Abel. However, I’m not sure if you can tell in that video above, but Yipes isn’t even playing in those games, he’s just yelling at people while standing in the background. This is another reason I love Yipes, he’s one of the only commentators for fighting games that I can stomach.
Yipes has an incredible commentary history. Guy is just straight up hilarious on the mic with his quick witted jabs. He has a talent for coming up with random shit to say, and making it work with the action going on screen. Dare I say it, IFC Yipes may be a damn genius.
You may have noticed in some of those videos a lot of the players have a bunch of letters in front of their names. These letters stand for the players sponsor list usually. As of late it’s gotten really out of hand though and it’s not uncommon to see players with multiple different sponsors in their damn name. This really annoys the fuck out of me because they have a wall of letters that they are only putting there because they are being paid by someone. This is another reason I love Yipes. Dude had the letters IFC in front of his name for as long as I can remember, and it has nothing to do with sponsors. As far as I know he just decided to put the letters there on his own accord. In case you are wondering, they stand for In Fucking Control. That shit is hillarious.
Bottom line here is that IFC Yipes is funny as shit, and a pretty exciting player to watch. EVO should unquestionably have Yipes do the commentary for the Street Fighter 4 finals. Seriously, this guy needs to be on the mic.