Rap superstar and notable Street Fighter fan Lupe Fiasco will be a part of ELEAGUE's reality TV show, "ELEAGUE The Challenger," which debuts Friday.

​​The show will feature seven Street Fighter players who will live together and compete against each other to secure a spot for the ​upcoming ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational. There will be a total of five episodes aired over the course of the show. 

Fiasco will join the show's third episode as a competitor in one of the tournaments hosted. Fiasco has shown his face in the past at notable fighting game events and participating in the action.  

​​In an exhibition match again Daigo Umehara, Fiasco defeated Umehara in the best-of-five match that came down to the wire.


It's refreshing to see the fighting game scene branching out into other various ​types of media and expanding the possibilities for the community. The community continues to grow as celebrities such as Fiasco become more aware and involved with the overall scene. 


Photo courtesy of Turner Sports/ELEAGUE