NuckleDu retires after sustaining injuries in car accident

Jul 07 2020 2 min read
Orlando Ramirez

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Last night, popular Street Fighter V player Du "NuckleDu" Dang announced his retirement from competitive gaming. His tweet didn't go into detail but advised fans to make the best of their lives. 

A few days ago, NuckleDu's close friend and fellow competitor, Kevin "DualKevin" Barrios, revealed that the Capcom Cup 2016 champion had been in a bad car crash. In a follow-up tweet, DualKevin stated, "Okay yall Du is receiving treatment and is expected to make a long but full recovery." 

It appears that his early retirement is a result of this car accident, but they've kept the details to themselves. Being a well-liked and respected member of the FGC, many shared words of support with the retired player and wished him well. 

NuckleDu was a Capcom Cup finalist in Street Fighter X Tekken and Street Fighter IV, but it was his victory in the first Capcom Cup event for Street Fighter V that boosted his popularity. The Guile player recognized for his aggressive playstyle, which is the opposite of the defensive style the character is known for, setting him apart as a very skilled player. 

NuckleDu was also known for his compassion and love for the FGC. In the past, he's sponsored less privileged players to compete at EVO and did a lot to help the community grow. 

The WePlay! Editorial team wishes NuckleDu a swift recovery and success in all his endeavors. 

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