Shanghai's Fighting Game Popularity Rises: An Interview with Shanghai's UYU | DingChunQiu

A brief introduction to one of Shanghai's greatest Street Fighter V talents.

As UYU’s global reach extends, Shanghai’s Esports talent sharpens.

As one of China’s best Street Fighter V players DCQ, makes his mark on the world stage, Esports brand UYU supports him on his reign of dominance as he wins 1st place for Closed Qualifiers at Intel World Open— one of the most epic and distinguished esports tournaments in the world.

The Intel World Open will bring the best Street Fighter V and Rocket League players in the world together for an epic bout between national teams. Players from across the globe will have the chance to represent their country and fight their way to the Regional Finals through the Open and Closed Qualifier stages of the competition. The best players will then meet to play for the pride of their nation and a $250,000 prize pool per game.

I recently caught up with DCQ and chatted with him about Arcades, Fighting Games, Esports in China, and his plans for the future. See the full conversation below.

Arcade Press: Hey thanks for joining me DCQ—

Please tell our readers where you’re from…

DCQ: I am 25 years old and come from the oldest province in China, central China, Henan, but because of work, I now live in Shanghai

我25岁,来自中国的历史最古老的省,中国中部地区,河南,但是因为工作,我现在定居在上海

What games do you play professionally? Are there any you play just for fun?

DCQ: I used to be a professional player in LOL, and now I am a professional player in the fighting game SFV. I rarely play other games in private. Apart from work, I spend almost all of my energy in SFV. Occasionally I will play my company’s game, PUBG.

我曾是LOL的职业选手,现在算是格斗游戏SFV的职业选手。私下里我很少玩别的游戏,除了工作,我几乎全部的精力在SFV,偶尔我会玩一下自己公司的游戏,PUBG

How long have you been playing fighting games? 

I haven't played fighting games for a long time, about 3 years.

我玩格斗游戏时间不算长,大概3年左右,从18年开始。

What tournament success or win are you most proud of in your career?

I have many championships, but the most significant one is qualifying for IWO. 

我有许多冠军,但是意义最大的,我认为是IWO的冠军,也就是英特尔世界公开赛的中国区冠军

Do you think the current fighting game scene is improving?

The environment of fighting games is getting better and better, but the coronavirus has destroyed some of this, but I believe that the future will get better. 

格斗游戏的大环境越来越好,但是新冠疫情摧毁了这一切,但是我相信未来会越来越好

What is the fighting game scene and arcade scene like in China? It seems arcades are becoming less common.

The soul of arcade halls is fighting games, and the less young people there, the less they play fighting games. The high rent has also dealt a heavy blow to the arcade’s business, but there is a particularly well-known arcades in Shanghai, and there are also meeting places for console games. We call one of the locations "Magic 100°". It is a paradise arcade players and console players.

街机厅的灵魂是格斗游戏,而现在的年轻人越少越玩格斗游戏了。高额的房租也沉重打击了街机厅的生意,但是上海有一家特别知名的街机厅,烈火,里面还有一个主机游戏的聚会场所,我们叫它”魔都100°”。毫无夸张的说,烈火是街机玩家和主机玩家的天堂。

Why do you think Chinese players not known as much as some Korea or Japanese players?

In fact, there are many great players in China, and I think they are not inferior to some of the world-famous players. However, due to network problems and the lagging development of e-sports, many players do not get the opportunity to compete abroad, and even online battles are a luxury, so many players are not so famous in the world. However, many well-known foreign players have fully recognized the strength of Chinese players after playing against them. 

其实中国有许多厉害的玩家,我认为他们不逊色于一些你所知道的世界知名选手。但是因为网络问题与电竞发展的滞后,许多选手得不到出国比赛的机会,甚至连网络对战都是一件奢侈的事,所以许多选手在世界上显得不是那么出名。但是不少国外的知名选手在与中国的选手对战交流后,也完全认可中国选手的实力。

What is one of your goals for the future?

To become a fighting game champion. In the near term, Intel’s East Asia Finals and China’s CPT will be my primary goals.

格斗游戏,只有冠军。近期来看,英特尔东亚决赛和中国区CPT会是我的首要目标。

We wish DCQ the best of luck!!!

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