"Pop offs" are a normal thing in the pro fighting game scene. For those that don't know: a pop off is just a release of emotion that usually comes in the form of the victor jumping up and yelling. That said, sometimes these cross the line and end in intense confrontation between two competitors, which is exactly what happened during a recent match between pro players Buffalo and Scar, where, during the CEO fighting game tournament, the former started yelling in the face of the latter.
So, why did this happen? Well, these two don't really like each other, thanks to a new Twitter beef. Recently, Scar made a tweet about Buffalo's win over fellow pro player ninjakill, where he claimed more or less that Buffalo only won because of the tournament's rules. Naturally, Buffalo took offense to this, which is why he went a bit extra when he and his Sub-Zero came back and defeated Scar and his Scorpion.
As you can see, thankfully the confrontation didn't lead to anything more. It wasn't a particularly great look for the scene though, which encourages competitors to show sportsmanship above all. That said, not long after the match, Buffalo apologized for being so heated. Meanwhile, Scar clarified the two are good.
There’s too many notifications rn I think my twitter might be breaking but thank you all so much for the support. I think I may have gone a little too far but I had a lot of built up anger I promise that’ll never happen again lmao. Ggs to scar I apologize for popping of that hard— tss daddy (@HiddenPants114) June 29, 2019
We good. 💯— END| Scar @ CEO (@khscar12) June 29, 2019
Have to maintain that professionalism, I could have easily took the bait, I understand many would have took it there, and maybe I would have a few years back, but I have so many things lined up for the future, and that along with social media would have ruined everything.— END| Scar @ CEO (@khscar12) June 30, 2019
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