During this weekend’s Anime Central Convention Steet Fighter V tournament amateur players come equipped with their arcade boards ready for battle. One Player wearing a purple Twitch hoodie paces back and forth, switch chair to chair awaiting her turn. To my surprise, it was Leah “Gllty” Hayes, professional e-sports player.
Game fans became star-struck as everyone was trying to get a picture with her. After the selfies and greetings were over, she did what she does best, play Street Fighter. Players who faced her in the tournament couldn’t find their zen against her main character, the yoga master, Dhalsim.
She took a moment to speak with WePlayGamingOnline about the future of e-sports and who’s she’s pulling for in the ELeague tournament.