Panda Global has some exciting news for fans of Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- and the latest BlazBlue title, Central Fiction. Kyohei “MarlinPie” Lehr has been re-signed to continue his competitive streak in Guilty Gear, while a newcomer joins the esports team: Jachin “SuperKawaiiDesu” Harte.
PG|MarlinPie is known for his Zato=1 in GG, and has placed in many top 8s at major tournaments throughout 2016.
“Panda Global has always been dedicated to being an FGC team and the FGC is much more than just Street Fighter and Marvel,” Panda Global CEO Alan Bunney MD told Yahoo! Esports. Anime games have been a staple of the community for many years and they are finally getting the spotlight they deserve.”
Shoryuken also recently talked to PG|MarlinPie at Frosty Faustings IX.
SuperKawaiiDesu is known for his Izayoi from BlazBlue. He placed second at Frosty Faustings IX and Anime Ascension.
“For me, it’s a great opportunity in many ways and I’m glad to represent PG. But on a broader scope, hopefully it’s a sign of things to come,” SKD told Shoryuken. “The Arc System Works community is really passionate about their games, so the (well deserved) recognition in that regard is awesome, especially considering the lack of representation for BlazBlue, which is an amazingly rewarding game. I very much appreciate what this opportunity means to the community as well. Hopefully, it doesn’t stop here!”
For SKD’s thoughts on the meta, check out his writing on BlazBlue‘s tier list.
Evolution 2017 is set to feature both Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- and BlazBlue: Central Fiction as main stage games.