Recently we featured the work of New Zealand’s state owned TV network “TVNZ”, which featured an interview with local Street Fighter V:Arcade Edition prodigy GhostChips. This, it turns out, is part of a larger series highlighting the best players of the New Zealand scene, leading up to the Red Bull Kumite NZ 2018 Qualifier.
In that light, it would be impossible for TVNZ to miss an interview with Mighty Ape’s Jarret “WaZa” Rameka. Sponsored by New Zealand’s largest online retailer, WaZa is a streamer and family man that somehow manages to also balance being one of the country’s top stars — and a lightning rod for a New Zealand vs. Australia Street Fighter rivalry. He exploded into recognition by defeating Perfect Legend in Battle Arena Melbourne 7‘s Ultra Street Fighter IV tournament, and if he has his way at the Kumite, that’ll just be one more footnote on his resume.
The Red Bull Kumite NZ 2018 Qualifier will be held September 22nd, 2018.