Rapper Lupe Fiasco finds stark similarities to Tekken 7's upcoming fighter - Dexerto

Rapper Lupe Fiasco finds stark similarities to Tekken 7’s upcoming fighter

Published: 5/Aug/2019 22:28 Updated: 5/Aug/2019 23:03

by Alan Bernal


American rapper Wasalu ‘Lupe Fiasco’ Muhammad Jaco found some commonalities between himself and newly announced Tekken 7 fighter ‘Leroy Smith,’ and the developers agree.

The dust kicked up by Evo 2019 has settled and while the winner’s took home hardware for their efforts, the community received exciting news in the form of upcoming combatants who will be added to the Tekken roster.

While Zafina drew a ton of intrigue from fans who’ve been dying to see her appearance in Tekken 7, Lupe Fiasco’s eyes were drawn to Leroy Smith who was a surprise reveal at the end of Bandai Namco Entertainment’s trailer.

Tekken 7’s upcoming character Leroy Smith.

In an August 5 tweet, Lupe Fiasco posted a side by side picture of a screengrab from the Evo trailer along with him in martial arts attire saying: “So basically I’m a Tekken character. Hahaha”

The two photos posted shows Leroy Smith with his white dreadlocks as well as epic sunglasses looking clean in his martial arts outfit, while the same could be said about Lupe Fiasco who is seen with black hair and an orange training suit.

The comparison drew tons of attention from FGC fans who were starting to see the similarities as well, while some industry heads started to chime in too.

Lupe Fiasco TwitterThe image Lupe Fiasco posted comparing himself to Leroy Smith.

The official Bandai Namco US Twitter account responded to Lupe’s discovery with a light-hearted and fitting remarks, saying: “Ready to hand out some L’s in the ring?”

Even Tekken’s Game Director/Chief Producer Katsuhiro Harada gave recognition to Lupe’s discovery saying “I agree” in response to the artist’s claim of “basically” being a Tekken fighter.

Lupe Fiasco is a notable figure in the FGC, having gone up against legendary player Diego Umehara during a Mad Catz V Cup exhibition game in 2016 and winning in a surprise fashion.

That year, Lupe Fiasco even added his talents to Evo 2016’s Street Fighter V hype intro by giving an incredible performance with original bars tailored specifically for the world’s biggest fighting game tournament.

Lupe Fiasco is a true FGC supporter and with the release of Leroy Smith soon it looks like the rapper will have an intriguing fighter to possibly main in the future.

League of Legends

TFT patch 10.25 to feature Talon buffs, Warwick & Moonlight nerfs, more

Published: 3/Dec/2020 7:29

by Andrew Amos


TFT patch 10.25 is on its way as the final update ahead of the Mid-Set update, and it’s set to be massive. Talon could be back on the menu, Warwick and Moonlight are getting a nerf, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

The TFT meta has stabilized after patch 10.24. No longer is it 4-1 roll down and pray, because there’s actually meaning to the early game.

That doesn’t mean there’s nothing Riot can’t improve though. With the b-patch finally going live with nerfs to Zed, Yone, and Runaan’s Hurricane, TFT patch 10.25 is going to be the big one before the year’s end. It’s the final patch before January’s mid-set update, which will shake up units, traits, and more.

Enduring Sword Talon in TFT
Riot Games
Talon could be back in TFT patch 10.25 with some damage buffs.

TFT patch 10.24b nerfs Zed, Yone, more

Before we dive too deep into TFT patch 10.25, it’s important to note some changes were made in the middle of TFT patch 10.24 that you might have missed. Zed and Yone were nerfed, alongside traits Keeper, Cultist, and attack speed item Runaan’s Hurricane.

This was to curb the power of Zed carry comps which had risen to prominence. An attack speed nerf has made them less potent, but ultimately still strong. The same goes for the rest of the nerfs, which have lightly nudged the power balance instead of major overhauls.

Moonlight the big target on TFT patch 10.25

TFT patch 10.24 had one big winner, and it was Moonlight reroll compositions. Diana and Lissandra carry have been two of the strongest picks on this patch thanks to the rolling changes.

However, on TFT patch 10.25, Riot are bringing them back in line. Because it’s easier to hit the composition, Riot have had to bring back Lissandra and Diana’s damage to be more in line with other one-cost units. While they still have the four-star mechanic, it won’t be as hard to beat.

Warwick is also set for a big nerf to his lifesteal at one and two-star to compensate for his ability overhaul last patch. This will be coupled with a Divine nerf, reducing the amount of true damage the units dish out.

Wukong, Fiora, Sylas, Xin Zhao, Evelynn, and Talon are all set for buffs, while Vi and Kayn are on Riot’s naughty list.

Diana in TFT Fates
Riot Games
Moonlight champions Diana and Lissandra are getting nerfed in TFT patch 10.25.

You can find the full set of changes below, courtesy of [email protected]. We will update this with the full patch notes once they drop on December 8.

TFT patch 10.24 preview notes


Tier 1


  • Ability AD percent increased from 225/250/275% to 250/265/280%


  • Damage increased from 200/300/450 to 250/400/600


  • Ability damage lowered from 350/450/600/800 to350/450/550/700
  • Ability secondary damage lowered from 175/225/300/450 to 175/225/275/375


  • Ability orbs lowered from 4/5/6/9 to 4/5/6/8

Tier 2


  • Damage increased from 250/400/600/1000 to 250/400/700/1111


  • Ability armor reduction lowered from 50/75/100% to 40/60/80%

Tier 3

Xin Zhao

  • Ability AD percent changed from 300/325/350% to 330/340/350%


  • Ability damage increased from 350/500/1400 to 350/600/1500
  • Ability damage multiplier lowered from 3 to 2.

Tier 4


  • Ability AD percent increased from 200/200/250% to 240/250/275%


  • Ability lifesteal lowered from 50/50/200% to 40/40/200%

Tier 5


  • Damage changed from 400/600/6666 to 375/575/6666