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About Seth Killian Edit

Seth Killian is the former lead game designer for the external group at Sony's Santa Monica Studio, and former community manager at Capcom. [1][2][3] Seth is also an established and respected Street Fighter commentator, with his most prominent appearance being the EVO 2010, 2011 and 2012 Super Street Fighter IV Finals featuring Daigo Umehara (2010 and 2011 Champion), Justin Wong, Ricky Ortiz, Fuudo (2011 Champion) and Infiltration (2012 Champion).

There’s a distinct shortage of people who can claim a Street Fighter character is named after them, but Seth is one.

One of the best known and enduring figures in the fighting game community (FGC), Seth was recruited away from teaching philosophy at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana to join Capcom for the Street Fighter IV project. While at Capcom, Seth breathed new life into many of his favorite childhood franchises, including Street Fighter IV and its sequels, the Marvel Vs Capcom franchise, and more. He went on to become lead designer at Sony Santa Monica, before leaving to join Radiant Entertainment in 2014. Seth’s also a co-founder of the Evolution Championship Series.

Seth Killian together with Tom and Tony Cannon recently joined Riot Games when Radiant Entertainment the Company they were working for was acquired by Riot Games.

BioEdit

There’s a distinct shortage of people who can claim a Street Fighter character is named after them, but Seth is one.

One of the best known and enduring figures in the fighting game community (FGC), Seth was recruited away from teaching philosophy at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana to join Capcom for the Street Fighter IV project. While at Capcom, Seth breathed new life into many of his favorite childhood franchises, including Street Fighter IV and its sequels, the Marvel Vs Capcom franchise, and more.

He went on to become lead designer at Sony Santa Monica, before leaving to join Radiant Entertainment in 2014. Seth’s also a co-founder of the Evolution Championship Series.

On March 26, 2014, Seth announced publicly via Twitter that he left Sony Santa Monica on great terms

It was revealed around July 2015 that he was now with Radiant Entertainment working on Rising Thunder, a free-to-play, 2D fighting game that uses a simplified system of special moves being tied to just button inputs.

Seth Killian together with Tom and Tony Cannon recently joined Riot Games when Radiant Entertainment the Company they were working for was acquired by Riot Games.

TriviaEdit

  • He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy, and used to teach it at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.
  • He is fluent in German.
  • His most famous quirk is his unique take on pronouncing Ryu's name, calling him "Roo".
  • Among his pet phrases when commentating is "putting him on

notice", which he uses whenever a player wins a round or punishes a particularly foolhardy move by his opponent. Another of his pet phrases is his softened version of 'mindfucked', which is "mentally guard-broken".

  • When using an arcade stick to play fighting games, Seth plays

"crosshand": he uses his left hand for the buttons, and his right hand is crossed over to use the control stick.

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