Many people enjoy playing video games like Street Fighter, but a select few have dedicated their lives to becoming the very best and competing at the highest levels.
The people who come to watch these events view fighting games as more than just a hobby — they are a lifestyle.
San Francisco was home to the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Tournament Grand Finals, Dec. 8, after qualifiers from places all over the world, including Brazil, The United Kingdom, and Japan. Hundreds of people showed up to cheer on their favorite fighters and to socialize with other gamers like themselves.
Video by John Ornelas