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PR Balrog

Full nameAgeNationalityCurrent Residence
Eduardo Perez-Frangie29 Puerto RicoSan Francisco, California
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Eduardo Perez-Frangie's Biography

Since Street Fighter 4′s release three years ago, only one Balrog player has won a major tournament. Eduardo “PR Balrog” Perez-Frangie is a player originating from the small island of Puerto Rico. Originally known as “PR Scrub”, Eduardo’s name became “PR Balrog” when he went to his first tournament, Final Round IV.

People were wanting to know, “Who is this great Puerto Rican Balrog player?” and the name just stuck. By the end of Final Round XIV everyone would know his name because Eduardo emerged as the champion in Street Fighter 4 and instantly solidified him as a killer competitor in fighting games.

In August 2012 Eduardo was signed onto the Evil Geniuses Fighting Game Division and immediately travelled to Japan representing Team USA in SBO 2012. Super Street Fighter 4 is Eduardo’s best game, but he is a great player at any game he puts his time and effort into. At EVO 2011 Eduardo emerged as a major force in Marvel vs Capcom 3 by taking second place. One year later Eduardo proved once again at EVO 2012 the same hungry attitude he showed in the past and did extremely well yet again, getting a third place finish in Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition 2012 and placing second in Street Fighter x Tekken alongside his now Evil Geniuses teammate, Ricki Ortiz.

2013 was an amazing year for Eduardo. His Marvel victories included a first place victory over master MorriDoom player AGE.NYChrisG. However, it was AE where he once again showed his greatest talents, making it to top 8 at EVO 2013 where he faced Infiltration. Eduardo pushed last year's champion to the limit and forced a character switch but was ultimately taken out with a fourth place showing at the world's greatest tournament. Atlanta’s Final Round competition in 2014 held a round of victories for Eduardo as well, finishing second-place across several games: UMvC3, Killer Instinct, and Super Street Fighter IV: AE. Now, Eduardo is turning all his focus towards upcoming competition in Street Fighter V, awaiting the playable debut of his main, Balrog. In the meantime, he’s racking up victories with new challengers Necalli and Laura at events like this year’s MadCatz Cup (where he finished third).

Known for shifting from hardcore offense to aegis-like defense on the fly, Eduardo keeps opponents from easily predicting his actions. Being loyal to his main, Balrog, has enabled him to get every ounce of potential from his game play. In addition to tournaments, Eduardo is active in the online streaming scene. Eduardo’s performance over the last few years tied with his great attitude and infectious smile make him an excellent and long awaited addition to Evil Geniuses Fighting Game Division.

Trivia

  • Eduardo started playing fighting games at age 7.
  • Eduardo played Chun-Li before switching to Balrog. Street Fighter 4.
  • Before he was called PR Balrog, Eduardo's nickname was Scrub.