Ali “X” Abdo is the co-founder of the ShadowLogic organisation and has been the first contact/gateway to the Melbourne community for several years now, always taking the time to meet and introduce new players to the scene, myself included. This musclebound FGC member is a hoot to be around, as the ridiculous things that tumble out of his mouth along with his comedy shenanigans always make you laugh after a long day of Street Fighter.
He and his Abdo brothers including Steve “Macedonian Fire” Andreou have put so much blood, sweat and time into Shadowloo, from their start as a media entity growing into its current form as a e-sports organisation/LAN center, with their most ambitious project being the annual Shadowloo Showdown tournament. At Shadowloo Showdown 2013, Ali was a man possessed, running brackets, driving international players around non-stop, overseeing the operations of the event, and failing miserably at Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
We managed to get our hands on the man and attempt to make sense of some of the convoluted thought processes inside that thick skull.