Meet Noah Solis, the 8-Year-Old Fighting Game Wunderkind

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#151  Edited By yoyokid

its the modern day incarnation of Tommy instead of a deaf person, its an 8 year old kid.

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#152  Edited By mikemcn

@jkuc316 said:

@OracleXIII said:
and how exactly do they explain this kid playing M rated games?
The cool dad who says he'd rather have him play video games than smoke pot

Even though he'll end up playing violent videogames AND smoking pot.

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#153  Edited By DH69

8 year olds shouldn't be playing video games...

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#154  Edited By Afroman269

Some dumb fucking comments up in here.

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#155  Edited By Kyle

@Mikemcnsaid:

@jkuc316 said:

@OracleXIII said:
and how exactly do they explain this kid playing M rated games?
The cool dad who says he'd rather have him play video games than smoke pot

Even though he'll end up playing violent videogames AND smoking pot.

As if that were the worst thing a person could do...

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#156  Edited By veXedbulldog

We see prodigies in almost every other area/hobby/endeavor, so this was bound to happen. It's a cool story, but honestly, I'd hate to see this become his whole life, nothing but fighting games from early childhood on. I'm glad that the EVO/fighting community has given their support for the kid, though.

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#157  Edited By samfo

Noah's dad seems like an absolute champ. Alot of parents wouldn't give a shit about this or take it seriously. But obviously it's worked out really well for them.

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#158  Edited By Mexican_Brownie

I fucking loved this story. It brought a big smile to my face and made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Fantastic article, Patrick. Keep them coming!

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#159  Edited By Y2Ken

Nice work, Patrick. Fantastic to see an article like this - it's definitely the people and communities behind the games which make them what they are. One of the standout moments (of which there were quite a few) at this year's EVO.

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#160  Edited By Ghostiet

That dad seems like a reasonable enough person. I like him.

Also, he looks like he could totally smack a bitch around, so he gets a 2x multiplier.

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#161  Edited By yukoasho
@Ghostiet said:

That dad seems like a reasonable enough person. I like him.

Also, he looks like he could totally smack a bitch around, so he gets a 2x multiplier.

Yeah, I imagine he's gonna make sure Noah grows up right.  It's great seeing a family enjoying something like this.
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#162  Edited By BlatantNinja23

i love this kid..... Why do you play fighting games?.... I dont know, they're fun?

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#163  Edited By bigstupidface

I could have been the next noah, but you know what? My dad kept the rims.... he kept them good :(

Oh and the comment about it not being a "sport" because an 8 year old can do it, is probably the dumbest thing I've seen on this site. A game that lets anyone of any age play competitively is probably more of a sport than any other.

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#164  Edited By SeaFoamPurple

this is really nice

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#165  Edited By BBQBram

Great for the kid! Let's see him get higher up at next year's Evo!

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#166  Edited By SubTact

@BigStupidFace said:

Oh and the comment about it not being a "sport" because an 8 year old can do it, is probably the dumbest thing I've seen on this site. A game that lets anyone of any age play competitively is probably more of a sport than any other.

Actually there's a pretty strong movement in the fighting game community to reject the e-sport label. In fact there was an interesting article on SRK 2 weeks back or so, about this topic: http://shoryuken.com/2011/08/11/editorial-are-fighting-games-the-next-esport/

Just because something is not a sport, does not mean it doesn't take hard work, skill, and the poise to perform under pressure. Regardless your point stands, as it's obvious those you're responding to would probably find another way to belittle and insult if the sport argument wasn't on the table.

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#167  Edited By spekingur

Why say something against violent videogames and not something against football which is probably played every school in the U.S.? Football is a lot more violent than videogames since real life violence beats digital violence hands down, has worse smacktalk (mostly done by parents) and cause a lot more RL deaths. I'm surprised that the ball hasn't become a spiked one by now.

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#168  Edited By Bunnyman

Great read. Didn't watch EVO so I'd never heard of this kid.

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#169  Edited By xdaknightx69

cool

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#170  Edited By Tally_Pants

That's pretty cool that his dad sold his rims to help fund his tournament stuff, and now seems to be wanting to help his son succeed at what hes good at, even though his dad isn't a gamer.

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#171  Edited By whitesox

I'm so happy Patrick is a part of this website.  His articles are amazing and always interesting.

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#172  Edited By HeyAlexei

Patrick is making me read at the website I come to for dumb videos. But I don't hate it. What gives!

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#173  Edited By thehuntsmen5434

Eh wtf, I'm reading an article on Giantbomb.  This is unprecedented.  I'm glad to see an article with something involving the fighting game community though, I wish there was more E-sports content on this website.  After awhile repeating news about games coming out and reviews gets old.  I want to see more articles about things involving the players of the games instead of developer articles about what they added to some sequel they cant talk about.  EVO is pretty big, and this is all I saw about it on this website?  Diago's loss was pretty big also from Poongko.

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#174  Edited By motang

That you want to him to see MvC 2. Which to me at least is not a fluent as MvC 3 is and the kid might not be as good at it.

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#175  Edited By Dooftastic
@jkuc316: Or read or learn math.
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#176  Edited By Bunny_Fire

lol he is only 8 years old because he is not older than 8 ... if i were not older than 8 i would be 8 as well ...

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@Bunny_Fire said:

lol he is only 8 years old because he is not older than 8 ... if i were not older than 8 i would be 8 as well ...

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#178  Edited By joe1138

Great read.

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#179  Edited By fc360

That's pretty cool, I hope the kid doesn't grow up and become 1 of those gamers who thinks their better then everyone else and has their head stuck up their bum, like Idra.

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#180  Edited By NeonBlackJack

Dangling modifier in the subtitle! Grammar Meltdown!

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#181  Edited By Ulong

Noah really wasn't that great.
I mean, he's an 8 year old kid so i'm not giving him a hard time, he has potential to be really good in the future.
 
But he happened to get put in pools against alot of awful people who had no clue how to deal with super armor. Even that match in the video, his opponent was good with modok combo's but other then that, look how much stupid super armor traps his opponent fell into.

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#182  Edited By Punk1984

The fact that his father is so supportive of him is amazing. The fact that this guy can see  past all the video game flash and just connect with his son is awesome.

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#183  Edited By Axelhander
@Afroman269 said:

Some dumb fucking comments up in here.

Giant Bomb is a great site but the commenters are near Kotaku-level bad.
 
@Scarabus said:
MvC3 is a toy game. This just confirms it.
The only thing proven is your stupidity. 

 @Punk1984 said:
The fact that his father is so supportive of him is amazing. The fact that this guy can see  past all the video game flash and just connect with his son is awesome.
Agreed 100%. I'm jealous; growing up I never had that sort of support for my passion.
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#184  Edited By Bruce
@NeonBlackJack:  
 
Hey man, the fighting community placed REALLY high in the EVO tournament!  
 
(Glad I'm not the only one who noticed that.)
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#185  Edited By Xpgamer7

I heard about this kid in Guinness a year back. It's cool that there are kids this good, but it must be hard to win or lose against the kid.

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#186  Edited By Khalen

Great fight to watch, there's plenty of those around though (close calls). And probably in 10 years there's another kid who beats Noah in the same way :) (being younger, etc. etc.) 

 I just hope his Dad isn't gonna "make" him play games. It has to be fun and willingly not forced because "life depends on it".

But nevertheless this kid is surely making an impact :) 
I wish him the best in the coming tournaments!

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#187  Edited By TotalEklypse
@Make_Me_Mad said:
That kid's dad sounds like an awesome guy.
And a great dad. More kids need parents like this guy. 
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#188  Edited By aidros

Great profile of a talented gamer. Really should watch the EVO feeds too, really liked what I saw from here.

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#189  Edited By SpliTTMark

this kid proved he can fight with the big players and is a "little lucky", 
 
but he also proved that hulk wesker and sentinel are cheap/easy and broken.
 
hulk has armor, sentinel has a relaunch spam, and wesker has both a relaunch/assist and teleporting

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#190  Edited By nazer858

Great article, it was very cool watching him play on the EVO stream (hyper armor ftw)

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Good article and amazing kid! I wish I could see some of his SSFIV matches on youtube with high quality...

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#192  Edited By ocdog45

 I love his answeres. such honestly. Hope he does good in the future.
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#193  Edited By manicraider

I hate prodigies. I wish I were talented at fighting games.

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#194  Edited By clumsyninja1

Vamos Noah!!!

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