Sixty-four competitors descended on the Shacknews E3 2018 booth to do battle at the Shackbattle Arena for a piece of the $50,000 prize pool. Round one featured the classic fighting game Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Hyper Fighting. Our Shacknews World Championship 2018 host and Reviews Editor Blake "Electronic" Morse was joined by our Long Reads Edtior David "Dave" Craddock to commentate of the first round of the two day electronic sports competition. The Shacknews World Championship was a gauntlet of some of my favorite games, and the first round tested the might of our competitors. Please take a look.