EVO 2019: SonicFox Takes Home The Gold In Mortal Kombat 11 Finals

After an intense day that of competition featuring the best Mortal Kombat 11 players in the world, Dominique "SonicFox" McLean is once again the undisputed champion. The day was long for SonicFox, who earlier took his Dragon Ball FighterZ skills all the way to second place before getting into the final sets in MK11.

The victory is one that SonicFox, along with other competitors, chased hard in order to be named the first champion of the game, since it only released in April of this year. His last Evo wins for Mortal Kombat X were in 2015 and 2016. While we speculated that SonicFox might venture into DLC territory by utilizing Shang Tsung, there was also good reason to suspect that Jacqui Briggs would be selected instead for her strong rush mechanics and the ability to pressure and close gaps better than any other fighter in the game.

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Instead, SonicFox dominated the entire tournament using only Cassie Cage, never switching away to another character. The decision to use Cassie all the way through shows the strengths and tactical decision making of SonicFox. Many players consider Cassie to be within the top tiers of fighters, but perhaps not as high as others. This is because her toolkit is best described as fair and balanced. She does not dole out damage like Geras, nor does she excel at ranging an opponent. Instead, her balanced toolkit means she is neither strong nor weak to any fighter, leaving the outcome to the skill of its user.

The final match saw SonicFox against Ryan “Dragon” Walker, in a recreation of the CEO 2019 MK11 Finals back in July, down to the character choices of each player. The pair had faced off earlier in the finals bracket and were fairly evenly matched, with SonicFox winning 3-2. When it came to the grand finals match where the pair met again, SonicFox swept the match 3-0, earning the title the top spot at Evo once again.

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As for the future, we will no doubt see SonicFox continue to make his way through tournaments in preparation for the Pro Series of the game, all towards going to the Grand Finals. The good news for him is that this recent string of victories at Evo and other tournaments have given him so many points that he is far ahead of his competition.

We are also likely to see SonicFox continue along the path in Dragon Ball FighterZ, since his second-place victory there leaves no doubt as to his versatility among different fighting games.

For now, it seems like the sky is the limit for SonicFox, and no one seems able to touch him in Mortal Kombat 11. Congratulations SonicFox!

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