He may not have been successful in Dragon Ball FighterZ earlier on Saturday, but fighting game pro Dominique “SonicFox” McClean reigned supreme in the Mortal Kombat 11 tournament at EVO 2019. SonicFox swept his opponent, Dragon, in the Grand Finals 3 games to zero coming from the winners’ side of the bracket.
As mentioned, SonicFox is a prolific fighting game competitor and has found success with a variety of games. On Saturday afternoon, SonicFox made it into the Grand Finals of the Dragon Ball FighterZ tournament at EVO 2019, but coming in on the losers’ side of the bracket.
SonicFox put up a fight against Goichi “GO1” Kishida, pushing it to the final game in the “first bracket.” But GO1 squeaked out the win and avoided facing a bracket reset. Kishida was emotional following the win and SonicFox humbly gave him his props. It almost felt like fate after SonicFox won EVO 2018’s Dragon Ball FighterZ tournament by beating GO1.
Luckily for SonicFox, it didn’t take long for another shot at an EVO 2019 victory, with the Mortal Kombat 11 top 16 set to take place later Saturday night. As with Dragon Ball FighterZ, SonicFox made it to the Grand Finals, only this time he was on the winners’ side of the bracket. That means he only needed to win 3 games in order to claim the prize, rather than worrying about resetting the bracket with 3 wins and then getting 3 more.
As Cassie Cage, SonicFox looked very dominant throughout the Mortal Kombat 11 tournament at EVO 2019. Cassie has been a top tier choice for the fighting game since its release earlier this year, and SonicFox showed why. His opponent, Dragon, chose Cetrion and looked plenty competent. Unfortunately, SonicFox was just a step ahead of Dragon and won in a 3-0 sweep.
This is now the 4th EVO win for SonicFox and his third Mortal Kombat win. SonicFox won back-to-back EVO Grand Finals for Mortal Kombat X in 2015 and 2016. Although Mortal Kombat 11 adds a ton of new mechanics to the fighting game series and ditches many of the features introduced in MKX, SonicFox doesn’t appear to have missed a beat. And if he’s this dominant less than a year into the game’s lifespan, one can only imagine what he will be like next year.