Day 2 of EVO 2017 is done. Here are today’s highlights, or lowlights depending on your point of view.
SonicFox Out Of Injustice 2 EVO; A New NetherRealm Studio Game Champ Emerges
The top player of the Netherrealm Studio games is now dethroned from the EVO seat. He was felled by Noble Semiij who used Catwoman. So who ended up becoming the first-ever EVO 2017 Injustice 2 champion?
At the tail end of the Top 8 finals, it was down to Canada player Honeybee and US player Noble/Dragon
Honeybee’s Flash proves than even if your characters are at least a B-tier, it’s the players who make the characters work. His deft use of the Speed Force Character Power to punish Theo’s whiffs was impeccable to ensure that he dealt the most damage possible.
So did he stick with The Flash in the Grand Finals? No, he went for a safer bet with Aquaman against Dragon’s Aquaman; a mirror match if you will.
That didn’t pan out well, so Honeybee went to his ol’ faithful and the results were much closer.
Still, Dragon persevered and got the win thanks to a lot of trident-stabbing and playing incredibly defensive. The young pro player is your first-ever Injustice 2 EVO 2017 champion.
How Did Singapore’s Xian Do In EVO 2017?
It seems that this is not his year as the Street Fighter V player is placed 49 on Day Two. He even tried his hand in Injustice 2 using the rushdown character Cheetah, but he ended up at 33rd place.
You can watch Xian play his last few good matches below (via Strider Hiryu). Ponzaman should not have challenged Xian’s air superiority.
There’s always Capcom Cup Pro Tour tournaments later this year though, so it’s not too late for him to make a bigger mark this year on a global scale.
Daigo Didn’t Make It
But at least he learned to overcome his problem characters.
Thank you all so much for your support. pic.twitter.com/lBMEtyzE7X
— Daigo Umehara (@daigothebeast) July 16, 2017
Here Are Your Top 8 SFV & Tekken 7 Finalists For EVO 2017 (via Eventhubs)
It’s not an easy climb at all, so hats off to everyone for making it this far.
PG|Punk (Karin) vs. DNG|Itabashi Zangief (Zangief)
Liquid|NuckleDu (Guile, R. Mika) vs. GGP|Kazunoko (Cammy)
Moke (Rashid) vs. GRPT|MOV (Chun-Li)
FOX|Tokido (Akuma) vs. SPY|Filipino Champ (Dhalsim)
Knee (Bryan, Feng, Dragunov) vs. Streamme|Anakin (JACK-7)
FOX|JDCR (Heihachi) vs. JEOndding (Lucky Chloe, Eddy)
Suiken (Eliza) vs. FOX|Saint (JACK-7)
Taisei (Steve) vs. Yamasa|Take (Kazumi, Bryan)
Top image credit: Twitch.tv, Capcom Fighters