ESL Mortal Kombat X Fatal 8 Exhibition Tournament
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04/11/2015 09:31 PM EST
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Who said what?


Imagine nerds trying to smack talk. It was like that.
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Best way to describe it.


star trek nerds could come up with better insults that what we saw, hell my grandma could come up with better trash talk

My 5 year old cousin can come up with better shit than that.
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04/11/2015 09:37 PM EST
Glad Sonic took it, I see so many people tlak shit about that kid that I cant help but root for him (Lol @ people who talk shit about rush down players)

What bothers be though is that people are already crying "Nerf Scorpion" "Nerf Erron Black" saying they are broken lol no they aren't broken, those guys are just really good players.
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04/11/2015 09:38 PM EST
I didn't see Fox talk shit. Was he after the finals
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04/11/2015 09:47 PM EST
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Glad Sonic took it, I see so many people tlak shit about that kid that I cant help but root for him (Lol @ people who talk shit about rush down players)

What bothers be though is that people are already crying "Nerf Scorpion" "Nerf Erron Black" saying they are broken lol no they aren't broken, those guys are just really good players.


Agreed. I hate how people complain about a character, whenever they see somebody doing good with the character.
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04/11/2015 09:51 PM EST
IceMamba Wrote:
Blade4693 Wrote:
Glad Sonic took it, I see so many people tlak shit about that kid that I cant help but root for him (Lol @ people who talk shit about rush down players)

What bothers be though is that people are already crying "Nerf Scorpion" "Nerf Erron Black" saying they are broken lol no they aren't broken, those guys are just really good players.


Agreed. I hate how people complain about a character, whenever they see somebody doing good with the character.


Yeah that annoys me a little bit too, I get it if the character is legitimately broken but let the game officially release before we start rioting for nerfs and shit lol
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04/11/2015 10:40 PM EST
At first I was going for PL because I'm familiar with him and I'm a big fan of his Kung Lao. However when I saw MIT playing as Scorpion, he became my guy by default because you know, SCORPION:D

I really wanted MIT to win it all but the little homie SonicFox is too much of a beast! Gotta give credit when it is due. Will be dodging Erron Blacks when I start playing online lol.

Overall, this was an absolute blast to watch! I just didn't appreciate how Sonic ain't even shake Ed Boon's hand after he was handed 7 large.
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04/11/2015 10:44 PM EST
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At first I was going for PL because I'm familiar with him and I'm a big fan of his Kung Lao. However when I saw MIT playing as Scorpion, he became my guy by default because you know, SCORPION:D

I really wanted MIT to win it all but the little homie SonicFox is too much of a beast! Gotta give credit when it is due. Will be dodging Erron Blacks when I start playing online lol.

Overall, this was an absolute blast to watch! I just didn't appreciate how Sonic ain't even shake Ed Boon's hand after he was handed 7 large.


Damn I didn't catch that, maybe he just didn't think about it because he was hyped that he won or something? Lol
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04/11/2015 11:00 PM EST
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whatuknowaboutMK? Wrote:
At first I was going for PL because I'm familiar with him and I'm a big fan of his Kung Lao. However when I saw MIT playing as Scorpion, he became my guy by default because you know, SCORPION:D

I really wanted MIT to win it all but the little homie SonicFox is too much of a beast! Gotta give credit when it is due. Will be dodging Erron Blacks when I start playing online lol.

Overall, this was an absolute blast to watch! I just didn't appreciate how Sonic ain't even shake Ed Boon's hand after he was handed 7 large.


Damn I didn't catch that, maybe he just didn't think about it because he was hyped that he won or something? Lol


Maybe. I mean the kid is 17 so at the same time I don't blame him. He's still imo a likable guy, that just didn't look good professionally. He might wanna think about that if he's going to continue to be a public figure in the spotlight. Very talented kid though. He definitely earned it.
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04/11/2015 11:02 PM EST
Woah woah. I must've missed that. He didn't shake Ed's hand? That pisses me off a little.
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04/11/2015 11:03 PM EST
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Woah woah. I must've missed that. He didn't shake Ed's hand? That pisses me off a little.


He did.
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04/11/2015 11:07 PM EST
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Woah woah. I must've missed that. He didn't shake Ed's hand? That pisses me off a little.


He did.
*sigh of relief* Thank you. Still weird how Ed didn't tweet congratulations or anything.
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04/11/2015 11:12 PM EST
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Woah woah. I must've missed that. He didn't shake Ed's hand? That pisses me off a little.


He did.


Did he? Because I could swear I saw Ed hand him the case and Sonic not even looking at Ed after that. :/

I could be remembering wrong but I think he didn't shake his hand.
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RE: ESL Mortal Kombat X Fatal 8 Exhibition Tournament
04/11/2015 11:13 PM EST
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Woah woah. I must've missed that. He didn't shake Ed's hand? That pisses me off a little.


He did.
*sigh of relief* Thank you. Still weird how Ed didn't tweet congratulations or anything.


If he actually did, that's my fault and I take back what I said. I didn't see it though so I'll have to look at it again. Not that it's even that serious lol, I'm just curious now.
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04/11/2015 11:14 PM EST
I have to say though this was smart marketing to have the final 8 this weekend before the release on Tuesday! That gameplay really really REALLY shines man. I know there's been a lot of negativity towards the story mode and stuff but damn the gameplay is beautiful and smooth. I'm so hyped for this.
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04/11/2015 11:17 PM EST
whatuknowaboutMK? Wrote:
NostalgiaGod Wrote:
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Woah woah. I must've missed that. He didn't shake Ed's hand? That pisses me off a little.


He did.
*sigh of relief* Thank you. Still weird how Ed didn't tweet congratulations or anything.


If he actually did, that's my fault and I take back what I said. I didn't see it though so I'll have to look at it again. Not that it's even that serious lol, I'm just curious now.


Well, in your defense.. It was Boon who initiated when he handed him the cash brief case. I honestly don't think Sonic would have.. He was to busy sucking up the attention, and didn't seem interested Ed was just standing there.. Even Ed looked like he felt kind of awkward. He just stood there like, "Yepppp" and walked off stage.
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04/11/2015 11:21 PM EST
I guess if I was in Sonic's shoes my first priority would be Ed for some reason. Maybe because Ed is so legendary to me personally. Idk. However Ed is awkward in general....lol
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04/11/2015 11:22 PM EST
EcstasyTuesday Wrote:
whatuknowaboutMK? Wrote:
NostalgiaGod Wrote:
EcstasyTuesday Wrote:
NostalgiaGod Wrote:
Woah woah. I must've missed that. He didn't shake Ed's hand? That pisses me off a little.


He did.
*sigh of relief* Thank you. Still weird how Ed didn't tweet congratulations or anything.


If he actually did, that's my fault and I take back what I said. I didn't see it though so I'll have to look at it again. Not that it's even that serious lol, I'm just curious now.


Well, in your defense.. It was Boon who initiated when he handed him the cash brief case. I honestly don't think Sonic would have.. He was to busy sucking up the attention, and didn't seem interested Ed was just standing there.. Even Ed looked like he felt kind of awkward. He just stood there like, "Yepppp" and walked off stage.


Yeah pretty much. I actually felt awkward FOR Ed Boon. Sonic will learn though.
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RE: ESL Mortal Kombat X Fatal 8 Exhibition Tournament
04/11/2015 11:25 PM EST
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I guess if I was in Sonic's shoes my first priority would be Ed for some reason. Maybe because Ed is so legendary to me personally. Idk. However Ed is awkward in general....lol


Ya, I feel the same. I grew up with MK.. Ed's such a humble guy, and cares about his empire. But, Sonic is young. To him, Ed is just another game creator. Sonic is 17, meaning he was born in 1998. He wasn't even born when MK 4 was released lol.. So he doesn't have that legendary viewpoint of him like you or I.
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04/11/2015 11:30 PM EST
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I guess if I was in Sonic's shoes my first priority would be Ed for some reason. Maybe because Ed is so legendary to me personally. Idk. However Ed is awkward in general....lol


You're not alone man, I feel the same exact way lol that's why when someone said he didn't shake his hand or really acknowledge seems kind of crazy to me lol
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RE: ESL Mortal Kombat X Fatal 8 Exhibition Tournament
04/11/2015 11:36 PM EST
Just to confim, he DID shake his hand. I just re-watched a re-stream. And yes, it looks like boon initiated. It happend to quick, so it's debateable.
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RE: ESL Mortal Kombat X Fatal 8 Exhibition Tournament
04/11/2015 11:44 PM EST
Ok just looked at it again didn't catch that handshake the first time behind that briefcase full of cash lol. Oops sorry guys.

Maybe Ed was just being awkward as in he didn't know how to respond to SonicFox's "celebration" lmao

I would have been honored to even be in the same room as Ed Boon but like you said, he wasn't even born when MK4 came out lol. Kinda sucks that you don't have to actually be a die hard MK fan to be a MK champion. You just have to be good.
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04/12/2015 12:02 AM EST
2 days guys! (For those of us who didn't get the game early) I'm sooooo ready!
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04/12/2015 03:15 AM EST
SonicFox looks like Chris Chan with that hat of his
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04/12/2015 03:23 AM EST
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SonicFox looks like Chris Chan with that hat of his

Hey, now.

Nobody deserves to be compared to Chris-Chan (other than A-Log.)

Regardless, this was a great stream. It almost made me forget about that soul-crushing Goro one.

On another note, that track that starts at 2:55 is actually really, really good.
It's reminiscent of MK4/Deadly Alliance (specifically, House of Pekara) with the spooky choir elements.
Is that the Jinsei Chamber BGM?
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04/12/2015 05:37 PM EST
Just watched the whole thing.

I don't usually watch tournaments, just a bit here and there. Didn't know about this Sonic Fox guy but damn he's good (and young!). He swept everyone (the 5-1 round went 5-0 after losing the first round, and given that it was a friend of his you could even say he was "playing fair" for the first round).

I didn't see Erron becoming a corner nightmare, but that's exactly what he is, at least his Outlaw variation. I was looking forward to play Marksman using the caltrops as a way to cover me while snipping, but Outlaw's pressure is awesome.

Another note is that I think Inferno Scorpion is overpowered. Watching them play, I think MIT beat Perfect Legen because of how good that variation is rather than MIT being better than Perfect Legend (I was looking for a Sonic Fox versus Perfect legend finals after watching their first rounds, and I think Perfect Legend beat the third best player on the tournament on the first round, at least watching all of them play the first round I though Sonic was the best, Perfect Legend second and Prodigal Son the third with MIT being a disputed 4th).

Inferno Scorpion has:

- Great zoning.

- Teleport to avoid being cornered.

- Good mixups.

- And the most important part: 2 freaking ranged stuns that you can combo into!!

That last point is what was so powerful, he can combo, then stun with one of them, then combo, then stun with the other one as they're different stun moves, and then combo again, that's how he was getting 42% combos so easily (as after stun combos are much easier to pull than regular ones, Sub-Zero player talking here, I almost mever miss Subbies combos but I have a hard time with other characters).

You also have to be really careful as both stuns are ranged (unlike for example Erron's sand).

At least it wasn't enough against Sonic Fox, that I think won because of him being the better player rather than his character being so powerful like in MIT vs. Perfect Legend case. And it wasn't like he was doing some crazy stuff, a lot of his moves was really punichsable like his constant sliding or using combo strings to shoot (for a cowboy you would think Erron Black would have better zoning options than whiffing a full string to pull a single shot).

One thing I couldn't catch: can the EX sand throw be done during a combo or it was on the middle of resets? sometimes it looked like the opponent was still throwing his chain when he throwed the sand.