February 18 -- they arrived in Cannes from across Europe, representing nine nations in a bracket accomodating thirty-two of the continents best players [full list]. Mortal Kombat joined the fifth World Game Cup as the voted internet's choice and delivered a whirlwind of competition, culminating in an early run final four streamed online!

Representing the United Kingdom, it was Mustard who took top honors, rising from the second chance bracket to deliver a stunning turnaround performance against Greek tour favourite, GDA Hidan! Taking third and fourth respectively, Ketchup (GBR) and Crathen (ITA).

Playing as Cyrax, Mustard did himself and country proud, boldly charging to a 3-0 perfect sweep against Hidan's Quan Chi twice! The feat had to be peformed first to reset Mustard from the Losers bracket, before he again dominated in the best of five match tournament Grand Final! Hidan found his most competitive feet in the dying rounds, fighting valiantly to the finish, even as he succumbed to a bombed end. French participant, Dr Jackal, captured footage of the concluding clash [featured below]! Jackal was eliminated from the earlier pool stages, but clearly didn't hold any grudges.

World Game Cup 2012 Tournament Final:
GDA Hidan versus Mustard

It was to be a family affair for the Brits. GDA Hidan defeated Ketchup in the Winners Bracket final, besting his Sektor in a 2-0 clean sweep that forced a rematch between twin brothers, Mustard and Ketchup, who met earlier in the tour. Cyrax' Buzz Kill fatality finished their clash, one of several finishers performed in the finals.

An archive feed of the final four stream is available courtesy of armshouse [via Test Your Might]. Special thanks to for his tireless correspondence with the event. Discuss WGC 2012 and the many other tournaments happening around the world on the MKO forums. Winter Brawl 6 unfolded in chilly Philadelphia during the same weekend. Complete finals coverage coming soon.