I watched the FATAL 8 Mortal Kombat X exhibition tournament. We can see the world top players playing MKX against each other for the first time. Players like Hotbox Tyrant, cR_SonicFoxand others, the top players in the world. I especially really enjoyed watching Sonic Fox, he is really talented player.
Her are the characters that were chosen the most:
- Erron Black – played 3 times, won 3 times (Outlow)
- Kung Lao – played twice, won once (Buzz Saw), lost once (Buzz Saw)
- Kung Jin – played 2 times, lost 2 times (Bonjutu)
- Raiden – played once, lost once (Thunder God)
- Jax – played 2 times, lost once (Pimped Up), won once (Pumped Up)
- Scorpion – played 3 times, won twice (Ninjutsu/Inferno), lost once (Inferno/Hellfire)
This exhibition gave us a good insight how it likes to play the game in competitive circles but also how it’s like playing the game when you get skill and play against other experienced MK players.
I wanted to say that Erron Black was a bit overpowered, but hey, if Sonic Fox plays it, you really can’t tell, because this guys is amazing with every character he picks.
none of the players changed characters during fight, which is expected considering the two days they had to get ready and learned their main character for the competition.
Scorpion is a super mobile character, I really liked his play style. He can be really annoying to play against. The fight with Kung Lao (Buzz Saw) vs Scorpion (Ninjutsu) was very interesting in the semi-finals where Mit played against ‘Perfect Legend’. Both players have high mobility and can teleport, which made the match very interesting and tactic.
Mit changed a variation to Inferno instead of Ninjutsu when he saw that the game doesn’t go in his favor and he was able to win the next match after he was 2:0 against ‘Perfect Legend’. He was able to then win 4 matches straight and at the end Mit won and went to the finals against Sonic Fox.
The Final – MIT (Erron Black) vs cR_SonicFox
The match has begun. Two of the most talented Mortal Kombat players one vs the other: Dominique Mclean (C_SONICFOX)vs Malik Terry (MIT).
The match started with an easy 1:0 to SonicFox and Mit had hard time blocking those combos. Mit changed to Inferno like he did in the semi-final, which game him victory in the semi-final. Did it help this time, not exactly, he lost the following round 2:0.
cR_SonicFox is a very aggressive player and he makes it so hard on any player to deal with his attacks, he just doesn’t stop for a second and he goes after you all the time.
Mit decided to switch variation again to ‘Hellfire’, hopefully this would help him get out from that 0:3 he was in – but SonicFox had different plans for him.
At the end, Sonic Fox won the ESL Mortal Kombat X Fatal 8, and it seems very easy for him, he was also very calm.
So all in all, I enjoyed it a lot. What a great way to promote one of the new characters in Mortal Kombat X. For more Mortal Kombat X Live streams visit http://www.twitch.tv/netherrealm.