Dominique ‘SonicFox’ McLean is arguably the most recognizable figure in fighting games, a multi-game champion across games like Injustice, Skull Girls, and Mortal Kombat.
From topping the earnings charts for fighting game players to winning player of the year awards, SonicFox has truly conquered the FGC. But what exactly has allowed them to become such an iconic and dominant player?
McLean started off as mostly an NRS player and so was written off by people who played other games when they tried to crossover into other titles. After a strong start in Skull Girls, they did manage to branch off into Dragonball FighterZ and Injustice.
SonicFox has stated that a big reason as to why they are able to be so dominant in the FGC is that they are well-practiced in rhythm games and this leads to them being able to switch up and match someone’s tempo pretty easily.
In this video, we take a dive into the various elements that make up SonicFox’s unique style, from their mastery of rhythm to their incredible adaptability.
A petition on the website Avaaz describes Tiago as “very fond of science and questioning the mysteries of the universe.”
“He liked several games, but undoubtedly his passion was Overwatch,” the petition continued, noting how he had unlocked four golden guns for different heroes through competitive play.
Tiago enjoyed playing as Hanzo.
“Tiago was an incredible, selfless and generous person, who gave his life to save someone else’s,” the petition said. “We, friends and family, do not want your courageous attitude to be forgotten, and nothing better to honor you than with a tribute in your favorite game.”
So far, over 2,000 people have signed the petition asking Blizzard to honor the player, though they didn’t specify on how they would like the company to pay tribute to Tiago.
Potentially, if Blizzard were going to honor the player, they could do so on the Brazilian Lucio Ball map for the Summer Games event, or even something from Overwatch 2, whenever that game is released.
Blizzard might honor the player on a Brazilian Lucio Ball map.