MK11 pro flexes on opponent in epic way during state vs state showdown - Dexerto
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MK11 pro flexes on opponent in epic way during state vs state showdown

Published: 26/May/2019 20:03 Updated: 26/May/2019 20:05

by Virginia Glaze

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The release of Mortal Kombat 11 was met with incredible hype, even seeing WWE superstars getting amped up for the game – but competitive Mortal Kombat pros are taking things even further, as seen during an epic showdown during one of the biggest fighting game tournaments of the year.

Combo Breaker 2019 is, as usual ,a tournament full of intense competition and hype moments for fighting game players of all titles – including games like Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, and the new Mortal Kombat 11.

Just as Combo Breaker was winding down on its second day, a heated beef between MK11’s local communities in Texas and Florida flared up, prompting players to organize a 10 v 10 team grudge match to settle the feud once and for all.

Combo Breaker, Stephanie LindgrenThe grudge between Florida and Texas communities escalated at Combo Breaker 2019, resulting in a state vs state grudge match that will go down in history as one of the most hype side-tournaments of all time.
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Teams engaged in boisterous trash talk as their players threw down on stage – but one MK11 pro took things to the next level.

Fighting game pro Christian ‘Forever King’ Quiles, of Florida, ended his victorious round against Sonya player ‘SoSickNashFan’ in the most disrespectful and hype way possible, teabagging multiple times before granting his opponent ‘Mercy’ – a mechanic that lets players choose to give their enemies another fighting chance after a knockout.

Forever King took this opportunity to flex on the opposition, taking Sonya out a second time amidst a flurry of teabags, only to repeat the motion himself after the stream switched to a live feed of the stage alongside commentator Kitana Prime.

Of course, the crowd went wild – but that wasn’t the end of their fight, by far. Florida and Texas went at it for another hype series of battles until the two states were tied 9-9.

In a nail-biting final set, Florida ended up winning the grudge match, prompting a massive celebratory popoff from the community.

This Mortal Kombat showdown marks a major testament to the fighting game community’s passion, which comes to a head as Combo Breaker wraps up the action during Sunday Finals, with multiple players fighting for a chance at fame, glory, and ranking points in one of the most hype events of the season.

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Fortnite World Cup winner Aqua allegedly banned for FNCS stream-sniping

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:00 Updated: 25/Oct/2020 1:12

by Theo Salaun

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Fortnite World Cup champion and Season 4 FNCS competitor, David ‘aqua’ Wang has been accused of stream-sniping and subsequently been punished by an alleged ban by Epic Games.

At 17 years old, aqua represented his home country of Austria to the fullest by winning the 2019 Fortnite World Cup’s Duos event with Norway’s Emil ‘Nyhrox’ Bergquist. With a smooth $1.5 million earned from the World Cup, he’s since signed with Cooler Esport and continued to win competitions across Europe.

Most recently, aqua’s trio (with Rezon and Noahreyli) have been participating in FNCS Europe and, following the Week 3 semis, have been accused of stream-sniping another popular trio: Benjy ‘Benjyfishy’ Fish, Martin ‘MrSavage’ Andersen, and Kevin ‘LeTsHe’ Fedjuschkin.

Although fans initially deemed aqua’s behavior suspicious, things quickly escalated. With Benjyfishy’s team unable to qualify for the Week 3 finals and the discovery that aqua was watching MrSavage’s stream during the competition, the controversy has spiraled.

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A screenshot of MrSavage’s Twitch stream showing that aqua was watching during the event.

Following condemnations of the World Cup winner’s team, rumors began circulating that aqua, Rezon, and Noahreyli had been banned by Epic Games from participating past the first match of the Finals. 

Although many fans were delighted to hear the news, it was never officially legitimized and has since been made even more unclear by responses from some of the involved parties.

After the rumor mill buzzed with the reports that aqua’s team was banned from competing, he took to Twitter and gave a concise clarification denying those allegations: “We are not banned, we just don’t wanna play. It’s boring without early fighting Benjy.”

Given the difficulty inherent to confirming someone was in fact stream-sniping and didn’t coincidentally run into a fellow streamer, many believe it is unlikely that the World Cup winner has actually been exiled from the competition.

Additionally, some have noted that bans typically result in removal from the leaderboard, something that aqua’s team has not been hit with.

 

As for how the players are handling it, aqua and Benjyfishy have simply joked about the incident for hours. Neither side appears to be nearly as angry as some fans have been, instead, laughing at the drama and sharing memes.

 

While whatever’s going on behind the scenes may remain unclear, all players involved are more than good enough to qualify for the Season 4 FNCS Finals at some point, if they haven’t already, so it seems that no one’s really that bothered by the situation, ban or no ban.

We will continue to update this article with more details as they become available.