Gaming

SonicFox makes incredible gesture to help father of fellow pro player fight cancer

Published: 15/Nov/2018 17:35 Updated: 15/Nov/2018 17:50

by Matt Porter

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American fighting games star Dominique ‘SonicFox’ McLean has offered to make an amazing gesture to a fellow pro player.

SonicFox is known as one of the best fighting games players in the world, and earlier this year won the Evolution Championship Series event for Dragon Ball FighterZ, taking home $15,000 in the process.

McLean was back in action again recently, this time taking part in the Injustice 2 Pro Series Finals, which he won after spending the last year focusing on other fighting games.

SonicFox wearing his recognizable wolf mask during a Mortal Kombat 9 tournament.

SonicFox, who wears a blue fox mask to celebrate tournament wins, defeated Curtis ‘Rewind’ McCall in the grand finals to win Injustice 2’s biggest tournament, and secure $40,000 in prize money.

After his victory, McLean revealed that, while he was extremely happy with his victory, he was glad to face off against his friend McCall, and announcing that he would be giving $10,000 of his winnings to Rewind and his father, who recently had an operation as he battles stage 3 cancer.

SonicFox stated: “I don’t do this for the money, he is one of my good friends, and I’m so happy to have shared the stage with him.”

While SonicFox is only 20 years of age, he has already secured his spot as one of the greatest fighting games players of all time, with tournament victories in Injustice 2, Dragon Ball FighterZ and Mortal Kombat X.

A fan favourite amongst the community, it’s easy to see why after his generous donation to a friend in need.

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FIFA 21 TOTW 17 LIVE: Pogba, Muller, Ben Yedder, Insigne, Ndombele

Published: 20/Jan/2021 18:00

by Isaac McIntyre

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EA SPORTS have now revealed FIFA 21 Team of the Week 17, featuring a new set of upgraded TOTW Ultimate Team cards. Top players from the Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga, and other leagues have once again been showcased. 

There’s a number of stars that slot into the in-form Ultimate Team lineup this week, including Bayern’s Thomas Müller, who had a hand in two goals against Freiburg as man of the match, and Lorenzo Insigne, for a goal and assist.

One of the players we included in our predictions was Ajax’s Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, who also wound back the clock with a late goal for his ladder-leading Amsterdam side against FC Twente. It would be his first in-form since April, 2019– so let’s see if he made the cut.

Here’s everything we know about the mid-week FIFA 21 promo.

FIFA 21 TOTW 17 full team

EA confirmed the arrival of the next Team of the Week set of upgrades, seen below:

FIFA 21 TOTW 17
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Team of the Week 17 full set for FIFA 21. 

As you can see, top players this week include the likes of Wissam Ben Yedder, Thomas Muller, Lorenzo Insigne, Paul Pogba, John Stones and more!

Team of the Week 17 start time

On Jan 20, EA will release the next batch of Team of the Week cards for this year. The TOTW 17 promo will begin at 6pm (UK time), as per usual.

That means 6pm BST, 12pm CT, 1pm EST, 3am AEST for those around the world.

Another lethal Wissam Ben-Yedder could be on its way to terrorize FIFA 21.
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Another lethal Wissam Ben-Yedder in-form looked nailed on for a Team of the Week card.

Our FIFA 21 TOTW 17 predictions

We had already compiled a list of all the players that were in contention for IF cards this week. 

Here’s our list of predictions. Now that the official team has been released, you can now see how accurate or badly we called it:

  • Alisson – Liverpool
  • Stefan Ortega – Arminia Bielefeld
  • Layvin Kurzawa – PSG
  • Thomas Meunier – Borussia Dortmund
  • Sofiane Alakouch – Nimes
  • Patrick Mainka – FC Heidenheim
  • John Stones – Manchester City
  • Peter Zulj – RSC Anderlecht
  • Youri Tielemans – Leicester City
  • Teun Koopmeiners – AZ Alkmaar 
  • Tanguy Ndombele – Spurs
  • Nicolò Barella – Inter Milan
  • Salvador Agra – CD Tondela
  • Sammy Ameobi – Nottingham Forest
  • Luis Alberto – Lazio
  • Matheus Pereira – West Brom
  • Thomas Muller – Bayern Munich 
  • Lorenzo Insigne – Napoli
  • Wissam Ben Yedder – AS Monaco
  • Donyell Malen – PSV
  • Klaas-Jan Huntelaar – Ajax
  • Luka Jovic – Frankfurt
  • Charlie Wyke – Sunderland
Alisson was key for Liverpool as the champs kept United scoreless at Anfield.
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Alisson was key for Liverpool as the English champs kept United scoreless at Anfield.

So, there you have it ⁠— Dexerto’s full list of predictions for Team of the Week 17 and the official team. 

Which player are you looking at? Let us know @UltimateTeamUK on Twitter.