Kumite In Tennessee has come and gone, but the excitement from the event still lingers. There was plenty to keep track of at the event, as every game had phenomenal moments that had viewers on the edge of their seats.Below is a list of the top eight standings of each game and some highlights from a few of the tournaments. As this is the first time a Fighting Game Community event has been covered here on eSportsNation, it should be known that in some cases players may tie for a position. This is because the players will have the same victory/loss count in the tournament. However, there is always a true first through third place victor.
Dead Or Alive 51st – RIG| Kwiggle 2nd – cR_SonicFox 3rd – SoSickNASHFAN 4th- Rambro 5th – F3.LuckyL0opz 5th – Shade 7th – Coldpieceaj 7th – Memphis legends
Tekken Tag Tournament 21st – Kodee 2nd – f3 GM 3rd – KIT Lil Majin 4th – [B-LO] Joey Fury 5th – ITS Cuddle Core 5th – ITS P. Ling 7th – ITS Crowder 7th – JFN
Injustice Gods Among Us1st – cR Sonic Fox 2nd – YOMI Forever King 3rd – Blind_Ducky 4th – cR Whiteboi 5th – cR Honeybee 5th – cR Wound Cowboy 7th – Forever King Jr 7th – pth Rev0lver
Killer Instinct1st – F3 Sleep 2nd – Thompxson 3rd – UA Aymar (UA Bass) 4th – YOMI RM Jago Blake 5th – MCZ Fiyah Liger 5th – Nicky NS 7th – Tempo Chris G 7th – TheSteamCo CDjr As always Killer Instinct had an exhilarating top eight. One of the more exciting moments from this event was seeing YOMI RM Jago Blake as the underdog place in the top eight. He started strong, defeating MCZ Fiyah Liger in the first round, but then lost to UA Aymar as he clutched a victory with only a pixel of health left. Quickly shaking off the last match, YOMI RM Jago Blake took a victory over Nicky NS, but unfortunately was stopped by F3 Sleep in the following match. The passion from YOMI RM Jago Blake is always great to see, and he is a competitor who clearly loves the game and consistently does really well. The highlight of the tournament was the performance from Thompxson, known for his success in the online space; KIT was his first offline major. It was here that he went through the winners bracket, taking a win over F3 Sleep, who was favored to win. Come Grand Finals, it seemed that Thompxson couldn’t be stopped and F3 Sleep had to make the climb from the losers side to get the rematch against Thompxson. In a heartstopping first set, F3 Sleep beat Thompxson to reset the bracket with a really close 3-2 victory, meaning it was the first loss that Thompxson had taken and F3 Sleep needed to win one more set to win it all. Thompxson played extremely well through and through, but it was clear that F3 Sleep made the right adjustments to pull out a 3-0 victory over Thompxson in the second set. It was this tournament that qualified Thompxson for the Killer Instinct World Cup and he will also have a shot at the $30,000 prize pool come Jan. 30.
Tekken 71st – Speedkicks 2nd – WayGamble 3rd – ITS Cuddle Core 4th – ITS Crowder 5th – BLO Joey Fury 5th – Kodee 7th – ITS P.Ling 7th – KIT Shinblade Tekken 7 had some really impressive play in the Grand Finals. ITS Cuddle Core using Xiaoyu made the bracket look almost too easy but he was stopped by WayGamble’s Leo, and Speedkicks Hwoarang. Speedkicks fought his way back from the losers bracket to also reset against WayGamble and take the first place win.
Guilty Gear -Xrd- Sign1st – KIT Lil Majin 2nd – EviLFox 3rd – SoSickNASHFAN 4th – DLink| Lord Knight 5th – 482| MastaStef 5th – Dollar 7th – Koku 7th – UDLR| Painbot
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 31st – Tempo Chris G 2nd – NB LOD Dual Kevin 3rd – KIT Cloud805 4th – 765.FizzyKups 5th – SBM | LeonUltimate 5th – UA Terry Bogard 7th – Gomen Nah Syke 7th – Jesse
Ultra Street Fighter IV1st – Liquid NuckleDU 2nd – WTHamad 3rd – EG KBrad 4th – TS Sabin 5th – f3.Alucard 5th – PG Coach Steve 7th – KIT Nice1 7th – UDLR | Bates NuckleDU had quite the gauntlet to play through to take this victory. TS Sabin played stronger than ever over the past year with Dhalsim against NuckleDU and then he had to defeat KBrad’s Cammy to make it back into the Grand Finals against WTHamad. Hamad used Fei Long and nearly took the victory over NuckleDU in both sets. It truly could have gone either way, but NuckleDU came out on top with Guile all the way.
Mortal Kombat X1st – cR Sonic Fox 2nd – UA Scar 3rd – Hayatei 4th – cR Wound Cowboy 5th – cR Biohazard 5th – YOMI Slayer 7th – STL Khaotic Raptor 7th – uB-KillerXinok If you have not been following recent NetherRealm Studios tournament events, then you might not know that cR Sonic Fox is quite possibly one of the best, if not the best, players out there for Injustice and Mortal Kombat X. As cR Sonic Fox won both IGAU and MKX, he took home a large chunk of the $10,000 prize pot for MKX. But it was not so easily won, as UA Scar, who was sent to the losers bracket by cR Sonic Fox, came back to take him on again in the Grand Finals. It was quickly looking like UA Scar had made the necessary adjustments from his previous match to almost reset the bracket against cR Sonic Fox. However, cR Sonic Fox switched characters from Cassie Cage to Tanya to close out the victory over UA Scar’s Demolition Sonya. Outstanding play to be noted came from Hayatei using Ronin Takeda. For those that do not follow MKX, each character features three variations or different fighting styles. Each variation keeps a core moveset but then gives a set specific to that variation. The Ronin Variation was one that was rarely ever seen in tournament play for the character Takeda, and deemed not viable by some in the community. However, Hayatei absolutely cleaned house with this variation, showing things that we had never seen before. It’s great to see how much the MKX scene has evolved after nearly over a year of the game being active. With KIT coming to an end, we saw quite a bit of great matches, upsets, blowups, and rivalries. If you would like to catch all of the top eight matches, keep an eye on Panda x Gaming’s YouTube for the KIT finals. You can also check out the Twitch archives of the channels posted in the event preview to catch the entire event.
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