Fighting games devotees spend years wrangling with their game’s many intricacies, matchups, and nuances without ever cracking the world leaderboards. That’s why everyone wants to talk to the 17-year-old kid with the Mortal Kombat world on a string.
Just weeks after winning $60,000 and the title of Mortal Kombat champion at the conclusion of ESL’s first competitive season, Dominique “Sonic Fox” McLean was in Las Vegas searching for his second consecutive world title, which he took home on Sunday. We spoke to the vivacious competitor about his record, his training regimen, and how he spends his rapidly mounting earnings.
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