Excitement filled the room during the very first match of the top 8 in Mortal Kombat at EVO 2011. vVv REO set the mood with back to back Mileena fatalities that would lead him to the grand finals out of losers. MCZ|DMG Perfect Legend shrugged off most of his opponents today, finessing his way to the end of the winner’s bracket with his speedy and smart Kung Lao.
REO fought very closely to Perfect Legend, winning 3-2 and forcing a second three out of five set. In the second set, Legend took the first two games cleanly, at one point using the same attack string ending in a low hat six times in a row. Perhaps flustered, REO went to the character select screen and teased the crowd by hovering his cursor over Kung Lao before eventually choosing to play Cyrax. Legend’s Kung Lao did lose a round to REO’s Cyrax, but took the fight to him in the third round to become the EVO 2011 Mortal Kombat champion winning 3-0 in the final set.