The two names on everyone’s lips this year for Marvel vs Capcom 3’s inaugural EVO had to be EG Justin Wong and Viscant (representing the Box Arena). Viscant’s Wesker, Haggar, Phoenix team cruised its way to the grand finals on the winners side of the bracket with a few close calls, even sending Wong’s Wolverine/Akuma centric teams to the losers side. MCZ|DMG PR Balrog surprised the crowd in the losers finals, using Dante, Wolverine, and Tron Bonne to defeat Wong and eliminate him from the tournament.
PR Balrog gave it his all, landing an amazing level 3 hyper combo with Wolverine after Viscant’s Phoenix transformed in game two. In game four, he took the fight straight to Viscant for a clean victory, and in game 5 had the Tron comeback of a lifetime (you have to see this to believe it). With the bracket reset and Viscant now sitting in losers alongside PR Balrog, the two face off in a race to three wins once again.
The final set started with a strong performance by Viscant, who landed a number of resets to build damage and meter against PR Balrog. Game two was looking really good for PR Balrog until Dark Phoenix appeared to stop him in his tracks. And finally, in game three, PR Balrog almost tragically spent his X-Factor very early, leaving him defenseless against Viscant’s evil Jean Grey. Viscant is your EVO 2011 Marvel vs Capcom 3 champion, defeating PR Balrog 3-0 in the final set.