There’s an explosion of pure enthusiasm permeating on Twitter right now, and its not difficult to see why. After countless attempts and obstacles, America finally has a Super Battle Opera title under its belt thanks to EG|Justin Wong. Breaking through the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 bracket with a keen sense of determination, Justin rocketed to grand finals and made quick work of the set in order to secure first place. It’s a goal that so many have attempted to reach without promise, and Justin made it look easy.
Another strong player worth mentioning is Eliver “Killer Kai” Ling, who represented SoCal incredibly but was unfortunately knocked out in the third round. Kai and Justin were both strong favorites going into this, and it feels good to finally see the red, white, and blue taking home the gold from SBO. It’s also worth noting that Hsien Chang was able to secure a third place finish in Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition ver. 2012 along with his teammates RB and AVerMedia|Gamerbee.
A few gut reactions from twitter:
JUSTIN WINS SBO FOR THE FIRST TIME IN USA HISTORY.
— MaRN マーン (@MarnORZ) August 5, 2012
Time to trend it.
— ClakeyD (@ClakeyD) August 5, 2012
@jwonggg for winning UMVC3 at SBO!!
— gootecks (@gootecks) August 5, 2012
Yeah!!!!!JUSTINNNN WOOOOOOONG!!!!Our first U.S. SBO Champion!!Congrats
— James Chen (@jchensor) August 5, 2012
So America finally won a SBO thanks to
@jwonggg now it’s time to let SBO rest in peace lol
— Arturo Sanchez (@nycfurby) August 5, 2012
It’s confirmed that the Wong Factor is an international phenomenon
— Graham Large (@Suna_19) August 5, 2012
Justin Wong, you are an entire continent’s hero. Thank You Based Wong Factor.
— Gordon / Ponza (@Ponza) August 5, 2012
— Andy Jay Papa (@PotatoHead) August 5, 2012
During EVO 2010, when Justin lost to Gamerbee, I heard some kid remark, “You see that? The era of Justin Wong is over.” I’d like to hand him the picture posted above as I smile smugly, knowing that it never ended in the first place.
Source: Twitter, photo courtesy of MarkMan