EG|Justin Wong Becomes First American to Take Home Gold at Super Battle Opera

By on August 5, 2012 at 3:21 am

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:


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

Zaid Tabani has been contributing a steady stream of artistic content into the community ever since the resurgence of the fighting game boom. He's been responsible for many well known projects, including(but not limited to) the EVO 2K10 Intro Videos, The EVO 2K11 Theme Song(along with multiple other community members), the documentary series Run It Back and the upcoming film RANBAT. He was even featured in Capcom's "SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV 3D EDITION" commercial, due to his prior work with EVO. He also likes to dress up as a bat occasionally and fight a psychotic crusade against crime. That last part was a joke. Kinda.