As I’m sure many of you heard (most likely courtesy of CEO’s Alex Jebailey), Justin Wong of Evil Geniuses recently took first place in Microsoft’s national Killer Instinct tournament, much like he did with Street Fighter IV and Mortal Kombat before it. While the event made some of the same missteps as those earlier competitions and the prizes were a little exaggerated (but hey, they all got to meet Macklemore!), it also gave the fighting game community exposure on a huge stage.
Earlier today, the official Xbox account on Twitter sent out an image of Justin hoisting the championship belt over his head, accompanied by Xbox Live programming director Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, to all 2,427,497 of its followers. Combined with Evo’s recent reveal of their switch to Microsoft consoles and Jebailey’s continued partnership with the company in Florida, we may be seeing early signs of a collaboration that continues on into the future.
The message in question and an additional set of images (once again by way of Jebailey) can be found below.
— Xbox (@Xbox) November 26, 2013
Word is Microsoft was shooting a special highlights during the event, so be on the look out for actual footage of the competition soon. For now, feel free to let us know what you think of this news in the comments below.