When a single player grows “too strong,” members of the fighting game community will often place bounties on their heads. No, not literal, “dead or alive” bounties, but rather cash incentives for defeating or even eliminating them during major tournaments.
With the biggest events of the year on the horizon, community veteran and veritable Marvel god Justin Wong of Team Evil Geniuses is offering up a bounty of his own, for himself, at Evo 2015. But that’s not all; Wong has wrangled in fellow deities Ryan “Filipino Champ” Ramirez and Tempo Storm’s Christopher “NYChrisG” Gonzalez as well, and is set to present a cash prize of $300 to anyone who can knock just one of them out of the tournament. That means he could leave Las Vegas $900 lighter just from these bounties alone!
Of course, that’s easier said than done for a variety of reasons. As the reigning champion, Wong will be hard to beat as he goes for a double, especially with his ever-growing skill with Storm and “you have to see it to believe it” Akuma comebacks. Ramirez, who walked away as Evo’s Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 champion in 2012, has returned from a short hiatus with impressive placings at Final Round 18, Northwest Majors 7, and SoCal Regionals 2015: Prelude I. And finally, Gonzalez is sure to be hungry for his first win after coming up short three years in a row; could he finally carry Morrigan to victory?
At the time of writing, this trio occupies the top three spots of our player rankings, positions they have held for quite some time. If there’s anyone to beat at Evo 2015 when it comes to Marvel, it’s definitely these three. Does anyone have what it takes? Do you?
Evo 2015 is scheduled for July 17-19. More details can be found here.
Source: Justin Wong