Evo Champions Kane Blueriver, Filipino Champ Clash at Winter Brawl X

By on January 28, 2016 at 11:14 am
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Evo 2015’s Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament presented one of the biggest upsets ever, with Team Black Eye’s Nicolas “Kane Blueriver” Gonzalez taking a first-place finish back to Chile as the first non-American champion. However, some have pointed out that he defeated only one of the so called “gods of Marvel” at the event, Evil Geniuses’ Justin Wong, making his victory less-than-impressive in their minds.

At Winter Brawl X, Gonzalez will try to put those doubts to rest against Panda Global’s Ryan “Filipino Champ” Ramirez, the Evo 2012 champion, in a first-to-fifteen exhibition match.

In a way, there couldn’t be a better matchup than this. With his status as an underdog thanks to rocking a team of Hulk, Haggar, and Sentinel, Gonzalez has become something of a symbol, showing that Marvel is no longer just an American game. Meanwhile, with his choice of high-level teams that emphasize calculated, defensive play, as well as his penchant for mind games in and out of competition, Ramirez has garnered a reputation of being a a bit of a heel in the community.

Will Kane Blueriver’s big body team be able to slay another god, or will Filipino Champ’s craftiness and cunning overcome the South American challenger? Feel free to take part in our poll below, and be sure to tune into Winter Brawl X, scheduled for February 26-28, to catch it all live.

Source: Big E Gaming

D3v has worn many hats within the general fighting game community. The self proclaimed "Asian white boy" from the Philippines has done everything from arcade stick modification to match commentary. When not writing for Shoryuken's front page, D3v spends part of his time running tournaments in the Philippines, including the country's biggest fighting game event, Manila Cup.