Justin Wong, one of the all-time top fighting game players, lost to Job “EMP Flocker” Figuerora early in the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament at EVO 2013. But that was only the start of an incredible comeback that you’ve got to see.
Here’s how Wong got kicked into the losers bracket and climbed back…
Top 8 Winners Bracket – VXP EMP Flocker vs. EG Justin Wong
Flocker’s setup of Zero, Vergil and Hawkeye turns out to be superior compared to Justin’s classic Wolverine, Storm and Akuma trio. Flocker’s 3-0 puts Justin in the losers bracket, forcing Wong to show his true powers and start his march back toward the grand finals.
Top 8 Losers Bracket – AGE Chris G vs. EG Justin Wong
This is the stunner. Wong loses the first two rounds to the insanely-good Chris G. But that’s not the end of the story. You want to see a great come-from-behind win? Sure you do…
Losers Semifinals – EG Justin Wong vs. Cloud
Cloud’s Zero causes some trouble early on in all three games, but overall Justin is able to 3-0 him by using Storm’s abilities and assist calls wisely.
Losers Finals – EG Justin Wong vs. Angelic
Even with only Akuma left in game #2 and only Akuma and Storm left in game #5 against Angelic’s full team (Wolverine, Dormammu, Shuma-Gorath), Justin is still able to K.O. him 3-1, and elevate himself to the grand finals.
Grand Finals – VXP EMP Flocker vs. EG Justin Wong
Finally, the rematch. Wong faces Flocker in the grand finals. Wong has to win two sets (a total of 6 games) in order to win the championship.
Here’s the first set:
He wins, taking it 3-2.
And here’s the second set:
Flocker gets the official win. Justin Wong walks out the people’s champ.