Justin Wong proves he’s still the ‘Marvel vs. Capcom’ king by winning a $10k match

By Kyle Campbell (GLHF)

They say if you come at the king, you best not miss — which is precisely what Butra “Roundhouse” Soinak learned while facing off against Justin “Jwong” Wong  in Marvel vs. Capcom 2.

Soinak challenged Wong, the nine-time Evolution Champion, to what’s referred to as a “money match” where $10,000 was on the line. Both players put $5,000 of their own money on the line, and whoever got to 15 wins first took home the cash.

Well, despite some intense opening matches from Soinak, Wong went on to utterly dominate the challenger, Kotaku  reported Tuesday. By the time it was all over, Wong was up 15-5 rounds. He even went on a 9-round winning streak.

“It wasn’t even all that fun to watch,” Ian Walker, staff writer at Kotaku, said. “Wong, as he’s done for the last 20 years, simply bided his time in every game with his impeccable Storm movement, doing just enough to deplete [Soinak’s] life bars in small bursts and keep his own team safe from retaliation.”

Wong even had a little fun teasing Soinak afterwards.

Wong walking off with Soinak’s $5,000 isn’t all that surprising, though. While Soinak is a wildly talented player, Wong has won countless Marvel vs. Capcom 2 tournaments over the two decades that he’s played. 

Will they rematch? Wong is certainly ready for it.

You can check out the series of matches between Soinak and Wong here. However, you will have to subscribe to Soinak’s Twitch channel to see it.

Written by Kyle Campbell on behalf of GLHF


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