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Justin Wong wins $10k at the MK9 Nationals

3:30 AM on 05.19.2011

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Two days of intense action played out in the Pacific Ballroom at Bally’s Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Those who came out to spectate were treated to the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection in classic style arcade machines featuring the new Klassic Fight Sticks by PDP. Ed Boon & the guys from Nether Realm dropped in to check out the tournament.

Once the tournament came down to the top 16 qualifiers the room turned intense. A lot of players came out of the gate strong with Sub Zero, Kabal, Nightwolf, but it was clear that the top characters were Ermac, Cyrax and Kung Lao. There were a number of Kung Lao mirror matches throughout the event and it all led up to an impressive final match between Floe and Justin Wong. 

The whole event was streamed on G4tv.com by Team Spooky, if you missed it you can check out the whole tournament on Team Spooky’s Justin.TV channel. The winners received a prize pool of $21,000 and took home Ed Boon signed Mortal Kombat Fight Sticks. Congrats to “EG Justin Wong” for being our first MK9 National Champion. Huge thanks to G4TV, Team Spooky, Insert Coin(s), Jason Wilson, Sebastian Jennings, Ed Boon, Warner Brothers, GameStop, NetherRealm, Microsoft and the gaming community for making this event possible! (Pic by G4TV)  

The National Mortal Kombat 9 Tournament was a huge success. I want to extend a huge thanks to everyone who was involved, everyone who came out to the event and everyone who watched on the live stream. 

Top 8 Winners:

1st: $10,000 - EG Justin Wong

2nd: $4,500 - Floe

3rd: $2,500 - LI Joe

4th: $1,500 - UFO Fubarduck

5th: $750 - Perfect Legend

6th: $750 - Trophy Club

7th: $500 - Michelangelo

8th: $500 - Ike S

Top 16 Qualifiers:

Pool 1 W - Eb3n3zer L - Hugo101 Pool 2 W - EG Justin Wong L - JOP Pool 3 W - Michelangelo L - Sochettra Math Pool 4 W - LI Joe L - Big Marcus Pool 5 W - Trophy Club L - BE Rivers Pool 6 W - Perfect Legend L - Floe Pool 7 W - UFO Fubarduck L - Noobe Pool 8 W - Ike S L - MarkMan

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