What’s up kombatants? With Evolution 2014 around the corner, I decided to start a prediction, upset and expectation post.
Injustice should be very interesting this year. The game has changed a LOT since KDZ’s cheesy victory last year (love you Phil :p)
How do we ignore last year’s champion KDZ? While Superman has been toned down a bit, he is still an extremely strong character and KDZ’s fundamental talent in all fighting games makes him a consistent threat. While we’re on the topic of Superman, you have to mention Socal’s own, Slayer. He is probably the most offensive Superman player, and unless he’s under the influence of something, his reactions are really sharp.
Two underdogs/online heroes of merit are the Commandeur brothers, Tim and Matt, aka Kaotik Honeybee and Khaotik Biohazard. Honeybee has shown everyone that he is one of the best Flash players with his top 8 finishes at ECT 2014 and Toryuken 2014. His brother, Biohazard is less known on the major scale, but on par with the best Banes like Grrr and GGA’s Max.
Let’s look at the midwest for a minute: 16Bit just had that top 8 finish at MLG Anaheim, but I haven’t really seen a lot from the rest of them on a major scale. They’ve got Max the Bane player, and a million Doomsdays. There’s Foreverking, P2W and a couple killers out there in the midwest but it seems the coasts are pretty dominant.
Doomsdays: We have to acknowledge Whiteboi for getting top 8 at MLG Anaheim, PL has a doomie, AK’s Saltface has been playing him recently, Florida’s Noobe, and there are a couple others out there that have the ability to perform.
Moving on to the west coast: Theo, who is arguably “…the best Injustice player in the world right now.” I heard trident rush was pretty good. There’s Tyrant, the best Grundy. There’s Nubcakes, an amazing batman. There’s filipinoman with Dirty Diana, Chef with his lame lantern and aquaman, and a strong player base. We have to acknowledge Ducky and Cowboy too. Two young guys that have a bright future in the community. I just like how they play the game.
Now lets see the northeast: SonicFox just won CEO, Rico is probably going to be focusing mostly on KI but is strong in everything he plays as he just got top 16 I believe in USF4 with Abel. Dartharma is making a case for the best Batman in the world, and Jupiter is undoubtedly the best Manhunter. Does REO play this game anymore?
Let’s not forget Denzell and Malik out there in Vegas, and AK killers like Pig, Harold and Glass Sword.
Who do you think will make top 8? Who’s going to win?
Personally, I think it’s going to be between two players: Jupiter and Theo. Theo’s patience and reads are unreal, while Jupiter’s spacing and creativity in gameplay separate him from the rest.
I’m totally biased here: GO EAST COAST
Comment with your top 8′s, underdogs, etc
Thanks for reading