A long, eventful day at Combo Breaker 2019 concluded with the first major tournament in the Mortal Kombat Pro Kompetition. The top eight players remaining in this year's Mortal Kombat 11 tournament battled it out to finish up the weekend. The story heading into the weekend, as it often is for many NetherRealm esports tournaments, was whether anyone would be able to beat Dominique "SonicFox" McLean. The answer proved to be a resounding yes, as there was no stopping Brad "Scar" Vaughn this weekend. Scar ran the table and went undefeated for the weekend, culminating with a close 3-2 Grand Finals victory over SonicFox.
Scar's Sonya Blade and SonicFox's Jacqui Briggs went back-and-forth throughout the set, with both players taking advantage of openings left by the other. SonicFox looked to be on the road to coming back to reset the bracket, but Scar was able to ward off any come-from-behind win. It was a neutral projectile that was ultimately able to stop SonicFox for good and win Combo Breaker.
While Scar ran the table, the journey was far from easy. He started off the night down 0-2 to Denom "A F0xy Grampa" Jones. With his back against the wall, he made the switch to Scorpion and won the next three games to send Grampa to the losers bracket.
For Scar, the victory comes a little more than six months after former sponsor Echo Fox released him and a slew of other fighting game players. SonicFox was among the few to be retained by the organization. Scar has since landed on his feet, signing with Endemic Sports.
This is just the beginning for the Mortal Kombat 11 Pro Kompetition. The next stop is CEO 2019 in Daytona Beach, Florida, which is set to unfold from June 28-30. Once the circuit comes to a close, Final Kombat will come back to the Chicago area, where the top players will compete for $100,000. Sign-ups are still open on the Mortal Kombat esports website, for those interested in learning more.