GO1 wins 2019-20 Dragon Ball FighterZ World Championship

He got a scare in the Grand Finals, but Goichi 'GO1' Kushida was able to regroup and come out on top at the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Championship.


After an incredible weekend of action, the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Finals have concluded. And for those who have followed DBFZ's competitive scene, the outcome was hardly surprising. Goichi "GO1" Kishida stands atop the mountain as the Dragon Ball FighterZ world champion, surviving a Grand Finals scare against Shoji "Fenritti" Sho and prevailing 3-2 from the winner's side.

Fenritti was on the verge of resetting the bracket, able to maintain pressure with his team of Cell, Goku (GT), and Vegeta (Super Saiyan). Goichi was able to stay standing behind Bardock and Goku (GT), along with a handful of Level 1 supers. Once match point hit, Goichi smelled blood and took total command from there, catching the Vegeta (Super Saiyan) assist coming in and keeping Cell in the corner. With Cell eliminated early, the result was academic from there and Goichi was able to wrap things up in short order.

Goichi's path to the championship included Last Chance Qualifier winner Tachikawa Toru and Jon "dekillsage" Coello before reaching Fenritti in the Grand Finals. The most surprising development across Goichi's trek through the DBFZ field is that he didn't encounter rival Dominique "SonicFox" McLean. SonicFox entered the weekend as one of the heavy favorites, but shockingly dropped his first two games to cement his elimination in the round robin pools, ending the dream of an EVO Grand Finals rematch between him and Goichi.

For his Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Finals victory, Goichi walks away with $24,000. Runner-up Fenritti exits with $13,600. Up next is a break for the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour, as the game prepares to enters Season 3.

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