Singaporean Gamer Ho Kun Xian Wins Main Event at EVO 2K13
Singaporean contestant Ho Kun Xian, known by his handle “DM Mad Catz Xian,” took first place in the Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition tournament at the Evolution Championship Series 2013.
Playing as Gen, DM rocked the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in a match against Japan’s top Akuma player, Hajime “Tokido” Taniguchi, who was one out of eight finalists: Eduardo “EG PR Balrog,” Perez-Frangie, Lee “Infiltration” Seon-woo, Sako “HORI Sako” Naoto, Bruce “AVM GamerBee” Hsiang, Tatsuya “Haitani” Haitani, and Daigo Umehara.
DM also took first place in the SSFIV: AE tourney at the Community Effort Orlando 2013 effort last month, which was marred by a contestant’s alleged assault on a fellow competitive gamer and ex-girlfriend.
The victory of Job “FS EMP Clocker” Figueroa in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 against Justin Wong in the top eight winners bracket was a particular notable victory which saw Wong placed on an epic crowd-chanting comeback through the loser’s bracket.
Other wins include Philip “VxG.EMP KDZ” Atkinson who proved victorious in Injustice: Gods Among Us and Joseph “Mango” Marquez who was the winner of the Super Smash Bros. Melee tourney.