SoCal Regionals 2017 Recap

By Chris Cuevo
September 27, 2017

SoCal Regionals took place this past weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center featuring Echo Fox players Justin Wong, Momochi, Saint, JDCR, and Theo competing in various games, including Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, and Injustice 2.

The Foxes were coming off a great weekend where Justin Wong and Momochi where Justin finished 3rd and Momochi finished 5th at Brooklyn Beatdown, Saint won OzHadou Nationals in Sydney, Australia, JDCR won Tekken Grand Battle in Lyon, France, and Theo placed 5th in the Injustice Pro Series Finals.

During Saturday’s festivities, Saint and JDCR advanced to the Top 8 in Tekken, and Theo advanced to the Top 8 in Injustice 2.

Meanwhile, Justin Wong and Momochi advanced to Top 16 in Street Fighter V. However, they were placed in a tough bracket. Justin faced YOUDEAL’s Yukadon in Winners Finals and defeated in a close match. In the Losers Semi-Finals, Momochi faced NL who made a name for himself defeating Momochi in another close match. Afterwards, NL went against Justin Wong and the winner advances to Top 8. Both players fought hard for a Top 8 spot, but NL came away victorious.

The last day of SoCal Regionals was a victorious day for Echo Fox in Injustice 2 and Tekken 7. Theo was first to compete, taking on the competition in Injustice 2. He fought in the Winners bracket without losing a set. From there, he defeated Noble Esports’ Dragon in the Winners Finals and again in the Grand Finals to win the championship.

In Tekken 7, JDCR and Saint took over the Winners bracket, advancing to the Winners Finals against each other. With the crowd’s favor, JDCR picked Heihachi in Game 1. However, Heihachi did not favor him as Saint’s Jack-7 took Game 1. JDCR deliberated between Heihachi and Dragunov for Game 2 and opted for Dragunov. In Game 2, the match was closer but Saint proved to dominate once again. Game 3 proved that Saint’s Jack-7 was on point and swept JDCR to advance to the Grand Finals.

JDCR’s defeat sent him to the Losers Finals against r/Kappa’s Jeondding. JDCR picked Heihachi, but Jeondding got the advantage and took Game 1. JDCR made the switch in Game 2 with Dragunov and took that game.Jeondding found a way to work around Dragunov, taking Games 3 and 4. Game 5 was closely contested. JDCR and Jeondding clashed until the last point of the set, but JDCR emerged victorious.

That led to another all with Echo Fox Grand Finals featuring JDCR and Saint. Saint picked Eddy in Game 1 but JDCR was able to overcome taking Game 1. Saint made the switch to Jack-7, who he used to defeat JDCR in the Winners Finals but JDCR had learned and adapted to Saint from the previous matchup. JDCR took the first set, setting up a winner-take-all final set.

JDCR dominated Saint from the start of the final set. Saint was unable to adapt JDCR’s offense, and JDCR swept Saint in the 2nd set of the Grand Finals taking the championship in Tekken 7.

Echo Fox came away champions in Injustice 2 and Tekken 7, solidifying their place at the top of the fighting game mountain. Stay tuned for future events where Echo Fox will continue to fight to prove they are the best in the world.