ELEAGUE Injustice 2 World Championship Group B Recap

By Alex Beaven
November 6, 2017

The ELEAGUE Injustice 2 World Championship returned this weekend as group B’s contestants took to the stage to determine who would take the final two playoffs spots. Among the Injustice pros of the group was Echo Fox’s own Theo.

To begin his ELEAGUE run, Theo faced the French Flash player HAPPYPOW. Starting with Superman, Theo fought his way to a quick 1-0 lead in the best-of-5 set. Game 2 began heavily in favor of Theo, though his opponent narrowly escaped a finishing blow to earn a close win and tie the set 1-1.

Settling back in for the deciding game, Theo played safe and swiftly took a 2-1 lead. In another last-round situation, HAPPYPOW managed to tie the set 2-2 and force a game 5, where Theo remained calm and advanced with a hard-fought 3-2 victory.

Moving to the second round of the day, Theo squared off against Panda Global’s Hayatei. The first game of the set remained close throughout, but Theo fell to a 1-0 deficit as a late-round clash was unable to stop Hayatei’s pressure. Rallying back from game 1, Theo tied the set 1-1. With momentum on his side, he worked his way to a 2-1 lead.

Hyatei claimed victory in game force, forcing another decisive game 5. Though he put up a strong fight, Theo fell to the loser’s bracket as Hayatei advanced 3-2.

Down but not out, Theo’s second chance at the ELEAGUE Injustice 2 World Championship came against European player FoxyGrampa. Switching from Superman to Supergirl, Theo came in clutch with a game 1 victory to regain some momentum.

Game 2 saw Theo build off the momentum, breaking out to an early lead but FoxyGrampa stayed cool to overcome the pressure and win two consecutive games, putting Theo at a 1-2 deficit.

With his ELEAGUE spot on the line, Theo stuck with Supergirl for the potential final bout. Fighting to the final round, Theo kept the game close but eventually fell 3-1 to FoxyGrampa.

With his second loss of the day, Theo’s run ended at the ELEAGUE Injustice 2 World Championship. Finishing in 5th place, Echo Fox’s Theo still showed the crowd that he is one of the world’s current strongest Injustice 2 competitors.