SonicFox wins IPS for second straight year

By Justin Duke
November 14, 2018

He did it again.

Dominique “SonicFox” McLean won the Injustice 2 Pro Series Grand Final Championship for the second straight year.

SonicFox qualified for the tournament after a 2018 filled with solid performances including 1st Place at SoCal Regionals and 3rd place at EVO. His performance throughout the year set SonicFox as the second seed in the Grand Finals tournament.

SonicFox opened the tournament with a Joker mirror match against HeeyGe0rge where he dispatched his opponent 3-1, and there was no looking back after that. After a 3-0 win against Gross, a 3-2 win over Hayatei and a 3-2 win over Rewind, SonicFox earned his spot in the Grand Final on the Winner’s side.

Rewind earned a rematch after a win in the Loser’s Final, but SonicFox took the advantage early in the Grand Final and retained the momentum he had all day on to a 3-1 win and the $40,000 prize.

The dominant performance was reminiscent of SonicFox’s run throughout all of the 2017 season and cemented his position as the only Injustice 2 Pro Series champion – thanks to back-to-back wins in 2017 and 2018.

This year’s win is especially impressive given SonicFox’s attention has been split across multiple games this year. Unlike 2017 where Injustice 2 was his primary game, he branched out to Dragon Ball FighterZ – where he’s established himself as the game’s best player – and SoulCalibur VI – where he’s had several Top 2 finishes in the game’s short lifespan.