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Injustice 2 SA Cup | Interview with Smokevengeance

The final heat of the Injustice 2 South Africa Cup is set to get underway this Sunday, as players from across the country fight for their last opportunity to qualify for the top 16 online finales.

Today we caught up with Jody “Smokevengeance” Paulse, who has managed to fight his way from 16th place in the first heat to take the number three seed going into the final heat on the ACGL Injustice 2 South African leaderboard.

He has a great opportunity to grab part of the R60k in prize money and the much-desired opportunity to compete at the finals of VS Fighting in Birmingham.

Here is what he had to say going into the last heat:

How do you think the tournament is shaping up? What are your thoughts on the event thus far?

“The tournament has turned out pretty good thus far and I’m so hyped for the next heat, it couldn’t have been any more hype than this.”

How are you feeling about your progress in the event? 

“I think I’ve prepared myself well since the first week where I got knocked out early and I’ve just been focusing on how to get around zoning and keeping my patience, even when things don’t look to be in my favour.”

How are you feeling going into heat 4? What will you be focusing on?

“I’m going in very confident and being third seed has its perks but I’m looking to become the second seed.”

Thoughts on Red Hood? Do you think he is a potential game changer for heat 4?

“Red Hood was designed so well and all his animations are so good , I think he’s a good character and he’s going to be added to my bat family. He’s going to be a game changer but not in the 4th heat. Sho-Kahn will probably troll the last heat with him because even if I win this heat he’d still beat me by 20 XP.”

What players are you keeping an eye on going forward?

“The players I am keeping an eye on is Sho-kahn, Parasurama, rtkay123 and Draeca.”

Any final words for your opposition going into heat 4?

“I am vengeance.”

Watch and listen to Smokevengeance in the Injustice 2 South Africa Cup Heat 3 Losers Bracket final.

Watch more from the Injustice 2 SA Cup heat 3:


The full Injustice 2 South African Cup schedule is as follows:

  • 18 June 2017: Online Tournament Heat 4
    [Registrations close 17 June at 14:00]
  • 25 June 2017: Online Top 16 Finale
    [Invite Only]
  • 8 July 2017: LAN Grand Finals

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