The Injustice 2 South African Cup (#I2CZA) final heat came to a conclusion last night as the competitors fought fiercely for their shot to make it into the Online Top 16 finals. Some hearts were shattered and others elated as they qualified for their shot at an R60k prize pool and an all expenses paid trip to play at the Vs Fighting tournament in Birmingham.
Heat 4 Breakdown
The fourth Heat was action packed, with upsets, heroics, banter and more as players tentatively took to their controllers to fight for their final placement.
On the other side of the bracket, we saw a fair share of drama and rivalry come to the fore as ZeeTheJanitor and Illidan were butting heads in their match up. The match settled at 1-1 with admin being called in to supply the much-needed fire extinguisher to the game. At the end of the match up, Illidan prevailed in a closely fought game. His efforts, however, were quickly snubbed out as Smokevengeance swiftly knocked him aside with a 2-0 victory.
Losers Bracket Semi Final
In the losers bracket, Sho_Kahn and Illidan progressed match by match until they faced one another in the Losers Bracket Semi Final. Sho Kahn was flexing his adaptability with the newly released Red Hood character while Illidan kept to his faithful Darkseid.
The first match went down to the last as both players had less than 30% bar. In a nail-biting finish, Illidan came out on top.
The loss prompted Sho_Kahn to switch to his trusty Supergirl, which had a similar result to the last as Illidan won with very little health to spare.
Losers Bracket Final
The Losers Bracket Final saw Illidan take on BazScarfo, where both fighters could boast the title of beating the number one challenger in heat four, Sho Kahn.
In the match, Illidan went with his faithful Darkseid, whereas BazScarfo decided to use Catwoman. The match swung the way of Darkseid, which prompted BazScarfo to switch to Aquaman.
The change immediately paid off as BazScarfo tied up the match. The loss shifted Illidan and pulled him away from his Darkseid to use Atrocitus instead.
Once again the shift worked for the better as Illidan managed to beat Baz Scarfo to progress to the final to face Smokevengeance.
The finale was a less than a pretty picture as Smokevengeace came out claws blazing, as his Catwoman ripped Illidan apart with a clean 2-0 victory. With no response from Illidan, the match was over almost as quickly as it began.
Once the heat four came to an end, the XP was awarded to the respective players. Players were sitting on the edge of their seat refreshing the leaderboard to see if they made it.
The players got to view exactly where they placed last night, but for everyone else here are your Top16 for the Injustice 2 South African Cup.
Only the top 4 from the Online Final will qualify for the Grand Finals where Jack Parow and Fokofpolisiekar will be playing live. The winner will walk away with the giant share of R60,000 and a trip to the VS Fighting tournament in Birmingham which takes place in August.
- 25 June 2017: Online Top 16 Finale
- 8 July 2017: LAN Grand Finals
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