Street Fighter has a new world champion - and he's from the UK.
Benjamin "Problem X" Simon won Street Fighter 5 at Evo - the world's biggest fighting game tournament - defeating legendary Japanese player Hajime "Tokido" Taniguchi in grand finals.
Playing as M. Bison, Problem X beat Akuma player Tokido 3-0 after the Japanese reset the bracket (Evo is a double elimination tournament).
It marks the first time a British player has won the main Street Fighter Evo tournament, and it's the first time a British player has won any tournament at Evo since Ryan Hart won Tekken 5 back in 2008.
After his on-stage victory, a clearly stunned Problem X was congratulated by a raft of British fighting game pros, including Hart, F-Word and Logan Sama.
I just won EVO 2018!!!!!! OMG Words can not explain my happiness.Thank you @mousesports thanks you everyone who supports me. Great games to everyone I played. UK and EUROPE have the championship this year. SHADOWLOO RISES π with some vroom vroom. #Hardwork— Benjamin (@MrProblemX) August 6, 2018
Here's the Street Fighter top eight:
Elsewhere, Dominique "SonicFox" McLean won the Dragon Ball FighterZ tournament, defeating long-standing rival Goichi "GO1" Kishida in a reset grand final.
The standout performance at the entertaining Tekken 7 tournament was by US player Lil Majin, who, using King, battled his way to third place. It's the best result for a western Tekken 7 player at Evo ever. In grand finals, South Korean Sun-woong "LowHigh" Youn defeated countryman Byung-moon "Qudans" Son.
LowHigh is your #EVO2018 #TEKKEN7 Champion! What an ending!— EVO (@EVO) August 5, 2018
1 π°π· @TekkenLowhigh
2 π°π· @qudans1987
3 πΊπΈ @lil_majin
4 π°π· @TKJDCR
5 πΉπ @booknopparut
5 π°π· @rangchu123
7 π―π΅ @0_wws
7 π―π΅ @TLaionsan
Congratulations to all the competitors!https://t.co/pRm0CRLp4y pic.twitter.com/wYgXhcJzbd
For the Evo results in full, head over to EventHubs.