Go1 wins Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Finals 2019/2020
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All the hype of Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 2 just came to an explosive end after EVO 2019 champion, Goichi "GO1" Kishida defeated fellow CYCLOPS athlete gaming player, Shoji "Fenritti" Sho in the Grand Finals.
The Top 8 bracket was full of exciting matchups, unexpected moments, and loads of energy. The first match of the day had the French crowd rallying behind Toru "Tachikawa" Tachikawa in his sets against GO1. The French favorite failed to win the matchup, but he did make GO1 work for it.
GO1 then went on face Jon "dekillsage" Coello in the Winners Final after the latter's dominating win against Shoji "Fenritti" Sho. The American and French crowd all flocked to dekillsage's side, rooting for his success, but he fell short to GO1's strong defensive play in the last two sets.
While GO1 advanced to the Grand Finals, dekillsage dropped to the Losers Finals, where he faced Fenritti in a rematch. This time things were very different from their previous matchup. Fenritti exhibited perfect control over Perfect Cell, taking advantage of every little opening and mistake dekillsage made. The match ended with a very convincing 3-0.
Both CYCLOPS athlete gaming players faced off in the Grand Finals, shelving their friendship and amping up their rivalry. Since January, Go1, Fenritti, and some of the other Japanese players trained for the tournament together, so it allowed them to learn each other's strengths and weaknesses. In the first game, GO1 gave Fenritti a perfect finish, but the competition was so fierce that Fenritti did the same to GO1 in the next game.
Things came very close to Fenritti resetting the bracket, but GO1 kept turning things around in the last game whenever it looked like his opponent had the upper hand. The best-of-three match ended 3-2 in favor of GO1 after a series of back-and-forth, nail-biting moments.
Besides all the storylines and great matches, the biggest highlight of the event was the audience. Even with no French player making it into the Top 8, they decided to adopt Tachikawa and made him one of their own. He, in turn, began to brandish their countries’ flag in honor of their support. The crowd cheered at every opportunity, poured their energy behind the players, and, overall, made the event one for the history books.
After claiming the title of “The strongest man in the world” for himself, GO1 received the beautiful Goku trophy and helped Bandai Namco usher in Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 3.