It is with great pleasure that I write this article about the wrap-up of this weekend's CEO 2017 event in Florida. This pleasure is for two reasons: firstly, it was amazing to watch the game shine this weekend. From the bottom of pools all the way to Grand Finals, this was an event rife with insanely close matches, scintillating upsets, and some of the most memorable moments of celebration we've seen in three years' time. Everyone who participated should be proud, and this is the kind of tournament that builds momentum for months to come.
But secondly, because of the story of what it took CEO's winner, Whiteboi, to get here. For those of you who may not know, Whiteboi was a standout Injustice: Gods Among Us player who found great success with his Doomsday during the peak of that game's tournament life. Throughout the life of MKX, he struggled a lot more, and generally had trouble finding his way to Sunday. And as recently as Combo Breaker 2017, he'd suffered the kind of disappointment that would saddle some players with a supreme loss of confidence.
But one of Whiteboi's great qualities is that he is not a quitter. He may suffer from periods of frustration just like everyone else; but he continues to grind it out. And I have personally watched him navigate this road from behind the scenes, with his own brand of humor and ebullient personality. In the space of two weeks' time, he made it from the brink of character crisis to the top of the Winner's podium at one of the most highly-attended Injustice events ever held. And he did it with a character that many had written off as not viable for high-level tournament play.
What happened tonight was not just good for this game; I believe it also sends an important message to our community as well. Every now and then, it's nice to have a reminder that we don't know everything; and that we still have much to learn. And it's this kind of opportunity that will keep the torch of excitement and discovery coming for weeks as we head toward EVO.
Friends, the Summer of Injustice 2 has begun -- and it couldn't be more riveting. It'll be a fascinating ride; and I'll see you all there
Injustice. Is. Back.
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Whiteboi Wins Injustice 2 at CEO 2017