WUFL MK11 DAY 2 RECAP

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Femi Famutimi
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WUFL MK11 DAY 2 RECAP
Second day is even hotter

Day 2 of the WePlay Ultimate Fighting League was on show yesterday with the last eight members of the 16-man pro player contingent. First let's check out the day's results

Results

Rewind vs DizzTT

3-2

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Rewind

3
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DizzyTT

Hayatei vs Grr

3-2

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Hayatei

3
:2
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Grr

Dragon v Biohazard

3-0

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Dragon

3
:0
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Biohazard

Tekken Master vs MK_Azerbaijan

3-0

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Tekken Master

3
:0
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MK_Azerbaijan

Grr vs Rewind

0-3

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Grr

0
:3
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Rewind

DizzyTT vs MK_Azerbaijan

1-3

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DizzyTT

1
:3
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MK_Azerbaijan

Biohazard vs Hayatei

0-3

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Biohazard

0
:3
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Hayatei

Tekken Master vs Dragon

3-2

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Tekken Master

3
:2
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Dragon

Rewind vs Biohazard

3-1

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Rewind

3
:1
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Biohazard

Hayatei vs Tekken Master

3-1

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Hayatei

3
:1
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Tekken Master

MK_Azerbaijan vs Dragon

2-3

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MK_Azerbaijan

2
:3
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Dragon

DizzyTT vs Grr

3-0

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DizzyTT

3
:0
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Grr

Dragon vs Hayatei

3-0

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Dragon

3
:0
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Hayatei

Biohazard vs DizzyTT

2-3

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Biohazard

2
:3
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DizzyTT

Tekken Master vs Rewind

3-2

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Tekken Master

3
:2
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Rewind

Grr vs MK_Azerbaijan

2-3

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Grr

2
:3
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MK_Azerbaijan

DizzyTT vs Tekken Master

1-3

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DizzyTT

1
:3
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Tekken Master

Rewind vs Dragon

1-3

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Rewind

1
:3
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Dragon

MK_Azerbaijan vs Hayatei

3-2

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MK_Azerbaijan

3
:2
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Hayatei

Grr vs Biohazard

3-2

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Grr

3
:2
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Biohazard

Dragon vs DizzyTT

3-2

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Dragon

3
:2
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DizzyTT

Tekken Master vs Grr

3-0

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Tekken Master

3
:0
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Grr

Biohazard vs MK_Azerbaijan

3-2

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Biohazard

3
:2
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MK_Azerbaijan

Hayatei vs Rewind

1-3

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Hayatei

1
:3
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Rewind

DizzyTT vs Hayatei

3-1

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DizzyTT

3
:1
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Hayatei

MK_Azerbaijan vs Rewind

3-1

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MK_Azerbaijan

3
:0
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Rewind

Grr vs Dragon

2-3

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Grr

2
:3
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Dragon

Biohazard vs Tekken Master

1-3

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Biohazard

1
:3
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Tekken Master

Only four players were able to make it through meaning that the night (or morning) ended in disappointment for some. Below are the players who made it out.

Qualifiers from group B

The stage is now set for a phenomenal play-off matchday with the top 8 now fully decided.

You can check out the standings for the group here.

Recap

Group A was a lovely group with awesome players on all fronts. But, it is difficult to argue that it was the most competitive. While SonicFox ran away with victory on the first day, Group B was a lot more sweaty. 

Cetrion specialist, Dragon, could only take 2nd spot in the group, but this was not without pain as he suffered defeat at the hands of Tekken Master and was almost made to face the ignominy of a clean sweep by MK_Azerbaijan before he pulled off a spectacular comeback to win the match.

Tekken Master was the top dog of the group, but unlike at Dragon Temple where he just bodied everyone, he was a lot more vulnerable here. So much so, that he suffered a crushing defeat against Fujin god, Hayatei

Speaking of Hayatei, this was a pretty weird tournament for him. At WePlay’s Dragon Temple, there was a feeling that he wasn’t playing at his best. This did not seem to be the case today as he was in fine form. However, such was the strength of Group B that he was unable to make it out even though he was a firm favorite to qualify for the play-offs.

In his place was MK_Azerbaijan who showed once again why he is held in such high regard. The surprise story of Dragon Temple came to WUFL as a replacement for Mr. 5000 who was unable to make it and even with such little preparation, he was such a menace. Switching quite early from Rain to Sonya, he showcased his immense talent winning some pretty important games including against Rewind, DizzyTT, and Grr.

Rewind was another of the names mentioned as a potential qualifier and he has his fast start to thank for his qualification. He won his first couple of games and his combination of Liu Kang and Johnny Cage made him a problem for all his opponents.

Grr, and DizzyTT played with heart but couldn’t make it in the end. As mentioned before, Group B was more competitive and there were so many games that got to game 5  which meant that every single match was a tight one. 

Top matches of the night

 

Tekken Master v Dragon

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Tekken Master

3
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Dragon

This was one of the matches to watch out for as it pitted two of the very best in the world against each other; a jack of all trades vs a character loyalist. Tekken Master’s Kabal is one we haven’t seen much of and it soon became clear why he went with the masked anti-hero. Due to his speedy movement, he was able to get in Dragon’s face making it almost impossible for Cetrion to zone effectively. The highlight of the match was the very first game where both players were basically down to their last pixel of health. For a full 15 seconds, both combatants looked for the win as everyone watched with bated breath. Dragon won that round and raced to a two-game lead. Unfortunately, he couldn’t hold on as Tekken Master pulled off a reverse sweep to win the game.

Biohazard v DizzyTT

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Biohazard

2
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DizzyTT

This was another of those games where one of the players won the first two games before suffering consecutive defeats to lose the match. Biohazard, who had a night to forget, really pushed Dizzy to the brink with his brutal Kano. Things looked dire for Dizzy, but he was able to adjust and using his indomitable Jacqui Briggs, he was able to run the match back and win.

MK_Azerbaijan v Rewind

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MK_Azerbaijan

3
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Rewind

Every MK_Azerbaijan match could have made my list of top matches of the night as he was just that good. His match against Rewind though takes the cake simply because of how much was riding on it. MK_Azerbaijan had played so well so far but seemed to suffer from an inability to close games out which led to comebacks at his expense. Facing Rewind, he knew that a loss meant he would probably not make it out of the group, and with how well Rewind had been doing, defeat was a distinct possibility. He went with Sonia facing off against Rewind’s Johnny Cage. It was poetic seeing this couple fight to the death, with both players opting for a more aggressive style of play. While the scoreline might point to an easy victory for MK_Azerbaijan, this was very far from the truth. MK_Azerbaijan got the win though, and you could see what it meant to him as he popped off at the end of the bout. He had done it, his qualification was sealed.

MVP of the night

If there is anything to take away from this tournament, it’s the ridiculous strength of the CIS region. Arnkratos was given little to no chance on the first day of the event, but not only did he qualify, but he had the second-best record in the group aside from SonicFox

Similarly, not many people fancied MK_Azerbaijan to make it out. Obviously, he had shown his mettle at the WePlay Dragon Temple, but this was different, right? Wrong! With barely 48 hours to prepare, MK_Azerbaijan came to Ukraine and has been a revelation. In December, he showed us the audacity of Rain, but now, he’s gone one further and has managed to make an unfancied Sonya Blade desirable. 

Every MK_Azerbaijan match was hype and the reception he has gotten has been phenomenal. We are all MK_Azerbaijan fans after that insane performance, and for that reason, he is our MVP of the night.

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