Justin Wong

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Jwong
Justin Wong
Justin Wong at Stunfest 2014.jpg
Wong at Stunfest 2014
Status Active
Born (1985-11-15) November 15, 1985 (age 31)
Hometown New York City
Nationality American
Current team Echo Fox
Games Street Fighter series
Marvel vs Capcom series
Career prize money $81,676.25 [1]
Championships MvC 2: Evo 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010
MvC 3: Evo 2014, Tougeki 2012
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike 2 vs. 2 Teams: Evo 2009

Justin Wong (born November 15, 1985) is a Chinese-American professional fighting game player. His name is sometimes shortened to just Jwong. Wong has won more Evolution Championship Series titles than anyone else, including eight titles[2] with the Marvel vs. Capcom series. He is currently a member of Echo Fox.

Career[edit]

Evolution 2004[edit]

Wong was well known for a recording of a match of his in the Evolution Championship Series 2004 Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike losers bracket final where, using Chun-Li he lost to a dramatic comeback against Daigo Umehara's Ken Masters, when Daigo managed to parry every single hit of Chun-Li's super art II and landing a max damage combo. [3][4][5][6]

2009[edit]

Wong took part in GameStop's Street Fighter IV US National Tournament in 2009, which he won. After the main tournament, a set of special exhibition matches of Street Fighter IV took place in San Francisco, California, on April 18 after the actual competition ended. It featured Iyo who had recently won the Japanese National SFIV tournament, Poongko who won the Korean SFIV National Tournament, and Daigo Umehara who came by Capcom's invitation,[7] and Wong himself. Wong defeated Iyo and Poongko, but lost to Umehara who went on to win the tournament.[8][9][10] He was awarded a tournament seed at Evolution 2009 in Las Vegas.

Wong gained more fame after the footage of his matches in GameStop's competition were spread on the internet. As of July 19, 2009, the video of the match against Umehara received almost 80,000 hits on Niconico video sharing site.[11]

Evolution 2009[edit]

For winning the US GameStop tournament, Wong started his Street Fighter IV competition as a seeded player in the semi-finals on July 18, which is the second day of Evo 2009. He beat 4 opponents and had to start the next day by playing against Daigo Umehara.[12] In the third and the last day, Umehara defeated Wong and put him into the Losers Bracket, then advanced to the grand finals just to meet Wong again. In the final showdown, Wong changed his character from Abel to Balrog (boxer, called M. Bison in Japan) to counter Umehara's signature Ryu. The two fought until the last game possible, but Wong lost the competition.[13] It was this point of the tournament that had more than 23,000 users viewing the stream broadcasting.[14]

Seasons Beatings IV[edit]

Wong joined a tournament called Seasons Beatings on October 16–18 in Columbus, Ohio.[15][16] He participated in the Street Fighter IV 3 on 3 on the second day with two teammates and won 1st place. There was an exhibition match between him and Daigo Umehara which he lost by two games to ten. For Street Fighter IV Singles, Justin, who this time chose to play Fei Long, won in the Winners Bracket's final against Umehara. He later lost to Umehara after Umehara bounced back from the Loser's Bracket.[17][18]

2010[edit]

In June 2010, Wong left the competitive gaming group Empire Arcadia and signed with professional gaming organization Evil Geniuses with Martin "Marn" Phan[19] and was later joined by Ricki Ortiz.

Evolution 2010[edit]

Wong won the Marvel vs Capcom 2 tournament coming out of the loser's bracket.[20] He also placed just out of the top 8 in Super Street Fighter IV, losing to Bruce "Gamerbee" Hsiang in an exciting match.[21]

Wong also participated in the reality show WCG Ultimate Gamer.[22] He made it as far as the Gauntlet (series of semi-final elimination challenges), but was eliminated during the Forza Motorsport 3 driving challenge.

2011[edit]

PDP.com's Mortal Kombat Nationals[edit]

Wong stormed through the tournament without losing a set up until the grand finals where he won the tournament and the $10,000 1st prize using Kung Lao, playing against Floe's Ermac in the finals.

2015[edit]

In 2015, Wong was announced be participating in the Red Bull Kumite 2016 Street Fighter V invitational tournament.[23]

Tournament placings[edit]

Capcom vs SNK 2[edit]

  • Evolution (2007) - 3rd
  • Texas Showdown (2014) - 1st
  • CEO - Community Effort Orlando (2014) - 3rd

Dead or Alive 5[edit]

  • Canada Cup (2012) - 4th

Divekick[edit]

  • CEO - Community Effort Orlando (2013) - 2nd

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R[edit]

  • Toryuken 3 (2014) - 1st

Killer Instinct[edit]

  • Killer Instinct Xbox Launch Event (2013) - 1st
  • Northeast Championships XIV (2013) - 1st
  • Apex (2014) - 1st
  • Kumite in Tennessee (2014) - 1st
  • Winter Brawl 8 (2014) - 2nd
  • Final Round XVII (2014) - 1st
  • Texas Showdown (2014) - 5th
  • NorCal Regionals (2014) - 2nd
  • East Coast Throwdown (2014) - 2nd
  • Toryuken 3 (2014) - 1st
  • Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 10 (2014) - 1st
  • MLG Championship Anaheim (2014) - 1st
  • CEO - Community Effort Orlando (2014) - 1st
  • Evolution (2014) - 3rd
  • MLG San Diego Comic-Con (2014) - 1st

Marvel vs. Capcom 2[edit]

  • Evolution (2001) - 1st
  • Evolution (2002) - 1st
  • Evolution (2003) - 1st
  • Evolution (2004) - 1st
  • Evolution (2005) - 4th
  • Evolution (2006) - 1st
  • Evolution (2007) - 2nd
  • Evolution (2008) - 1st
  • Evolution (2009) - 2nd
  • Evolution (2010) - 1st
  • SoCal Regionals (2014) - 2nd
  • NorCal Regionals (2015) - 1st
  • Combo Breaker (2015) - 1st

Marvel vs Capcom 3[edit]

  • Winter Brawl 5 (2011) - 1st
  • Final Round XIV (2011) - 2nd
  • Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 7 (2011) - 1st
  • CEO - Community Effort Orlando (2011) - 2nd
  • NorCal Regionals 9 (2011) - 1st
  • Evolution (2011) - 3rd
  • Devastation (2011) - 1st
  • Seasons Beatings VI (2011) - 5th
  • Canada Cup (2011) - 2nd

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3[edit]

  • Northeast Championships XII (2011) - 4th
  • Socal Regionals (2011) - 1st
  • Winter Brawl 6 (2012) - 1st
  • Shadowloo Showdown (2012) - 3rd
  • Toryuken (2012) - 1st
  • Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 8 (2012) - 5th
  • East Coast Throwdown 4 (2012) - 2nd
  • CEO - Community Effort Orlando (2012) - 1st
  • Evolution (2012) - 7th
  • Super Battle Opera (2012) - 1st
  • Canada Cup (2012) - 2nd
  • Youmacon Battle Opera (2012) - 4th
  • SoCal Regionals (2013) - 5th
  • Winter Brawl 7 (2013) - 3rd
  • Final Round XVI (2013) - 7th
  • Texas Showdown (2013) - 2nd
  • NorCal Regionals (2013) - 4th
  • East Coast Throwdown 5 (2013) - 3rd
  • South East Asia Major (2013) - 1st
  • CEO - Community Effort Orlando (2013) - 3rd
  • Evolution (2013) - 2nd
  • Northeast Championships XIV (2013) - 2nd
  • Capcom Cup (2013) - 5th
  • APEX (2014) - 1st
  • Kumite in Tennessee (2014) - 5th
  • Winter Brawl 8 (2014) - 1st
  • SoCal Regionals (2014) - 17th
  • Final Round XVII (2014) - 5th
  • Id Global Tournament (2014) - 2nd
  • NorCal Regionals (2014) - 1st
  • Texas Showdown (2014) - 2nd
  • UGC Tournament of Champions (2014) - 1st
  • Stunfest (2014) - 1st
  • East Coast Throwdown 6 (2014) - 2nd
  • Toryuken 3 (2014) - 1st
  • Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 10 (2014) - 4th
  • CEO - Community Effort Orlando (2014) - 2nd
  • Evolution (2014) - 1st
  • Northeast Championships XV (2014) - 1st
  • Kumite in Tennessee (2015) - 1st
  • Final Round 18 (2015) - 5th
  • NorCal Regionals (2015) - 1st
  • Northwest Majors 7 (2015) - 1st
  • Texas Showdown (2015) - 3rd
  • Toryuken 4 (2015) - 1st
  • Combo Breaker (2015) - 1st
  • Evolution (2015) - 17th
  • Final Round 19 (2016) - 1st
  • NorCal Regionals (2016) - 2nd
  • CACOMP Arena Jam (2016) - 1st
  • Northwest Majors 8 (2016) - 4th
  • Canada Cup Vancouver Series (2016) - 7th
  • Combo Breaker (2016) - 4th
  • Evolution (2016) - 7th
  • Manila Cup (2016) - 1st

Mortal Kombat 9[edit]

  • PDP.com's Mortal Kombat Nationals (2011) - 1st
  • NorCal Regionals (2011) - 2nd
  • Canada Cup (2012) - 2nd
  • Toryuken (2012) - 7th
  • Youmacon Battle Opera (2012) - 2nd

Mortal Kombat X[edit]

  • Northwest Majors 7 (2015) - 5th
  • Texas Showdown (2015) - 5th
  • Toryuken 4 (2015) - 7th
  • Combo Breaker (2015) - 13th
  • Canada Cup Vancouver Series (2016) - 1st

Pokkén Tournament[edit]

  • Pokémon World Championships (2015) - 2nd
  • Pokkén Tournament Early Access Finals (2016) - 1st
  • Final Round 19 (2016) - 4th

Skullgirls[edit]

  • Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 8 (2012) - 5th
  • Shadowloo Showdown (2012)- 1st
  • East Coast Throwdown 4 (2012) - 4th
  • Toryuken (2012) - 2nd
  • Youmacon Battle Opera (2012) - 2nd
  • UGC Tournament of Champions (2014) - 7th
  • Toryuken 3 (2014) - 3rd

Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike[edit]

  • Evolution (2005) - 2nd
  • Evolution (2008) - 2nd
  • Evolution (2009) - 1st (2v2 with Issei Suzuki)
  • Shadowloo Showdown (2012) - 5th
  • Final Round XV (2012) - 1st
  • Youmacon Battle Opera (2012) - 1st
  • Street Fighter's 25th Anniversary Finals (2012) - 5th
  • Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 8 (2012) - 1st
  • Texas Showdown (2014) - 1st
  • NorCal Regionals (2014) - 1st
  • NorCal Regionals (2015) - 1st
  • Texas Showdown (2015) - 1st

Street Fighter IV[edit]

  • Northeast Championship IX (2008) - 1st
  • Final Round XII (2009) - 1st
  • GameStop National (2009) - 1st
  • GameStop International (2009) - 2nd
  • Stunfest IX (2009) - 1st
  • Devastation (2009) - 1st
  • Evolution (2009) - 2nd
  • Seasons Beatings IV (2009) - 2nd
  • Northeast Championship X (2009) - 1st
  • West Coast Warzone 2 (2010) - 1st
  • Final Round XIII (2010) - 1st

Super Street Fighter IV[edit]

  • East Coast Throwdown (2010) - 1st
  • NorCal Regionals (2010) - 1st
  • Electronic Sports World Cup (2010) - 1st
  • Evolution (2010) - 9th
  • Summer Jam 4 (2010) - 1st
  • Seasons Beatings V (2010) - 3rd
  • SoCal Regionals (2010) - 4th
  • Canada Cup (2010) - 7th
  • Northeast Championship XI (2010) - 1st
  • Winter Brawl 5 (2011) - 4th
  • Final Round XIV (2011) - 4th
  • Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 7 (2011) - 1st

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition[edit]

  • Canada Cup (2011) - 17th
  • CEO - Community Effort Orlando (2011) - 7th
  • Evolution (2011) - 13th
  • Devastation (2011) - 1st
  • Seasons Beatings VI (2011) - 7th
  • Northeast Championships XII (2011) - 2nd

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (Version 2012)[edit]

  • Winter Brawl 6 (2012) - 1st
  • Final Round XV (2012) - 2nd
  • Shadowloo Showdown (2012) - 9th
  • Toryuken (2012) - 3rd
  • Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 8 (2012) - 1st
  • East Coast Throwdown 4 (2012) - 2nd
  • Evolution (2012) - 13th
  • CEO - Community Effort Orlando (2012) - 1st
  • Street Fighter's 25th Anniversary Tour: Austin (2012) - 5th
  • Street Fighter's 25th Anniversary Tour: New York City (2012) - 4th
  • Capcom Cup Tokyo Game Show (2012) - 9th
  • Street Fighter's 25th Anniversary Tour: Los Angeles (2012) - 2nd
  • Youmacon Battle Opera (2012) - 1st
  • Season Beatings VII (2012) - 7th
  • Canada Cup (2012) - 13th
  • SoCal Regionals (2012) - 1st
  • Street Fighter's 25th Anniversary Tournament (2012) - 13th
  • SoCal Regionals (2013) - 17th
  • Winter Brawl 7 (2013) - 4th
  • Final Round XVI (2013) - 9th
  • Texas Showdown (2013) - 1st
  • East Coast Throwdown 5 (2013) - 1st
  • NorCal Regionals (2013) - 5th
  • Evolution (2013) - 13th
  • Southeast Asia Major (2013) - 5th
  • CEO - Community Effort Orlando (2013) - 5th
  • The Fall Classic (2013) - 2nd
  • Canada Cup (2013) - 9th
  • Northeast Championships XIV (2013) - 1st
  • Apex 2014 - 4th
  • Kumite in Tennessee (2014) - 1st
  • Winter Brawl 8 (2014) - 4th
  • SoCal Regionals (2014) - 9th
  • Final Round XVII (2014) - 4th
  • Id Global Tournament (2014) - 17th
  • Pax East (2014) - 1st
  • NorCal Regionals (2014) - 3rd
  • Texas Showdown (2014) - 1st
  • UGC Tournament of Champions (2014) - 1st
  • Stunfest (2014) - 2nd
  • East Coast Throwdown 6 (2014) -4th
  • Toryuken 3 (2014) - 3rd
  • Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 10 - 3rd

Ultra Street Fighter IV[edit]

  • Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 10 (2014) - 1st
  • Capcom Pro Tour E3 (2014) - 4th
  • CEO - Community Effort Orlando (2014) - 5th
  • Evolution (2014) - 17th
  • Capcom Pro Tour San Diego Comic-Con (2014) - 2nd
  • Capcom Pro Tour PAX Prime (2014) - 1st
  • Northeast Championships XV (2014) - 4th
  • Capcom Cup (2014) - 13th
  • Kumite in Tennessee (2015) - 2nd
  • SXSW Fighters Invitational (2015) - 5th
  • Final Round 18 (2015) - 33rd
  • NorCal Regionals (2015) - 5th
  • Northwest Majors 7 (2015) - 1st
  • Texas Showdown (2015) - 9th
  • Toryuken 4 (2015) - 3rd
  • Combo Breaker (2015) - 3rd
  • EGL Dallas (2015) - 9th
  • The Fall Classic (2015) - 17th
  • Defend the North (2015) - 1st
  • Canada Cup (2015) - 9th
  • Capcom Cup (2015) - 25th
  • Toryuken 5 (2016) - 1st

Street Fighter V[edit]

  • Wizard World Gaming Portland (2016) - 1st
  • Final Round 19 (2016) - 9th
  • NorCal Regionals (2016) - 3rd
  • Wizard World Gaming St. Louis (2016) - 1st
  • CACOMP Arena Jam (2016) - 1st
  • West Coast Warzone 5 (2016) - 5th
  • Red Bull Kumite (2016) - 7th
  • Northwest Majors 8 (2016) - 1st
  • DreamHack Austin (2016) - 1st
  • Canada Cup Vancouver Series (2016) - 2nd
  • Toryuken 5 (2016) - 1st
  • Combo Breaker (2016) - 1st
  • Wizard World Gaming Philadelphia (2016) - 1st
  • Wizard World Gaming Sacramento (2016) - 1st
  • CEO - Community Effort Orlando (2016) - 17th
  • Evolution (2016) - 13th
  • Wizard World Gaming Columbus (2016) - 1st
  • Furia Tica (2016) - 1st
  • Manila Cup (2016) - 1st

Street Fighter X Tekken[edit]

  • Shadowloo Showdown (2012) - 2nd
  • Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 8 (2012) - 1st
  • East Coast Throwdown 4 (2012) - 1st
  • Canada Cup (2012) - 2nd
  • Youmacon Battle Opera (2012) - 1st
  • CEO - Community Effort Orlando (2012) - 3rd
  • Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Tour: Austin (2012) - 1st
  • Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Finals (2012) - 9th
  • Winter Brawl 7 (2013) - 7th
  • Final Round XVI (2013) - 3rd
  • SoCal Regionals (2013) - 5th
  • Texas Showdown (2013) - 1st
  • NorCal Regionals (2013) - 4th
  • East Coast Throwdown V (2013) - 3rd
  • South East Asia Major (2013) - 2nd
  • CEO - Community Effort Orlando (2013) - 2nd
  • Evolution (2013) - 2nd
  • The Fall Classic (2013) - 5th
  • Northeast Championships XIV (2013) - 1st
  • Capcom Cup (2013) - 3rd
  • East Coast Throwdown 6 (2014) - 2nd

Soul Calibur V[edit]

  • Shadowloo Showdown (2012) - 4th

Tatsunoko vs Capcom[edit]

  • Evolution (2010) - 3rd

Tekken 5[edit]

  • Evolution (2006) - 4th

Tekken 7[edit]

  • Wizard World Gaming Philadelphia (2016) - 5th
  • Wizard World Gaming Sacramento (2016) - 5th

Tekken Tag Tournament 2[edit]

  • Canada Cup (2012) - 5th

The King of Fighters XIII[edit]

  • MLG Winter Championships (2012) - 7th
  • Shadowloo Showdown (2012) - 5th
  • Canada Cup (2012) - 5th
  • Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 8 (2012) - 2nd
  • Youmacon Battle Opera (2012) - 3rd
  • East Coast Throwdown 4 (2012) - 4th
  • Season’s Beatings VII (2012) - 5th
  • Texas Showdown (2013) - 7th
  • Toryuken 3 (2014) - 2nd
  • Toryuken 5 (2016) - 4th

Vampire Savior[edit]

  • Youmacon Battle Opera (2012) - 1st

References and notes[edit]

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