Singapore top SSFIV player wins main event of EVO 2k13

DM Mad Catz's Ho Kun Xian fights against Japanese, Korean, and American top players to earn first place in Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition.

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Update: The original article previously listed Eduardo "PR Balrog" Perez-Frangie's under the Mad Catz brand when it should have been Evil Geniuses. The article has been amended to reflect the change.

The small island of Singapore can now add Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition to its list of eSports game achievements.

Singapore's own DM Mad Catz Xian brings home the gold. (image credit: SRK and Evo2k13)
Singapore's own DM Mad Catz Xian brings home the gold. (image credit: SRK and Evo2k13)

Singaporean tournament player Ho Kun Xian (who goes by the game handle "DM Mad Catz Xian") won and took first place in the SSFIV: AE tournament at the Evolution Championship Series 2013 (EVO 2k13) tournament held at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Nevada.

Using his main character Gen, he fought against Japan's top Akuma player, Hajime "Tokido" Taniguchi. The remaining players in the top eight finals included Eduardo "EG PR Balrog" Perez-Frangie, Lee "Infiltration" Seon-woo, Sako "HORI Sako" Naoto, Bruce "AVM GamerBee" Hsiang, Tatsuya "Haitani" Haitani, and Daigo Umehara.

Other notable victories included Job "FS EMP Clocker" Figueroa, who won first place in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 against Justin Wong; Philip "VxG.EMP KDZ" Atkinson, who was triumphant in Injustice: Gods Among Us; and Joseph "Mango" Marquez, who was the winner in the Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament.

Xian was also the winner of the SSFIV: AE tournament in the Community Effort Orlando 2013 event held last month. Check out GameSpot for more EVO 2k13 coverage.

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