Premier Event: VSFighting 2019 Results
VSFighting 2019, held in Birmingham, UK, from July 20th through 21st, is over and Japan's RED BULL Hx|Bonchan has taken 1st place! This is Bonchan's second Premier Event win of the season with a 1st place at CEO 2019 in late June.
To earn that spot he defeated the USA's RECIPROCITY|Punk in a thrilling Grand Finals. Punk, who currently holds 1st place on the Global Leaderboard standings, was the player that put Bonchan into the Losers bracket with a 3-1 victory at Winners Finals and in Grand Finals Bonchan would get a runback.
In Grand Finals Bonchan won the first set to reset the bracket 3-1. In the second set Bonchan started strong and took a 2-0 lead but Punk clutched his way back and for a while the momentum seemed to have swung Punk's way. The final match came down to the very last round. The last hit would decide the winner and it was Bonchan who would do so, winning the second set and the event 3-2.
Punk came away with a second place finish and will remain at the top of the global standings after the event. With this win the 2019 season is officially Punk's career best. For almost any player on the planet you could have said that long ago, but in 2017 punk earned an astonishing 3,080 points! He has now broken that high score with a lot of runway in the season left to go including Evolution, the first Super Premier, just two weeks away.
Japan's YOG|Machabo came in at third place with yet another great Necalli performance. This is Machabo's third time earning third place at Premier Events so far this season. He is currently in the top 8 on the Global Leaderboard standings. He's proven he can stand against the world's best this season but can he hit that last plateau to take 1st at a Premier? There is a lot of time remaining in 2019 and we can't wait to find out. Now let's take a look at the full VSFighting 2019 results for top 48!
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VSFighting 2019 Results: Top 48
|1st||RED BULL Hx|Bonchan||Karin/Sagat||700|
|17th||CYG BST|Daigo "The Beast"||Guile||20|