Sweeping one of the best of 5 finals 3-0, gamers NAKAT and VoiD have upset the expectations of everybody by profitable MultiVersus’ first large match at EVO 2022. Why was it such an upset? The duo did so by using characters which might be off-meta, ones hardly ever listed as high-tier on widespread character rankings.
Six of the groups within the prime eight had Velma, whereas three had Bugs Bunny. Everybody agreed that it was one of many prime combos obtainable, with statistics saying that Bugs was far and away a favorite among the top competitors in the game. (opens in new tab) Velma is the perfect assist, with heat-seeking phrase bubbles and a megaphone assault with near-unlimited vary. Bugs, in the meantime, has very good zoning to edge out opponents.
NAKAT and VoiD knew that, as their grand finals opponents RoseJ and mirrorman had knocked them down into the losers’ bracket in a 1-3 spherical earlier that day. “I am not shocked,” mentioned mirrorman in a little bit of (to be clear, friendly (opens in new tab)) smack discuss after the spherical.
“It is easy to say that while you principal Bugs and Velma. Don’t fret, runback incoming,” tweeted (opens in new tab) NAKAT in response.
NAKAT and VoiD introduced Tom and Jerry and Marvel Girl to each matchups. Tom and Jerry are good, projectile machines that excel as assist in group fight. Marvel Girl might be slept on, a personality who makes her group sturdy and has a robust assault set, however whose assaults execute sluggish, requiring professional-level spacing and timing to play.
“That is my finest pal … Simply being on this stage with him is sufficient. However, I am able to cease the Bugs/Velma meta,” mentioned Nakat in an interview simply after profitable their finals within the Loser’s bracket. He’d identified—he posted a doubles tier checklist to his YouTube only a week in the past saying Bugs and Velma had been prime tier characters.
The match is a superb instance of how in esports, the metagame earlier than a match is not at all times the metagame as soon as execs begin to flex their abilities. NAKAT and VoiD will win $5,000 every, splitting the $10k grand prize.
“This group didn’t come to simply play, they got here to slay a meta,” mentioned interviewer Sharpie.
YOUR MULTIVERSUS #EVO2022 CHAMPIONS!!👑 @darknakat & @gsmVoiD 👑 pic.twitter.com/SFm8za72QVAugust 7, 2022
For his or her half, Nakat and VoiD had been in a fairly good temper about it. Each gamers are infamous veterans of the aggressive Tremendous Smash Brothers scene, each on their very own and as a duo, the place they virtually by no means place out of the highest 10 of any given match. For now, no less than, they’re one of the best duo that MultiVersus has to supply. RoseJ and mirrorman are relative newcomers to the preventing recreation match scene.
HOLY SHIT WE WON!!!! ME AND @darknakat ARE YOUR EVO 2022 MULTIVERSUS CHAMPIONS!!!! pic.twitter.com/CBVJK75dLRAugust 7, 2022
In different information from EVO, MultiVersus (opens in new tab) is getting a singleplayer and cooperative Classic Arcade Mode in Season 1 (opens in new tab), which does not have a launch date after the latest delay.
Anyway, congratulations NAKAT and VoiD, your EVO 2022 MultiVersus champions. Critical swagger on this official image.