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Mortal Kombat X crowns its first eSports champion

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Mortal Kombat X hasn't yet launched but it already has its first champion.

Dominique McLean — who goes by the handle cR|Sonic Fox — steamrollered the field at the eSports League's Mortal Kombat X Fatal 8 tournament yesterday. Malik "MIT" Terry took second, with double-defending EVO Mortal Kombat champion Carl "Perfect Legend" White finishing third.

You can view all of the Fatal 8 here — it's nearly four hours of gameplay for Mortal Kombat X, which launches on Tuesday for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.

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Mortal Kombat X will be included in the EVO 2015 list of events, and also will be one of the professional leagues in the ESL this season.

For more on Mortal Kombat Xsee Polygon's in-depth feature on the franchise and its creator, NetherRealm Studios.

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