Justin Wong

Justin Wong - Fighting Game Player


Name:
Justin Wong
Date of Birth:
November 18, 1985
Age:
31
United States
United States
World Ranking:
#665
Country Ranking:
#125

Total Prize Money Earned:
$81,676.25 From 149 Tournaments
Alternate IDs:
EG|Justin Wong, EG|JWong, FOX|Justin Wong, Justin Wong
For Justin Wong's YouTube channel statistics and videos, see Justin Wong on Let's Play Index.

Biography

Justin Wong is an American fighting game player, currently playing Street Fighter V as a Karin main. He is well-known for his ability to comeback against seemingly impossible odds during fighting game matches, appropriately named the "Wong Factor". He is currently a part of Echo Fox's fighting game divison.

One of Justin Wong's more notable matches was at Evo 2004 during the Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Losers Bracket Final match against Daigo Umehara, where he lost to a dramatic comeback referred to as the "Daigo Parry".

In 2009, Justin not only broke the world record for longest fighting game win streak (300-0), but also took won the GameStop Street Fighter IV US National Tournament, seeding him into the semi-finals of Evo 2009. He beat 4 opponents and had to start the next day by playing against Daigo. On the third and the last day, Daigo defeated Justin and put him into the losers bracket. Justin bounced back and had his rematch with him in the grand finals. He changed his character from Abel to Balrog to counter Daigo's signature Ryu. The two fought until the last game possible, but Justin ultimately lost the competition. The grand finals was reported to have peaked at more than 23,000 users watching the match being streamed online. With the growth of the fighting game community and following the launch of Street Fighter IV, he quickly became renowned as the best Street Fighter player in the United States of America, with top placements in almost every tournament he attended.

In 2012, Justin had multiple 1st place finishes at CEO 2012, UFGT 8, Toryuken 2012, SBO 2012, and Canada Cup 2012 and second-place finishes at East Coast Throwdown IV, Winter Brawl 6, and Final Round XV, playing both Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. His win at SBO 2012 in particular made him the first American player to be crowned the champion at a Super Battle Opera (Tougeki) event.

In 2013, he continued to perform spectacularly with multiple top-3 finishes at CEO 2013, East Coast Throwdown V, Winter Brawl 7, and EVO 2013.

At the beginning of 2017, Justin left Evil Geniuses and joined Echo Fox.

In addition to his performances at fighting game events, Justin has also appeared in more mainstream media such as MTV News, the 2009 Spike TV Videogame Awards, and was a contestant in 2010 on the reality TV series WCG Ultimate Gamer. His name was entered twice into the Guinness World Records for his accomplishments at the Evolution Championship Series; one of the records was for winning the most Evolution tournaments of a single game (Marvel vs. Capcom 2) between the years of 2002 and 2010, and the other record was for winning the most Evolution tournaments of any game between the years of 2002 and 2014. Outside of his pro-gaming career, Justin Wong is a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer at nVidia.



Earnings By Year

Total ResultsOnline ResultsOffline/LAN Results
2016$16,909.211620.70%|$0.0000.00%|$16,909.211620.70%
2015$3,626.41174.44%|$0.0000.00%|$3,626.41174.44%
2014$13,846.633516.95%|$0.0000.00%|$13,846.633516.95%
2013$7,865.50179.63%|$0.0000.00%|$7,865.50179.63%
2012$7,321.50288.96%|$0.0000.00%|$7,321.50288.96%
2011$12,687.001215.53%|$0.0000.00%|$12,687.001215.53%
2010$8,000.0039.79%|$0.0000.00%|$8,000.0039.79%
2009$0.0050.00%|$0.0000.00%|$0.0050.00%
2008$2,170.0052.66%|$0.0000.00%|$2,170.0052.66%
2007$3,000.0023.67%|$0.0000.00%|$3,000.0023.67%
2006$6,250.0037.65%|$0.0000.00%|$6,250.0037.65%
2005$0.0010.00%|$0.0000.00%|$0.0010.00%
2004$0.0020.00%|$0.0000.00%|$0.0020.00%
2003$0.0010.00%|$0.0000.00%|$0.0010.00%
2002$0.0010.00%|$0.0000.00%|$0.0010.00%
2001$0.0010.00%|$0.0000.00%|$0.0010.00%

Earnings By Age

Total ResultsOnline ResultsOffline/LAN Results
30 Years Old$16,909.211620.70%|$0.0000.00%|$16,909.211620.70%
29 Years Old$3,626.41174.44%|$0.0000.00%|$3,626.41174.44%
28 Years Old$14,346.633617.57%|$0.0000.00%|$14,346.633617.57%
27 Years Old$8,940.501910.95%|$0.0000.00%|$8,940.501910.95%
26 Years Old$5,746.50257.04%|$0.0000.00%|$5,746.50257.04%
25 Years Old$12,687.001215.53%|$0.0000.00%|$12,687.001215.53%
24 Years Old$8,000.0039.79%|$0.0000.00%|$8,000.0039.79%
23 Years Old$0.0050.00%|$0.0000.00%|$0.0050.00%
22 Years Old$2,170.0052.66%|$0.0000.00%|$2,170.0052.66%
21 Years Old$3,000.0023.67%|$0.0000.00%|$3,000.0023.67%
20 Years Old$6,250.0037.65%|$0.0000.00%|$6,250.0037.65%
19 Years Old$0.0010.00%|$0.0000.00%|$0.0010.00%
18 Years Old$0.0020.00%|$0.0000.00%|$0.0020.00%
17 Years Old$0.0010.00%|$0.0000.00%|$0.0010.00%
16 Years Old$0.0010.00%|$0.0000.00%|$0.0010.00%
15 Years Old$0.0010.00%|$0.0000.00%|$0.0010.00%

Earnings By Game

Total ResultsOnline ResultsOffline/LAN Results
Capcom vs. SNK 2$1,585.2961.94%|$0.0000.00%|$1,585.2961.94%
Dead or Alive 5$0.0010.00%|$0.0000.00%|$0.0010.00%
Divekick$550.0010.67%|$0.0000.00%|$550.0010.67%
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core$0.0010.00%|$0.0000.00%|$0.0010.00%
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-$55.6110.07%|$0.0000.00%|$55.6110.07%
Killer Instinct (2013)$6,116.0087.49%|$0.0000.00%|$6,116.0087.49%
King of Fighters XIII$563.7340.69%|$0.0000.00%|$563.7340.69%
Marvel vs. Capcom 2$8,127.00139.95%|$0.0000.00%|$8,127.00139.95%
Marvel vs. Capcom 3$2,531.0053.10%|$0.0000.00%|$2,531.0053.10%
Mortal Kombat 9$10,100.00312.37%|$0.0000.00%|$10,100.00312.37%
Mortal Kombat X$84.1920.10%|$0.0000.00%|$84.1920.10%
Street Fighter Alpha 3$0.0010.00%|$0.0000.00%|$0.0010.00%
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike$2,822.51103.46%|$0.0000.00%|$2,822.51103.46%
Street Fighter IV$0.0020.00%|$0.0000.00%|$0.0020.00%
Street Fighter V$15,171.19718.57%|$0.0000.00%|$15,171.19718.57%
Street Fighter X Tekken$5,576.10166.83%|$0.0000.00%|$5,576.10166.83%
Super Street Fighter II Turbo$192.7050.24%|$0.0000.00%|$192.7050.24%
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix$300.0020.37%|$0.0000.00%|$300.0020.37%
Super Street Fighter IV$8,000.0019.79%|$0.0000.00%|$8,000.0019.79%
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition$3,383.80224.14%|$0.0000.00%|$3,383.80224.14%
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars$0.0010.00%|$0.0000.00%|$0.0010.00%
Tekken 5$750.0010.92%|$0.0000.00%|$750.0010.92%
Tekken Tag Tournament 2$0.0010.00%|$0.0000.00%|$0.0010.00%
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3$12,432.702615.22%|$0.0000.00%|$12,432.702615.22%
Ultra Street Fighter IV$3,334.4394.08%|$0.0000.00%|$3,334.4394.08%

Earnings By Team

Total ResultsOnline ResultsOffline/LAN Results
Empire Arcadia$11,420.001913.98%|$0.0000.00%|$11,420.001913.98%
Evil Geniuses$70,256.2512886.02%|$0.0000.00%|$70,256.2512886.02%
<independent>$0.0020.00%|$0.0000.00%|$0.0020.00%

Highest Prize Money Won

Top Placements

Champion
Runner-up
3rd/Semis
57 Tournaments
30 Tournaments
20 Tournaments


Other Statistics

Overall Ranking

Currently, Justin Wong is ranked #665 in highest overall earnings, and #125 in highest earnings for players from United States.


Largest Prize from a Single Tournament

The most money that Justin Wong has won from a single tournament was $10,000.00 from Mortal Kombat PDP National Tournament on May 15, 2011. His 1st place finish makes up 12.24% of his total prize money won.



References


1.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Wong
Justin Wong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Last Checked 2015-03-05 7:00:05 PM
2.http://shoryuken.com/2014/07/31/interview-egjustin-wong-on-point-storm-counterin...
Interview: EG|Justin Wong on Point Storm, Countering GG|NYChrisG, and Winning Evo – Shoryuken
Last Checked 2016-11-16 7:00:05 PM
3.http://www.eventhubs.com/players/justin-wong/
Justin Wong stats and ratings
Last Checked 2016-05-01 11:54:16 PM
4.http://www.examiner.com/article/justin-wong-joins-team-evil-geniuses
Justin Wong joins Team Evil Geniuses - Anaheim fighting game | Examiner.com
Last Checked 2015-03-05 7:00:16 PM
5.http://www.gameskinny.com/r1lsi/team-eg-justin-wong-talks-pro-fighting-games
Team EG Justin Wong Talks Pro Fighting Games | Mortal Kombat | Street Fighter IV | Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Last Checked 2016-11-16 7:13:25 PM
6.http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/03/04/from-small-change-to-sponsorships-a-story...
From Small Change to Sponsorships: A Story of Justin Wong - IGN
Last Checked 2016-11-16 7:21:04 PM
7.http://www.thescoreesports.com/news/7981
Justin Wong: 'I'm not trying to prioritize pro-gaming over my career' | theScore esports
Last Checked 2016-11-16 6:51:46 PM
8.https://pvplive.net/c/part-one-interview-with-justin-wong
Justin Wong on SFV and Preparing for EVO - PVP Live
Last Checked 2016-11-16 7:01:48 PM
9.https://twitter.com/echofoxgg/status/816714017934688256/photo/1
Echo Fox on Twitter: "We welcome our brand new FGC Foxes into 2017!
Last Checked 2017-01-04 12:49:11 PM
10.https://twitter.com/EvilGeniuses/status/815660761775099904
Evil Geniuses on Twitter: "Welcoming 2017. https://t.co/Iz3WY32vHs"
Last Checked 2017-01-04 3:34:02 PM
11.https://web.archive.org/web/20090724153434/http://www.kineda.com/daigo-wins-evo-...
Daigo Wins Evo 2009 Street Fighter IV Championship Title — Defeats Justin Wong » Kineda
Last Checked 2016-11-16 7:36:34 PM
12.https://www.eventhubs.com/news/2016/jan/27/community-should-fight-street-fighter...
'The community should fight for Street Fighter 4' - Justin Wong talks EVO with ESPN
Last Checked 2016-11-16 7:01:00 PM
13.https://www.eventhubs.com/news/2016/nov/16/justin-wong-entered-guinness-world-re...
Justin Wong entered into the Guinness World Records not once, but twice for accomplishments in the Evolution Tournament series
Last Checked 2016-11-16 7:37:59 PM
14.https://www.gamnesia.com/exclusives/justin-wong-discusses-the-life-of-a-professi...
Justin Wong Discusses the Life of a Professional Gamer (Interview)
Last Checked 2016-11-16 6:51:17 PM
15.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeoPD0s7WG0
EG | Justin Wong – "I wanted to play Karin whether she was bad or good" - YouTube
Last Checked 2016-11-16 6:50:08 PM
16.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwl-ToktWFE
Justin Wong Does a Barrel Roll at EVO 2014.. - YouTube
Last Checked 2016-11-16 6:49:18 PM