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The return of an old threat: Week 3 of the North American Mortal Kombat X Pro League

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In Week 3 of the Mortal Kombat X Pro League, all eyes were set on the veterans of the season: SonicFox, UA Scar, cR_Biohazard and YOMI_Saltface. Each player was undoubtedly pushed to their limit in perhaps the most intense top eight of Season 3, yet SonicFox was crowned the king of Week 3 by eliminating one of his oldest rivals, cR_WoundCowboy, in this week's Finals.

WoundCowboy, one of the few players to earn a spot in the Season 2 Finals, made his Season 3 debut a fight to remember by closing out a sweep against fellow teammate Biohazard.

After an unbelievably close set between Saltface and Scar in Week 2 in which Scar took the win, it seemed that Saltface’s wish for a runback was granted. Saltface did not take this rematch for granted as he fought his way to a swift 2-0 lead. However, UA_Scar switched up his gameplan and with the perfect blend of patience and aggression Scar managed to close out the set 3-2 after both players were down to mere pixels of life.

In the Week 3 semi-finals, WoundCowboy showed absolute dominance over Scar by eliminating him 3-0.

The Week 3 Finals reignited the old rivalry of SonicFox and WoundCowboy. Despite their run-ins at tournaments in the past, WoundCowboy sent a strong statement by taking game one against the defending champion. However, SonicFox ended up taking the set 3-1, ultimately winning not only the weekly first place prize of $500.00 USD, but also ranking points to further secure his spot in the Season 3 Finals.

The competition grows thicker with each passing week of Season 3. Who will be next to leave their mark on the MKX Pro League? Be sure to tune into next week’s broadcast on Wednesday, April 27th at 5:00PM PDT and see for yourself!

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