It seems like post-EVO 2017, Victor ‘Punk’ Woodley hasn’t been the same when it comes to the tournament scene. Following Defend the North 2017, the title of second place is haunting him with each competition, which has his fans asking, where’s the alpha?
Is it a curse that he’s come in second in tournaments as of late? It’s not a curse, but more self-restriction due to his lost back at EVO. It is possible that he may see himself as the runner-up until he can prove himself at next years Super Bowl of esports. No matter if he wins other tourneys, including Dreamhack Atlanta 2017, that idea of being the first North American to win EVO will be a fox that will echo in his mind, sorry for the bad Tokido reference.
But a man with nothing to lose and everything to gain is a dangerous man. Hopefully, we’ll see a more merciless, teabagging, and smiling while doing it punk, as he looks to reclaim his spot as top Street Fighter V player in the world.
His next event will be against Naoki “Nemo” Nemoto at the East Coast Throwdown in September. This can possibly be the beginning of Punk 2.0.