Noble @Semiij wins the #WarOfTheGods LEGENDS Finale!

Today marks the end of a year and a memorable chapter in the history of the NetherRealm community.

With the LEGENDS circuit shortened to only its first Split Final, twelve established Injustice 2 competitors met in a double elimination bracket to compete for both $2,500 and the title of LEGENDS champion. These players previously competed in six weeks of Round Robin sessions to avoid being relegated from the league, and all of them qualified for the Split Final near the start of December.

Each of these players have carved out their own legacies as favorites among the NRS competitive scene, online and offline. Some found their calling with Injustice 2 whereas others had carried over their success from the Kombat Cups, a circuit we’d previously conducted in support of Mortal Kombat X.

When these titans met last night, a true War of the Gods ensued until only one remained standing.

Noble Semiij, who’d previously been crowned the Season 3 Champion of War of the Gods as well as the CEO Daytona 2018 winner, is now your reigning LEGENDS Champion!

Winner: Noble Semiij
Prizes: $700

2nd Place: Simplicity Tweedy
Prizes: $500

Prizes: $400

4th Place: BC Biohazard
Prizes: $300

5th Place: DF Grr
Prizes: $200

5th Place: BC HoneyBee
Prizes: $200

7th Place: CLN Nubcakes
Prizes: $100

7th Place: Noble Rewind
Prizes: $100

9th-12th Place Tie: Method SylverRye, Sooneo, CLN Basics and HZRDS Knicks

Many players have attained success throughout all three seasons of War of the Gods (four if you count Legends), but Semiij has undeniably stood out from the rest. From both the Kombat Cups and the entirety of War of the Gods, he has claimed victory in the greater majority of weekly brackets and has become a Season Champion on two occasions: Kombat Cup Season 2 and War of the Gods Season 3. His achievements eventually guided him to his place alongside Noble Esports, an organization for whom the Evolution 2018 winner, Noble Rewind, also plays.

Semiij fought his way into the Winner’s side of Top 8 for Legends, but ran into a roadblock: Emperor Kombat. The outcome resulted in Semiij’s entrance into the lower bracket, though it was then that his experience in playing under pressure showed its colors.

The young prodigy embarked on a climb up the mountaintop, taking out both of the Beast Coast siblings (HoneyBee and Biohazard) and winning his runback with Kombat in Loser’s Finals. These achievements earned him a confrontation with his former teammate Tweedy, who was recently signed by Simplicity Esports shortly after his departure from Noble. This match-up would set the stage for a clash of champions, as Tweedy had previously won Combo Breaker 2018 and came within inches of doing likewise for CEO 2018 only to lose the belt to Semiij.

The ensuing conflict resulted in both a bracket reset and an astounding victory in favor of Noble Semiij, who will be closing out his Injustice 2 career on a very positive note! Congratulations to him as well as to all twelve of our Legends!

The archive for the War of the Gods LEGENDS Finale is now available below for your viewing pleasure.

We mentioned earlier that this marked the end of an era. This is because that with the completion of Legends, StreamMe is officially ending its journey through the realm of NRS esports.

Since near the end of 2016, the past two years have been invested towards the continual growth of the NRS community. From the Kombat Cup to War of the Gods, we took pleasure in providing the brackets where players could leave their marks on history. We watched as players like Semiij and Rewind continually evolved through both their participation in our brackets and the Injustice 2 Pro Series, the latter of which spanned two seasons from 2017 to 2018.

As well, our community - your community - expanded rapidly over the years. We are deeply thankful for both your interest and your participation in our Mortal Kombat X and Injustice 2 events, as well as our other circuits that were hosted in support of different titles. Just like you, we harbored an enjoyment of NRS games and the storylines surrounding its community, and it was a pleasure to experience those stories alongside all of you.

We also thank those responsible for organizing the Injustice 2 Pro Series for allowing us to share in the honor of broadcasting their events through our platform as the second season. Many of the competitors that participated in the IPS had also passed through our online circuits and it was a thrill to witness the results of countless hours invested into their favorite games.

Without a doubt, 2018 has been an incredibly fulfilling year, one that we were glad to share with all of you. With a new year starting tomorrow, we wish all of our competitors the best as they prepare for the impending arrival of Mortal Kombat 11 and the continuation of their journey through esports!

Our YouTube archives will be left intact for those wishing to explore our contributions to the NRS community. You can find our YouTube page at this link.

From all of us at StreamMe, we wish our readers a Happy 2019!

JagoBlake, the author of this article, is an esports enthusiast who just so happens to have a way with words. Whenever he is not scouring the Internet in pursuit of breaking news, he's investing time into his favorite fighting games so as not to appear inadequate in the face of competition. To support his work, follow him on Twitter - @xJagoBlake.

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