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SonicFox American electronic sports player

American electronic sports player
SonicFox
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Intro American electronic sports player
A.K.A. Dominique McLean, SonicFox5000
Is Pro gamer
From United States of America
Type Gaming
Gender male
Birth 2 March 1998, Townsend, USA
Age: 22 years
Star sign PiscesPisces
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Biography

Dominique McLean (born March 2, 1998), better known by their alias SonicFox, is an American professional esports player of several fighting games. They are recognized for their versatility to pick up a new game or character and master it for professional play relatively quickly. They have won five Evolution Championship Series (EVO) events, among other tournament wins, and they are the highest paid fighting game esports player in the world as of August 4, 2019, with over $600,000 in earnings. They were named Esports Player of the Year at The Game Awards 2018 and included in Forbes's 2020 "30 Under 30" for Games.

McLean is openly bisexual and non-binary as well as a furry. They are known to often participate in fighting game tournaments in the fursuit of their fursona, a blue-and-white anthropomorphic fox.

Career

McLean's older brother, Christian, got McLean interested in fighting video games when McLean was three years old. Over the next several years, while McLean continued to play games, they came into the furry fandom around the age of ten or eleven, and developed the "SonicFox" character.

Around 2011, McLean was playing in non-competitive online Mortal Kombat games, and their online friends encouraged them to try their skills at an offline Mortal Kombat tournament. While McLean only came in ninth at the event, they were enthralled with the competitive atmosphere, and they have continued to participate in various fighting game championships.

SonicFox achieved a 6–0 victory at the Injustice: Gods Among Us tournament at Evo 2014. News.com.au reported in December 2015 that McLean had not lost a single tournament in the previous 18 months, and that they earned $150,000 USD within the span of two weeks by winning Mortal Kombat tournaments.

McLean was named the "Esports Player of the Year" at The Game Awards 2018 ceremony, earning media attention for their acceptance speech. Forbes included McLean on their 2020 "30 Under 30" in the Games category.

Personal life

McLean was born and raised in Townsend, Delaware. As of 2018, McLean is a student at the New York Institute of Technology.

In September 2019, McLean came out on Twitter as a non-binary man. McLean publicly uses singular they pronouns.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 13 Feb 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://twitter.com/SonicFox5000/status/1172599817882783745
https://www.esportsearnings.com/players/fighting-game-players
https://twitter.com/SonicFox5000/status/1168910673168031747
https://kotaku.com/meet-sonicfox-the-queer-furry-whos-destroying-everyone-1829716953
https://www.bet.com/news/sports/2017/09/15/meet-the-guy-who-has-your-dream-job-sonicfox.html
https://www.dailydot.com/parsec/dominique-sonic-fox-mclean-20-under-20/
https://www.redbull.com/se-en/evo-2014-highlights
https://www.news.com.au/technology/home-entertainment/gaming/dominique-sonic-fox-mclean-made-150000-in-two-weeks-playing-mortal-kombat/news-story/9e0b8b36a3279e773c4062e2941e86b3
https://kotaku.com/sonicfox-steals-the-show-at-the-game-awards-1830927795
https://www.forbes.com/30-under-30/2020/games/
https://www.wired.com/story/all-hail-the-fox/
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