American gamer Dominique “SonicFox” McLean has earned a place in the Guinness World Records 2018 Gamer’s Edition book with four impressive eSports titles.

Now 19, he started playing videogames when he was just three years old before his professional competing career kicked off in 2011.

“I was having so much fun. I could feel the adrenaline from the tournament. I just wanted to be a part of it,” said Dominique, talking about that period of his life.


Over the past six years, SonicFox has gone on to win multiple tournaments, thousands of dollars of prize money and an impressive array of Guinness World Records titles.

The US hotshot is officially the Highest-ranked Mortal Kombat X player (ever). With a career score of 310,065 (from his best 18 tournaments), he has over 100,000 more than his nearest rival (the UK’s “Foxy Grampa”) as of 28 April 2017.

SonicFox has also won the Most Mortal Kombat X tournament victories. His tally of 20 includes three consecutive years as ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League world champion.

SonicFox (right) and his friend Patrick Kelly dressed up for the GWR Gamer's Edition photoshoot

The gamer also has the Most prize money earned by a fighting videogames player, according to e-Sportsearnings. As of 28 April 2017, he had won $306,197 (£244,149) across 51 tournaments with most of his prize money achieved on 2015’s Mortal Kombat X.

"I’ll never stop gaming for as long as I possibly can because gaming is part of my everyday life. People will call it an addiction, but it’s literally my family. I’ll keep going until I can’t anymore," – Dominique “SonicFox” McLean.

His final achievement is the Most tournament victories in Injustice: Gods Amongst Us. Often fighting as Batgirl, SonicFox has won 13 major tournaments playing the DC comics fighter, according to the fighting-game site Shoryuken.

For our Gamer’s Edition photoshoot, a bat-clad SonicFox squared up to his best pal Patrick Kelly, who was dressed up as the Injustice combatant Superman.


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