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$50,000 bonus grows Mortal Kombat X EVO pot, more MKX news possibly on the way

Though we're sure NetherRealm Studios is more than a little busy developing Injustice 2, they haven't shelved development for Mortal Kombat X just yet.

Plenty of community members have been speculating as to whether the announcement of the company's newest endeavor would mean we've seen the last of MKX kontent, but Creative Director, Ed Boon, posted the following to his Twitter:

For those who didn't notice the first time though, Boon spells out "EVO" with the seemingly randomly capitalized letters. The Las Vegas mega tourney is now less than a month away, and you can bet we'll have our eyes glued to the Mortal Kombat X finals stream in anticipation for this announcement.

Later the same day, Boon announced that WB Games and NRS would be adding a $50,000 pot bonus for MKX at EVO. We're not sure if this is the "cool news" he was referring to, or if we should be on the look out for more come EVO.

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Super Smash Bros. 4 beats Street Fighter 5 for top spot by nearly 100 entrants; CEO 2016's final registration numbers

CEO 2016, the next stop on the Capcom Pro Tour, is taking place this weekend in Orlando, Florida. Some of the best players on the tournament scene today will undoubtedly be competing at this premier event, especially with another coveted Capcom Cup spot on the line.

The tournament's organizer, Alex Jebailey, recently took to Twitter to share the final registration numbers per game, and the turnout looks great.

What's most interesting about these numbers, though, is the fact that Street Fighter 5 -- one of, if not, the most popular game in the fighting game community -- didn't receive the most entrants this time around. Instead, Super Smash Bros. 4 takes top honors, beating Capcom's latest fighter by 82 registrants.

Jebailey notes that 60% of this year's entrants are first-timers to CEO.

To see how many players each game pulled in, be sure to hit the jump.

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Apex 2016 results feat. Mew2King, K-Brad, Dabuz, Nietono, Yipes

Updated with final results: Final results for Apex 2016 have been added into this story.

Day 1 of Apex 2016 has officially kicked off and is streaming live from Somerset, New Jersey.

This weekend will be host to some killer Super Smash Bros. action featuring all four games in the franchise, as well as a handful of other games. We'll be seeing Street Fighter 5, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat X, and Pokken Tournament at the event as well.

Players such as MVG|Mew2King, Dabuz, DNG|Nietono, CLG|VoiD, 6WX, C3P0, IFC Yipes, and many others are expected to be in attendance. You can find brackets for Super Smash Bros. over on Smash.gg to keep up with the action.

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DreamHack Summer 2016 results feat. Momochi, Tokido, Fuudo, Mago, Phenom

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, DreamHack Summer 2016 is taking place in Jönköping, Sweden and it's a Premier event for the Capcom Pro Tour.

It's not all about Street Fighter 5, though. You'll also get to see high-level action in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat X and Pokkén Tournament.

Players expected to attend include EG|Momochi, Tokido, RZR|Fuudo, Mago, BX3|Phenom, TSM|Leffen, MJS|Haitani, RB|Luffy, Twitch|Daigo, RZR|Xian, MOV, mYi|Ice, RSD|CharmingRogue, F2K|Popi, DMG|Itabashi Zangief, FA|Ryan Hart, BX3|Duppsko, BX3|Veggey, Reiketsu, Brick, ON|BubblanAB7, Chino, SaltyKid, ECV|Emersion, Atrosh, Dysfori, Bashfest and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Capcom Fighters, NetherRealm, DreamHack Smash and Pokkén Tournament EU.

Hit the jump to check out the full action.

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Ed Boon tweets about Killer Instinct crossing over with Mortal Kombat, says the game would have to be XBOX exclusive

NetherRealm Studios director Ed Boon enjoys using his Twitter account to rile up fans with hints and teasers. Yesterday he struck again, leaving some fans speculating whether or not Mortal Kombat will end up getting the crossover treatment again.

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Moscow Fighting Arena 2016 results ft. Xian, Problem X, Cuongster, Will2Pac

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we're having some top fighting game action from a place we haven't seen much of as far as sponsored events go, namely Moscow, Russia.

This tournament is a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event for Street Fighter 5, but will also feature tournaments for Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, Aquapazza, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend and Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late.

Players expected to attend include RZR|Xian, PxP|Problem X, Melty|Cuongster, Melty|Will2Pac, BX3|Veggey, UM|RMZ and many more.

Streaming is being done on Fighting RU, Fighting RU 1 and Fighting RU 2.

Check out the full action after the jump.

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ESL MKX Pro League Season 3 results ft. SonicFox, A Foxy Grampa, Scar, Dragon

Update: This story has been updated with final results.
The third season of ESL's Mortal Kombat X Pro League is about to end, with the finals occuring today.

This event has many of the fiercest competitors in the game present, and qualified players are cR|SonicFox, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, PG|Scar, cR|Dragon, Orbit|Hayatei, PND|Madzin, Perfect Legend, Sakron, VDV|St9rm, Noble|BeyondToxin, Noble|Raptor, VDV|Boki, IrishMantis, Jupe, Crathen, and BEN|HeeyGeorge.

It's also been confirmed that we'll be getting our first look at Injustice 2 gameplay at these ESL finals.

Streaming will be done via the NetherRealm Twitch channel.

Check out the full action below.

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Update: Panda Global retracts 'No Fatalities' clause for their new Mortal Kombat XL rep: Scar

Update: Panda Global has officially retracted their clause banning Scar from performing Fatalities in tournament. Below you'll see their recent Tweet informing the public of their decision:

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Earlier: Brad "Scar" Vaughn has officially become PG|Scar as Panda Global announced this afternoon that they struck a signing deal with the top Mortal Kombat XL player.

Scar is joining the likes of players like PG|Filipino Champ, PG|Wobbles and PG|Plup on the Panda Gaming roster. Unlike Street Fighter or Super Smash Bros., Mortal Kombat is a franchise known for its over the top blood and gore, specifically in its Fatality finishing moves.

It seems Panda Global wants to keep things closer to a "PG" rating, as they've included a contract clause that bans Scar from performing these gruesome finishers. That's not all, however.

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EVO's Sunday finals game order revealed, Super Smash Bros. Wii U hits over 2,000 entrants

This year's EVO is shaping up to be yet another massive fighting game event.

Last week, we learned that its Super Smash Bros. Wii U event is set to be the largest Super Smash Bros. event we've seen so far. Earlier today, the official EVO Twitter account gave us a better idea of what the numbers are looking like.

From what we've heard so far, Street Fighter 5 has already surpassed over 4,000 entrants this year, and games such as Super Smash Bros. Melee and Pokken Tournament have hit over 1,000 entrants each.

But the excitement doesn't stop there. EVO tournament organizer Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar has also shared the Sunday finals game order, and you can check it out after the jump.

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Megan Fox wants to play Kitana in the next Mortal Kombat movie

Megan Fox, star of the modern Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie series, is a Mortal Kombat fan. A couple of years back, we saw her play Mortal Kombat 9 in a MTV news interview, and she recently brought up the classic fighting game franchise again in a recent discussion with CinePop.

Talking about the new TMNT film, Fox was asked if there were any super heroes in particular that she'd enjoy playing on the big screen. Though she didn't quite have an answer for that, she did have a video game role at the ready.

"I've thought of Kitana from Mortal Kombat, if they ever make that movie again. I always loved her with the blades and the fans." Not long ago, we learned that Saw director James Wan was brought on board to direct a Mortal Kombat remake. Now that he's currently in the midst of making the new Aquaman film, however, it might be a while before we hear anything on the MK front.

It's always a treat seeing big-time stars mentioning our beloved fighting game series in the limelight. Especially when it comes in the form of a real-life Hadouken.

You can check out the interview with Megan Fox below. She talks about her desire to play Kitana at around the 2:17 mark.

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Mortal Kombat X is getting their very own line of beer

We're not sure the exact release date yet, but Sound Brewery will soon be releasing their Mortal Kombat X-inspired series of beer.

Now we'll all be able to get our Bo-rai-cho on with three distinct flavors in Scorpion's Imperial Stout, Sub-Zero's IPA and Raiden's Imperial Saison. You'll see the three bottle designs in the image below:

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You can bet we'll be trying all three of these MKX brews out, and we'll let you know just how good they are once we do.

Source: Beer Pulse.

Lost limbs disable buttons, fart flamethrower finishers, and more ridiculousness - Hardcore Gaming's Mortal Kombat klones list will have you in tears

Way back in 1992, whether we were ready for it or not, Mortal Kombat broke into the scene as an alternative to Street Fighter 2. Adding a bit of blood sport into a fresh way for gamers to compete with one another led to a spark of popularity so strong that it birthed ESRB ratings.

Much like the way Mortal Kombat was born as a bit of a spin on Street Fighter 2's popularity, many developers tried their hand at adding a bit of "edge" to their fighting games. The goofiness that ensued through the years is nothing short of, well... klassic.

Hardcore Gaming 101 has compiled a list of these "kombat klones," some of which you can check after the jump.

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Combo Breaker 2016 results ft Justin Wong, SonicFox, Filipino Champ, Ricki Ortiz

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

One of the three Capcom Pro Tour ranking events taking place this weekend is Combo Breaker in Chicago, Illinois.

It's not just a Street Fighter 5 event, of course. Other games being played in tournament include Mortal Kombat X, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Vampire Savior, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Killer Instinct, Tekken 7, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, King of Fighters 13, Ultra Street Fighter 4 as well as the famous Mystery Game Tournament.

Players attending include EG|Justin Wong, cR|SonicFox, PG|Filipino Champ, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Rico Suave, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, cR|HoneyBee, YP|Filipinoman, EG|K-Brad, PG|Esam, PG|MarlinPie, PG|RayRay, UA|Bass, FF|ElvenShadow, UA|CD Jr., Circa|Anakin, D-Link|LordKnight, Hotashi, F3|Alucard, Perfect Legend, CT|The Moon, DJ Nintendo, Foo, TS|Arturo Sanchez, cR|Biohazard, KidViper, TXrd|FaultyDefense, UA|Noel Brown, GoldenBoyNeo, YOMI|Tyrant, WFX|801 Strider, DL|FourWude, Flux, DOT|Danke, TS|NerdJosh, Fubarduck, BIFU|Coach Steve and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Spooky, BGCallisto, VGBootCamp, Tekken and Event Horizon.

Hit the jump to check out the action in full.

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Toryuken 5 results ft. Justin Wong, Julio, Filipino Champ, PR Balrog

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Canada doesn't just have Super Smash Bros. action this weekend, but there's also a bunch of other games being played at the very same venue for Toryuken 5.

At this event, you can expect to see Street Fighter 5 (with Capcom Pro Tour points on the line), Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Mortaal Kombat X, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Pokkén Tournament, King of Fighters 13, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, Super Street Fighter 2 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

Players attending include EG|Justin Wong, FOX|Julio, PG|Filipino Champ, EG|PR Balrog, cR|HoneyBee, PG|RayRay, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EG|K-Brad, PG|MarlinPie, Flux, cR|Biohazard, YOMI|Dieminion, D-Link|LordKnight, TS|Arturo Sanchez, UA|Noel Brown, PAG|CrazyJoe, Chi-Rithy, OCV|Riceata and more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Toronto Top Tiers and Toronto Top Tiers 2.

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Lima Salty 3 Capcom Pro Tour event results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Another Capcom Pro Tour event is going on this weekend, and this one is in Lima, Peru.

This event has points up for grabs, so you can expect hungry hopefuls to gather and battle it out in Street Fighter 5. There will also be Mortal Kombat X and Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator played at the event.

Streaming is being handled by The Backyard Peru.

Hit the jump to follow the event.

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