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First look at Tanya in Mortal Kombat X coming on Monday, prepare for the next Kombat Kast

We recently learned that Tanya, Mortal Kombat X's next DLC character will become available on June 2nd. Today, NetherRealm announced when we'll be getting our first glimpse at the next playable fighter.

On Monday, June 1st, we can expect to see the next Kombat Kast that will focus solely on giving a rundown of Tanya.


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Mark your calenders as the broadcast will begin at 3 p.m. CDT / 1 p.m. PDT / 4 p.m. EDT.

You can check out the announcement tweet below.

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Tanya officially playable in Mortal Kombat X on June 2nd

Ed Boon, Creative Director at NeatherRealm Studios and creator of Mortal Kombat, has tweeted Tanya's official release date.

Owners of the Kombat Pack will be able to play Tanya as of June 2nd. Those who haven't purchased the Kombat Pack will have to wait another week until June 9th before she'll be available.

Tanya is the third DLC character after Goro, who was available after the game's initial release, and Jason Voorhees.

Hit the jump to see Boon's tweet.

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See Sonya's full screen grenade snipe and rare footage of Sonic Fox getting Flawless Victoried; ESL Pro League top five plays of week three

We're just one day away from the week four finals of the ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League, and so we'd like to take a moment and look back at some of the top highlights from the previous top 16.

From seemingly inescapable rush down to stylish Brutalities, week three was filled with hype moments. Though there's been a handful of players like cR|Sonic Fox that've been fairly dominant both online and offline, we're beginning to see more up and comers closing that skill gap quickly.

Here's that grenade snipe we referenced in the title, CrazySteady's Sonya lobs a bomb at just the right time to catch Reefer Blown's Scorpion's jump:


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Hit the jump to see the highlights.

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Wolfkrone's clutch finisher, NuckleDu's big victory and an incredibly back and forth Mortal Kombat X Grand Finals; Combo Breaker highlights

The second major tournament of this weekend played out within the limits of The Windy City. Combo Breaker saw a group of strong players including the likes of EG|Justin Wong, Liquid|NuckleDu, EG|Ricki Ortiz, cR|SonicFox and more take to the sticks at this Capcom Pro Tour event.

We've got a few of our favorite moments from the tourney to share with you now.

Wolfkrone's Clutch Combo

In his bout with EG|K-Brad, Wolfkrone showed a few times that his execution was not particularly on point. Those that are familiar Street Fighter 4 know that this can spell absolute disaster for C. Viper players.

In the third round of their third match, Wolfkrone narrowly escapes death and hits a big combo just when it matters most.


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Hit the jump for more Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat X action.

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MKX roundup: Jax scores 53% with one meter, Brutality combo compilation, Shinnok bug makes jumping punch hit mid, and more

Alright, folks! It's the start of a new week, and today we've got a fresh round up of Mortal Kombat X tech for you to check out.

This here batch of videos features combos for a handful of different characters, and odd bug, and more.

Also, be sure to check out the awesome Reptile combo that deals 62% damage using X-Ray.

Hit the jump to get started!

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Combo Breaker 2015 results, stream archive feat. Justin Wong, NuckleDu, Ricki Ortiz, K-Brad, CD Jr., SonicFox, Air, Arturo & more

Story updated with final results: We've updated this story with the final results for Combo Breaker 2015.

Combo Breaker 2015 is taking place this weekend, and it's got a ton of games, and a ton of competitors.

Players you can expect to take part in the event include EG|Justin Wong, Liquid|NuckleDu, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EG|K-Brad, TSC|CD Jr., cR|SonicFox, ZeRo, CCG|Air, BE|KaneBlueRiver, TS|Arturo Sanchez, EMP|KDZ, KIT|ForeverKing, REO, MOR|Rico Suave, HitBox|Tyrant, Wolfkrone, STB|Shujinkydink, EMP|DarthArma, VGP|Tom Brady, FF|ElvenShadow, Pig of the Hut, BT|Viscant, BananaKen, JRosa, TS|NerdJosh, KidViper and more.

As for games, you can expect to see Mortal Kombat X, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Killer Instinct, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Skullgirls Encore, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, King of Fighters 13, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Divekick, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Lethal League and a special mystery game tournament.

There are also a bunch of retro tournaments, featuring classic games such as Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and Vampire Savior.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Spooky, VGBootCamp, BGCallisto and Galloping Ghost Arcade. There will also be an after-hours stream, featured on EG Justin Wong's stream.

Hit the jump to partake in the action.

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Stunfest 2015 results Daigo, Momochi, Xian, Bonchan, Luffy, Ryan Hart, Infiltration, Kazunoko, GamerBee, Tokido, Fuudo, Mago, Poongko

Updated: Day 2 results have been added to this story.

Earlier: A new premiere event is upon us, and this time it's Stunfest, taking place in Rennes, France. Most of Europe's heavy hitters will be in attendance, but that's not all - there's a huge influx of Asian players looking to grab that Capcom Cup spot and the prize money for themselves.

At the event, you can expect to see MCZ|Daigo, EG|Momochi, RZR|Xian, Bonchan, MD|Luffy, FA|Ryan Hart, /r/Kappa|Infiltration, Kazunoko, AvM|GamerBee, MCZ|Tokido, RZR|Fuudo, MCZ|Mago, /r/Kappa|Poongko, D44|BAS, GL|Valmaster, IND|Pro Fluke, Gagapa, YBK|Santarouman, /r/Kappa|Ebi, Eita, RF, BX3|Veggey and more.

As for games, you can expect to see not only Ultra Street Fighter 4, but also Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Soul Calibur 5, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Capcom vs. SNK 2 and Breakers Revenge.

Ultra Street Fighter 4 will of course be streamed on CapcomFighters. The English language stream for the rest of the event is being handled by ArmsHouse.

Hit the jump to check out the action.

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Tanya to officially join the Mortal Kombat X cast in early June

Ed Boon poetically announced today via Twitter, that Tanya would be available in Mortal Kombat X very soon.

She will be the third DLC character, after Goro and Jason Voorhees, in a string of five characters that we're currently aware of. Below is the image Boon included in his tweet.


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Hit the jump to see the details in his tweet.

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Battle Arena Melbourne 7 results feat. Mango, Leffen, Armada, Perfect Legend, HeavyWeapons, ToXY, Somniac and more

Updated: Final results and stream archives have been added to this story.

Earlier: Battle Arena Melbourne 7 kicks off this weekend in Australia, running May 22-24, 2015.

Some notable players from outside the land down under are attending this event including RZR|Perfect Legend, C9|Mango, Alliance|Armada, TSM|Leffen, along with some of Australia's finest like HeavyWeapons, ToXY, DB|Somniac and more.

Brackets for most games are scheduled to be updated on CouchWarriors' Challonge page and Smash Challonge brackets are posted here.

You can find the live streams and schedules below.

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'There are only two reasons you'd ever use X-ray in tournament' - Ketchup and Mustard teach meter management in episode two of 'Casual to Competitive'

We posted episode one of Ketchup and Mustard's 'Casual to Competitive' Mortal Kombat X training series, and you guys ate it up.

We're back today with episode two, wherein the MK pros teach us the ways of meter management in MKX. They start with the basics, discussing how special moves work and how you can enhance them by using the meter that you build throughout the match.

This tutorial isn't simply for beginners, as K and M delve into some deeper theories regarding meter. As an example, one of the sub-topics they cover is the meter-costly X-ray. Though the X-ray appears to be an incredibly powerful tool at first, you can get the same 30%-40% you'd get from a combo using only a single bar of meter.

The twins also cover Stamina and when to utilize the Combo Breaker mechanic. Hit the jump to see the video.

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Demon Jax, Bane-like Torr and Kung Lao with a mask and claw? Check out this early concept art for Mortal Kombat X

We have some intriguing concept art from the development days of Mortal Kombat X.

We've had some time with the game now, and we've gotten somewhat used to the appearance of MKX's cast. It's interesting to see what might have been, and what still could be, that developers tossed around when initially creating these characters.

Take a look below at some of the early iterations of Liu Kang, D'Vorah, Cassie and others:

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'Quan Chi, in my opinion, is unchanged, just like Kung Jin; Sonya became more fair' - Perfect Legend talks Kung Lao improvements and more

Last time, we caught up with MK Tom Brady to pick his brain about the latest Mortal Kombat X patch. We also had the opportunity to speak with long-time Mortal Kombat champion RZR|Perfect Legend about Mortal Kombat X's first large update, and he had quite a bit to say.

Perfect Legend did not hesitate to give us the scoop on his Mortal Kombat main.

"Kung Lao is better. They nerfed his Cyclone from 5 frames to 7 frames, which means what he could punish on block he cant anymore."

Despite the nerf, PL feels that the fix to Kung Lao's Hat Spin and Orbiting Hat are considerable improvements. "Tempest [now] has a safe special to cancel into after a poke or string. It also allows him to properly link combos."

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Mortal Kombat creator can't 'de-confirm' more DLC characters in MKX, we may be seeing another kombat pack in the future

Mortal Kombat X is in the midst of its first Kombat Pack release -- a DLC option that grants players early access to four new fighters, costumes, and more. Although we already know that Jason Voorhees, Tanya, Tremor, and Predator are the first four downloadable characters to enter the Mortal Kombat universe, we're still left wondering if NetherRealm Studios has intentions to release even more fighters after the aforementioned characters become available.

One Twitter user asked Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon over on Twitter yesterday if he could "de-confirm" plans for another Kombat Pack in the future. He could not...

Judging by his response, there's a chance we may be seeing more DLC fighters added to Mortal Kombat X down the line. This wouldn't come as a surprise, considering that NRS first released four DLC characters in the Injustice: Gods Among Us season pack with two more fighters being added afterward.

If I had to guess which characters we'd see as DLC in Mortal Kombat X, I'd say Rain, Sindel, and Baraka have a good chance.

Check out Ed Boon's tweet below.

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ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League week 3 results ft. Shujinkydink, Sonic Fox, Pig of the Hut and more

ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League week 3 results ft. Shujinkydink, Sonic Fox, Pig of the Hut and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: Week 2 of the ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League finishes today on NetherRealm's live Twitch stream. This broadcast will feature the top 16 North American players that qualified this past weekend going head-to-head in an online, single elimination tournament.

Today's combatants will be competing for cash prizes and ranking points that will help secure a spot in the ESL Global Finals later this year. Below you will find a bracket for the week 3 top 16.


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Click for last week's results.

You can check out the live stream after the jump.

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Another stage Brutality discovered in Mortal Kombat X, beware the dead body in The Kove

Just when you thought Blanche's revenge was the final stage Brutality in Mortal Kombat X, Black Koshinomi went and found another!

This finisher can be performed in The Kove stage and involves the dead body that occasionally rises up from the tide.

According to the video's description, this one is quite simple to pull off. All you have to do is hold forward when the near the body and the Brutality will activate. There are no other stipulations to meet here.

Check out the latest Mortal Kombat X stage Brutality after the jump.

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