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

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • June 7, 2016 at 2:33 p.m. PDT • Comments: 60

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.
Should Scar lose a match and his opponent perform a Fatality, Scar is required to exit the match to stop the animated sequence.

It'll be interesting to see if opponents go out of their way to add any insult to injury, knowing that Scar must police this aspect of the game while he's on stream.

Any well-versed MKXL player will inevitably take the conversation straight to inquiries about X-Ray attacks, which are mid-match sequences depicting gruesome bone breaks and organ mutilation, or Brutalities, which are essentially sudden Fatalities.

Seeing as these are part of the gameplay, there doesn't seem to be much Panda Global can realistically do to restrict these other types of MKXL death blows. Below you'll see Scar's PG welcome spot.

Sources: ESPN and Panda Global. Submission from ImaPlayThis and HighVolume.
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