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Tweedy shares Mortal Kombat 11 tier list

Another top contender in the Mortal Kombat 11 space has released a tier list for the game. This time, we are given a look at where Tweedy thinks each character on the current roster stacks up against the rest.

This Mortal Kombat tier list organizes the cast from S rank to B rank, with each fighter ordered from left to right based on their strength in-game. At the top are some usual suspects, and this list also has a couple of rankings that fans of the Kahns probably won't be all that excited to see.

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Three lower-tier Mortal Kombat 11 characters who just need a little boost to go really far

Mortal Kombat 11 has been out for almost three months now and players have a fairly good idea of which characters can and can't get the job done when it comes to consistently taking down wins. While some fighters are ridiculously strong and others seem to have no chance at all, a few are right on the edge of being competitively viable.

Rooflemonger has identified three such characters that aren't regarded as all that strong, but potentially could get the fuel they need if only they were given a few particulalr buffs.

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Defend the North returns bigger and better than ever in 2019 with over double the attendees and more experiences than ever

Since becoming a staple of the fighting game community, Defend the North has continued to grow. It reached a new high this year, posting personal bests in attendance and registration while more than doubling up last year's numbers.

Now boasting stats better than a couple of premiere events, Defend the North is larger than ever. On top of the entrants increase, DTN will be paying out winners and top eight the same day.

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We've seen what Johnny Cage's younger counterpart looks in Mortal Kombat 11 but now NetherRealm shows what he might look like for 'Mortal Kombat 69'

Mortal Kombat has been playing around with the idea of time travel and different timelines for a while now, but it became the central focus for the story and design of this year's Mortal Kombat 11.

The past trilogy of games in the franchise, MK 2011, MKX and MK11, have prominently featured Johnny Cage and his family as lead protagonists, and now after seeing him in his young form and middle-aged version in the latest title, we can now see what the actor may look like as a grandpa... if he manages to live that long.

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What fighting game news might we see at San Diego Comic Con this year?

San Diego Comic-Con 2019 is nearly upon us as the major comic convention is slated to take place this coming Thursday through Sunday. The world of comics has very much bled over into the world of gaming, and so this tends to be a fairly exciting event for the fighting game community as developers sometimes use SDCC as a platform for big reveals.

With EVO just a few weeks away, there's surely some competition when comes to deciding where to show off new goods, but we do have a few possible leads in terms of what might be coming to fighting games later this week.

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EVO 2019 is likely going to have huge announcements for the fighting game community, let's speculate about what we'll probably see

EVO 2019 is perhaps the biggest fighting game tournament of the year. It will be taking place on August 2nd through the 4th in Las Vegas.

With every year, it becomes more apparent that the companies behind our favorite fighting games are using this event to make major announcements. This year is likely to be no exception, especially if we take Mark "MarkMan" Julio's recent tweet into consideration.

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EVO 2019's final entrant numbers released, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate secures top rank

It's been a long road of twists and turns, but we're finally here. The final EVO 2019 entrant numbers have been released.

EVO tournament organizer Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar shared the final breakdown of registrants per game on Twitter last night. With registration now closed, we finally get to see how each of the tournament's main titles stacks up.

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Low Tier City 7 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Low Tier City 7 is going on this weekend in Arlington, Texas, and it's a big event with a huge amount of entrants.

Some of these entrants include Liquid|Hungrybox, C9|Mango, PG|Marss, Liquid|Dabuz, TSM|Tweek, PG|Zain, eU|Samsora, PG|Cosmos, HLC|S2J, CLG|SFAT, Rogue|Light, n0ne, WKDA|Shroomed, WBG|MVD, PG|Esam, DIG|HugS, DIG|Lucky, RCS|Fatality, Fiction, HLC|KJH and of course many more as well.

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Toryuken 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Toryuken 2019 is happening this weekend, and it's taking place in North York, Ontario.

The event will feature players such as REC|Punk, FOX|NuckleDu, Justin Wong, Rise|Smug, JB, DualKevin, TGS|ElChakotay, END|Shine, Tempo|Alex Myers, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Rise|K-Brad, Teemo, UYU|Kami, GlacialReign and many more.

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Today is the final day to register for the record-breaking EVO 2019 as organizers contemplate overhauling payout structure

EVO 2019 is shaping up to be probably the biggest year ever for the massive fighting game event dating back to the 90's, and today is the last day you can make sure you can get in on the action yourself by registering online.

Registration is set to close tonight, July 14, at 8:00 p.m. PDT, so now's your last chance to score tickets to the main event or finals day / confirm the status of your current order.

At the same time, it's appearing as though the main EVO tournament organizers are looking into updating their payout structure for the first time since 2002.

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Sonic Boom 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Sonic Boom 2019 is happening this weekend in Madrid, Spain.

This event will feature the talents of Mouz|Problem X, NVD|Phenom, RB|Luffy, CO|Dogura, NASR|BigBird, NASR|AngryBird, CYG|GamerBee, CYG|Infexious, VGIA|Shanks, Vitality|Hurricane, VGIA|VegaPatch, EnVyUS|MisterCrimson, Oplon|Noka, FNATIC|Shakz, FNATIC|Akainu, NVD|Veggey, EnVyUS|Layo and many more besides them.

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Haute Cosplay's Shang Tsung can steal our souls any day; check out the amazing work of this cosplaying duo in their Mortal Kombat 11 best

The wife and husband cosplay team of Isabelle "Haute_Cosplay" Scott and Yusuf Daza is a match clearly made in heaven, (perhaps "the Netherrealm" is more apt considering the characters) as both have worked together to pull of some stunning Mortal Kombat 11-inspired looks.

We actually saw these two in video action a few days ago, but now we've rounded up a beautiful gallery as these two show off their best Noob, (technically without Saibot) gender-bender Shang Tsung, and Skarlet.

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Someone put a gender-bender face swap filter on the Mortal Kombat 11 characters and you're not ready for Baraka

Life can't all be fun and games, and sometimes you have to ask the important questions like, "What would Shang Tsung look like as a woman?" Thanks to SHAAR and the relatively new FaceTime filter, now we know.

We're simultaneously excited and sorry to bring you this. When we first came across it there was definitely a hesitant "not all things are meant to be face-swapped" kind of feeling in our gut, (probably like the one you're feeling now). There was also a very real "we have to see, though" feeling in our hearts (probably like the one you're feeling now).

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'Too bad you...will die' visual history of Sindel shows us how the scream queen has evolved over the last 24 years

It was 24 years ago in 1995 that we caught our first glimpse of Sindel, the Edenian queen with looks and a voice that could kill... as in she literally killed people with her hair and her scream.

Since the Mortal Kombat fanbase is currently awaiting Shao Kahn's reluctant bride as a new DLC character in Mortal Kombat 11, we thought we'd help pass the time with a visual history gallery so we can see how she's evolved since Mortal Kombat 3.

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When will the next Mortal Kombat 11 DLC character launch? A look back over NetherRealm's previous practices may give us a pattern to follow

We've caught glimpses of both Nightwolf and Sindel as they'll appear in Mortal Kombat 11, but the game's fanbase still doesn't know who will be following Shang Tsung on the DLC roster and when they'll be dropping.

Rooflemonger has done a bit of research concerning NetherRealm Studios' previous DLC practices as they moved through similar motions back in the days of both Mortal Kombat X and Injustice 2. In his findings, we see something of a pattern emerge especially when it comes to the more recent Injustice 2.

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The upcoming Mortal Kombat movie will be R-rated and feature Fatalities

The upcoming Mortal Kombat movie is gearing up to bring the extreme, gory violence the video game series is known for to the big screen. Not only will the film be rated R, but it will also feature Fatalities.

Writer Greg Russo said as much yesterday on Twitter, letting fans know that they can look forward to seeing Mortal Kombat's classic finishing moves for the first time ever in a Mortal Kombat film.

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Dragon Quest's Hero needs to hurry up if he wants to be legal for EVO 2019, the major's new update deadline has been announced for next week

I'm not sure where 2019's gone off to, but somehow we're already less than one month away from the start of another EVO major where developers are now running out of time to get new content or fixes into their game before the deadline.

Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar took to Twitter today to announce that the cut off date is less than a week from now, so any new DLC characters like Dragon Quest's Hero in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate or Sindel / Nightwolf have little time left to come out if they want to have a chance at showing up on the main stage.

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