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Kumite in Texas 2019 results

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Kumite in Texas 2019 is happening this weekend in Arlington, Texas.

Players attending this event include Disrupt|Shadow20z, Jimmy J Tran, AXL|XCaliburBladez, MrKwiggle, BDG|NG-Obscure, PG|Speedkicks, FSD|Rikuto, Killy Delorean, Co-D|H0oDLeSs, UYU|Deoxys, Coosco, KoDee, Trungy, ElectrifiedMann, Shinblade, Lil Majin, CrazySteady, UGS|BlackMoonRisingX, DS|Shirdel, Disrupt|Joonya20z and many more.

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Thunderstruck 2019 results

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Thunderstruck 2019 is happening this weekend in Monterrey, Mexico.

Players attending this event include Rise|Smug, SB|801 Strider, EG|NYChrisG, NRG|HookGangGod, FOX|Dekillsage, BC|ApologyMan, TGS|CeroBlast, Kusanagi, AZE|Maximof, SB|DoomSnake, Supernoon, BC|LordKnight, PG|Nakkiel, ElTigre, GetGosu|Darlan, Radiance|Commander Jesse, Gama, RH|Zeromex7, SubatomicSabers and many more.

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How much is the newly discovered option select changing Mortal Kombat 11? SonicFox thinks it can make Cassie 'easily top three again'

It was just a few days ago that Noble|Raptor shared a newly-discovered option select in Mortal Kombat 11 that many have speculated could be game-breaking because of how powerful it seems to be.

While the jury is still out in many ways, examples of this tech in action continue to surface and are now starting to change the way competitors view character strength. One such example sees FOX|SonicFox responding to some new Cassie Cage offense, deeming her "easily top three again" in the hands of a player who has mastered the option select.

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These Mortal Kombat head shots from Nick Huddleston are as creepy as they are beautiful

We're excited to bring you some Mortal Kombat art from the talented Nick Huddleston as we check out some up-close and often bloody headshots of some of the franchise's most recognizable fighters.

Though these certainly have a cartoon feel about them, the intensity of the expressions and the tasteful smattering of blood in many give these pieces a very tangible creepy component that we just can't shake.

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New option select with the potential to break the game has been discovered for Mortal Kombat 11

A new option select has been discovered in Mortal Kombat 11. Some appear to believe that this new tech has the potential to break and reshape the meta of the game.

Essentially, this makes it so that a basic combo string will either stay safe against a blocking opponent or complete its sequence of attacks with successful hits. This can happen without requiring any reaction on the part of the player.

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Who are the fastest and slowest walkers in Mortal Kombat 11? Rooflemonger provides the breakdown for character movement speeds

A high level competitor would probably insist on the importance of mobility in a fighting game. A character's ability to maneuver in and out quickly often has a direct effect on their ability to play footsies.

Forward and backwards walk speeds for fighters vary by quite a bit in Mortal Kombat 11. Rooflemonger recently uploaded a video that provided a breakdown of the overall speeds of every character in the game.

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Rooflemonger drops new tier list after latest changes to Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 has seen another series of changes hit the game. After the patch, who got nerfed and who got buffed?

Rooflemonger put together a new list based on the changes to the game. He goes through the entire cast to rank all the fighters. Will the tiers drastically change?

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Treta Championship Series 2019 results

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Treta Championship Series is an event taking place this weekend in Curitiba, Brazil.

Some of the notable players participating include Keoma, Shodown|HKDash, Brolynho, Dark, GetGosu|Darlan, HDG|Younghou, Arthuro-Ray, Shodown|Chuchu, The Griffon Mask, TUQ|Zenith, though there are of course many more as well.

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Ken and Palutena were popular picks for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate while Geras and Liu Kang caused major impacts for Mortal Kombat 11 at DH Montreal

DreamHack Montreal 2019 has already concluded for the weekend. The two games with the most entrants at this particular event was Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Mortal Kombat 11.

While Super Smash Bros. Ultimate had nearly 400 competing, Mortal Kombat 11 had around 100. As a result, we have top 32 character usage stats for both titles.

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DreamHack Montreal 2019 results

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This weekend, DreamHack Montreal will be happening in... well, Montreal, Canada.

Players attending include FOX|SonicFox, Liquid|Hungrybox, UYU|Rewind, PG|Marss, OGN|JDCR, BC|Dragon, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, PG|Esam, Aspire|Tweedy, DizzyTT, END|Scar, PG|Hayatei, BC|HoneyBee, BC|Biohazard, EMG|Blacktwins13, EMG|Moky, LZR|SuperGirlKels, DIG|HugS, EMG|Hax$, Noble|Semiij, DF|Grr, PG|Speedkicks, UYU|Deoxys and more.

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Free the Kahns and also Jade — Rooflemonger discusses what characters need buffs after the latest patch in Mortal Kombat 11

Another balance patch has hit Mortal Kombat 11. With more changes incoming, it seemed like it could go a long way in making all the cast viable.

Despite the updated fighters, there are still a few characters that probably need to be buffed even further to keep people from pulling their hair out for trying to play them. Fighting game content creator Rooflemonger details who he feels those particular characters are.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat League exploit allows loser to stall online set indefinitely, servers will go down today likely to address the issue

Kombat League is Mortal Kombat 11's online ranked mode. Defeating your opponent requires a two-out-of-three set victory over them.

Unfortunately, there's an exploit that allows a player to stall the winner out indefinitely until they forfeit. There's good news though. NetherRealm Studios has revealed that they are aware of "current issues with Kombat League" and will shut the servers down today as they likely implement a solution.

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Cammy was supposed to be named 'Sarah' but was changed last-minute; Street Fighter's hilariously neurotic history of renaming characters

Street Fighter's lore is often not the most well thought out nor consistent, but this loose and (dare I say?) lackadaisical approach to storytelling has made for some very interesting creative choices and changes over the franchise's 30+ year history.

Larry Bundy Jr has put together a wonderful video wherein he explores some of the strangest creative decisions Capcom has made when it comes to naming their iconic characters. Anyone who is a fan of the series at all will surely get a kick out of this dump of peculiar information.

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Here's why Liu Kang is becoming the most hated character in Mortal Kombat 11 right now

The Mortal Kombat 11 community had been raging about Scorpion and his pesky teleport for a good few months, but the latest balance patch has shaken things about and it seems that Liu Kang is the new poster boy for Mortal Kombat frustration.

Despite being one of the main protagonists throughout most all of the franchise's history, Liu Kang has never really exuded quite as much charisma as was intended (outside of Robin Shou in the 1995 film) by developers. That said, he's now downright pissing people off and Rooflemonger has a few reasons as to why.

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Never Give Up 2019 results

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Never Give Up 2019 is taking place this weekend in Santiago, Chile.

A few of the notable names attending include UYU|JB, SB|DoomSnake, Dark, Keoma, PHD|Ishikawa, though there are of course many more as well.

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Summer Jam 13 results

Summer Jam 13 is taking place this weekend in Essington, Pennsylvania. This is a Tekken World Tour Master event with a $5,000 prize pool bonus.

Notable players in attendance include CG|Saint, RB|Anakin, PG|Speedkicks, Princess Ling, JimmyJTran, EQNX|Joey Fury, Disrupt|Shadow 20z, TCOL|Victim of Ritual, AXL|Fergus, ESE|Runitblack, EQNX|Cuddle Core and Liquid|Gen among many others.

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If Mileena ever does make it into Mortal Kombat 11, we wouldn't mind if ShizzyZzZzZz helped design her

While Mortal Kombat 11 is currently knocking it out of the park with exciting DLC character reveals like the T-800 Terminator and Spawn, Creative Director, Ed Boon, can't seem to get a single Twitter post up without the legion of Mileena fans demanding she also be added into the game.

While we have no idea what NetherRealm Studios' future roster addition plans might be, we do have something those fans will probably enjoy as digital artist and MK fan ShizzyZzZzZz has created a handful of beautiful Mileena (along with a few other characters) models.

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