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Nightwolf potentially leaked for August 13th release in Mortal Kombat 11 for Kombat Pack owners

It's been confirmed on Nintendo's website that Nightwolf will be made available to Kombat Pack owners in Mortal Kombat 11 on August 13th. This appears to be a leak as this information was only made available by Nintendo.

It is currently unknown if PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC users will be able to gain access to Nightwolf on the same day as Nintendo Switch users.

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10 reasons why Kotal Kahn is the worst character in Mortal Kombat 11 according to Rooflemonger

Similar to the way you shouldn't give a Star Wars character the title "Darth" without first making sure they're badass enough to bear it, there should be a rule against giving Mortal Kombat characters the title "Kahn" if they're not striking fear into the hearts of potential victims. Enter Kotal Kahn.

Kotal stands as something of an opposing leader to Shao Kahn (I suppose he isn't all that terror-inspiring this time around either) here in Mortal Kombat 11, but not only does he sort of pitter out in the game's story, he also stands as one of the absolute lowest tier characters on the roster. Rooflemonger goes as far as to say he's the worst and has produced a video articulating 10 reasons to back this up.

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Dimitri Vegas as Sub-Zero costume releasing in Mortal Kombat 11 for free on August 22

NetherRealm Studios has revealed that a new costume is coming to Mortal Kombat 11. The "Dimitri Vegas as Sub-Zero" skin is just what it sounds like. Dimitri Vegas will essentially be playable, dressed up as Sub-Zero.

Interestingly enough, this alternate outfit for the Lin Kuei Grandmaster is being made available for free. Players will be able to gain access to it on August 22nd.

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EVO 2019 finals game order revealed

The fighting game community's Super Bowl is fast approaching as EVO 2019 is taking place next weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. EVO tournament organizer Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar has been providing updates about the upcoming event over the past several months, and today we've got another big one.

This morning, Wizard sent out a tweet that reveals the game order for EVO 2019 finals. If you want to know on which day and slot your favorite game's finals are being played, we now have the answer.

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Dragon releases Mortal Kombat 11 tier list

Another one of the best Mortal Kombat 11 players on the scene today has released a tier list for the game. GRV|Dragon has now shared his thoughts on how each character currently holds up in the grand scheme of things.

As these tier lists tend to do, Dragon's organizes the cast (including Shang Tsung) in categories ranging from S rank to B. The top end of the list features some of the characters that the general consensus appears to think are among the strongest, but there are a couple of top tier choices from Dragon that some might dispute.

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Defend the North 2019 results

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

Defend the North 2019 is happening this weekend in New York.

This is a stacked event across a ton of games, with some of the big players showing up including FOX|SonicFox, FOX|NuckleDu, OGN|JDCR, PG|Marss, Justin Wong, EG|NYChrisG, Liquid|Dabuz, Rise|Smug, MenaRD, eU|Samsora, PG|MarlinPie, JB, FOX|Dekillsage, Rogue|Light, TGS|ElChakotay, Linkorz, BC|LordKnight, PG|Nakkiel, Caba, Demise|Mr. E, DF|Saiyne, W2W|KnowKami, EQNX|Brian_F, T1|ANTi, Coosco, KOA|Sandman, Thermidor, DualKevin, TGS|CeroBlast, iDom, TSB|Blaze, END|Shine, Tempo|Alex Myers, TGS|LTL, EG|Ricki Ortiz, RB|Snake Eyez, Terrence, DR Ray, UYU|Kami, TS|Arturo Sanchez and many more.

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Cassie Cage and Baraka are top choices in Mortal Kombat 11 top 32 at VSFighting 2019 while Genjuro and Haomaru do the same in Samurai Shodown

VSFighting 2019 just concluded, with results coming in from Samurai Shodown and Mortal Kombat 11. Both events featured various top players across both titles.

In Mortal Kombat, we saw a steady diet of Cassie Cage, Sub-Zero, Baraka, and Jacqui. There were others who made a singular appearance like Kotal Kahn, Kano, and Noob Saibot.

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'Spawn can do a lot of cool stuff... there's going to be a lot more red than just his cape' — Todd McFarlane teases new Mortal Kombat 11 Spawn details

We're all eagerly awaiting news and teases regarding Spawn in Mortal Kombat 11 by NetherRealm Studios. In the meantime, Todd McFarlane — the creator of the Spawn series — recently had a chance to speak with IGN about what he is willing to share.

When NetherRealm Studios came to McFarlane about putting Spawn into Mortal Kombat 11, he only had one condition.

"This thing needs to be so cool from a Mortal Kombat fan's point of view, not a Spawn fan's point of view," said the creator. "You will have done your job and I will be proud of you if somebody downloads this character at some point, doesn't even know who it is, they go 'I don't know what his name is. Prawn or Spam or something, but he's my favorite character to play.'"

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VSFighting 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend will see Birmingham, United Kingdom as the place to be, as VSFighting 2019 is happening there.

It's an unbelievably stacked event across several games, with a sampling of notable names being this long — ROX|Knee, REC|Punk, Mouz|Problem X, CO|Go1, BC|Kazunoko, RB|Gachikun, Talon|Kkokkoma, RB|Bonchan, YOG|Machabo, CYG|Daigo, UYU|OilKing, FAV|Sako, CO|Dogura, RZR|Xian, FD|Haitani, CO|Fenrich, Liquid|Nemo, NVD|Phenom, Qudans, UYU|LowHigh, RB|Luffy, NASR|BigBird, CGG|Tissuemon, CRaZY|SuperAkouma, CYG|GamerBee, Liquid|John Takeuchi, ROX|Chanel, NRG|HookGangGod, UYU|Jeondding, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, CYG|Infexious, FNATIC|Shakz, MVP|Pekos, FAV|Ryuusei, UYU|NL, Mago, Vitality|Hurricane, EnVyUS|MisterCrimson, SPAG|CherryBerryMango, Takamura, RRQ|Moke, Talon|HotDog29, COMP|Siologica, CJ Truth, GRPT|MOV, COMP|TeruRock, VGIA|VegaPatch, DG|KaneAndTrench, AXL|Fergus, DG|Asim, VGIA|Shanks, NVD|Veggey, iG|Jiewa, iXA|StormKubo, DG|RooKang, DG|ThePhantom, YMCA|Joeplix, DizzyTT, DNG|Nauman, Maddo, Oplon|Skyll, Atrosh, CRaZY|Gehaktbal, EQNX|Blackbeard — and, of course, there are many more as well where they came from.

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'It's my Animality...' visual history of Nightwolf captures how the character has morphed over the last 300 -or so- full moons

The Mortal Kombat community is itching for the next DLC character to join the Mortal Kombat 11 cast, and seeing as he's one of the three named fighters en route, Nightwolf is one of the lead candidates for the position.

We're doing a bit of a celebration of the kombatant in the form of a visual history gallery that shows him in each of his iterations since his Mortal Kombat 3 debut back in 1995.

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Over 9,000 individual players have signed up for EVO 2019; Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has the most unique entries, Samurai Shodown the most crossover

EVO 2019 starts in less than two weeks now though we already have all of the data we need to see how the biggest major of the year has been evolving and changing over the past seven years or so — spoilers it's getting bigger.

SRK Stats has released the full bevy of numbers, statistics and comparisons to see things like how many individual players signed up for EVO 2019 overall, which games had the most unique entrants, which had the most crossover with each other and how many countries are going to be represented among other interesting tidbits.

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Ed Boon reveals glimpse of Nightwolf's introduction for Mortal Kombat 11

It feels like it's been forever since we first saw Shang Tsung's full reveal that brought with it the announcement that Nightwolf, Sindel and Spawn would also be making their way to Mortal Kombat 11's first Kombat Pack, and now we finally get to see one of those new fighters in motion... sort of.

Ed Boon continues to tease Nightwolf on Twitter by releasing an actual clip of the character and what appears to be the first part of his pre-battle introduction or victory pose.

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Mortal Kombat 11 beat by Mario Maker 2 and Crash Team Racing in June's NPD; Super Smash Bros. Ultimate keeps selling and Samurai Shodown is left off

Mortal Kombat 11 got off to a tremendous start earlier this year topping the NPD group's best-selling game chart in the United States in both April and May, but it couldn't quite keep that momentum going for a third consecutive month on top.

Super Mario Maker 2 and Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled topped the NPD charts for June 2019 though Mortal Kombat 11 would still receive the bronze medal while still keeping its place as biggest game of the year thus far.

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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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