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Final CEO 2019 entrant numbers feature Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in first place with more competitors than number two and three combined

CEO 2019 is currently going down in Florida, and it's proving once again to be one of the biggest and most dedicated fighting game events in the world by the sheer number of players, spectators, cosplayers and fighting game fans of all ages in attendance.

We now have access to the final entrant numbers with last second / emergency registration closed of course, and almost a dozen different games have over 100 players signed up to compete this weekend though only one crossed the 1,000 mark.

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MK REO shares his full, ordered tier list for Mortal Kombat 11; places Shang Tsung in top 10

More and more players are beginning to feel comfortable enough with their knowledge of Mortal Kombat 11 to share their thoughts when it comes to the general ordering of characters based on strength, but MK REO has taken things one step further.

The NRS EVO finalist has gone even more specific and made a chart that does not group the characters into tiers, but instead orders them individually.

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Ed Boon shares teaser image of what appears to be Nightwolf in Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 has five more DLC characters en route via the Kombat Pack, and it appears as though Ed Boon has shared a teaser image for Nightwolf.

Along with the caption "And now a taste of things to kome..." an included image sees the business end of a hatchet (Nightwolf's go-to weapon of choice) and a boot in the foreground.

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How to download Mortal Kombat 11's Klassic Arcade Ninja skin pack and access it in-game

Mortal Kombat 11 recently saw the addition of its first DLC character, Shang Tsung, with early access for Kombat Pack owners running last week and his mass launch taking place earlier this week. With the new content came a new skin pack that transforms classic Mortal Kombat ninjas Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and Noob Saibot into a look fans of the early MK games will undoubtedly recognize.

If you're familiar with NetherRealm Studios' fighting games, you probably know that a lot of the time the new content doesn't just appear in-game (even if you've bought the season pass), and you have to manually get it downloaded. And if you're like me, you probably struggle to find everything both in the store and in the actual game. I managed to get the Klassic Arcade Ninja skin pack in Mortal Kombat 11 up and running, so let's run through how to get it done.

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Mortal Kombat 11's Tournament stage now features CEO 2019 in anticipation of the big event this weekend

Mortal Kombat 11 has a stage dedicated to the heart of the competition. The game's Tournament backdrop is an ode to the competitive scene featuring old arcade cabinets, a big stage for fighters to do battle upon, giant screens showing the action, and more.

As major events take place in the fighting game community, NetherRealm Studios updates this stage to promote the tournament with logos and colors meant to match. Now fans can play on the CEO 2019-themed version of Mortal Kombat 11's Tournament stage ahead of the big show this weekend.

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Combo Breaker themed Tower of Time has The Hadou controlling Noob Saibot in Mortal Kombat 11

Combo Breaker 2019 was an event that concluded back in May. Still, NetherRealm Studios has decided to release a Tower of Time event that commemorated the tournament.

TheHadou is known as the organizer behind the event. He's also known as being a well-established Mortal Kombat fan.

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The Fight 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Fight 2019 is happening this weekend in Bogotá, Colombia.

A few of the notable players set to compete this weekend are NRG|HookGangGod, Rise|Smug, Mo-Joe, SB|DoomSnake, Pikoro, GAM|Jochy, but of course many more besides them as well.

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Thaiger Uppercut 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Thailand's main fighting game event is happening again, and it's stacked.

Some of the top players set to attend include RB|Gachikun, CYG|Fuudo, FAV|Sako, Tasty|Rangchu, ROX|Knee, Arslan Ash, RZR|Xian, UYU|OilKing, THY|Chikurin, GG|Saint, UYU|LowHigh, UYU|NL, ROX|Chanel, Yamasa|Nobi, Liquid|John Takeuchi, UYU|Jeondding, Talon|Book, UYU|Double, CYG|GamerBee, Yamasa|Take, COOASGAMES|Noroma, Talon|HotDog29, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, FATE|Ulsan, Mago, Verloren, ALUS|Qiuqiu, iG|Jiewa, RRQ|Moke, Humanbomb, Doujin, Yamasa|Yuu, ALUS|Yang Mian, Chuan, WP|Daikokugo, Talon|Denesis, DNG|Nauman and many more.

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Shang Tsung combo incorporates seven different characters to deal over 612 damage in Mortal Kombat 11

Shang Tsung was recently made available to Kombat Pack owners for Mortal Kombat 11. Although Shang Tsung is unable to use special moves that have him transforming into Ermac, Reptile, Smoke, and Rain during rank mode, it is still possible to create variations that utilizes these key specials for non-competitive modes.

Recently, LukeDeeNinja12 uploaded a clip of a unique combo for Shang Tsung. The end result has him dealing over 612 damage to the opponent.

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Mortal Kombat characters invade America's Got Talent for a dance performance sure to conquer all of the realms

Mortal Kombat's influence on pop culture cannot be understated considering the influence and impact the series has had even outside of video games and the fighting game community with references and homages still popping up today in just about every form of media.

The dance group known as Adem Show from Kyrgyzstan took things to a new level, however, with their awesome Mortal Kombat-themed routine on the latest season of America's Got Talent which even ended in some painful-looking Fatalities.

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Shang Tsung has some of the best Brutalities in Mortal Kombat 11; here are all six of them

With his Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa model, ability to become some old Mortal Kombat ninja favorites, and his seemingly endless callbacks to earlier moments in the franchcise, Shang Tsung may very well be the most charismatic MK11 character on the roster. As we continue to see what's in store with this newly added baddie, we arrive at his Brutalities.

Rajman Gaming has graciously compiled all six of the evil sorcerer's end fight kill moves into one convenient video, and we have to admit they're some of the coolest we've seen in all of Mortal Kombat 11.

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Is Shang Tsung good or bad in Mortal Kombat 11? TrueUnderDawgGaming digs into how strong the DLC character is right out of the gate

Mortal Kombat 11's first DLC character, Shang Tsung, isn't available for everyone until next week, but those who purchased the game's Kombat Pack currently have early access to the fighter.

What a lot of players want to know before slapping down their hard earned cash for a character is: how good or bad are they? Well, TrueUnderDawgGaming put together a video that aims to answer that question about Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat 11 for all of us.

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Looking for Mortal Kombat 11 DLC character hints? You probably should avoid Ed Boon's Twitter, because it'll drive you crazy

It's 2019 and it seems developers vs. leaks is a 10-0 match up in the latter's favor, but Mortal Kombat 11 Creative Producer, Ed Boon, has a maddening way of keeping us guessing even when we're all but sure we know what's coming down the pike.

The always-cheeky game designer is known for his humorous and troll-like ways on social media, and has been clearly toying with fans (pun intended) when it comes to the identities of the final two DLC characters in MK11's Kombat Pack. We'll be discussing potential leaks moving forward, so steer clear if you're trying to avoid possible spoilers.

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How to perform all Krushing Blows in Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 features a game mechanic called "Krushing Blows" that fire into a quick cinematic animation with a similar effect to X-Ray attacks and deal significantly more damage than the move otherwise would. These powered up attacks can only be performed when certain criteria are met within a match, and they can only be used once per game.

You might be wondering what stipulations are needed to land each Krushing Blow for every character on the current roster. Well, we've got you covered! Here are all the Krushing Blow requirements in Mortal Kombat 11 including the recently released Shang Tsung.

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Why I feel bad for Ono, how we think the future of Street Fighter 5 will play out, our one gripe with Shang Tsung, SNK cuts lag in half, and more

It's starting to appear that Street Fighter 5's time in the spotlight is entering its latter phases, likely to be replaced by a new franchise entry in the not so distant future. With that in mind, Catalyst and I have some thoughts on how we'd like to see this last year or two go for Capcom's current eSports headliner.

What exactly would a graceful exit look like? What kind of developmental support would we like to see and at what capacity? We delve into such questions and more in this week's episode of the EventHubs Podcast.

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None of Shang Tsung's awesome ninja special moves in Mortal Kombat 11 can be used in tournament or ranked mode and that's really disappointing

Mortal Kombat 11 saw the addition of its first post-launch DLC character, Shang Tsung, yesterday. The classic Mortal Kombat boss is available now through early access for those who purchased the Kombat Pack.

As soon as he became available for download, I hopped into Mortal Kombat 11 excited to try out the returning sorcerer. I quickly noticed that the awesome special moves that see Shang Tsung transform into the likes of Reptile, Ermac, Rain, and Smoke — a big draw for the character's MK11 design — are not accessible in either of his tournament standard variations, and that's a real bummer.

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Shang Tsung appears to have a glitch in Mortal Kombat 11 that puts the sorcerer in a permanent dizzy state no matter how many hits he takes

Shang Tsung has been out in Mortal Kombat 11 as DLC for all of one day, and someone has already apparently stumbled across an odd glitch involving the sorcerer that neither player can really fix once it begins — or so it seems.

User MF Shroom sent us in a clip of one of their online matches playing Shang Tsung where they were left in a seemingly permanent dizzy state meaning that he wouldn't stay down completely disregarding the fact that he had no life or time left on the clock.

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