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Last week during GameStop's Annual Expo in Anahiem, CA, @michaelangelo had some fun, okay A LOT of fun. He was invited out via Warner Bros to test out the newest version of INJ2. The convention was packed w/ 5,000+ folks including GameStop management and players.

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This thread is to compile a list of all active MKX weeklies.

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A collection of tips about various useful techniques/tricks/combos of UMK3 that aren't so intuitive to learn or perform. You don't learn that so quickly. Check it out below:
You've all seen Red Hot Sundays. Now it's time for the Australian MKX scene to highlight it's players with some serious (and some not so serious) FT5 grudge matches! Both big names in the Australian scene and up and comers have expressed their interest in playing some sets for your viewing pleasure.

This Sunday night (18th September) starting at around 7pm AEST (4am US East Coast, 1am West Coast, 9am UK) I'll be streaming the following matches on http://twitch.tv/cabjoy (list subject to change):
Big E Gaming Presents:
Northeast Championship 17 (Powered by Twitch)
“One Floor, One Family
We are pleased to announce that our proud sponsors Warner Bros and NetherRealm Studios have donated $10,000 towards the pot bonus for Mortal Kombat XL at NEC17.

December 16-18, 2016

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Pre-registration will open soon at http://bigegaming.com/

More info below:
Primary Discussions

-> What is your initial reaction to the official announcement of a patch?

-> What changes to the game’s engine would you like to see?

-> What changes would you like to see to your main character?

-> Should top tier characters only be normalized slightly?

-> Should low tier characters only be buffed slightly?

Check it out below:
It's been a long time since I've been around these parts, but I wanted to make sure everyone that is interested in GGA's long-standing event knew about it. This will be bigger and better than any MK event GGA has ever run, needing 2 days to contain all the tournaments, guest appearances, photo ops and side events we want to host! The evolution of Shang Tsung's Fight Night has lead us to...​
The speculation has come to an end, and the result is a pleasant surprise for the MKXL community!

Just moments ago, NRS co-creator Ed Boon announced that there will in fact be a balance patch coming not just to the console versions of MKXL, but also to the PC version, ported by QLOC! He also states that they intend to have the patch coincide with MKXL's arrival to PC, which means that more than likely, the patch will land on or around the release date for the PC version.

Are you ready for new tech, updated match-up knowledge, and best of all, more tournaments?! I know we are!
Austin, TX is putting together another rendition of our annual MKX tournament.

Entrance Fee: $10 ($3 venue, $7 tournament pot)
$300 Guaranteed Pot Bonus

Winner: 70%
2nd Place: 20%
3rd Place: 10%

For the most up to date details you can RSVP here :
It's 3 AM and I just returned home from my very first tournament. This was the Dreamolition Derby 3 tournament here in Munich, Germany, which saw 16 entrants for MKXL from various countries from Europe. We had players from France, Netherlands, Austria (the awesome Vienna scene,) and of course players from here representing Germany.

The matches were hype and the crowd got hype cheering for the players from their scenes. There were some really intense and close matches, and it all ended with SnK HappyPow taking it all with his very swaggy Nimble Reptile! The top 8 results are: (Country | Name)

1-) FRA | SnK @HappyPow (Nimble Reptile, Ancestral Kung Jin)
2-) AUT | VDV @st9rm (Honest Shirai Ryu Takeda, Hollywood Cassie Cage)
3-) FRA | Yuzu @ganondeurf (Thunder God Raiden)
4-) AUT | VDV @Udun (Impostor Shinnok, DF Goro)
5-) GER | @Braindead (SG Kotal Kahn, Bone Shaper Shinnok) <--- That's me (Yes I just tagged myself)
5-) AUT | VDV @TheLeoholic (Crystalline Tremor)
7-) GER | @Smascer (Tempest Kung Lao, Ronin Takeda)
7-) AUT | VDV Seraphan (Not sure, someone fill me in please)
In absence of Red Fight District this year, members of the Dutch Mortal Kombat community put their heads together and are proud to announce our very first MKX major: AFK XL. Over the past year we've had the pleasure to welcome many of you to our local AFK tournaments, but this time we're going all out with a larger venue, increased player cap, and of course a larger prize pool (more to be announced soon). Sign ups are now officially live, so hurry up and register at www.afk-cafe.nl

€500,- pot bonus announced!!
Thanks to our dedicated community, we've been able to add a guaranteed €500,- bonus to the prize pot. This excludes the money that will be added from the entry fee.

Please get in touch
If you have any questions that haven't been answered by the website, don't hesitate to contact us via the website contact form, directly on TYM or our social media channels. Information about accomodation can be found on the website, but I am more than willing to help out a couple of players with a place to stay. Again, don't hesitate to ask!

SIGN UP NOW: www.afk-cafe.nl
The Enchanced Online BETA for PC MKXL is now done, and there is now a release date for Kombat Pack 2 for PC. Check out the info from the listing for KP2 on Steam:

Mortal Kombat XL for PC will be available for purchase Oct. 4, 2016. Originally developed by NetherRealm Studios, Mortal Kombat XL is adapted for PC by Qloc. Additionally on that day, current owners of Mortal Kombat X on PC will be able to download the latest patch for free, giving players access to all of the latest balance updates as well as the enhanced online experience, that was available in the recent beta test for the game.

Mortal Kombat XL offers the ultimate Mortal Kombat X experience that includes the main game and all content featured in upcoming Kombat Pack 2:

• Brand new playable characters the Xenomorph from Alien, Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre horror film series, Triborg and Bo’Rai Cho
• Apocalypse Skin Pack
• Previously released content including playable Goro, Brazil Skin Pack, Kold War Skin Pack and Kold War Scorpion Skin

Also included with Mortal Kombat XL are previously released downloadable content from the original Kombat Pack:
• Playable characters Predator, Jason Voorhees, Tremor and Tanya, with each accompanied by three themed skins
• Samurai Skin Pack
The results are in! After a hard fought series of battles PG Scar successfully repeats as champion at Absolute Battle!

1. PG Scar (Smoke Demo Sonya)
2. VGP Ominous (Jax, Shaolin KJ)
3. VGP KoreyTheDragon (Smoke, Grandmaster Sub, Quan Chi)
4. GnarlyGatoAlex (War God KK)
5. Mutiny Starcharger (Kitana)
5. SnK Royale (Cutthroat/Cybernetic Kano, Boneshaper Shinnok)
7. StDx 2eZ (Ermac)
7. Coosco (CO Sonya)

Coosco suffered a heartbreaking loss after a wire to wire set with Starchager. Coosco did the unthinkable and didn't jump once in five games. But he choked while veteran Starcharger maintained composure...until his EX Popoff.

StDx 2eZ was the only non Texan in top 8. He repped Florida well but got MIXED outta his mind by Royale's Cutthtoat.

The entire crowd was behind home town boy VGP Ominous in Winners Finals as he nearly defeated Scar with an unorthodox counterpick to Demo Sonya. But not only did Scar defeat Ominous in Winners Finals, but he did so in Grand Finals as well. Congratulations to Scar for the W!

For more intense moments stay tuned for the youtube archives.

Bracket here: http://ab7.challonge.com/qbrksf3l
This past weekend (26th-28th August 2016) brought us OzHadou Nationals 14, the latest iteration of Australia's premiere fighting tournament. This year saw the birth of a new beast, with OHN14 taking place in a new venue with our highest number of registered players to date!

We saw the likes of new faces and old come together to fight for the title of OHN14 MKX champion, including OHN13's champion Arnold Desu and top 8 contenders from Melbourne's BAM8 earlier in the year; NVO Gilbagz, Castiel, Wazminator and NVO Cabjoy. We saw tier whoring, we saw sledging and we saw some of the most clutch sets to come out of the Aussie NRS scene to date.

Catch the results after the break.
Allo love! Been a while. Yes, everyone's favorite Black Dragon thug is front & center for this next lesson of MKX Kombat Klass!! Find out what it takes to use his three variations: Cutthroat, Commando & Cybernetic to break, or take...your opponent's heart. Check out the video below!!
Hey guys! As some of you may know, some more recent footage has popped up for Injustice 2, mainly focusing on Harley and Deadshot.

Using the videos that currently exist, I've made a speculation video where I go into detail at what I think some of his moves and specials mean for him as a character. I'm particularly excited to try this guy out, being a Deathstroke main from the first Injustice.

As always with these videos, it's live on the ESL UK Youtube channel. Go and drop it a follow and a like if you're happy with it, be great to have your support!

Expect more videos from us in this manor :)

- Ketchup
Hey folks! Ketchup and myself were lucky enough to get some more hands on time with Injustice 2 at Gamescom, this build of the game included Blue Beetle as a playable character, so I dedicated all the time we had on it to learning as much as I could about him.

Whilst this video does not show any new gameplay, I go in depth about his moveset, how many of his MB moves function, and list some memorable strings and normals that I found particularly useful.

Please keep in mind this is a super early version of the game, and we did have limited time, so not every single move of his will be mentioned. Hope you all find this useful!

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1. BLTMr.Nauj (Sorcerer/Warlock Quan)
2. Henzzar (CSZ, Hellfire Scorpion, Unstoppable Jason, FF LK)
3. Phish (Shirai Ryu Takeda, MoS Ermac)

Our weekly was back in full force. The last time Phish was seen was two months ago suffering great humiliation at the hands of ATP. The burden on his shoulders helped him demolish a path to Winner's Finals. Henzzar also returned to us and finally tested the tournament waters with his CSZ. Though he suffered a Round 1 loss, his CSZ downloaded every opponent and he took himself to Loser's Finals.

In Winner's Finals Phish would have to fight a newcomer from NorCal. BLTMr.Nauj was no joke, but a breath of fresh blood. His Sorcerer Quan exposed a knowledge/skill gap within our ranks. And Phish was no exception. Phish crumbled 0-3. In Loser's Finals Phish's troubles snowballed as he faced The Wall himself, Henzzar. This was also a quick set. Poor Phish. Check out more below:
Sup Yall. Although i know people are probably tired of seeing Sonic Fox win this top 8 was a bit different than other top 8's.

Forever Elite: The 14 year old finally has broken out and made his first top 8 at a big event. Using mostly duelist Liu Kang a Variation that he said wasn't even good. Elite pulled out Flame Fist a few times but most of his victories where from the use of duelist. Finally taking everyone's advice and sticking with one character he showed the world how broken his character actually was. Pressure, setups, ORBS, MORE ORBS. Useless healing. And D2, After D2, After D2. Good job on your first top 8 dude.

Saltface NS: The Mileena/Jason/Doesn'tevenplaythegameanymore. Saltface has been MIA for a while now. Saying things like I'm done with this game. Or i am no longer playing Mileena. Or Jason Is top tier. He has finally found time to take a break from real life and take the long trip to Philly. Showing the world that not only is piercing mileena broken but so is... Click to see more!!...