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This one is pleased to present your SCR 2016 results. Every year this tournament brings out the very best of the best and this year was no different. Stacked, hype, heartbreaking and twisty till the end this event delivered high level play with a variety of characters, new faces and old gods.
UPDATE: Courtesy of @Jynks, we now have the official stream schedule included with this post! See the link below.


From reviewing the link above, it appears that MKX pools will begin at 10 A.M. PST this Saturday, lasting until the bracket is reduced to only the top eight participants. These players will then re-convene this Sunday at 2 P.M. PST to finish the tournament. All of the MKX action will be broadcast at https://www.twitch.tv/leveluplive2!

For more information regarding SoCal Regionals, please follow this Twitter account: https://twitter.com/levelupseries.

"The calm before the storm..." - Batman

"And here's the storm!" - Aquaman

...oops! Wrong game. :p

But for real, it truly is the calm before the storm, and now we are treated to a glimpse at what is to come for this weekend's SoCal Regionals! Via smash.gg, the MKXL brackets have been released! Please note that with on-site registration available, these pools are subject to change.

ATP's House
Austin, Tx

1. Henzzar (CSZ, GM Sub)
2. BLTMr.Nauj (Sorcerer/Summoner Quan)
3. SWM500Magnum (Inferno Scorpion)

Our first weekly since the XL balance patch! With less than a week of major game and character changes *** definitely hit the fan. Henzzar benefited from his character buffs. Ghost, JerzeyReign and myself all scrubbed out. Brucifer had his best run yet. And SWM500Magnum became the people's champ.

In Losers Semis ATP and SWM500Magnum played for the first time since ATP called Magnum out to a FT5 Inferno mirror. The original conditions were that the loser was to drop their main (Inferno or Tarkatan) forever. In the heat of the moment, they dropped those conditions for more dire stakes: bragging rights in FT3 tournament set. The result speaks for itself...maybe Inferno isn't so bad afterall...especially since the balance patch.

Grand Finals Henzzar (L) vs BLTMr.Nauj (W)
Despite the character buffs for Henzzar and Nauj looking a little unsure with his main, huge props to Henzzar for running it back twice against Nauj. Earlier in tournament Henzzar lost 1-3 to Nauj. Henzzar fought his way back to 3-0 Nauj and reset the Grand Finals set. Nauj could not keep up and Henzzar remains champion!

Next Time...
Our next gathering is Lonestar Battleground II, where Texas' best and most passionate players will gather to claim supremacy. Keep an eye out for the best talent around!

Below is the changelog for the October 10th hotfix:

HOTFIX 10-10-16

Version number = XB1 - 0.305-6-d51182b9 | PS4 - 0.305-6-bf557ca7

General Gameplay fixes

  • Move list corrections
Character Specific Fixes

  • Bo Rai Cho (Dragon Breath) - Fixed a bug which was causing Up Fire Spit to be at advantage on block
  • Jax - Removed armor from Dash Fist
  • Jax - Increased damage of Dash Fist to 14 and Downward Dash Fist to 12 (up from 10)
  • Erron Black (Outlaw) - fixed a bug where Tarkatan Infection would lose its armor before the active frames
  • Kitana - Removed armor from Throat Slash
  • Takeda - fixed a bug where Fist Whirlwind would lose its armor before the active frames


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Announcing The Kombat Cup, Powered By StreamMe

We’re halfway through October, which means it’s time to sit down and talk about one of the coolest things that’s going to happen this year here at StreamMe: the Kombat Cup.

Slated to kick off on Playstation 4 in North America, October 23rd, the StreamMe Kombat Cup will run until January 29th with scheduled holiday breaks (So you don’t have to explain to mom that you can’t carve the turkey because you’re too busy ripping some spines out). Free registration will begin this Sunday, October 16th, and events will begin every week with registration for qualifier bracket play that will take place that upcoming Sunday. Registration will be limited to 17+ years of age & will be hosted with brackets by Smash.gg , which the StreamMe twitter & broadcast page will release weekly. Those who place in the top eight on every Sunday will qualify for the weekly finals the following Wednesday.

Each week, $450 USD, and 250 league points will be broken down between the top sixteen contenders, for a grand total of $10,000 in prize money to be distributed throughout the entire season, as listed below:Matches from both Sunday and Wednesday will be streamed to the official Kombat Cup StreamMe channel. Mr. Aquaman and Echo will both be guests on the stream as they cast the entire season.

Place Prize Money Awarded Points

1st $250 + 75 points
2nd $100 + 50 points
3rd-4th $50 + 25 points
5th-8th – 10 points
9th-16th – 5 points

Console - Playstation 4

While the season finale prizes have yet to be fully determined for second and third place, we know that whoever placed first place overall will be awarded an all expenses paid package to EVO 2017. Those who place top eight by the Season Finale will receive a free copy of Injustice 2.

For the full rules breakdown of rules and the season format, check out the official Kombat Cup StreamMe channel for additional details. Be sure to follow and favorite StreamMe on Twitter to keep yourself updated for any future announcements!

Rules: http://streammeblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/KombatRules.jpg
Resident zoning fanatic M2Dave invites notable players Pig of the Hut, REO and Playing2Win to join in a discussion about the latest patch to be released for MKXL, the 4th of October patch. Click to read more!...
One of Australia's best Ermac and Goro players and recent winner of OHN 14 Cabjoy has gone over the changes to Goro in the October 4th MKXL patch and has made this video to help out people who might want to learn more about him.

You can follow Cabjoy on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/CabjoyAU
and on Twitch here: http://twitch.tv/cabjoy Click below to watch the video!...
Big E Gaming has recently tweeted out that WB Games and NetherRealm Studios have donated $10,000 towards the pot bonus for Mortal Kombat XL at Northeast Championship XVII. NEC17 is set to take place this year from December 16th to Dec. 18th. For more information, check out the links below.
MKXL Patch Notes 10-4-16 & Kombat Kast Recap provided by @YOMI REO

Version number = XB1 - 0. 305-6-e203e49d | PS4 - 0. 305-6-9ae01faf | PC 0.305-6

All patch notes are below, plus the Kombat Kast in its entirety for those who may have missed it or want to watch it again!
With the newest MKXL patch about to hit our systems, perhaps a schedule to hype it all up is in order? Below are times, links of some of the exciting and MUST BE THERE events happening within the next 36 hrs.

TODAY @ 3PM CST - www.twitch.tv/netherrealm (NRS discusses the new patch)
TOMORROW @ ??? - Newest MKXL Patch Goes "LIVE"!
TOMORROW NIGHT @ 9PM EST - Perfect Legend along w/ UA|Tom Brady will be discussing the patch on PL's stream via www.twitch.tv/perfectlegend

How will this affect the tiers of MKXL? If you're not a member here yet, you have issues... because it's FREE and we want to hear from you, so sign up!
This one is pleased to present your Goldlike Saturday results!
Monday, at 8pm est, following the Kombat Kast will be the birth of "The Common Cast" featuring TCW|TGS @Mr Aquaman, EVB|ADM @Aqueous_Echo, Shoq|RM @FMLfirewall, @GandyMan!

Join us as we break down the changes, the speculation, the new meta, and other news! All will be streamed live at twitch.tv/FML_Firewall! Hope to see some, or all, of you there!
With NetherRealm sharing teasers and gifs of some changes coming to MKXL this October 4th, German player Mitsuownes has kindly made some videos to explain the teasers of plenty of the changes that are to be implemented with the upcoming balance patch. The videos are linked below:
Starting about 8 hours ago several members of NetherRealm Studios including Ed Boon himself began teasing the incoming balance patch. Some nerfs include Alien's tail whip being subject to Sub-Zero while a clone is out. Some buffs include Bo being able to cancel projectiles with his staff.

Below are a few teases images from twitter, plus
Thanks to @BanTheTesters via twitter, we have received official word from Ed Boon himself regarding the upcoming patch! Mark your calendars for October 3rd for the Kombat Kast and October 4th for the hell to break loose.
That's correct; your beloved ans Top UK MKXL competitors give their insight on the incoming patch set to land in October alongside the release of MKXL for PC. Player insights include that of @A F0xy Grampa @Madzin @IrishMantis and 2nd place 2016 EVO finalist, Tekken Master.

Jake "Mustard" Neal aka @PND_Mustard asks a series of questions to these four competitors. Have a peak below:

The folks over at Gamereactor UK got a nice interview w/ Brian Goodman of NetherRealm Studios. The beefiest detail of this interview is when Brian discusses the possibility of online modes including possible co-op/multiplayer
From the UK's biggest gaming event, we have a bunch of new footage of Injustice 2. The character showcase here is
Hi guys,

Just wanted to quickly share an awesome video made by one of the staples of the Australian MKX scene, Pepito. If you've ever wanted to see what we're about, check out this sweet 'moments' video Pep put together for our recent Sydney Major, Ozhadou Nationals 14!
SoCal Regionals 2016

SoCal Regionals 2016 planning is well underway and we are ready to unveil the starting line up of information you’ve been waiting for! First off, we’re excited to finally partner with our friends at the beautiful eSports Arena in downtown Santa Ana to host SCR this October 14-16! The lavish 15,000 square foot, multi floor venue is well equipped with stage, lighting, sound, and awesome amenities for the modern gamer. Already home to our Weds Night Fights and Vanguard events, we are yet to utilize the entire facility which we have plans to rock the house from wall to wall with games, vendors, and special surprises this year. Registration will be open early August and can be found on our http://www.socalregionals.com/...