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Aug
11
It’s all go in this episode of the HSN Podcast. Spud and Matt pit the Classic NES and Mega Drive Mini against one another in a timeless console war before getting their hands bloody with Doom on PS4.

ALSO- Discover the woman behind the masks of the original Kitana, Mileena and Jade as Mortal Kombat II’s Katalin Ogren joins Spud for an exclusive interview where she explains what it was like working on the set of one of arcade’s greatest fighting games.

Linkk to timestamped archive/download: http://www.hit-start-now.com/hsn-episode-54--console-wars.html
Aug
08
Full brackets can be found at http://challonge.com/u8ei079h

Stream Archive: https://www.twitch.tv/netbattles/v/82125694 ( MK X starts at 2:03:33)

1st: DsV Kayy9 (Cybernetic Kano)
2nd: RM_Ragnarok (Mystic Ermac)
3rd: NB | Semi Evil Ryu (Ninjutsu Scorpion)

4th: NB | D3adlyKansas

5th: Wisco_Fantazy
5th: BxA Jackal

7th: Compkilla
7th: DsV The Professor

9th: CZH Savoy
Aug
08
8/6/2016
Whose Turn Is It? Games
2708 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

1. Vibu (Shaolin KJ)
2. ATP (Boneshaper Shinnok)
3. TheDarkSilence (Pyro Tanya)

Leading up to the tournament ATP handily defeated both Izzzzymode & Dust in FT5 Mirrors. Next time you see Izzzzymode he'll have a paper bag over his head, and next time Dust plays in tournament he'll have a mop on his head...literally. ATP was riding the momentum and decided to play the tournament with his raw Boneshaper. However, a specter was lurking in the shadows. Once thought to be dead at the hands of ATP, Vibu clawed his way out of the Netherrealm to once again fight in Mortal Kombat.

Not to be exposed, ATP ran the gauntlet. He defeated myself 3-2, Dazengie 3-1 and in Winners Finals he defeated Zombie Vibu a resounding 3-0. Elsewhere, TheDarkSilence manhandled the Losers side to get another shot at gold. But where he has fallen short in the past, he once again crumbled to Zombie Vibu and only landed 3rd place. Check out more below:
Aug
07
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PLEASE NOTE THE 7:30pm start time

Let it be known the Big Leg event is inspired by Lord @GGA pimpimjim - The Lord of the Leg
Aug
07
Tekken Master: A Fighting Game Hero for the Middle East

The stage floor lit up with purple clouds and lightning. There were four screens, composed in the shape of a square and hanging over the entire stage showcasing the action below. The Mortal Kombat XL character select screen emanated out to the incoming crowd of the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

The Evolution Championship Series (Evo) was the biggest fighting game tournament in the world, and Mortal Kombat XL was one of its headliners. In the middle of it all was Sayed "Tekken Master" Hashem, who had ascended from the loser's bracket to the grand finals. He took his seat next to the best Mortal Kombat player in the world, Dominique "SonicFox" McLean, and did not flinch. His stoic expression never changed when the lights dimmed and his seat became center stage.

When asked about the grand finals, Hashem merely said, "I expected to reach the top three at Evo, and was confident enough to [achieve] it. My only...
Aug
03
It's hard to believe how the time flies, and yet here we are, almost 1.5 years after life was breathed into Mortal Kombat X.

The MKX Pro League, brought to the community by ESL, has blessed us with three seasons full of storylines that would leave our heads spinning. Reigns crumbled while new threats overshadowed the competition. Dreams were fulfilled while the fallen would lay scattered across a field riddled with the ashes of defeat.

And in the midst of all this chaos, only one champion would stand to defend his claim to the throne meant for the best player in all of the Mortal Kombat X competitive scene, as well as the three-time EVO champion (once for Injustice and twice for MKX)...
Aug
03
7/31/2016

Ooples Anime
1925 Rutland Dr.
Austin, TX 78758

1. ATP (Gunslinger EB)
2. RyuuJin882 (Ronin Takeda)
3. Izzzzymode (Shaolin KJ)

Last week on the ATP: Wheel of Mortality show his tournament character was Gunslinger EB. The previous two runner ups were both absent, so there was plenty of opportunity for other players to place and get points. JerzeyReign returned after months of hibernation putting on a great show with all 3 variants of Mileena. Unfortunately, he was stopped short by Izzzzymode. To a similar tune JD also fought very well that night, but he too was eliminated by Izzzzymode. Check out more below:
Aug
02
Inside eSports - The Hype S1 Couch of Insight with Pig of the Hut

Inside eSports sits down with Brant "Pig of the Hut" McCaskill to discuss his journey through fighting games. Topics summed up: ESL Season 3, JUPE, Sonic Fox, George Edward, Perfect Legend, Russian players not being able to make it, the state of the game, the balance of the game, the diversity of characters, looking ahead & Injustice 2, and more! Check it out below:
Aug
01
So, a lot already know that kenshi's worst variation is balanced, and with good reason. I have to say this character is flat out incredibly fun and stylish to play. But he really does "suffer" from his design alone. There are so many flaws that I discovered in just the small amount of time I've been playing him that I see why this character had thread after thread begging for help. So guys I took it upon myself to give it one more try for our beloved kenshi community and made this. I'm not asking for buffs, although competitively he could use some tweaking as well, but I just wanted to point out the flaws within the toolset he was given. I hope it helps and it's not to late for him to stil get treatment ;). Check it out below:
Aug
01
Considering there was not much love for Defend the North @Awkward Sloth Suggested i made a thread showing the results. Although the turnout was not the largest there was still competition in the air. Although with some interesting picks from players we saw a somewhat diverse showing from the players at the event. Here is the top 8 below:
Jul
30
The UK's biggest, BEST dedicated fighting games tournament returns this August and as we'd love to see you there! NetherRealm games have always been a highlight for us and this year will be no exception so whether you're local or European, this is absolutely the tournament to attend.

Sign-ups are are officially live so check it out; ask anyone who has attended a VSF previously; you will not be disappointed!

Website: www.vsfighting.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/469182286622717/
Jul
29
Kombat Klass is back once more for another Round of MKX!!! This time it's Sonya Blade. Learn more about her 3 variations: Demolition, Covert Ops & Special Forces, and how to use them put your opponents down!! Check it out below:
Jul
29
Proud to announce the return of Civil War to the fighting game community. We're expanding westward! Proud to be able to work with Jesse Baker to host the tournament in an actual arcade! Other partners will be announced soon! To that end, the tournament is definitely going to have a lot of old school focus as we're running plenty of tournaments on actual arcade hardware and streaming the finals. This will be a 3 day event. However, we will be beginning the tournament at 6pm on Friday and ending the tournament at 6pm on Sunday. Check out the full event schedule, below the game list:
Jul
27
Basically Ermac can jump over the opponent on knockdown in the corner and do his aerial teleport to blow up 90% of wake-up attempts in the game and get a full combo punish. The down side is if it is blocked, you're punished obviously for doing a full screen teleport attack. BUT in the corner his teleport makes Ermac "phase" through the opponent which puts your opponent in an awkward situation. Many attacks or retaliations will whiff, which will make you some what safe for the most part. What whiffs during this scenario is entirely character and match-up dependent.

Your opponent will most likely have to lab this to discover what consistently punishes Ermac when he does the teleport phase. Most players will probably get thrown off guard or fail to punish you properly the first time they see this. Check out the videos below:
Jul
27
07/24/2016
Ooples Anime
1925 Rutland Dr. Austin, Tx 78758

1. ATP (Wrestler Jax, Mystic Ermac)
2. Blujay512 (Nimble Reptile, Shirai Ryu Takeda)
3. LoveIn60FPS (Nimble Reptile, CSZ)

Finally after four weeks of drought our weeklies returned! We had 3 newcomers as well as OGs Dazengie and, the Dark Lord himself, LoveIn60FPS. Round 1 started off strong when Dazengie put LoveIn60FPS on tilt, nearly coming back 3-0. The downplay was strong with Old Dazengie. Round 2 was predictable save for Rage's 3-1 upset over former decorated champ Henzzar!

And regarding comebacks, ATP nearly came back 3-0 against Blujay512 in Winners Finals. Both players threw fundamentals out the window but Blujay512 would come out on top after a heated scramble to the W. Heads flew on the Losers side until finally LoveIn60FPS and ATP met in Losers Finals. After being disgraced in an 0-3 loss The Dark Lord threatened to unleash the forever feared Alien next tournament.
Jul
26
Hey guys! Since EVO, Mustard and I have been working on a bunch of post tournament content consisting of all the footage we gathered from the event. This time round, those of you that met us at the event saw I was holding a camera that was an actual camera! Not just my crappy phone!

Our first video is about the players of EVO 2016, we caught up with some players to get their thoughts on the event, how they feel about the tournament/their game etc. Players include @SonicFox5000 and @Beyond Toxin!

It went up on the ESL UK Youtube Channel, so go check it out if you want!

More is coming, stay tuned! :)
Jul
26
Sup Guys! I leave a little trick to change the gameplay Kung Lao - Buzz Saw in the corner.

*Caution when running this in the Jinsei stage. Glitch?

Video:
Jul
25
TYM's ALL THINGS INJUSTICE 2 DISCUSSION THREAD

Harley Quinn & Deadshot Announced in Official Trailer at GamesCom 2016!!

Welcome the “Worst Heroes Ever” to the Injustice universe: Harley Quinn and Deadshot! Harley returns to Injustice 2 with her signature attitude, trusty sidekicks, and some new tricks up her sleeve. And the expert marksman and assassin Deadshot makes his console debut as one of the deadliest Super-Villains to inhabit Gotham City. Check out the reveal trailer for Harley Quinn & Deadshot below!​
Jul
24
Hey, internet! Unfortunately we had no stream from OPSS30, because I was out on vacation. But this time not only we had a stream but we did an English commentary. Well, for the most part anyways)
So, let me just say that this was the first OPSS victory for SelloVeN, our youngest player. And we hope it was the first of many more to come. SFV top-4 was pretty exciting as well, so even if you're not that much into Street Fighter go check it out.

Footage is available at our YouTube channel, timestamps are in the description:
Jul
24
I know that this conversation has been talked about time and time again. But I decided with the help of @TopTierHarley to creating a ranking system that we as a community can use to either help seed players or just just as bragging rights. Cause lets be serious here sometimes its nice to gloat a bit about being ranked higher than X person. Now please do not use this system as a reason to not go to events. Every event is special in its own way. Some community members and TO's even work hard to make sure that the event runs well.

The main reason for this thread is to give your opinion on the ranking system. Point out possible flaws such as missed tournaments. Cause i will be honest i don't know every event that happens. I am hoping to get input from different people of the community. But don't be a fuck please. We really need a better ranking system since SRK is not done well at all and they will probably not fix it. Mine will not be perfect but i feel it is more balanced. Check it out: