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Ladies and gentlemen, it's that time again -- the greatest fighting game spectacle on earth is set to convene again in the dustbowl of Vegas.

And as usual, with it comes a chance for us to stick our necks out for guts or glory, and predict what will happen come the weekend.

Now to note: I am looking for juicy, in depth predictions here (no, "Sonic Fox will probably win" doesn't count). What I want to know:
  • Who will shock the world and rise to an unexpected placing or victory at EVO 2016?
  • Who will fall prey to a memorable upset in pools and possibly not make Finals day?
  • Which characters have been slept on that have potential to wake the world up at EVO?
  • Will "Broken Kano" make Top 8? Jax? D'Vorah?
  • US, Canada, Brexit, EU, SA? How many of each.
  • etc.
If you've got the juice, let's set it loose and enjoy looking back afterwards to see who was right or wrong.

Here we go!
Hi guys, one mechanic I don't see a lot about is parries. Well I decided to lab it and was kind of shocked at how things just didn't make sense as I went through the characters' special moves. Just wanted to share the info and hopefully with the talk of a kp3 possibly being on the way, we can get these issues fixed. Check out the video below:
Possible speculation that a balance patch may be heading our way some time after EVO?

UPDATE: Polls Are closed:

Winners are Sub Zero :https://twitter.com/noobde/status/754094614244564992?lang=en
And Tremor: https://twitter.com/noobde/status/754094832197435392?lang=en

Question 1:

"Which DLC fighter could use a buff the most in MKXL?"
- Bo Rai Cho
- Goro
- Jason (Currently winning in votes)
- Tremor

Question 2:

"Which original cast fighter could use a buff in MKXL?"
- Kenshi
- Kitana
- Kung Lao (currently winning in votes)
- Sub-Zero

Discuss! And keep in mind the characters listed as "currently winning" can change at any time depending on the influx of votes.
JUST AN AMAZING SHOW! It's to sum up the Born to Fight #8 of last friday night! The MKX warriors came on the ring of the Born to Fight in order to get the last ticket for the great Born to Fight : Battle of Gods in Sept. 2016.

And the winner is Irishmantis who defeated a great MurkoAiden26 at the Final Stage. However, as he had qualified already, MurkoAiden26 is the last warrior to win his ticket to take part to the Battle of Gods. Just remind that Murkaiden did 3 TOP 2 since BORN TO FIGHT 6! He deserves widely his place!

First of all, congratulations and thank you to all challengers who came on the ring of the Born to Fight Tournament #8. Special mention to Irish (You are really the best JC, thanks for the show ), Murko(you are the best Scorpion bro, always a pleasure to see this style), Harry_Nightmare (a big fucking sonya, ggs) - HappyPow(Really the best Reptile, damn son we are proud of you), LLL.Taco for the come back (this man is not dead), our team mate Yuzu Ganondeurf (ggs), Asodimazze ( nice bro), FH_StuntManMike_13( good job for your top 8). We also want to thank all the viewers who were and are always here to support them with hype and respect!
Hey guys,

EVO is right around the corner, Mustard and I are 100% confirmed to be commentating, which is great! Huge thanks to the EVO guys for making this happen.

This has meant we've had to take a serious look at our situation as competitors, and for a multitude of reasons, we will be taking a backseat as competitors this time and forfeiting the competition.

Here is our full discussion and reasoning:
The PS3 ports of MK Komplete Edition & Injustice Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition are now a part of the PS Now line up. Not only are MK9 & IGAU added, but PS Now also added six more bone-crunching hits to our ever-expanding collection of games. This month’s new contenders include WWE 2K15, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend, and Arcana Heart 3: Love Max! Check out the trailer released today, below:
Well we have some good news and some bad news... The good news is we had the return of Magicmeerkatman this week! We hadn't seen him since Hypespotting but he came back this week to show his Cyber Sub was still in good shape. The bad news is that during losers finals we had an unexpected power outage resulting in the loss of most of the footage from this week :( We do still have two matches though, including the debut of Scott the Scot's Cybernetic and Orangutan's Lasher as well as grand finals!

Here's the results for GK #23:
Regardless of what brought you here...to ALL of our American fans, followers, friends & family...around the world...HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY from TYM!!
Kombat Klass returns for some Summer School action, as the BAD ASS Drunken Master himself, Bo' Rai Cho, shows off what he can do. This tutorial features his 3 variations: Drunken Master, Dragon's Breath & Baritsu. So grab a drink and check it out below!!!
A little over an hour ago, registrations for the annual fighting game championship event, Evolution 2016, were closed to the public. Shortly thereafter, @MrWizard released the final counts of pre-registered players for each of the nine games EVO will feature in its roster this year.

Below is MrWizard's Twitter post confirming the numbers!
Are you going to EVO? Have you spent so much money on the flight to Vegas and back that you couldn't rationalize spending the amount of money they were asking for Championship Sunday tickets?

Well worry no longer because us here at EXiLE are GIVING AWAY 1 (one) Championship Sunday ticket for EVO THIS Saturday during the 3rd week of our EXiLE Tournament series!

To do this, you must follow @TeamExileSix on Twitter and EXiLE_Team on Twitch and stay tuned on Saturday at 8PM EDT to see who wins! Good Luck!

Will update thread as updates occur! Stay Tuned!

if you would like to participate in our tournament series, check out the TYM page at: testyourmight.com/threads/july-2nd-2016-at-8pm-edt-exile-presents-bi-weekly-tournament-series-na-psn.60392/
Hey, everyone! Another one of our local tourneys took place last Saturday. This time we decided to try an ft3 format for the whole tournament. And had a couple of tight 3-2s) At the end of the day OP | Anju's pressure and puddle oki was too much to handle for anyone.

Commentary is in Russian once again. I planned to try an English commentary this time, but we've had some technical issues with our new streaming equipment and sadly I wasn't able to pull this off. Next time I'll speak some Runglish so you guys can learn a little bit about Russian scene, I promise!

Here's the complete footage:
OHHHH MY GOD !!!! What the hell it was!! Congratulation for the victory of this new challenger on the BORN TO FIGHT road : K_TOPGr.
It was awesome ! A very high level in this tourney, salty, blood , hype, hip hop songs , damn son a crazy night. I would to say thank all players and viewers this night. Thanks to be there because it's possible without you everyone! Now i'm proud to announce you that we have 7 winners qualified for the BATTLE OF GODS! 1 chance to be qualified in BORN TO FIGHT 8 still. It will be crazy ! But for the moment, let me congrate my bro from Top 8
8 Players stepped into the ring this weekend at CEO top 8 Finals. Only one of them would come out the ring alive. The top 8 was stacked with some of the strongest players MK has to offer along with first time top 8 placer Semiij. The top 8 was also filled with some the fiercest warriors from Aliens to half Tarkatan Princess's, to Literal gods only the strongest player will be able to pilot their character to victory.

PG Scar-Demo Sonya Vs cR Sonicfox-Acdic Alien
PxP Foxy-Piercing Mileena Vs cR Dragon-Tarkartan Alien

Yomi Forever/Blood God Kotal King- Acidic Alien Vs Yomi Slayer-Tarkatan Alien, Shaolin Kung Jin
Mrkn Semiij- Piercing Mileena Vs cR Wound Cowboy- Imposter/Boneshaper Shinnok

Check out the results below:
Dreamhack hosted the MK XL Cup Finals on June 19th, 10 players who qualified by winning different tournaments in Poland, France, UK, South Africa, Italy, UAE, Spain, Sweden competed for a prizepool of 13.000 € and a paid trip to EVO 2016.

I had a lot of fun, meeting some friends again and knowing in person new people like Ketchup and Mustard was great. The tournament run perfectly except for a few audio issues, but nothing relevant.
I won't spoil the results for the ones who have not watched the matches, but we had a lot of interesting sets (the video link is right under!).

Congratulations to the winner, and best luck for EVO! @A F0xy Grampa , @Madzin @STB MrAquary , @Nivek , @Frizen , @Sho_Kahn , @x-azeez , @PND_Ketchup , @PND_Mustard
UPDATED: A $50,000 pot bonus was announced for MKX at EVO 2016! Twitter post confirming this contribution can be seen near the end of the article.

With the announcement of Injustice 2 at E3 last week, hardcore MKX players were likely fearing an early ending to the game's lifespan. However, these fears have been assuaged by a recent Twitter post from Netherrealm Studios's creative director, Mr. Ed Boon, who states that some great news for MKX will be disclosed at Evolution 2016!

The post can be seen below.
I cover the entire game top to bottom and answer I believe all questions submitted to me.

Enjoy and ask any questions I didnt answer. Sorry for the delay, tried rendering this 8x on my Laptop all with failed renders so I switched to CPU and it worked first try. Lesson Learned.

1080 HD 60 fps is available. Check it out below:

ATP's Apartment
Austin, TX

1. ATP (The Roster)
2. TheDarkSilence (Pyro Tanya)
3. JD (WG KK)

TheDarkSilence finally returned from the shadows. And having undergone symbiosis with his "daughter", The Dark Silence, his powers were even greater than before. Meanwhile, ATP trolled every last opponent by mirroring them until it was himself and TheDarkSilence in Winners Finals. TheDarkSilence's new voodoo was enough to convince ATP to play his main, Alien. But despite TheDarkSilence's power up, ATP won 3-0. Check out more below:
Hey guys, I put together a quick vid of a few scenarios and setups and added them into a combo vid fashion. At this point it's hard to find original stuff but I wanted to go for a more entertaining type of vid anyway. I hope ya like it and hopefully you can take something from it at least :). Lemme know whatcha think guys.
Dreamhack hosted the MKXL Cup Nordic in Sweden today and MKXL and some of the regions top talent was present. Here are the top 8 placers at the event:

1. @STB MrAquary
2. Jupe
3. NLB|JuicyJoe
4. JerQ_Q
5. Brixbro
7. NLB|Jeep
7. Roko1985

Sorry for the short writeup, tough on mobile!