Combo Breaker 2018 stream schedule and viewer's guide (UPDATE: Now Live! @Netherrealm Twitch)

Discussion in 'North American Tournaments & Events' started by Charybdis, May 24, 2018.

By Charybdis on May 24, 2018 at 3:33 PM
  1. Charybdis

    Charybdis "What if all the myths were true..."
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    Combo Breaker 2018 is almost upon us! A premiere fighting event for all of the FGC, it bears special significance for the NRS scene, as it takes place in Illinois, a stone's throw from Chicago, the historic heartland of NRS/Midway/Mortal Kombat.

    This year, that heritage is also reflected in the games on offer, with MK9, MKX and Injustice 2 all on show! The entrant numbers were recently announced, with Injustice 2 clocking in at 222, MKX at 123 and MK9 at 74. As noted here previously ( the numbers for MK9 are actually an improvement on the numbers posted for that game back in it's ostensible heyday, which is, yknow, awesome.


    Almost as important as the tournament are the rumours that Combo Breaker 2018 will be the stage for the grand announcement trailer for....Mortal Kombat 11 (as noted here

    But if there were any truth to those rumours, Netherrealm itself would be streaming it's games right?




    Now of course this isn't unheard of and Netherrealm often streams the bigger tournaments, and Combo Breaker is one of the biggest, but it certainly adds fuel to the rumour fire! If there is to be a reveal trailer dropped, the most likely slot would be during the Injustice 2 Top 8, which is 6pm Pacific, 8pm Central and 9pm Eastern.

    And 2am for those of us unlucky enough to live on the correct side of the Atlantic.

    Regardless, check back to TYM over the weekend for all the latest coverage on Combo Beaker 2018 and everything NRS, including the any updates on what's coming next from Netherrealm!

    UPDATE: We're live now with MK9 pools:
    Last edited: May 25, 2018
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Discussion in 'North American Tournaments & Events' started by Charybdis, May 24, 2018.

    1. Braindead
      First match of MK9 top 8 had more hype than the last 5 years of NRS games. GG
      SaSSolino, JDM, Darth-Nero and 2 others like this.
    2. Braindead
      Toasty boost hype
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    3. Johnny Based Cage
      Johnny Based Cage
      Curbolicious fucking won; is that not the definition of nostalgia? Loved this!
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    4. Bruno-NeoSpace
      Wow... Curbo really is a solid player. That Kabal execution was amazing! :O :D
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    5. JDM
      damn I love mk9... I really hope NRS releases a PS4 remastered version of it with revamped online when they announce MK11. Would be a great way to hold us over for MK11, and I really want MK9 on a current gen console either way.
    6. neveradestroyer
      I loved what the players showed at Combo Breaker for the NRS titles.
      They showed in MK9:
      That people can overcome Cyrax resets and Kenshi zoning with footsies and still win. It was awesome.

      They showed in Injustice 2:
      That rush-down is alive in this game in the form of mind games. That first game showed it. It was amazing.

      They showed in MKXL:
      That zoning exist in that game the form of mind games too.
      That real footsies slow down the game to the point that there will be even time outs in that crazy fast paced game... Like that game where there was a D'vorah vs Kitana.
      It was spectacular.

      The players showed why the 3 games are indeed awesome, all of them were looking very good.
      The bad part was those Combo Breaker blackouts in the stream. It made me sad to not being able to see all the tournament for those petty shutdowns.
      Last edited: May 26, 2018
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    7. SaSSolino
      I haven't loved a tournament like this one in years, MK9 is still my the most hype NRS game free.

      Wafflez and even more so Dizzy were my MVPs, I missed watching them so much!
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    8. CrimsonShadow
      This is going to be a long juicy day of NRS action; who’s excited? :D
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    9. themilkman014
      Flash is such a high IQ character.

      So much depth and nuance.
    10. Braindead
      My man Happypow doing the work
    11. CrimsonShadow
      This Injustice 2 bracket and Top 8 are bananas. Pretty much everyone who you'd typically expect to make it got bodied -- Semij, King, Theo, Honeybee, Tekken Master, Hayatei, Iluusions all sitting on the sidelines.

      Imo this might show who was really hungry for this tournament and who was riding on their previous success.. Curious to see what happens after this.

      Either that or it's the effect of people messing around and playing MK9/MKX over the weekend/multiple games. I don't know, but it's interesting.
      Last edited: May 26, 2018

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