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MK 11 Pro Kompetition 2020/2021 Top 8(ish) Character Usage

A new Pro Kompetition is upon us and that means its time for me to once again count every time a character is used in one of the (many, many) online tour event top 8s (and occasionally top 4, depending on what is streamed) Also, remember that this is just for fun and I failed math several times in several different ways in college, if something doesn't add up completely or seems off...its because I am big dumb.

Jacqui Briggs (225) [Winner of Latin America North #1, Mexico #1, Latin America South #2 & #3, Europe East #3 &#4]
  • Bionic Bounce 216
  • Enhanced Air Blast 215
  • Grenade Launcher 209
  • (Air) Ground Pound 18
  • Lethal Clinch 11
  • Cybernetic Override 7
  • (Air) Dive Bomb 4
  • Hyper Knee 1
Scorpion (218) [Winner of Latin America South #1, Europe West #3, and Brazil #4]
  • Hell Port Cancel 193
  • Burning Spear 107
  • (Air) Sin Blade 45
  • (Air) Demon Slam 34
  • Misery Blade 21
  • Demon Dash 18
  • Demon Breath 8
  • Hell Flame 6
  • Death Spear Kombo 5
  • Death Spin 5
Cetrion (182) [Winner of Brazil #1 & #3, North America West #1 & #2]
  • Deadly Winds 182
  • Earthquake 182
  • H2 P0rt 182
Kung Lao (166) [Winner of Brazil #2]
  • Buzz Saw 75
  • Orbiting Hat 73
  • Possessed Hat 73
  • Omega Hat 45
  • Z-Hat 29
  • Spiritual Guidance 19
  • (Air) Teleport 11
  • Guided Hat 6
Sub-Zero (127)
  • Deep Freeze 100
  • Creeping Ice 92
  • (Air) Polar Axe 47
  • Rising Ice 31
  • Arctic Trap 6
Kotal Kahn (109) [Winner of Latin America North #2, #3, #4 & North America East #2]
  • Huehhueyi 109
  • Grand Discus 88
  • Amocualli Totem 67
  • Kahn-Cut 40
  • Tecuani Maul 22
Fujin (104) [Winner of Oceania #2]
  • Sky Wakka 104
  • Airsenal 95
  • Warped Needle 62
  • Wind Push 42
  • (Air) Wind Barrier 7
Jade (102) [Winner of Mexico #3]
  • (Air) Razor-Rang 93
  • Delia's Dance 90
  • Pole Vault 50
  • Deadly Assassin 29
  • Upward Razor-Rang 18
  • Amplify Blazing Nitro Kick 13
  • Edenian Spark 12
Johnny Cage (94) [Winner of Mexico #4 & Winner of Europe West #4]
  • Throwing Shades 89
  • Rising Star 88
  • Pissed Off 66
  • Low Forceball 25
  • Say Cheese 4
  • Brass Knuckles 1
  • High Forceball 1
Joker (84) [Winner of North America East #1]
  • KAPOW 63
  • Jumping Jester 58
  • Batsy Pew Pew 25
  • Jack In The Box 15
  • BOING 5
  • Getting Lit 5
Liu Kang (78)
  • Low Fireball 78
  • Dragon Fire 68
  • Kusari Slam 56
  • Dragon's Gifts 14
  • Dragon Parry 10
  • Nunchuku Stance 5
  • Energy Parry 3
Erron Black (66) [Winner of Europe West #2 and Latin America South #4]
  • Enhanced Locked and Loaded 55
  • Scud Shot 47
  • Cattle Toss 29
  • Enhanced Rattle Snake Slide 18
  • Outworld Gunslinger 18
  • Down Peacemaker 12
  • TNT Toss 11
  • Acid Pour 5
  • Up Peacemaker 4
  • Netherbeast Trap 1
Shang Tsung (64) [Winner of Europe East #2]
  • Shake 50
  • Slide 48
  • Force Lift 42
  • Ground Eruption 20
  • Super Kick 14
D'Vorah (62) [Winner of North America #3]
  • Strepsipterra 62
  • Widow's Kiss 59
  • Deadly Swarm 3
  • Flippin' Out 3
Spawn (59)
  • Charging Hellspawn 58
  • (Air) Leetha Glide 42
  • Blaze of Glory 6
  • Raising Hell 6
  • Plasm Pool 3
  • Soul Forfeit 2
  • Hell Chain 1
  • Lethal Leetha Stance 1
Sindel (57) [Winner of Europe East #1 and Oceania #4]
  • Low Star Screamer 45
  • (Air) Banshee Dash 37
  • Whip & Flip 28
  • Hair Kut 18
  • (Air) Deadly Echo 12
  • (Air) Bellowing Banshee 8
  • (Air) Banshee Barrage 2
Cassie Cage (56)
  • Kneecappin' 56
  • Flippin' Out 48
  • Shoulder Charge 36
  • Flying Glow Kick 21
  • (Air) Bullet Barrage 7
Kabal (52)
  • Hook Grab 51
  • (Air) Slight Gas 30
  • Dash Cancel 22
  • Low Hook Grab 16
  • Gas Blast 6
  • (Air) Straight Buzzin' 1
Sonya Blade (51)
  • Energy Rings Charge 48
  • K.A.T. Orbital Drop 41
  • (Air) Marching Orders 29
  • Krushing Kounters 14
  • (Air) Downward Energy Rings 12
  • (Air) Soaring General 6
Geras (47)
  • Quick Sand 44
  • Sand Simulacrum 28
  • Shifting Sands 20
  • Gauntlet Of The Ages 15
  • Bed Of Spikes 11
  • Stepping It Back 8
  • Sand Pillar 7
Sheeva (47) [Winner of North America West #3]
  • Queen's Punishment 39
  • Enhanced Dragon Drop 29
  • Dragon Stance 26
  • Tremor 16
  • Death March 14
  • Dragon Charge 11
  • Battle Scars 3
  • Spinning Dragon 3
  • Shokan Snag 3
Noob Saibot (41) [Winner of Mexico #2]
  • Shadow Slide 40
  • Shadow Portals 26
  • Spirit Ball 26
  • Sickle Snag 17
  • (Air) Tele Slam 13
Kitana (36)
  • Low Fan Toss 25
  • Half-Blood Stance 18
  • (Air) Fan Flutter 16
  • Ground War 16
  • Upward Fan Toss 9
  • Retreating and Advancing Fan Flutter 3
  • Edenian Twist 2
  • Fan-nado 1
Skarlet (36)
  • Bloodport 36
  • Boiling Point 22
  • Dagger Dance 19
  • Red Rain 12
  • Retch-Rebution 11
  • Blood Ritual 5
  • Cell Siphon 2
  • Blood Flow 1
Frost (30) [Winner of Oceania #1]
  • Ice Auger 29
  • (Air) Ice Quake 23
  • Microburst 18
  • Glacier Calving 15
  • Arctic Barrage 3
  • Cryogenic Crown 1
Nightwolf (29)
  • Rising Tomahawk 29
  • Tomahawk Swing 20
  • Lightning Arrow 5
  • Hanna's Wrath 4
Kano (28)
  • Lumbar Check 26
  • Manhandled 24
  • Chemical Burn 13
  • Vege-Mighty 11
  • Bio-Magnetic Pull 7
  • Molotov Cocktail 1
  • Optic Blast 1
Baraka (16)
  • Spine Burst 9
  • Gutted 8
  • Baraka Barrage 7
  • Blade Charge 7
  • Leg Kabob 7
  • Blood Lunge 1
Kollector (16)
  • Demonic Clutch 13
  • Relic Lure 10
  • Vial of Sorrow 4
  • Bag Bomb 3
  • Demonic Comet 3
  • Fade Out 3
  • Up Demonic Mace 2
Rain (15)
  • Geyser Palm 13
  • Hydro Boost 12
  • Edenian Force 11
  • Quantum Rift 2
  • Quantum Slice 2
  • Hydroplane 1
  • Riptide 1
  • Water Ball 1
  • Tidal Wave 1
RoboCop (9) [Winner of Oceania #3]
  • Arm Crowd Control Cannon 9
  • Low Auto-9 9
  • Terminal Strip 5
  • Flamethrower 3
  • Electric Shield 1
Shao Kahn (9) [Winner of Europe West #1]
  • (Air) Wrath Hammer 5
  • Ground Shatter 5
  • Skewered 5
  • Annihilation 4
  • Dark Priest 4
  • Up Wrath Hammer 3
  • Wrath Hammer 1
Jax (8)
  • Quad Grab 8
  • Expert Grappler 6
  • Ripped 6
  • Enhanced Outranked 2
  • Lethal Clap 2
Mileena (8)
  • Play Time 8
  • Stabyscotch 7
  • (Air) Tele-Drop 4
  • (Air) Soaring Sai 2
  • Vanish 2
  • Sai Slide 1
Terminator (6)
  • Albi Back Breaker 6
  • Running Man 6
  • (Air) Death Grip 3
  • T.D.E. 3
Rambo (5)
  • Snare Trap 4
  • Leopard Krawl 3
  • Shoulder Roll 2
  • Claymore 1
  • FUBAR 1
Raiden (1)
  • Sparkport 1
  • Stormcell 1
 
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Hey y'all I was bored and had some extra time so I tossed a little player guide in the first comment under OP! Its nothing too in depth...just a list of which players have made top 8 in their region, how many times, what characters they have used, and who has won what in each region!

(Note that some players have an 'N/A' where their characters should be...this is because a couple of regions only had their top four streamed)
 
Updated OP and first comment to reflect Interkontinental Kombat week #2!!! I tried a new way of moving my notes from my word program into here to speed up my editing. 1.) It ended up being slower and 2.) it ended up fucking a bunch of things up that required my diligent fixing. SO...if anything looks super fucked or wrong or (hopefully not) just plain missing, it will all be fixed next week when I punch in the notes for NA East and West #2!!!
 
So the following characters have won a Pro Komp event so far:
Jacqui, Scorpion, Cetrion, Kung Lao, Joker, Fujin, Erron Black, Sindel, Kotal Kahn, Noob, Frost, Shao Kahn.

Also, Kano and Kabal continue to be two of the least-picked characters, despite people raging about them being OP postpatch.

Imo it's an interesting mix that shows diversity in playstyle. I'm curious to see what happens this weekend :)
 
So the following characters have won a Pro Komp event so far:
Jacqui, Scorpion, Cetrion, Kung Lao, Joker, Fujin, Erron Black, Sindel, Kotal Kahn, Noob, Frost, Shao Kahn.

Also, Kano and Kabal continue to be two of the least-picked characters, despite people raging about them being OP postpatch.

Imo it's an interesting mix that shows diversity in playstyle. I'm curious to see what happens this weekend :)
Honestly the character diversity has been crazy and the number of top used characters vs. the number of wins they've bagged is insanely different from the first pro comp. I'll admit to fast forwarding through a few Jacqui mirrors, but other than that...these matches have been absolutely top notch.
 
So the following characters have won a Pro Komp event so far:
Jacqui, Scorpion, Cetrion, Kung Lao, Joker, Fujin, Erron Black, Sindel, Kotal Kahn, Noob, Frost, Shao Kahn.

Also, Kano and Kabal continue to be two of the least-picked characters, despite people raging about them being OP postpatch.

Imo it's an interesting mix that shows diversity in playstyle. I'm curious to see what happens this weekend :)
And not many dragon stances either surprisingly
 
Did anyone watch the pro competition yesterday? I havnt been keeping up with the tournaments lately but when I heard krispifungus made top 8 I went to check it out. I was watching krispi vs titaniumtigerz and mid match tigers got dq. He was spamming stomp with sheeva with his custom variation name being "whywouldudothisnrs!" Apparently NRS banned him from entire series saying his name was offensive lol. Pretty crazy stuff just havnt seen any posts about it on here yet.
 
Did anyone watch the pro competition yesterday? I havnt been keeping up with the tournaments lately but when I heard krispifungus made top 8 I went to check it out. I was watching krispi vs titaniumtigerz and mid match tigers got dq. He was spamming stomp with sheeva with his custom variation name being "whywouldudothisnrs!" Apparently NRS banned him from entire series saying his name was offensive lol. Pretty crazy stuff just havnt seen any posts about it on here yet.
@DarksydeDash has a status update from last night where he and others were discussing it.
 
Did anyone watch the pro competition yesterday? I havnt been keeping up with the tournaments lately but when I heard krispifungus made top 8 I went to check it out. I was watching krispi vs titaniumtigerz and mid match tigers got dq. He was spamming stomp with sheeva with his custom variation name being "whywouldudothisnrs!" Apparently NRS banned him from entire series saying his name was offensive lol. Pretty crazy stuff just havnt seen any posts about it on here yet.
People kept saying WhyDidYouDoThisNRS in the chat and they all got banned
 
Updated OP and first comment to include Liga Latina week 3!!!

Really quick I want everyone to just look at how crazy iScorpion has been in Mexico...has won all three straight weeks, has used fourteen characters, won one of the weeks from the loser's side, and won week three with hidden random select. iScorpion has Mexico on complete lockdown so far.
 
Updated OP and first comment to include Liga Latina week 3!!!

Really quick I want everyone to just look at how crazy iScorpion has been in Mexico...has won all three straight weeks, has used fourteen characters, won one of the weeks from the loser's side, and won week three with hidden random select. iScorpion has Mexico on complete lockdown so far.
I really wish the regions had a way to play each other after these individual series conclude.. It’d be so much fun, like WUFL
 
Updated OP and first comment to include Liga Latina week 3!!!

Really quick I want everyone to just look at how crazy iScorpion has been in Mexico...has won all three straight weeks, has used fourteen characters, won one of the weeks from the loser's side, and won week three with hidden random select. iScorpion has Mexico on complete lockdown so far.
Do you think there is enough competition in MX and BR for 2 leagues? Kinda feels like they should be 1.
 
The biggest issue is distance (I think). There are nearly 7000km/4400mi between certain points of Mexico and Brazil. That wouldn't be great for online tournaments.
Yeah I suppose so. Just a shame I think the tournament would e better, and thered be a bigger prize. I feel the same about EU East and West, but obviously again its a distance issue
 
Updated OP and first comment to include Interkontinental Kombat week 3! What a wild weekend this was for the Pro Kompetition. First, over in Oceania, the absolute mad lad Wazminator pulled out RoboCop in grand finals...and won. So we get to say RoboCop won a Pro Komp event, which is just really awesome. On top of that, on Sunday, we finished up the roster! That's right, Rambo and Raiden finally made an appearance!

We aren't even quite halfway through this crazy online Pro Komp and we have seen every single character in the roster represented in top eight. That is really impressive to me and a great sign of just how damn well balanced MK 11 really is.

Anyways, cheers and sorry that I got the update up a little late this week and I will see ya'll for North America week 3 next weekend!!!
 
Updated OP and first comment to reflect North America Week #3!!! Well there we have it, NRS figured out how hide the nasty, naughty, scathing custom variation names from the virgin, unprotected eyes of the people watching a Mature rated game and Tigerzz was thus allowed to stomp and annoy and enrage his way to a Pro Komp victory. I really can't believe we are not even halfway through this whole crazy thing! I have had so much fun watching every single weekend...can't wait to see what week four has in store for us, see ya'll next week for...Liga Latina #4!!!
 
Updated OP and first comment to include Liga Latina week #4!

Pretty interesting week in the always interesting Brazil, Konqueror brought (his second) off meta Scorpion back to Brazil and, this time, all the way to grand finals and a big W. This means that Brazil has had a different winner each week so far, making it one of the single most competitive scenes in the Pro Komp!

Psycho-Jean walked into their fourth straight Lat Am South top eight and would settle for nothing less than first place this time. Sticking to their literal guns and running Erron Black to a well deserved victory and becoming the fourth winner of the region's events!

Heading up north, Yadriel_el_punk continued their reign of terror with some of the cleanest Kotal Kahn play I have seen since launch. Give that big chungus another W, Yadriel has three so far and doesn't look to be slowing down any time soon.

Back in Mexico, we were all wondering if it would continue to be the all iScorpion show as it had been in the last three weeks and...it kind of was! Having tried choosing different characters every match/loss and having tried random select...iScorpion decided to try something new for (most of) this bracket and grand finals...the mirror match! However, iScorpion's Johnny just wasn't up to the pace of Illuminati's...Mexico has its second event winner! (iScorpion has now played seventeen different characters in four top eight brackets, by the way)


See y'all next week for Interkontinental Kombat week #4!!!
 
Updated OP and first comment to include Interkontinental Kombat Week #4 (and the first week where I have had the update posted right on time in a long while).

Some fun little facts after this weekend: Oceania is the only region with only one winner so far, Europe West is the first region to not have a competitor make four consecutive appearances, and Jacqui and Scorpion are very popular choices in these top eights :p

See y'all next week for North America Week #4 (and the official midway mark of this crazy Pro Komp!)!!!