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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 (482) [Winner of Latin America North #1 & #7, Latin America South #2, #3, #6, Mexico #1, Brazil #6 Europe East #3, #4, #7, North America West #4, and North America East #6]
  • Bionic Bounce 472
  • Enhanced Air Blast 470
  • Grenade Launcher 462
  • Lethal Clinch 19
  • (Air) Ground Pound 18
  • Cybernetic Override 10
  • (Air) Dive Bomb 4
  • Hyper Knee 1
Cetrion (366) [Winner of Brazil #1 & #3, North America West #1 & #2, Latin America North #5, and Oceania #6]
  • H2 P0rt 366
  • Deadly Winds 360
  • Earthquake 360
  • Geyser 6
Scorpion (364) [Winner of Latin America South #1, Europe West #3, Brazil #4 and North America West #6]
  • Hell Port Cancel 332
  • Burning Spear 213
  • (Air) Demon Slam 59
  • (Air) Sin Blade 48
  • Misery Blade 21
  • Demon Dash 18
  • Demon Breath 15
  • Death Spin 12
  • Death Spear Kombo 11
  • Hell Flame 8
Sub-Zero (324) [Winner of North America West #7 and Europe East #8]
  • Creeping Ice 266
  • Deep Freeze 236
  • (Air) Polar Axe 132
  • Rising Ice 90
  • Arctic Trap 8
Kung Lao (242) [Winner of Brazil #2 & #5]
  • Buzz Saw 125
  • Possessed Hat 123
  • Orbiting Hat 90
  • Omega Hat 62
  • Z-Hat 33
  • Spiritual Guidance 28
  • (Air) Teleport 16
  • Guided Hat 6
Liu Kang (180) [Winner of Brazil #7 and Mexico #8]
  • Low Fireball 180
  • Dragon Fire 164
  • Kusari Slam 129
  • Dragon Parry 22
  • Dragon's Gifts 19
  • Shaolin Stance 12
  • Nunchuku Stance 8
  • Energy Parry 6
Jade (177) [Winner of Mexico #3]
  • Delia's Dance 160
  • (Air) Razor-Rang 149
  • Pole Vault 96
  • Deadly Assassin 48
  • Amplify Blazing Nitro Kick 32
  • Upward Razor-Rang 21
  • Edenian Spark 19
  • Pole Vault Cancel 5
Kabal (171) [Winner of Mexico #5]
  • Hook Grab 166
  • (Air) Slight Gas 118
  • Dash Cancel 52
  • Low Hook Grab 36
  • Gas Blast 21
  • (Air) Straight Buzzin' 1
  • Extended Hook 1
Joker (170) [Winner of North America East #1 and Europe West #5, #8]
  • KAPOW 148
  • Jumping Jester 98
  • Batsy Pew Pew 55
  • BOING 20
  • Jack In The Box 15
  • Getting Lit 5
  • Corpse Trot 3
Kotal Kahn (163) [Winner of Latin America North #2, #3, #4, #8 and North America East #2]
  • Huehhueyi 163
  • Grand Discus 127
  • Kahn-Cut 74
  • Amocualli Totem 73
  • Tecuani Maul 51
Fujin (161) [Winner of Oceania #2]
  • Sky Wakka 161
  • Airsenal 152
  • Warped Needle 102
  • Wind Push 59
  • (Air) Wind Barrier 7
Noob Saibot (145) [Winner of Mexico #2 and Latin America South #7]
  • Shadow Slide 144
  • Shadow Portals 114
  • Spirit Ball 73
  • (Air) Tele Slam 68
  • Sickle Snag 35
Geras (142)
  • Quick Sand 140
  • Shifting Sands 104
  • Bed Of Spikes 70
  • Sand Simulacrum 64
  • Gauntlet Of The Ages 25
  • Sand Pillar 10
  • Stepping It Back 8
Johnny Cage (142) [Winner of Mexico #4 &#7, Winner of Europe West #4, and Winner of Oceania #7]
  • Throwing Shades 134
  • Rising Star 132
  • Pissed Off 100
  • Low Forceball 39
  • Say Cheese 4
  • Stunt Double 3
  • High Forceball 2
  • Brass Knuckles 1
Sindel (134) [Winner of Europe East #1 and Oceania #4]
  • Low Star Screamer 118
  • (Air) Banshee Dash 97
  • Whip & Flip 68
  • (Air) Deadly Echo 38
  • Hair Kut 29
  • (Air) Banshee Barrage 11
  • (Air) Bellowing Banshee 8
Shang Tsung (127) [Winner of Europe East #2 & #5]
  • Shake 94
  • Force Lift 73
  • Slide 68
  • Ground Eruption 49
  • Super Kick 32
  • Inferno Skull 10
  • Vile Sorcery 4
  • Soul Swap 3
  • Explosive Corpses 1
Erron Black (111) [Winner of Europe West #2 & #6, Latin America South #4, and Latin America North #6]
  • Scud Shot 90
  • Enhanced Locked and Loaded 87
  • Cattle Toss 58
  • Down Peacemaker 27
  • Enhanced Rattle Snake Slide 21
  • Acid Pour 21
  • Outworld Gunslinger 18
  • TNT Toss 11
  • Up Peacemaker 4
  • Netherbeast Trap 1
Sheeva (106) [Winner of North America West #3, North America East #4, and Europe East #6]
  • Queen's Punishment 96
  • Dragon Stance 66
  • Enhanced Dragon Drop 53
  • Spinning Dragon 34
  • Tremor 25
  • Death March 16
  • Dragon Charge 15
  • Battle Scars 14
  • Shokan Snag 3
D'Vorah (106) [Winner of North America East #3]
  • Strepsipterra 103
  • Widow's Kiss 93
  • Deadly Swarm 14
  • Parasite 9
  • Flippin' Out 4
Sonya Blade (105) [Winner of North America East #5]
  • Energy Rings Charge 102
  • K.A.T. Orbital Drop 95
  • (Air) Marching Orders 49
  • (Air) Downward Energy Rings 31
  • Krushing Kounters 19
  • (Air) Soaring General 11
  • (Air) Ops Drop 5
Kano (98)
  • Lumbar Check 93
  • Chemical Burn 68
  • Bio-Magnetic Pull 42
  • Manhandled 39
  • Vege-Mighty 21
  • Snake Bite 14
  • Molotov Cocktail 1
  • Optic Blast 1
Frost (97) [Winner of Oceania #1 & #5 and Latin America South #8]
  • Ice Auger 93
  • (Air) Ice Quake 71
  • Microburst 71
  • Cryogenic Crown 17
  • Glacier Calving 18
  • Arctic Barrage 3
  • Auger Lunge 1
Spawn (93)
  • Charging Hellspawn 92
  • (Air) Leetha Glide 43
  • Soul Forfeit 28
  • Raising Hell 13
  • Blaze of Glory 6
  • Plasm Pool 3
  • Hell Chain 1
  • Lethal Leetha Stance 1
Skarlet (77)
  • Bloodport 77
  • Boiling Point 61
  • Dagger Dance 55
  • Red Rain 17
  • Retch-Rebution 11
  • Blood Ritual 5
  • Cell Siphon 4
  • Blood Flow 1
Rain (71) [Winner of North America West #5 and Brazil #8]
  • Geyser Palm 45
  • Hydro Boost 38
  • Tidal Wave 41
  • Edenian Force 31
  • Quantum Rift 20
  • Quantum Slice 20
  • Hydroplane 12
  • Water Ball 2
  • Riptide 1
Cassie Cage (70)
  • Kneecappin' 70
  • Flippin' Out 62
  • Shoulder Charge 44
  • Flying Glow Kick 27
  • (Air) Bullet Barrage 7
Nightwolf (68) [Winner of Oceania #8]
  • Rising Tomahawk 63
  • Tomahawk Swing 36
  • Hanna's Wrath 28
  • Lightning Arrow 8
  • Moonfall 5
Kitana (53)
  • Low Fan Toss 42
  • Ground War 31
  • (Air) Fan Flutter 30
  • Half-Blood Stance 20
  • Upward Fan Toss 9
  • Edenian Twist 3
  • Retreating and Advancing Fan Flutter 3
  • Fan-nado 1
Kollector (52)
  • Demonic Clutch 49
  • Fade Out 31
  • Relic Lure 19
  • Bag Bomb 16
  • Vial of Sorrow 13
  • Demonic Comet 3
  • Up Demonic Mace 2
Terminator (50)
  • Running Man 47
  • T.D.E. 34
  • Albi Back Breaker 31
  • (Air) Death Grip 21
  • Cyber Rift 4
  • Ion Grenade 4
  • Incapacitator 3
  • Rolling Ion Grenade 3
Shao Kahn (30) [Winner of Europe West #1 and Mexico #6]
  • Skewered 23
  • Annihilation 17
  • Dark Priest 14
  • (Air) Wrath Hammer 10
  • Up Wrath Hammer 9
  • Spear Charge 8
  • Ground Shatter 5
  • Wrath Hammer 2
Mileena (30)
  • Play Time 30
  • Stabyscotch 29
  • Rolling Thunder 20
  • (Air) Tele-Drop 4
  • Vanish 3
  • (Air) Soaring Sai 2
  • Sai Slide 2
Baraka (29)
  • Spine Burst 16
  • Blade Charge 15
  • Gutted 14
  • Baraka Barrage 12
  • Leg Kabob 12
  • Blood Lunge 2
Raiden (26)
  • Sparkport 21
  • Stormcell 21
  • Electric Current 5
  • Quick Charge 5
  • Electric Burst 4
  • Lightning Storm 1
Jax (21) [Winner of Latin America South #5]
  • Quad Grab 20
  • Expert Grappler 18
  • Ripped 18
  • Enhanced Outranked 2
  • Lethal Clap 2
RoboCop (10) [Winner of Oceania #3]
  • Low Auto-9 10
  • Arm Crowd Control Cannon 9
  • Terminal Strip 6
  • Flamethrower 3
  • Cheval Trap 1
  • Electric Shield 1
Rambo (5)
  • Snare Trap 4
  • Leopard Krawl 3
  • Shoulder Roll 2
  • Claymore 1
  • FUBAR 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!)!!!
 
Alright ya'll I have updated OP and the first comment through NA West #4 (and the official halfway point of this Pro Komp!!!)

Your fun fact from this week is that NA West is officially the only region where the player with the most weekly appearances doesn't yet have an event win under their belt.

(Also, if you were wondering who was responsible for all those Jacqui numbers, blame Latin America North and North America West...they are tied for the most amount of players in top that have used Jacqui at five dirty Jacqui players each!)