MK9 Combo Breaker attendance up from UFGTX!

Discussion in '[MK9] General Discussion' started by Charybdis, Apr 6, 2018.

By Charybdis on Apr 6, 2018 at 10:47 AM
  1. Charybdis

    Charybdis "What if all the myths were true..."
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    Well well well. According to the @thehadou the Event Director of Combo Breaker, attendance for MK9 has actually grown from UFGTX to Combo Breaker (source:

    What makes this so amazing? Well, it means that the scene for a game which is coming up to it's seven year anniversary has actually gotten bigger. Process that for a second.

    Enjoy this while you process it, except for getting gym-timidation from Shao's abs and lats.

    Think of how long ago MK9 came out. When MK9 hit the shelves, there was no AAA fighting game, no Midway/NRS game had ever been featured at Evo or really been a feature of the competitive scene and the most recent Mortal Kombat games were Armageddon and DC (we do not speak of them).

    Hell, when MK9 was released, Bin Laden was still alive. I'm not saying there's any correlation between those two things but equally, only a few weeks after MK9 was released, Bin Laden was no longer alive.

    Mortal Kombat is the cure for all that ails mankind, is what I'm saying

    Especially the age old problem of not having a hole punched through your chest by a superpowered Shaolin monk.

    For real though, the NRS community is often blown up (often rightly) for not supporting older NRS games, allowing them to go stale barely a year after release, thus denying them the chance to continue to grow as games like older Tekken and Street Fighters have. But it would seem that, at a significantly competitive level, the MK9 community is actually growing. Not just maintaining, but growing.

    For a lot of us, MK9 was our first competitive game and I'd argue it's more fondly remembered within the community than any other NRS game. Just writing this article has given me a wave of nostalgia and I'm sorely tempted to boot up MK9 tonight, wreck some scrubs with Noob before getting absolutely blown up.

    For real though, Smoke v Noob is a legit 8-2. You could argue it's a 9-1, Smoke can hard counter basically everything Noob does. The only match up in NRS history nearly as bad was Superman v Grundy and even then....


    Sorry, got carried away there.

    But let's take a minute to give ourselves a pat on the back as a community. Huge congratulations to us all, to Combo Breaker and to all the competitors registered there, to NRS for designing such an amazing game and to every single person reading this. Let's keep supporting each other, the community and the awesome games that bring us together.

    Except Cyrax players obviously.

    Yeah I'm talking about you, you broke mother*******

    As always, check back to TYM for all the latest news on the Mortal Kombat series (including the latest news as we get it on the future of the series), Injustice and everything NRS!
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Discussion in '[MK9] General Discussion' started by Charybdis, Apr 6, 2018.

    1. Juxtapose
      Wow. Was it announced, or silently done? I still find that crazy.

      For PC's, they're pretty simple to use these days. For Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition, you'd install Steam and buy it there. Your Xbox 360 Controller will natively work with Windows 10 as well. I actually use a Hori GemPad EX for Xbox 360 on my PC, and it's simple plug and play.

      Just checked though and it looks like the player base is pretty small. Peaking at about 170 people in a 24 hour period.
    2. IROC
      It was silently announced i guess. I thought there was something wrong with my NAT at first. Then seen curbolicious post something on here about it. Thanks for the tips on PC. So we dont derail the thread, pm me with what i need to buy, ect as far as PC goes.
    3. Konqrr
      With the games out now, this is the ONLY game I'm looking forward to.
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    4. EntropicByDesign
      So - as someone who doesnt know fuck-all about this game, and will never actually play it, does anyone have a recommendation for a top 8 or 16 or something that really.. I dunno.. really represents the game at it's best? Or a whole tournament.. Dont care about length provided its not much over 3hrs - but something more than just a single set.. Id like to see some of the character variety at the top of comp play, and see some of that play.

      Id just like to see the game at its best - if for no other reason than to have some vague idea of wtf people are talking about when the game is brought up.
    5. GLoRToR
      I tried to find people to play with on pc, even been on the discord but other than the same 2 people who were mostly playing one another, nobody was really available
    6. Braindead
      @HellblazerHawkman has been posting a series of the greatest MK9 sets for the past few weeks. You can see them on the front page.
    7. EntropicByDesign

      Much appreciated sir.

      Watching these now, along with some other sets on YouTube.

      Mileena doesnt wear much does she?
    8. Charybdis
      You should see her third costume
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    9. Braindead
      inb4 banned for porn:
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    10. Charybdis
      Thanks for that @Braindead, managed to close the page literally 1.5 seconds before my boss walked behind me
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    11. neveradestroyer
      Sub Zero vs Kenshi, Sub Zero vs Freddy Krueger and Sub Zero vs Smoke are the worst match-ups I've played ever on that game.
      But seeing the horrible Jade buttons... She and Sheeva must have suffer more... Poor low tier life.:(
    12. HellblazerHawkman
      Yeah, I'll probably be doing the next one sometime this week as well. So be on the lookout for that #advertising #likemystuffIhavelowselfesteemandneedthemoraleboost
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    13. Braindead
    14. Eddy Wang
      Eddy Wang
      skarlet is pretty fun in this game, gosh i miss her
    15. aj1701
      MK9 is still the best MK game available.
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    16. Compbros
      Just so everyone knows, MK9 in UFGTX had 37 entrants.
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    17. Roy Arkon
      Roy Arkon
      It's awesome to see MK9 coming back at a high profile major tournament event, as well as MKX having yet another major tourney at the same event. MK9 and MKX both helped in taking the MK series and it's competitive scene into new heights, and you can't deny that. The fact that BOTH are played in this tourney in addition to IJ2 just shows how much love and appreciation those games have from the players. This is gonna be epic!
      Last edited: Apr 18, 2018
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