Hello everybody and welcome to another session of Testyourmight's player spotlight, where we take some of the more currently obscure names and get everyone better acquainted with them! Today we are featuring @xKhaoTik, who you may know today as the spearhead of the "buff Ivy" movement. However, if you are newer to the site, you may not know that he used to be a dominant force in the competitive scene of Netherrealm!
With a plethora of offline experiences and many great showings in MK9 and Injustice, here are his impressive placements over the span of 2012~2014:
Fighting games are a long time passion for Khaotik, dating beyond our scene's inception, "I’ve been playing FGs for as long as I remember. Definitely during SF2 and MK2 era, but I was around 3-4 years old then. MK9 was the first game I traveled for."
Here is the top 4 of Civil War, where Khaotik must fight through two of my favorite Kabal players, @Lulzlou and @REO to get to grand finals with that classic Tom Brady commentary:
While still a significant force, he was not quite as enthusiastic about Injustice: Gods Among Us as he was Mortal Kombat. "Kitana is one of the reasons why I like the MK series more, but MK is just better than INJ."
In this Injustice 1 match, Khaotik gives EVO champ KDZ a run for his money in Summer Jam 2013's top 8!
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When asked to discuss the subject of character loyalty, he brought up a lot of good points, and this topic transitioned into some of reasoning for why he left the competitive scene:After his competitive years, his passion for Kitana and the game has still kept him playing casually, "It’s just her whole royal demeanor. She carries herself gracefully and with so much poise that it captivated me. She’s been my favorite MK character since MK2 and I’ve used her in every single game she was in."
A set in Mortal Kombat X featuring @Vak Phoenix's impressive Pyromancer Tanya. To clear the air about the Assassin Kitana matchup, they chose to settle it online the old fashioned way!
Even though he no longer travels to offline events, he still plays Injustice 2. Here is a set between him and another great @astronout about a month after I2 was released:
"One of my favorite memories is whenever I was in a tournament with SonicFox, we would always support each other. He was a clan mate and a good friend and we would always say to each other 'see you on the big stage (top 8)' and sure enough, we’d meet each other. Always a hype match between us."
When asked if he likes to stream, Khaotik commented thusly, "Yes I do. Twitch.Tv/KhaoTik_90. I barely stream though because I don’t have the time to play as much as I used to. I’ve been streaming since I2 first launched. I just do it for fun really. Maybe if I started going to tournaments again, I’ll take it seriously." Be sure to show your support and subscribe to his channel here and on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/user/rbrook908!
A final question between myself (red) and Khaotik (blue):
You may not be able to find him on Twitter, but he does have Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and a profile here on Testyourmight if you want to catch him for some games or ask him questions about competitive fighting games!
Player Spotlight: Featuring Testyourmight's Khaotik!