From the Palace Gates of Shang Tsung's Island, to the very top of the Pyramid of Argus: we celebrate a contest called Mortal Kombat in this, the year of the dragon. With the hindsight of twenty years of fighting and an unprecedented community vote, Sub-Zero was determined the Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion!

The ice-man may have shown he can go it alone, but as any MK fan knows, there's more than one way to skin a Tarkatan! In the 2011 game that rebooted the franchise, tag team action was reintroduced as its own beast, pitting pairs against one another in two-on-two Mortal Kombat. We hear there's a certain other series indulging in a little Tag Tournament around this time of year, and if that isn't a challenge to crown the ultimate two-man champions -- I don't know what is!

From the very beginning, even the greatest individual fighters have held association with a larger force. Be it the fighting fellowship of the Shaolin Monks, the regimented Special Forces, the dastardly Black Dragon, or the assassins of the Lin Kuei -- friendships and clans have had as big a role to play in twenty years of kombat as rivalries and bloodfeuds!

Eliminated in Semi Final by Ermac & Kenshi!Eliminated in Semi Final by Ermac & Kenshi! Eliminated Round 1 by Kitana & Sindel!Eliminated Round 1 by Kitana & Sindel! Eliminated Round 1 by Shao Kahn & Kintaro!Eliminated Round 1 by Shao Kahn & Kintaro! Eliminated Round 2 by Kitana & Sindel!Eliminated Round 2 by Kitana & Sindel!
Eliminated Round 1 by Ermac & Kenshi!Eliminated Round 1 by Ermac & Kenshi! Eliminated Round 2 by Kenshi & Ermac!Eliminated Round 2 by Kenshi & Ermac! Eliminated Round 1 by Baraka & Mileena!Eliminated Round 1 by Baraka & Mileena!
Eliminated in Semi Final by Noob-Smoke!Eliminated in Semi Final by Noob-Smoke! Eliminated Round 1 by Jade & Reptile!Eliminated Round 1 by Jade & Reptile! Eliminated Round 2 by Jade & Reptile!Eliminated Round 2 by Jade & Reptile! Eliminated Round 1 by Quan Chi & Shang Tsung!Eliminated Round 1 by Quan Chi & Shang Tsung!
Eliminated Round 1 by Sektor & Cyrax!Eliminated Round 1 by Sektor & Cyrax! Eliminated Round 2 by Noob-Smoke!Eliminated Round 2 by Noob-Smoke! Eliminated Round 1 by Noob-Smoke!Eliminated Round 1 by Noob-Smoke!

Continuing the twentieth anniversary theme, we've selected a field of sixteen deadly alliances introduced throughout the series. They represent all eras and tiers of Mortal Kombat, with no fighter repeated in any combination. By popular request, the bracket of sixteen will be fully randomized and revealed as the First Round unfolds.

As with the previous tournament; each tag team outcome will be determined by the result of a regularly updated MK Online User Poll [located top left]. Criteria for voting is, as always, completely up to you, but we recommend fairplay and consideration for the qualities that make a great team, and the triumphs they have enjoyed.

It is time! Thirty-two fighters become two titan teams as the tag team tournament reaches its tumultuous conclusion! There can be only one as we declare the Supreme Mortal Kombat Tag Team!

Ermac & Kenshi: Affectionately dubbed 'team telekenisis', this duo comes to us from the Deadly Alliance Konquest mode, where their mutual acquaintance was first revealed. In exchange for freeing Ermac from enslavement, the soul creature enlightened Kenshi to the ways of the mind. On their way to the Grand Final they eliminated: Sub-Zero & Sareena (R1), Baraka & Mileena (R2) and Kitana & Sindel (SF).

Noob Saibot & Smoke: The only team-up in Mortal Kombat history to appear in-game as a combo, "Noob-Smoke" served as an unconventional sub-boss in Deception. Classic secret characters from MKII, we know them today as Bi-Han and Tomas Vrbada - Lin Kuei assassins with twisting fates. On the way to the Grand Final they eliminated: Sonya Blade & Jax (R1), Sektor & Cyrax (R2) and Jade & Reptile (SF).

From the Palace Gates of Shang Tsung's Island, to the very top of the Pyramid of Argus, right back to where it all began. Only one of these duos can be crowned Supreme Mortal Kombat Tag Team Champions! In this Year of the Dragon, celebrating the series' 20th Anniversary, now is the time to vote for the greatest of two. Who will reign supreme?... FIGHT!

  • Round 1: Kitana & Sindel (73.0%) d. Kano & Jarek (26.9%)
  • Round 1: Shao Kahn & Kintaro (77.4%) d. Moloch & Drahmin (22.5%)
  • Round 1: Ermac & Kenshi (55.8%) d. Sub-Zero & Sareena (44.1%)
  • Round 1: Baraka & Mileena (91.2%) d. Kobra & Kira (8.7%)
  • Round 1: Jade & Reptile (55.6%) d. Liu Kang & Kung Lao (44.3%)
  • Round 1: Quan Chi & Shang Tsung (65.1%) d. Stryker & Kabal (34.8%)
  • Round 1: Sektor & Cyrax (62.5%) d. Raiden & Fujin (37.4%)
  • Round 1: Noob Saibot & Smoke (72.7%) d. Sonya Blade & Jax (27.2%)

  • Round 2: Kitana & Sindel (54.9%) d. Shao Kahn & Kintaro (45.0%)
  • Round 2: Ermac & Kenshi (56.9%) d. Baraka & Mileena (43.0%)
  • Round 2: Jade & Reptile (51.9%) d. Quan Chi & Shang Tsung (48.0%)
  • Round 2: Noob Saibot & Smoke (53.8%) d. Sektor & Cyrax (46.1%)

  • Semi Final: Ermac & Kenshi (51.0%) d. Kitana & Sindel (48.9%)
  • Semi Final: Noob Saibot & Smoke (60.3%) d. Jade & Reptile (39.6%)

  • Grand Final: Noob Saibot & Smoke (54.8%) d. Ermac & Kenshi (45.1%)

To vote, make sure you've registered to Mortal Kombat Online and visit regularly to stay up-to-date with the latest poll. You can discuss all the tournament match-ups and voting on the forums. Boost for your favourite team by spreading the word via Twitter and Facebook.