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Konsole Kombat II Registration Now Open!
MK Online and CGL Team Up for a $20,000 Tournament! FREE ENTRY!

Registration is now officially open for entrants to the Konsole Kombat II tournament hosted by Console Gaming League (CGL). For those not in the know, we have partnered with CGL and several other big names in the MK 11 esports scene to host two pre-qualifier tournaments, where the winners will go on to compete in the final tournament hosted by CGL for $10,000 on XBOX and $10,000 on PS4. For those who didn't know, we have a trailer below with the announcement:

No travel is required to compete in these events and they are completely free of charge! That's right, you can win $10,000 by not even leaving your sofa! The whole tournament is comprised online. However, rules do state that WiFi is banned. The full list of rules for the tournament are listed below:

RULES

  • Double Elimination
  • All New Characters are banned for 30 days from release date.
  • Tournament Mode Default Option
  • 90 second timer
  • Wi-Fi Banned
  • Interactables On
  • Tournament Mode Variations Only
  • 2/3 Brackets
  • 3/5 Top 8
  • Winner must keep character
  • Loser may switch
  • Random stage select (players may opt for an agreed stage)

Registration is limited to 32 players maximum for each tournament, and registration officially ends September 20th. On October 17th, we will be hosting the XBOX ONE tournament, and October 24th, we will be hosting the PS4 tournament. Both tournaments go live on air at Mixer.com/Mortal-Kombat at 5 P.M. Central. Register and get in there while you can! Space is limited!

You can register for the XBOX ONE tournament on October 17th here: https://smash.gg/MKO_XBOX

And you can register for the PS4 tournament on October 24th here: https://smash.gg/MKO_PS4

Official Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack Trailer
Terminator & Joker revealed in DLC trailer!

It's been a comparatively long wait, but at last the Kombat Pack is officially here! You've seen Shang Tsung and Nightwolf in action -- now meet the four remaining characters in fully rendered form!

They were teased back in June: Now Terminator T-800 and The Joker can officially join the Mortal Kombat 11 cast as upcoming playable guest fighters!

As anticipated: the likeness of Arnold Schwarzenegger brings the grizzled visage of the iconic T-800 to life in conjunction with the November theatrical release of Terminator: Dark Fate. You won't have to wait that long to bring the mechanical menace of the Terminator to MK11, though. Early access begins October 8th for players who've purchased the Kombat Pack or Premium Editions.

The trailer also formally reveals Edenian Queen Sindel and comic book guest Spawn, who were teased with a trailer screenshot and sketch teasers. Sindel will follow the T-800 with early access starting November 26th, before the comic book guests take us into the next year: Joker on January 28th, and Spawn March 17th.

What do you think now that you've seen all six Kombat Pack fighters in motion? Share your thoughts in the comments below and join the discussion on the Mortal Kombat 11 forum!

Mehcad Brooks Shares Mortal Kombat Training Photo
The actor is preparing to become Jax!

Mehcad Brooks has become a familiar presence as a regular on TV's Supergirl, now entering its fifth season. As James Olsen, he was never the lanky, freckled redhead dwarfed by best pal Superman in comic books, but the impressive 38 year old appears to be taking his physique to another level in preparation to play Jax in the Mortal Kombat movie reboot.

Having already reacted to news of his casting; Brooks shared a revealing photo to Instagram showing off his transformation. It appears training has added some serious bulk to the actor and model's already muscular 6'4" frame!

Jax was originated for arcades in Mortal Kombat II by bodybuilder John Parrish, whose arms and physique inspired changes to the digitized character design. A special forces soldier with phenomenal strength, Jax was later enhanced with now iconic metal arms in MK3.

Brooks appears to be working hard to embody the character as fans know it, shedding the presumptions that come with his CW past as he also leaves Supergirl. In another message to followers, he reminisced about growing up playing Mortal Kombat video games.

This didn’t really hit me until I was on the plane to Australia Sunday and I mouthed the words “I’m in Mortal Kombat”. I’ve been playing this game since I was a kid with #Scorpion and #Jax I played it most days after homework, sometimes before and up all night at friend’s places at sleepovers. My friends parents would ask us why we hadn’t slept and we just kept saying shit like “fatality” and “finish him”. We were nerds. Video game junkies they called us. Now y’all are called #gamers and get paid for it. I was before my time I guess. #MortalKombat was kind of the violent uncle I never had. I love you MK. You raised me. Don’t tell Mom. #justakidfromaustin

Filming for Motal Kombat begins next month in South Australia, where almost 2,500 hopefuls lined up to appear as extras over the weekend. The film will also feature Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, and Tadanobu Asano as Raiden. Share your thoughts about the live-action Jax in the comments below and follow all the MK movie news and discussion on the Media & Merchandise forum!

Australian Hopefuls Lineup For Mortal Kombat Extras
South Australia goes Kombat kasting krazy!

They came in droves, wielding a unique array of skills and attire, all united by a single mutual goal: to participate in the next Mortal Kombat. It wasn't a scene from the classic fighting game franchise, but rather the first stage in the process for casting around 1,500 extras who'll appear in the 2021 feature film reboot...

The island nation of Australia is far more sprawling than the isolated domain of Shang Tsung's tournament. It's specifically the lower central state of South Australia that's gone 'kombat krazy' since the multi-million dollar production was first announced in May. The extras casting call made front page news over the weekend as Adelaide's The Advertiser documented the Sunday event.

The quiet suburb of Glenside is playing host to the biggest film production of its type to grace the state, attracting an estimated 2,500 hopefuls who lined around the block for a chance to be chosen for extras roles.

The masses of humanity were marched through a process of being photographed and filed, with particular attention given by Heeson Casting staff to unique physical attributes, such as tattoos and piercings. Some were trained martial artists, others simply eager fans who chose to dress in costume in an effort to get noticed. In the end, over half are expected to return for filming beginning in September. The more physically impressive - the better, but Angela Heesom told The Sunday Mail they're looking for "average" people, as well. Some won't know until they're summoned to shoot as late as December.

Not much could be inferred from the extras casting session, but The Sunday Mail reports one intriguing exception to the adult cut-off: Young girls of Asian descent aged 6 and 9.

Sources tell us the production is actively seeking extras of Asian heritage, with several Japanese and Chinese girls present. For fans of the series, the ethnic significance will come as no surprise, but children are a rarity for the violent martial arts franchise. It may be as simple as scenes populated with families in the background, but some speculation will lead to uniquely significant roles, such as the murdered family of Scorpion.

Almost nothing is known about the plot of the new feature film, which will be led by first-time feature director Simon McQuoid, with fellow Australian director James Wan (Aquaman) serving as one of the key producers. Much has been made about efforts to "do it right", with writer Greg Russo touting R-rated fatalities to come.

Five iconic characters have been cast so far, with Japanese star Tadanobu Asano tweeting about his role as Raiden after reports he was in negotiation. Scorpion's mortal nemesis Sub-Zero was the first character released.

Were you among the thousands who auditioned? Tell us all about your experience in the comments section below and follow all the Mortal Kombat ews and discussion in the Media & Merchandise forum!

Mortal Kombat Actors React to Casting News
Raiden actor & more react to joining new movie.

With news of several major roles now cast, fans and actors alike have been celebrating the beginnings of a new Mortal Kombat movie. Four of the five actors cast so far have used social media to react, including Tadanobu Asano -- the man who would be Raiden! Read on:

Along with retweeting several articles about his casting negotiation, the Japanese actor (Ichi the Killer, Zatoichi) seemingly confirmed his status by declaring "I am RAIDEN" via Twitter. Tadanobu's has been just one of the messages of thanks and readiness shared by the cast, so far. See their reactions below:

Joe Taslim was the first to make his role known with news of his casting as Sub-Zero reported early in July. Taslim shared the news with artwork by Nikolai Baslajik, who has created portraits for all of the cast, so far.

The Mortal Kombat movie reboot begins filming in South Australia in the coming weeks for a 2021 theatrical release. Simon McQuoid directs with James Wan among producers. Follow all the movie news and discussion in the Media & Merchandise forum, and by connecting with MK Online on Twitter and Facebook.

MKO User Poll
Most Anticipated Movie Casting?
38.9%
Ludi Lin (Liu Kang)
16.7%
Joe Taslim (Sub-Zero)
16.7%
Sisi Stringer (Mileena)
16.7%
Mehcad Brooks (Jax)
11.1%
Tadanobu Asano (Raiden)