Beginning in May; MK Online summoned fandom from across the Earthrealm to determine a 2017 Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion!

The annual tournament tradition took on special significance this year in anticipation for the 25th Anniversary of Mortal Kombat! With history back in focus: Sub-Zero endured three months of eliminations to be crowned Supreme Champion! As it turns out, this wasn't the only competition the ice warrior was facing...

Around the same time as the Supreme Champion fan voting tournament: IGN assembled a cast of hundreds of characters for a Fighting Game Face-Off of their own!

The IGN field pitted Mortal Kombat icons against the best fighters from Street Fighter, Tekken, Virtua Fighter, Dead Or Alive, King of Fighters, Killer Instinct, and so many more! The likes of Liu Kang, Kitana, Sonya Blade and Jax represented MK. After a month of voting, IGN declared their Most Popular Fighting Game Characters:

Scorpion emerged from the multi-tranchise brawl the most popular of them all! It was a two-pronged advantage for Mortal Kombat in a Top 10 that peaked with counterpart icons from MK, and classic rival franchise Street Fighter!

Kombat's iconic ninja mascot relegated Ryu of Street Fighter to a surprising #2 spot! 2017 Supreme Champion Sub-Zero finished third in the overall tally, forcing red clad karateka Ken Masters out of the podium finish!

Raiden scored MK its third kombatant in the Top 10, scraping in at #9. The flying thunder god was unable to overcome his arcade psycho-powered rival: M. Bison. The Street Fighter II final boss finished just ahead at #8.

You can still contribute to the on-going tally of results by voting in automatically generating battles on the Fighting Game Face-Off page. IGN's full June count of the Top 10 is below.

#1 Scorpion (Mortal Kombat)
#3 Sub-Zero (Mortal Kombat)
#5 Akuma (Street Fighter)
#7 Kazuya Mishima (Tekken)
#9 Raiden (Mortal Kombat)
#2 Ryu (Street Fighter)
#4 Ken Masters (Street Fighter)
#6 Chun-Li (Street Fighter)
#8 M. Bison (Street Fighter)
#10 Jin Kazama (Tekken)

Did the IGN vote get it right? Register to share your opinions or start your own inter-company fantasy face-offs in the MK Online Fan Koliseum! Support the kommunity by liking & sharing topics via @MK_Online and Facebook! Special thanks to MK Online User for suggesting this story.