Fortunate fans will be able to get a taste of things to come in next week's Online Stress Test, but for those who are not among the chosen, Mortal Kombat 1 will be available to play at the 2023 Evo World Championship!

Evo has announced that Mortal Kombat 1 will be publicly playable for the first time for those in attendance at the Mandalay Bay resort in sunny Las Vegas! The demo will be on display across a massive weekend of competitive action, starting Friday, August 4th through to Sunday the 6th.

The main event will see the best players in the world competing for supremacy in the Mortal Kombat 11 Evo World Championship -- sure to be an exciting sendoff for the landmark installment that will soon be joined by MK1.

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PlayStation will be the console of choice at the Sony backed tournament, but MK1 is also coming to Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, and PC starting September 19th. Will you be heading out to play? Tell us all about your plans in the comments below and dig deeper in the Mortal Kombat 1 forum!