The players returned to Las Vegas after a two year pandemic break, gathering crowds anew for this year's Evo World Championship in Mandalay Bay! The tournament brought a fresh crop of combatants from around the globe, delivering new names to the top of the Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate tower!

Players from the three regions represented in last year's Online Evo World Championship met in a live double-elimination bracket, with the nation of Chile producing two of Earthrealm's top three finalists! ScorpionProcs emerged as the new Evo World Champion, relying on the speed & guile of Kabal, and his own composure to secure an impressive victory at just age 17! Watch the Grand Final below:

The champ was able to fend off experienced Kotal Kahn player Rewind in the Grand Final, who improved on his 2019 Top 10 finish by fending off ScorpionProc's T7G teammate and countryman Nicolas in the loser's bracket. Nicolas finished third with the distinction of defeat 2019 Champion and MK powerhouse SonicFox, who was eliminated in the second-chance by UK veteran A F0xy Grampa! EventHubs report the Top 25 as follows:

Evo World Championship Top 25 Finalists:

#1 ScorpionProcs (Fujin, Kabal, Kung Lao, Liu Kang)
#2 Rewind (Kano, Kotal Kahn, Liu Kang)
#3 Nicolas (Kabal, Fujin, Kung Lao)
#4 A F0xy Grampa (Robocop, Sub-Zeor, Kitana, Nightwolf)
#5 SonicFox (Joker, Cassie Cage, Robocop, Shang Tsung)
#5 Han Rashid (Fujin)
#7 KingGambler (Sub-Zero)
#7 KillerXinok (Spawn)
#9 CucuyFGC_ (Cetrion)
#9 WiZEGEMiNi (Liu Kang, Jacqui Briggs)
#9 Konqueror249 (Sub-Zero, Noob Saibot)
#9 Wuuuzie (Cetrion)
#13 TheMightyUnjust (Spawn)
#13 Jueks- (Jacqui Briggs)
#13 JustNasty
#13 SkarCA-
#17 Sooneo
#17 Aztec
#17 YoBoyRio
#17 Waz
#17 BigDaddyG
#17 VLJV14
#17 Fadedsal
#17 VideoGamezYo
#25 Victor_Freeze504
#25 HoneyBee
#25 ParsaHP
#25 Forever King
#25 Poptart964
#25 Syzoth
#25 GuiExceptional
#25 JChan

The Latin American scene finished strong with Brazil's KillerXinok also in the Top 8. Could this be the dawning of a new age of kombat? Share your hot takes from this year's Evo in the comments below and discuss more in the Mortal Kombat 11 forum. Or begin sharpening your skills by joining the league of its own that is Fight Klub!