Twelve months after Mortal Kombat 11 was first announced with a world premier announce trailer-- the best selling fighting game will return to The Game Awards as a nominee for 2019 Best Fighting Game! Read on for voting details:

Public voting is now open, with five fighting game releases nominated by a jury of experts. You can see the full nominations announcement by watching the embedded video above.

Mortal Kombat 11 takes on a deceptively tough field in the fighting game category, which also includes: Dead Or Alive 6 (Koei Tecmo), Jump Force (Bandai Namco), Samurai Shodown (SNK), and Super Smash Bros Ultimate (Nintendo).

Mortal Kombat X was a shoo-in when it took 2015 Best Fighting Game, but this year NetherRealm Studios will contend with strong competition from the mash-up mass appeal of Smash Bros and Jump Force, and the dedicated cult followings of DOA and Samurai Shodown. Nintendo's arcade fighting franchise may be the game to beat, having amassed one of the biggest competitive followings in the genre!

Voting closes December 12th when The Game Awards will announce winners via live stream. Do you think MK11 will secure the statue? Vote now and a dive into the comments section below to tell us what you think!