Mortal Kombat returns to Las Vegas later today in a side tournament already eclipsing some of the official Evo World Championship events!

The unofficial event is the product of the hard work by players turned organizers: Pig of the Hut & Claude Von Stroke! Together they've assembled some of the world's best Mortal Kombat (2011) players for a fourth year of double elimination kombat! With prizes from Mortal Kombat Online [full story], NetherRealm Studios, and a crowd sourced pot in excess of $2000.00 -- the players will have plenty of reasons to take the competition seriously!

2-time Evo World Champion PerfectLegend talked to us about his goals for 2014. Chief among them: his search for redemption against 2013 World Champion - DJT. We went to the defending champion, who confirmed his return, and responded to Perfect Legend's challenge.

I think it will be tight to play [PerfectLegend] again. He beat me Evo 2011, I beat him Evo 2013. It will be interesting. I feel confident that I will win. We run into each other like any top player would think. I think me and Perfect Legend would make a good Grand Final for MK.

A lot of our community doesn't play MK seriously anymore, but I will try and play my best. I still got to defend my title! I definitely want to get at least Top 8 so I can one of those MKX shirts. So GDLK!

I definitely have a good chance at winnin,g because all I need is the net and the dream!! Also: I can't wait till MKX, bro!

As you can see - DJT is all business, no dramas! Both World Champs noted their concerns about kombat rust and the respect they have for the skills of their counterpart opponent. It's sure to be an incredible klash should the two former Evo Champions manage to face-off during the ballooned bracket!

It all goes down 5pm PDT, streamed live via Stream of the Hut from the Evo Ballroom BYOC arena! Mortal Kombat Online is excited to be sponsoring the event with Limited Edition PDP Klassic Sticks awarded to the Champion & Runner-Up!

We want fans to have a good time, too! Check out the Mortal Kombat Side Tournament article for event details. Register to share your experience with us on the forum, too! If we have a good turn out, we may give away some prizes to forum posters, as well!

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