Just over a month and a half after the original announcement; Mortal Kombat officially invades Major League Gaming at this weekends Pro Circuit Winter Championship, in Columbus, Ohio!

Offering a big money prize pool of $33.4 thousand dollars, the MLG event has attracted a confirmed registration of seventy-seven players, overshadowing the Evo Series' NorCal Regional, the same weekend.

With the original purse doubled from $16k by sponsors [full story], the potential for profit provides a valuable incentive for the growing MK division. Evo 2011 Champion, Perfect Legend, is one of the marquee names appearing at the tournament, a major proponent for supporting the partnership between MK and the MLG brand. In a recent interview with MKO, he spoke of the consolidated benefits the Pro Circuit can bring to the existing community, "... this 33k is going to not only bring out the killers internationally, but it’s going to breed a whole new generation of killers."

Joining the announced roster are plenty of other big names from the scene, including Road to Evo series winners, CD Jr and vVv REO; inaugural PDP National Tournament winner, Jwonggg; Final Round XV finalist, VSM Maxter; Crazy Dominican, Tom Brady, WNBA Death, SwiftTomHanks, and many, many more. The complete bracket will be subject to change, with players still able to register at the door.

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sweepy187
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stupiddmonkeys
vVvREO
k-frog
VSM_Maxter
Volumelol
ScifiSniper
MaceWind
Cerebru
Goldfishkeeper
reposivart
Treadmill1150
m2dave
ESP_Mr_Topper
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EGPTyrant
RiBBz22
MOE30W
MrJimsus
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MasterD-
VIDA25
FrothyOmen
thequeenofsheba
Christian_Quiles
GGA_Dizzy
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Tomwafflez
BlackMambaMoan
juwaiian
NeoRussell
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Chu-Fye
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doubequalsammo
medina2291
J_Frost
Funnylegz
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riu48
Joekachmar
stoicHolcan
VSMJ360
KnCrazyDominican
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Relaxedstate
Phase_3
Fade28
noobe
vVv_Esoteric
Alexander_Smith
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jamessmk
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soonk
sackram22
Delriach
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CURBOLICOUS
vVv_CDjr
KT_Smith
AU_WANNA_DIE
Tom_Brady
Claude_VonStroke
Geochron
i208khonsu

An open bracket of up to 128 will be randomly drawn, with players competing against elimination in best of five matches, each match at three rounds. Double elimination losers brackets will diverge from the winning field. Fighters facing-off against each other for a second time will be subject to a Best of Eleven format, adding new games to the result already recorded in their previous meeting.

MLG will be Premium Streaming Winter Championships events for three straight days, with Mortal Kombat winners and losers on Saturday, before the money finals, Sunday, March 25th. Phillip Michael Siegel (@995Phil) will head up commentary.

    MK Stream Schedule (via Major League Gaming):
    Saturday (March 24)
  • 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Mortal Kombat Winners 1 A
  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Mortal Kombat Winners 1 B
  • 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Mortal Kombat Winners 2
  • 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM Mortal Kombat Winners 3 A
  • 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Mortal Kombat Winners 3 B
  • 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Mortal Kombat Winners 4 A
  • 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM Mortal Kombat Winners 4 B
  • 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM Mortal Kombat Losers 6


  • Sunday (March 25)
  • 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Mortal Kombat Winners 5
  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Mortal Kombat Winners Semis A
  • 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Mortal Kombat Winners Semis B
  • 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Mortal Kombat Losers 10
  • 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM Mortal Kombat Winners Finals
  • 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM Mortal Kombat Losers Finals
  • 6:45 PM – 7:30 PM Mortal Kombat Championship Finals
  • 7:30 PM Mortal Kombat Awards Ceremony

Mortal Kombat Online will be following the event with interest, and provide full results when available. Discuss the event live on the forums, and follow @MK_Online for last minute updates and info. Don't miss our Q&A; with Perfect Legend, where the Evo Champion discusses communtiy, business, and Major League Gaming [full story].