Kombat returned to Europe as the MK11 Pro Kompetition took the tour to Ireland for the first follow-up to Evo! Celtic Throwdown brought many of the league's best across the pond, putting increased pressure on the local talent as points were scooped by the US special forces!

Watch: Top 8 | Grand Final

Playing away didn't diminish the efforts of three of America's best as they swept the podium positions across the August/September weekend. Curtis "Rewind" McCall stepped up in a big way to show his Liu Kang is a force to be reckoned with, recovering from a loss to Evo World Champion Sonic Fox, in order to claim his first MK11 title!

SonicFox played with D'Vorah at this tournament, frustrating rival Dragon on the way to the final battle. Dragon had a lot to contend with this tournament, including Europe's best finishing fighter VideoGamezYo, who was dropped into the second chance bracket by Dragon in the pools stage, but fought his way back for a an unsuccessful rematch in the "loser's" Semi Final! Dragon was also responsible for keeping Bahrain's excitement machine Tekken Master from performing better.

VideoGamezYo's run ended with a disappointing 3-0 grudge bout, but his determination along the way claimed fellow Brit, A F0xy Grampa, and Viennality winner Hayatei! He was rewarded with enough points to break into the Top 16 League Ranks! Scroll through the final 25 points getters to see where the league rankings stand after the September 1st update!

Celtic Throwdown Top 16 Finalists & Points Scorers:
#1 Rewind (Liu Kang)
#2 SonicFox (D'Vorah)
#3 Dragon (Cetrion)
#4 VideoGamezYo (Shao Kahn, Jax)
#5 A F0xy Grampa (Kung Lao, Shang Tsung, Sub-Zero)
#5 Tekken Master (Sonya Blade, Geras)
#7 Hayatei (Erron Black)
#7 DizzyTT (Sonya Blade, Liu Kang, Cassie Cage)
#9 HoneyBee (D'Vorah, Noob Saibot)
#9 Durpey (Kung Lao)
#9 Nivek (Kabal)
#9 Grr (Geras)
#13 Nubcakes (Jacqui Briggs)
#13 Biohazard (Baraka)
#13 Zoro (Baraka)
#13 dubasik (Jade)
#17 Majin_Weeaboo
#17 HappyPow
#17 Rustyb4nana
#17 Boki
#17 AWP
#17 UsedForGlue
#17 Xarakamaka
#17 1man3letters
#25 Yammini
#25 Mister_Misky
#25 Masher
#25 Mr 5000
#25 Aixy
#25 Wailingmoonman
#25 Themata
#25 Fabz

The North American West online event also took place August 17th, distributing reduced points to Rewind. 2nd Phoenix, 3rd DJT, 4th Han Rashid, and more. The one-two punch of online and offline crowns put Rewind deep into the chase just 10pts behind the sixth rank! VideoGamezYo's upstart performance scored him 200pts for coming fourth in Dublin, putting him into the overall Top 16 just ahead of DJT!

Pro Kompetition: Top 16 Series Rankings:
#1 SonicFox (1555pts)
#2 Dragon (1145pts)
#3 A F0xy Grampa (1000pts)
#4 Tekken Master (820pts)
#5 Hayatei (660pts)
#6 Tweedy (630pts)
#7 Rewind (620pts)
#8 Scar (515pts)
#9 Deoxys (465pts)
#10 DizzyTT (410pts)
#11 Semiij (405pts)
#12 Kombat (325pts)
#13 Ninjakilla_212 (250pts)
#14 Big D (230pts)
#15 VideoGamezYo (200pts)
#16 DJT (195pts)

Dreamhack Montreal brings the battle back to North America on September 6th-8th, but as the title tips it'll be a frosty face-off in Canada! Track more updates by following the Pro Kompetition on MK Online and share your reactions in the comments below. Find more in the Gameplay & Matchmaking and Mortal Kombat 11 forum!