KombatNetwork joins forces with RBR & Tunes Tuesdays Sept 19th for A Video Game Con in Parsippany, NJ!

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Huge gaming convention coming to Parsippany, NJ on September 19th and the FGC has been invited to join in. KN is joining up with Red Bank Rumble and Tunes Tuesdays to bring some FGC action.

This event will be spread over 30,000 square feet for venders selling all kinds of games new and old, arcade games, classic consoles, developers, demos and booths like Oculus Rift and even performances by several musical artists in the theater.

We are looking to run Mortal Kombat X, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Super Smash Bros Melee and Brawl, possibly Killer Instinct and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 if there is interest, in addition a handful of old school games like UMK3:TE, 3rd Strike, Capcom Vs SNK 2, Super Turbo, etc. There will be at least 20 stations in a room around 2800 square feet dedicated to FGC.

This event is tentatively streamed by KombatNetwork as of right now but this could change depending on turnout. Facebook invites have gone out, if you aren’t sure what this is, it’s going to be fun!

The venue fee for prereg is cheap, only $15 for early bird. All tournament entry fees for the main games are $10, and for the side games will be $5. Entry fees for games to be taken on location in the FGC room for tourny registration.

Time frames, rules and complete game list to be announced.

AVGC is NJ’s premiere convention dedicated to both retro and modern video games. AVGC will have 36,000 square feet of video game entertainment including:

PRO TOURNAMENTS (Hosted by KombatNetwork)
Mortal Kombat X(PS4), Ultra Street Fighter IV (Xbox 360), Super Smash Bros. Melee (GameCube), Super Smash Bros (Nintendo 64)

CASUAL TOURNAMENTS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/Nintendo 3ds

MUSCIAL PERFORMANCES
Chipocrite, 10th Dimension & Parallax, Kris Keyser The Schwam, & Montclair Gamer Symphony Orchestra

VIDEO GAME BURLESQUE SHOW (18+/After Hours)
Presented by Lily Stitches. Featuring: Luna Chase, Loretta Vendetta, & Ellie Quinn

CONSOLE FREEPLAY
Atari 2600, Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, Sega CD, Sega Saturn, PlayStation 1, Nintendo 64, Panasonic 3DO, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox, PlayStation 2, Sega Dreamcast, Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Neo Geo X, Wii U, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and more!

INDIE VIDEO GAME DEVELOPERS

SPECIAL GUESTS
Billy Mitchell (video game player), Richie Knucklez Arcade Games, Toni X Temptress, Shock (Founding Father of the Mortal Kombat Tournament scene) and more TBA!

COSPLAY CONTEST
Hosted & judged by our cosplay guests!

VENDORS
8 Bit Evolution, The Gaming Invasion, ASAP Retro Games & More, Baron Julius von Brunk & more.

PANELS
Discuss your favorite topic: Video Games!

AUCTIONS/RAFFLES
We’ll have some rare/hard to find retro games!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1414050188889102/

For more info check out the website: http://www.avideogamecon.com/

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Sorry for the lack of updates – ECT7 this weekend.

That just means KN has been extra busy! We’ve had some stuff going, had to refuse some offers here and there but overall we’re getting booked for events regularly and have many throughout the rest of the year. Here’s a recent wrap up:

About a month ago was Paradise Found, the continuing semi monthly event by Rapzilla of Monster Island Tournaments KN helped out by providing monitors, systems, games and speakers. This was the highest attendance for MIT yet with almost 60 entrants for MKX and close 100 overall players for various games such as SM4SH and USF4. MKX was one by the infamous REO, vs CD Jr in the Grand Finals, which can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21pjuFnuNwA

We had a great time at J1 Con a few weeks ago in Philly, acting as equipment supplier, helping engage the locals in some competitive MKX and putting on a great show for their stream. KDZ emerged victorious in MKX as well as USF4. This was their most successful event thus far.

Also, last weekend at The Common Wealth in Virginia Beach for Mr. Aquaman’s first attempt at a major with about 125 players showing up for MKX. Again we supplied equipment to enhance the event, ran brackets and streamed side matches for the Injustice tournament. This event had some extremely top tier production effort so check for the videos and coverage on youtube and testyourmight.com . Who won MKX? Sonic Fox.  Who won Injustice? Sonic Fox. Yup. Who won best dressed? Darth Arma.

Injustice full results:

1. CR Sonic Fox
2. YOMI Forever King
3. YOMI Slayer
4. RM EMP Darth Arma
5. Alithical
5. YOMI Darkfire
7. RM Cossner
7. YOMI Forever King Jr
9. Claude VonStroke
9. STB IMBLACKJAMES
9. EMPR Jupiter
9. KN JKun Prime
13. WOWBIGGULPS
13. Chatterbox
13. Kinetic Orochi
13. RM Cloud

This weekend is ECT7, and KN’s 7th time (including our time as UltimateMK.com) providing equipment, bracket running and we will likely record side MKX matches that do not make it on stream. Unfortunately, we won’t know until things get rolling but there will not be a live a stream from KN. Look for videos on youtube.com/kombatnetwork.

Not to mention KDZ’s 8 on the Break weekly has been powered by KN for almost 2 years now! Can’t believe we’ve been back at the Break this long. We were fortunate enough to stream the first FOUR weeks of MKX at the Break and really opened up exposure while 8WayRun was on vacation. The Break is truly a home base for the development of UMK3′s revival in the 2000s and we owe much to this great venue. If you’re in NJ, check out the Break, because unless you’re visiting Cape May, it’s about 45 minutes or less from just about anywhere in NJ that is populated.

Otherwise, a lot has been going on

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The Streak…is over.

What can be said about Combo Breaker? Hype central, the players turned out, the juices were flowing…and the Streak…ended. GGA Dizzy put to an end, quite a run of NRS majors and regionals headlined and won by Sonic Fox in undefeated fashion, in this incredible MKX major. More than 200 players turned out, and the competition was fierce.

TOP 8

1. GGA Dizzy (Raiden)
2. cr. Sonic Fox (Erron Black, Ermac)
3. CORN Alucard (Kotal Kahn)
4. Yomi Forever King (Kung Jin, Goro)
5. REO (Kung Jin, Quan Chi)
5. Khaotic Raptor (Takeda)
7. Yomi Michaelangelo (Quan Chi)
7. GGA Nikolasss (Ermac)

For more info, please check out the thread on TYM:

http://testyourmight.com/threads/gga-dizzy-wins-mortal-kombat-x-at-combo-breaker-2015.52582/

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KN Slayer puts up a fight but is put down by EGP_Wonder_Chef at NWM7!

Check out the full Challonge Bracket here:

http://nwm7.challonge.com/MKXTop8

Congrats to EGP_Wonder_Chef for taking this event!

Nice job Slayer, and thank you for your continuing support of KombatNetwork! We love you!

Check out videos here:

http://www.twitch.tv/teamkhaos

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Check out the Armory with Pig of the Hut!

That’s right, you’re reading correctly, KN is proud to showcase an important step forward in the FGC, and it’s the Armory, with your host, Pig of the Hut!

Check out episode 1 here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hlvwxh07sgg

and follow it up with #2.

This is a fantastic, high quality production to help bring in some fresh blood for the MKX scene and educate those who might be interested in learning how to get better, as well as provide information on who to seek out and where to go for events all around the US and potentially the world.

We have been waiting several years for another MK game and with MK9 being the first game since the 90s to be taken seriously, MKX has a foundation of credibility to build up. We need to see record breaking attendance for an MK game if we want to get the credit we feel we deserve, so let’s give Capcom a run for its money and help build the FGC to a new level.

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