KombatNetwork consists of many individuals with many different talents and functions within the MK/NRS and Fighting Game Community in general. Most importantly, it consists of all the people who play competitively, be it at casual sessions, or attend major tournaments, watch and support our streams and especially online, because without players, there’s no purpose or content.
Shock – Owner/Proprietor and Admin of KombatNetwork.com, UltimateMK.com and DarkTemplarz.com. Honorary Admin of TYM, creator and manager of the Marlboro Slaughterhouse and KN Arena event brand, Tournament Activities Consultant and equipment manager to YesterCades, LLC, 8 on the Break and currently on hiatus brands Red Bank Rumble and Monster Island Tournaments.
14 year staff member of Big E Gaming east coast tournaments including NEC, Summer Jam and Winter Brawl, 9 year staff member of East Coast Throwdown, 5 year staff member for GUTS, 4 year staff member of Final Round, 4 year staff member for The Fall Classic, 3 year staff member of A Video Game Con and 2 year staff member of J1-Con.
Senior tournament organizer, senior event producer, senior event director, senior event promoter, senior PR representative, senior web author/editor, senior stream producer and host of KombatNetwork, senior equipment and inventory manager, lead sponsor, lead bracketing supervisor, lead bracket runner, tech supervisor, web and stream graphics designer, photographer, commentator, etc.
Mikemetroid – Host of the KombatNetwork Twitch stream “Mikemetroid PRIME Time,” Senior bracketing supervisor, Lead Tournament coordinator, Lead bracket seeder, lead technical support, lead bracket runner, event production assistant, stream assistant, equipment manager, TYM moderator. NRS staff general for Big E Gaming tournaments, NEC, SJ, WB and TFC since 2013. KN TO for YesterCades tournaments.
Summoning – Admin of KombatNetwork and owner of UltraSpecCables and RiteAV.com.
Senior sponsor, event producer, PR representative, lead equipment and inventory manager, tournament organizer, event promoter, bracket runner and motivational and technological resource.
GhenryPerez – Host of the KombatNetwork Twitch stream “Ghenry’s Ghosthouse.”
KDZ – Tournament Organizer for 8 on the Break weekly. KombatNetwork event promoter, assistant stream producer, bracket runner, equipment and inventory manager, road tripper. Evo winner. 2 times. Absent from all pictures taken by Ed Boon. Member of Empire Arcadia.
Darth Arma – Senior Commentator for KombatNetwork Streams. Member of Empire Arcadia.
ChiefGief – Scouting for potential new sponsorships, collaborates with main staff for future endeavors and bridge builder towards the FGC at large, Social Media Guy for Circa eSports. Lead bracket runner and event general. Main staff for East Coast Throwdown, coordinator for Strong Island Crack Sessions.
Ray Riazy – Senior bracket runner, tournament coordinator, bracket seeder, hype generator, stream commentator, stream assistant.
Eviler – Community Manager for Team No Surrender. Bracket runner, event promoter.
GandyMan – Operator of GandyMan Gaming – http://www.twitch.tv/gandymangaming Lead bracket runner, commentator. Wearer of fake beards.
Icy Black Deep – Mysterious back up stream producer, technical support, we don’t know his last name. He won’t tell anyone. He’s CIA. That’s what it is. He’s CIA.
You can’t follow Icy on Twitter.
Additional/Satellite Staff and Community Support
STORMS – Owner/proprietor and Senior Admin of www.TestYourMight.com, tournament organizer, lead event promoter, bracketing supervisor, lead photographer, lead videographer and lead interviewer, etc.
JKun Prime – Host of JKunPrime on Twitch. Tournament major representative.
Tim Static – The most vocal contributor of the MK community, Senior Mouthpiece of KombatNetwork, liaison to NetherRealm Studios, tournament organizer, event promoter, bracket runner, web author, hype machine, TYM guy, etc.
Web, Technical and Art/Graphics Staff:
DreemerNJ – Admin and web developer/original designer of KombatNetwork.com, UltimateMK.com, DarkTemplarZ.com, and cubeofb.org, senior engineer and web developer of UltraSpec Cables and RiteAV, technical advisor to TYM and ecthrowdown.com. The One Man Think Tank and resident Webmonster.
Serena – Admin of DarkTemplarZ.com, lead web designer of KombatNetwork.com, htmwrestling.com (NSFW), engineer, editor and consultant, Burgermeister, Savior of Vampires, etc.
Kazi – Stream and web graphics designer, owner/proprietor of alwaysgodlike.com. Patriarch of the First Family of the FGC.
Inactive or Former KN Staff:
9.95 – Admin of KombatNetwork, manager of defunct weekly Valley Stream Monsters, TYM moderator.
Lead stream producer, senior commentator, senior stream graphics designer, senior trophies and awards designer, lead event producer, lead tournament organizer, lead event director, lead bracketing supervisor, lead PR representative, lead event promoter, lead bracket runner, equipment and inventory manager, sponsor, photographer and interviewer. You can follow 9.95 on Twitter:
Rapzilla – Lead bracket runner and tournament coordinator, equipment manager, founder of the Monster Island Tournaments circuit which runs in direct conjunction with KN events. You can follow Rapzilla on Twitter:
Pherleece – Assistant/backup stream producer, commentator, off stream match archiver, bracket runner, etc. You can follow Pherleece on Twitter:
Zaq MK – Event promoter, Admin of the defunct ClassicMK.com, online tournament organizer, web designer etc. You can follow Zaq on Twitter:
There are also members of the KombatNetwork staff who frequent tournaments, help us coordinate players, assist players with transportation, supply equipment/games, assist or commentate on stream and run brackets such as Kitana Prime, Tha Doughboy, JamessMK, AC1984, Claude VonStroke, Swift Tom Hanks, Rob Siegel and Dark_Rob.
Staff Related Media
Some clips from interviews with Shock, Summoning, 9.95, Hitoshura and footage of the goings on at Revolution X from YesterCades in January, 2012. Enjoy! Watch the interview here!
The History of the MK Scene by Shock
Tom Brady, 9.95, Tim Static and Dark Rob all on Podsumaki talking about the anticipation of MK9.
Video Game Central interview with Shock from ECT2
Role Designation Terminology:
Admin = administrator
Senior = primary responsibility
Lead = secondary role
No designation = reserve, backup or general knowledge asset
Manager = direct coordinator
KN = KombatNetwork