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.


Main Staff

Shock – Owner/Proprietor and Admin of, and 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.

You can follow Shock on Twitter: Follow Matt on Twitter

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.

You can follow Mike on Twitter: Follow Mikemetroid on Twitter

Summoning – Admin of KombatNetwork and owner of UltraSpecCables and

Senior sponsor, event producer, PR representative, lead equipment and inventory manager, tournament organizer, event promoter, bracket runner and motivational and technological resource.

You can follow Summoning on Twitter: Follow Nit on Twitter

GhenryPerez – Host of the KombatNetwork Twitch stream “Ghenry’s Ghosthouse.”

You can follow Ghenry on Twitter: Follow Ghenry on Twitter


Tournament staff:

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.

You can follow KDZ on Twitter: Follow KDZ on Twitter

Darth Arma – Senior Commentator for KombatNetwork Streams. Member of Empire Arcadia.

You can follow Darth Arma on Twitter: Follow Darth Arma on Twitter

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.

You can follow ChiefGief on Twitter: Follow Ed on Twitter

Ray Riazy – Senior bracket runner, tournament coordinator, bracket seeder, hype generator, stream commentator, stream assistant.

You can follow Ray on Twitter: Follow Ray on Twitter

Eviler – Community Manager for Team No Surrender. Bracket runner, event promoter.

You can follow Eviler on Twitter: Follow Eviler on Twitter

GandyMan – Operator of GandyMan Gaming – Lead bracket runner, commentator. Wearer of fake beards.

You can follow GandyMan on Twitter: Follow GandyMan on Twitter

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, tournament organizer, lead event promoter, bracketing supervisor, lead photographer, lead videographer and lead interviewer, etc.

You can follow STORMS on Twitter: Follow Scott on Twitter

JKun Prime – Host of JKunPrime on Twitch. Tournament major representative.

You can follow Jkun on Twitter: Follow Jkun Prime on Twitter

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.

You can follow Tim on Twitter: Follow Tim on Twitter


Web, Technical and Art/Graphics Staff:

DreemerNJ – Admin and web developer/original designer of,,, and, senior engineer and web developer of UltraSpec Cables and RiteAV, technical advisor to TYM and The One Man Think Tank and resident Webmonster.

You can follow DreemerNJ on Twitter: Follow Mike on Twitter

Serena – Admin of, lead web designer of, (NSFW), engineer, editor and consultant, Burgermeister, Savior of Vampires, etc.

You can follow Serena on Twitter: Follow Serena on Twitter

Kazi – Stream and web graphics designer, owner/proprietor of Patriarch of the First Family of the FGC.

You can follow Kazi on Twitter: Follow Kazi on Twitter


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: Follow Phil 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: Follow AJ on Twitter

Pherleece – Assistant/backup stream producer, commentator, off stream match archiver, bracket runner, etc. You can follow Pherleece on Twitter: Follow Chris on Twitter

Frantastic – Bracket runner, commentator. You can follow Frantastic on Twitter: Follow Frantastic on Twitter

Zaq MK – Event promoter, Admin of the defunct, online tournament organizer, web designer etc. You can follow Zaq on Twitter: Follow Zaq on Twitter

GoldenOreos – Web graphics designer. You can follow GoldenOreos on Twitter: Follow GoldenOreos on Twitter


Special Thanks

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 DoughboyJamessMK, 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

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