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, at casual sessions, attend tournaments and especially online, because without players, there’s no purpose or content.
The Immediate KombatNetwork Staff:
Shock – Owner and Admin of KombatNetwork.com, UltimateMK.com and DarkTemplarz.com, Admin of TYM, manager of the Marlboro Slaughterhouse, Tournament Activities Consultant and equipment manager to YesterCades, LLC, 8 on the Break, Red Bank Rumble and Monster Island Tournaments, 12 year staff member of Big E Gaming east coast tournaments including NEC, Summer Jam and Winter Brawl, 6 year staff member of East Coast Throwdown, newly minted staff member of Final Round, 2 year staff member for GUTS and 2 year staff member for TFC.
Senior tournament organizer, senior event producer, senior event director, senior event promoter, senior PR representative, senior web author/editor, senior stream producer, senior equipment and inventory manager, lead sponsor, lead bracketing supervisor, lead bracket runner, tech supervisor, web and stream graphics designer, photographer, commentator, etc.
Senior sponsor, event producer, PR representative, lead equipment and inventory manager, tournament organizer, event promoter, bracket runner and motivational and technological resource.
9.95 – Admin of KombatNetwork, manager of 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.
Main Web and Tournament staff:
DreemerNJ – Admin and web developer/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. You can follow DreemerNJ on Twitter:
STORMS – Owner and Senior Admin of www.TestYourMight.com, tournament organizer, lead event promoter, bracketing supervisor, lead photographer, lead videographer and lead interviewer, etc. You can follow STORMS on Twitter:
Mikemetroid – Senior bracketing supervisor, Lead Tournament coordinator, Lead bracket seeder, lead technical support, lead bracket runner, event production assistant, stream assistant, equipment manager, TYM moderator. You can follow Mike 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:
Additional Bracket Runners Commentators and Tournament staff:
Up and Coming Staff or KN authors:
Off Location Staff:
Tim Static – The most vocal contributor of the MK community, liaison to NetherRealm Studios, tournament organizer, event promoter, bracket runner, web author, hype machine, etc. You can follow Tim on Twitter:
Web and Art Staff:
Kazi – Stream and web graphics designer, owner of alwaysgodlike.com. You can follow Kazi 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 Dark_Rob, Rob Siegel, JamessMK, AC1984, Claude VonStroke, and Swift Tom Hanks.
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 or backup
Manager = direct coordinator