Announcing Kombat Cup: The Runback!

Announcing Kombat Cup: The Runback!

We’re happy to announce a return to our roots by resurrecting the Kombat Cup from the dead! Players will be able to take part in a bracket for Mortal Kombat XL next Sunday to compete for up to $2,500 in cash prizes!

Like with the original Kombat Cup, a preliminary bracket will run its course until only the last eight players remain. These eight players will then proceed to a Top 8 showdown the following Wednesday (October 18th). The event will be run online via the Playstation 4 and is open only to North American entrants, but here’s a new twist: we will not impose an age restriction upon participants.

To clarify, the Runback is not the equivalent of a whole season, but rather, it will run as a singular event.

Want to participate? Simply head to and submit your registration! Entry is completely free. Preliminaries will begin at 6 P.M. Eastern Time next Sunday while the Top 8 will occur next Wednesday at 8 P.M. EST. The tournament will be streamed at

Mortal Kombat XL, or Mortal Kombat X as it was originally known during its launch phase, is a highly successful addition to the popular MK franchise by Netherrealm Studios. Like Injustice 2, it left a smarting mark upon the world of esports through an appearance on Machinima’s Chasing the Cup series, three seasons in the ESL Pro League, two consecutive EVO tournaments, etc.! As our contribution to the game’s competitive lifespan, we launched the Kombat Cup, which saw two seasons and a side-series called Konquest.

As a throwback to the days of the Kombat Cup, it would be our pleasure to share the footage of the Grand Finals from both season finales from the series! Enjoy, and please remember to subscribe to our YouTube as we store all our post-tournament footage there.

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