PlayStation’s latest Fight Nights tournament for Mortal Kombat 11 just wrapped up the EU finals, and MakoraN emerged victorious over classic rival Murko.
You can watch every match in the upper and lower brackets on YouTube, where it streamed for nearly three hours:
MakoraN is a veteran of the game, and won out his opponents using Skarlet, who is one of Shao Kahn’s adopted daughters in canon. Though she remains a divisive character for both pro and casual players, there’s no question that her viability has been seriously proven today.
Strategies and final results
The finals ultimately came down to a battle between MakoraN and Murko, who used Scorpion throughout the tournament.
The sheer history between these players resulted in some thrilling matches, as they clearly understand each other’s strategies. MakoraN mainly focused on zoning and longer punishments.
Murko often used clever teleportations, and did their best to close the distance and apply constant pressure. Unfortunately, MakoraN’s ability to anticipate and slip away cost Murko the momentum necessary for a win.
In the grand finals, MakoraN managed to shut out Murko 3 to 0, and continues to prove their abilities as one of the most dangerous and effective Skarlet players in any region.
Transforming Skarlet’s weaknesses into strengths is an incredible magic trick, and may even inspire more players to main the character.
MakoraN and many other players also closed out their victories with Friendship endings, which really showed how classy even the bloodiest competition can be. Also, the hosts were surprisingly knowledgeable, especially compared to some other games’ coverage.
The action isn’t over yet, because North America’s tournament is going to host its own finals at 2:00 PM pacific time.
Mortal Kombat was literally made for tournaments, and more casual fans of the game (and films) still have a chance to try out one of eSports’ underrated broadcasts.
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