[Jan 22, 2012] [Jan 22, 2012] KombatNetwork Presents - Revolution X! (Red Bank, NJ)


#1

Early next year, KombatNetwork will be running its first Mortal Kombat tournament out of a new venue in Red Bank, NJ. This same venue is where we recently held a “mini-demo tournament” to see how it went and it was a success. With main investors, Shock and Summoning, for this tournament we’re hoping to draw in at least 32 players. This number should not be very difficult to achieve considering most of East Coast’s monsters are likely to attend. Here are some details:

Sunday, January 22nd, at YesterCades located at 80 Broad Street in Red Bank, NJ will be the first official KombatNetwork Mortal Kombat tournament. Start time is 4PM for casuals, tournament will begin at roughly 5PM and will run until the tournament is finished. Most likely casuals can be played afterward until the venue closes. $15 venue fee, $10 entry fee. Guaranteed minimum payouts will be $350, $100, $50 to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. If we reach 32 players we will bump the payouts to $500/$150/$75.

The event is called “Revolution X.” The venue is a new arcade in NJ that opened in October which hosts primarily 80s and early 90s arcade classics. It will be open for regular business operation during the tournament but we will have an entire wall of the building designated for 3 MK setups on Asus monitors. The MK players will have access to all the classic arcade machines and pinball during this time but we of course encourage the MK players to pay attention to the tournament as much as possible. Streaming will be provided by KombatNetwork. Not all matches will be streamed due to time constraints but matches will be streamed throughout the duration of the tournament.

KombatNetwork has built a reputation of producing quality MK performance and expect some of the best competition in the North East to show for this event. If you are in the area and want to test your game, this would be the place to do it. Otherwise, the venue is an amazing retro experience with most classic arcade games at your disposal, and Red Bank is a great area to tour.

All of these accommodations are in the area within 1 to 7 minutes (greatest distance is 2 miles) of the venue for anyone making a long haul for this one day event, and with approximate rates:

Cheapest:

Extended Stay America ~ $90 a night
329 Newman Springs Rd., Red Bank, NJ 07701
(732) 450-8688

Comfort Inn ~ $99 a night
750 Route 35 South
Middletown, NJ 07748
(732) 671-3400

Pricier and Nicier:

Molly Pitcher Inn - listed as low as $109
88 Riverside Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701
(732) 747-2500

Courtyard Lincroft Red Bank ~ $139 a night
245 Half Mile Rd, Red Bank, NJ 07701
(732) 530-5552

Oyster Point Hotel ~ $139 - $169 a night
146 Bodman Pl, Red Bank, NJ 07701
(732) 530-8200


#2

Good stuff!!


#3

Bump. No interest from the SRK crowd? Payouts will be increased if we get 32 players from $350/$100/$50 to $500/$150/$75.


#4

This sounds pretty cool to me. Might just have to make it out there! Good stuff setting this up.


#5

One more shot here with some updates.

Minimum payouts are $600/$150/$100 which includes the pot bonus courtesy of Summoning from Ultra Spec Cables/KombatNetwork, and Jon Loor from Local Battles, for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, plus some goodies for lower placement given to us from NetherRealm Studios, including posters and other merch, and a PDP arcade stick direct from PDP.

We are looking at four PS3 MK setups, using 2 ASUS monitors (27" LED and 23" evo standard), plus a lagless LG and Acer, hopefully with headphones on all setups (it is a noisy environment), but at the very least on the stream setup. The stream will/should include an hour’s worth of casuals starting at 4PM before the tournament, some random matches from Winner’s Bracket first and 2nd round (most players in this tournament are stream worthy to begin with) then we will play out the rest of the matches on the extra setups until we reach top 8, and finish out from there streaming the remainder of the matches.

Current player list:

  1. CD Jr
  2. REO
  3. Crazy Domincan
  4. Maxter
  5. DarkRob
  6. jamessmk
  7. NYChrisG
  8. Riu48
  9. Check
  10. SwiftTomHanks
  11. Scoot Magee
  12. KT Smith
  13. blueNINE
  14. xxteefxx
  15. J360
  16. AC1984
  17. OneBoxyRobot
  18. rev0lver
  19. Interloko
  20. Casselman
  21. Steve N
  22. Hitoshura
  23. Comeback Kyle
  24. kergon
  25. Death
  26. PimpUigi
  27. Bear
  28. Shadow Zero Kyo
  29. Skkra
  30. Cibernetico
  31. MKPeanuts
  32. BustaUppa

Players I’m waiting on:

Sabin
CptXecution
Starcharger28

Also in attendance, tournament coordinators Shock and 9.95 Phil, LI Joe (iloveu) and Sushi on commentary.


#6

This is looking so legit! I’m really excited to be going to this.