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:
Extended Stay America ~ $90 a night
329 Newman Springs Rd., Red Bank, NJ 07701
Comfort Inn ~ $99 a night
750 Route 35 South
Middletown, NJ 07748
Pricier and Nicier:
Molly Pitcher Inn - listed as low as $109
88 Riverside Ave, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Courtyard Lincroft Red Bank ~ $139 a night
245 Half Mile Rd, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Oyster Point Hotel ~ $139 - $169 a night
146 Bodman Pl, Red Bank, NJ 07701