Sindel and Kameo fighter Shujinko have met with a recent Mortal Kombat 1 Pro Kompetition Ban.
This comes after recent exploits found in the latest version of MK1.
Lets take a look at the circuit and why they have been banished to the banned zone…
ECT Mortal Kombat 1 Pro Kompetition Ban
Many gamers have been enjoying the release of Mortal Kombat 1 this month. Although it has only been out for a short while, it has enjoyed positive reviews and sales on consoles. Although in the Nintendo Switch’s port case, not so much!
According to Netherrealm, this is the longest they have been in development for a Mortal Kombat release, and it definitely shows in places. But many bugs and exploits have been found by the community and exposed online.
At the outset of this month, it was revealed that the Mortal Kombat 1 Pro Kompetition would showcase a formidable prize pool of $255,000. But specific regulations have been implemented to address certain in-game exploits, pending NetherRealm Studios’ forthcoming patches. This comes as a shock to some players and is expected by others.
East Coast Throwdown 2023 is a major USA-based tournament set to start this weekend on October 20th and last until October 22nd.
So far, two bans have been made, with one being the use of Sindel’s unblockable exploit. And secondly, being a fighter, Shujinko is banned from playing General Shao players. Keep in mind that Shunjiko himself is not banned, but this specific matchup is.
Why They Are Banned
Firstly, it’s been noted before that Sindel has a tricky unblockable move that seems to trigger when she’s teamed up with Sub-Zero.
When you add in her special power to temporarily disable the opponent’s ability to break out of combos, it means Sindel can pull off a combo that’s almost impossible to escape, involving multiple unblockable moves.
Secondly, the character Shao plays around his axe mechanic. During the fight, he often throws it down to vary his moveset and throw off the opponent. But when you use Shujinko’s down, forward, and Kameo special, this takes away his axe. And we don’t mean for a short cooldown; this takes his axe away for the rest of the match. Now General Shao is almost unplayable as he cannot use half his moveset.
Some players are upset by the bans, thinking their time with Shao has been put to waste. They argue that Netherrealm should focus on patching the issue before the tournament begins. While other players simply did not play Shao as he is a rather low-tier character to begin with,
Also, judges will be making calls on the fly for other unmentioned exploits still in the game. We hope the tournament goes smoothly and that a patch is released soon to resolve these issues for future tournaments.