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Mortal Kombat pro shocks crowd with epic pop off

Published: 29/Jun/2019 22:36 Updated: 29/Jun/2019 22:54

by Alan Bernal

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The Fighting Game Community received one of its most vicious pop offs in recent memory during the top 96 of Community Effort Orlando (CEO) 2019, which left commentators and audiences alike completely speechless at the victor’s reaction.

The Mortal Kombat 11 Pro Kompetition is in full swing with FGC fans filing into the Daytona Beach Ocean Center for a weekend of fighting game festivities. But most attendees probably weren’t expecting the heat that would emanate from the competition after a decisive victory early in the pools.

After a thrilling sweep in a first-to-two, Leif ‘Daddy’ Boisvert (known as Buffalo) made sure his opponent Brad ‘Scar’ Vaughn felt the woes of defeat with a vicious — and prolonged — celebration on stage.

Stephanie Lindgren / CEOThe scenes at CEO 2019 sent the crowd in hysterics.

In the aftermath of their Winners Semi-Finals bout in Pool 11, Buffalo quickly rose from his chair and got in Scar’s face.

While it seemed like Buffalo was just going for some intense post-match banter, it was quickly evident that he had a lot on his mind, since he clearly wasn’t backing off from his defeated enemy.

The commentators noted that there was “beef” between the two combatants, which was all too clear, seeing as the victor could be easily heard yelling “let’s go, boy” among other such phrases to his opponent.

Scar played it cool for most of the episode, but the on-stage antics obviously didn’t sit well with the 2019 MK11 Combo Breaker Champion as he flipped off Buffalo, to which the winner responded  in kind.

What set off the interaction between Scar and Buffalo

It seems like Buffalo was playing to prove a point after a June 8 Twitter exchange, in which Scar expressed his disbelief that Buffalo had at the time sent ‘Ninjakilla’ to losers during a previous ft2.

This obviously didn’t sit well with Buffalo, as he thought Scar was trying to “discredit” the player’s impressive win.

Scar TwitterThe exchange between the two FGC pros.

“You’re saying ‘if this tournament was (First-to-3) Ninjakilla would’ve won,’ Buffalo said. “Don’t act like that’s not what you meant.”

Regardless of the meaning in the Twitter thread, the exchange was clearly fresh on Buffalo’s mind in the wake of his win over Scar, leading to the pop off of epic proportions.

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FIFA 21 Team of the Week 4 live: release time, leaked TOTW players, more

Published: 21/Oct/2020 8:04 Updated: 21/Oct/2020 8:07

by Isaac McIntyre

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FIFA 21 is now four weeks in, and that means Team of the Week 4 is on its way in Ultimate Team. Here’s everything we know about the mid-week promo, including the new TOTW 4 leaks, release time, and more.

Last week, TOTW was all about international football. This time, we’re back to domestic leagues ⁠— something many are always happy about ⁠— and football stars around the world got right back into the goal-scoring flow, right off the bat.

Here’s everything we know about the mid-week promo so far, including when it will drop in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, early in-form card leaks, and our team predictions.

Team of the Week 4 start time

On October 21, FIFA publishers EA SPORTS will release the fourth batch of Team of the Week cards for this year’s annual release. The promo will begin at 6pm (UK time), as per usual.

That means 6pm BST, 12pm CT, 1pm EST, 3am AEST for those around the world.

These boosted player upgrades are now announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21. Keep your eyes peeled on our official Twitter account — we’ll be sure to share the team as soon as it’s live.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the difference for Milan against their arch-rivals last weekend.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the difference for Milan against their arch-rivals last weekend.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 4 leaks

As with the last few weeks, a few of the TOTW 4 cards set to be released on Wednesday have already been leaked online on Twitter and Reddit. OTW cards Timo Werner, Alessandro Florenzi and Victor Osimhen are all reportedly included.

Here’s the full list of FIFA 21 cards that have leaked:

  • Marcus Rashford
  • Timo Werner
  • Mikel Oyarzabal
  • Zlatan Ibrahimović
  • Alessandro Florenzi
  • Victor Osimhen

The leaks, which were first posted by itsZTradingx on Twitter early on Wednesday morning, also hinted Kylian Mbappé ⁠— who scored twice in a 4–0 win against Nîmes ⁠— won’t actually be included in the TOTW despite his performance.

EA SPORTS also made a bit of a bluster on their own too; the FIFA 21 publishers leaked one of the IF cards already, by upgrading Florenzi’s stats a full day before TOTW 4 drops. FIFA fans were quick to pick up on the mistake.

If more TOTW leaks drop ahead of the official reveal, we’ll keep you updated.

While you wait, make sure you check out Dexerto’s TOTW 4 predictions. We’ve compiled a list of all the players that could get those IF cards this week; let’s see if you agree with our tips.

Our FIFA 21 TOTW 4 predictions

Marcus Rashford is one big Premier League name that could make it into TOTW 4 this week.
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Marcus Rashford is one big Premier League name that could make it into TOTW 4 this week.

Timo Werner led the way for Chelsea in a 3–3 draw with Southampton, while iconic striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic declared fans “deserve to see him live” while banging in two against rivals Inter Milan on Saturday. They’re just two that might make TOTW 4.

Here’s our list of predictions. Once the official team has been released, you’ll be able to see how many we guessed correctly:

  • Jan Oblak – Atletico Madrid
  • Konstantinos Lamprou – RKC Waalwijk
  • Connor Goldson – Rangers
  • Djene – Getafe
  • Marc-Oliver Kempf – Stuttgart 
  • Joakim Mæhle – Genk
  • Nick Lima – San Jose Earthquakes
  • Angelino – RB Leipzig 
  • Tommaso Augello – Sampdoria
  • Raphael Holzhauser – K Beerschot VA
  • Yangel Herrera – Granada CF
  • Dusan Tadic – Ajax
  • Magnus Wolff Eikrem – Molde
  • Thomas Muller – Bayern Munich
  • Hirving Lozano – Napoli
  • Jonathan Bamba – Lillie
  • Pablo Sarabia – PSG
  • Hiroaki Okuno – Meiji Yasuda
  • Marcus Rashford – Manchester United
  • Memphis Depay – Lyon
  • Timo Werner – Chelsea
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic – AC Milan
  • Stevie May – St Johnstone

So, there you have it ⁠— Dexerto’s full list of predictions for Team of the Week 4. Once we have our hands on the confirmed list of upgrades, we’ll be sure to add them to this article and let you know. Until then, enjoy a few games of FIFA!