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Mortal Kombat 11 pro disqualified for using WhyDidNRSdoThis as variation name

Published: 02:43, 21 January 2021
NetherRealm Studios
Mortal Kombat 11 - Sheeva
Mortal Kombat 11 - Sheeva

NetherRealm Studios apparently disqualified a pro MK11 player because he threw a small protest by using a particular name for his variation.

Mortal Kombat 11 features variations, sets of traits that the players can mix up for a build of sorts and those variations can be named. In the case of the pro player, Titaniumtigerzz, he named his Sheeva variation "WhyDidNRSDoThis".

The name refers to the state of the kombatant, who is extremely easy to use and has been a hot topic in MK11 pro circles for a while now. NetherRealm Studios seem to have taken this jab to heart since Titaniumtigerzz was disqualified from MK11 Pro Kompetition finals mid-game.

Neither of the players was notified and they kept the fight going even though the stream switched the scene. The shout casters were initially unaware as well but they were quickly notified and stated that they are not sure how much info they would be allowed to divulge .

Oddly enough, the player appears to have never been given a warning, a chance to change the name or any sort of heads up. Considering it was NRS' tournament, they do have that rule where they basically reserve the right to disqualify anyone for pretty much anything but the termination still looks weird, at best.

In the events following the petty disqualification, this resulted in a Streisand effect, as the MK11 community started spamming Twitter with #WhyDidNRSdoThis, raising awareness of the circumstance under which the player was disqualified.

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