Console Gaming League is hosting a Mortal Kombat 11 charity tournament called “Kombat Against Injustice” in support of ending police violence.
Console Gaming League (CGL) is an online tournament organizer that takes pride in the diversity and inclusivity of their community. They hold competitions for various video games such as Apex Legends, Call of Duty, Overwatch, and Mortal Kombat, just to name a few.
One of their upcoming events, named “Kombat Against Injustice,” will be a Mortal Kombat 11 invitational charity tournament, with all of the proceeds going to Campaign Zeroan—an initiative seeking to put an end to police brutality.
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— Karen Curtiss (@campaignZERO) June 2, 2020
Mortal Kombat Against Injustice
The Mortal Kombat 11 tournament will feature 16 of some of the most well-known names in the competitive fighting game scene, including community favorite Dominique “SonicFox” McLean, Ryan “Mr. Aquaman” Kablik, and Jordan “VideoGamezYo” James.
The Kombat Against Injustice prize pool worth US$1,000 [AU$1,440] will be provided by the organizer Console Gaming League and will be separate from the funds collected through donations.
The tournament champion will receive $500 to donate to the charity of their choosing, while second, third, and fourth place will be awarded $250, $150, and $100, respectively, to do the same.
Monetization infrastructure Matcherino will be crowdfunding the Kombat Against Injustice tournament, so people who are interested in donating to the cause can take a look at the event page here. Donators can also use the code “Kombat” to add an extra $0.50 to the fund.
I am so excited to be a part of this and help put this together. You are going to see the worlds best MK players fight for a cause. I am gonna ask the yovideogames community to join in the chat and help spread peace and positivity during this amazing stream https://t.co/VFECdXmB5R
— UnRooolie❼ (@unrooolie) June 4, 2020
Yo! Videogames Crew’s Unrooolie and Destroyer are going to be doing commentary, and the one-day event will be broadcasted on the Twitch streaming platform. The tournament takes place this Saturday, June 6, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
Here’s the Kombat Against Injustice full roster:
- Dominique “SonicFox” McLean
- Jordan “VideoGamezYo” James
- Matthew “Biohazard” Commandeur
- Tommy “Tweedy”
- Ryan “SylverRye” Amaech
- Brad “Scar” Vaughn
- Bryant “Kitana Prime” Benzing
- Zoulfikar “Kombat” Dayekh
- George “Grr” Foulkes
- Curtis “Rewind” McCall
- Ryan “Mr. Aquaman” Kablik
- Tim “HoneyBee” Commandeur
The Campaign Zero website went live back in August 2015 and is comprised of activists linked to the Black Lives Matter movement, seeking to create reforms to address violence caused by the police in various parts of the United States.
today campaign zero launched #8cantwait, a list of 8 policies to reduce police violence that can be changed immediately and save lives. please check out your city to see what can be done locally. https://t.co/my51Peynq2 pic.twitter.com/dtYv8luLTC
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) June 3, 2020
Their campaign consists of ten individual proposals, all with the goal of mitigating police brutality, and was born following criticisms aimed at the activists asking them to create specific policies.
For fighting game fanatics and gamers looking for a worthy cause to get behind, this may be the initiative to look into. More details can be found on the Campaign Zero website.
Image courtesy of Console Gaming League/Twitter