Fighting Games

[Injustice 2] Catching Up with Tommy Wafflez – Combo Breaker 2017

For those who are not aware, Tommy Wafflez (pictured left) was once an integral part of the NetherRealm Community. As a part of the once dominant GGA team, Tommy traveled regularly with teammates Dizzy, 16Bit, Pimpimjim, and Jeremiah to a multitude of tournaments around the nation. In Mortal Kombat 9, he played quite convincingly the best Smoke that the community has ever seen. In 2013, he accomplished an illustrious win at Final Round, and went on to moderate success in Injustice: Gods Among Us.  The newly released Injustice 2 marks the return of Tommy to the scene that he helped grow, still representing the Galloping Ghost Arcade brand. We caught up with him to ask him a few questions prior to the action this weekend;


[Injustice 2] Setting the Stage – Combo Breaker

Expect fireworks this weekend as the fighting game community journeys to Illinois for a tournament of epic proportions. Along with games such as Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Brothers, and Killer Instinct, Injustice 2 is making its first significant appearance on the tournament scene with a $20,000 dollar pot bonus. There are currently 367 registered participants expected to appear at Combo Breaker this weekend, and this includes players from the United States as well as overseas. With the game in its infancy, expect the unexpected as unseen and undiscovered characters will shine. There is a lot to look forward to this weekend with so much at stake for these players. Here’s a brief list of players expected to take part in the competition;


EMPR Jupiter Wins Injustice: Gods Among Us at East Coast Throwdown 2014


East Coast Throwdown 2014 Injustice: Gods Among Us Pool Predictions


East Coast Throwdown Injustice: Gods Among Us Pools Released


Q & A with Ari “Floe” Weintraub Discussing MLG Anaheim and More


MLG Anaheim Injustice: Gods Among Us and Killer Instinct Passes are ON SALE

Earlier today MLG announced via Twitter that passes for Injustice: Gods Among Us and Killer Instinct would go on sale at 5 P.M. ET. This post is to inform all of my Injustice and fighting game readers that the passes are, in fact, now on sale. Below I will keep a comprehensive list of entrants for both games up until the event. Also I will provide the links that you can follow to buy your pass. The ultimate goal here is to reach the 128-player cap that MLG has set. This would encourage Major League Gaming to keep fighting games around and prove that the Injustice and Killer Instinct players deserve this recognition. 

Link to purchase Injustice: Gods Among Us Passes:

Link to purchase Killer Instinct Passes:

Link to purchase Injustice/Killer Instinct Combo Passes:

List of Injustice: Gods Among Us Registrants:

  1. KH Showtime
  2. AK Clark
  3. Awesomo
  4. n-megabytes
  5. KH Digit
  6. AK Elitegoomba
  7. Busta Clown
  8. The Batmuchacho
  9. Chris G
  10. KDZ
  11. Emperor Jupiter
  12. Lance
  13. Nubcakes
  14. Kitana Prime
  15. Everlast
  16. Hysteria
  17. Blind Ducky
  18. Noobe

List of Killer Instinct Registrants: 

  1. Shinkuhadoken1
  2. Greatdane666
  3. GGA Dizzy
  4. EG Justin Wong
  5. EG PR Balrog
  6. Big Robot
  7. Chris G
  8. Emperor Warchild

MLG Anaheim will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA from June 20-22nd.


Source – MLG Store, MLG Team Builder

Photo Credit to Major League Gaming

The MPNE FREE TO ENTER XBOX Live Injustice Tournament

We here at Make Plays, Not Excuses thoroughly enjoy Injustice: Gods Among Us. We enjoy it so much, that we are going to be hosting an online tournament with prizes to be won. This tournament is FREE TO ENTER. I haven’t quite decided what the tournament will cap out at, but it will likely cap out at 24 players. This tournament is open to anyone who plays Injustice and wants to gain some experience in an online tournament setting. Here are the rules for the tournament as it stands.

  • Best 2 out of 3 due to the length of time it will take.
  • Open to players of the United States and Canada only.
  • Connection complaints are ill-advised.
  • Double random stage select.
  • Winners are character locked.
  • Losers can either switch characters, or do another double random stage select.
  • This tournament will operate on the honor system when reporting a match.
  • To be safe, it is recommended that players take picture proof of a win in case of any foul play.
  • If a match is disputed by both players and no proof is provided, I will sit in on a king of the hill match and that will decide the winner.
  • Since it is free to play, this tournament will be unseeded.

Brackets will be created via Challonge and a stream is not in place to this point. If a streamer wants to participate they are more than welcomed and it would be greatly appreciated. Here are the prizes for the top three placements in this tournament:

  1. 1st Prize will receive $15 dollars via PayPal, a spot in the Make Plays, Not Excuses Hall of Fame, and will receive priority seeding for future MPNE tournaments.
  2. 2nd Prize will receive a PAX code of your choice and priority seeding for future MPNE tournaments.
  3. 3rd Prize will receive a PAX code of your choice and priority seeding for future MPNE tournaments.

The date right now is set to be this Saturday, April 26th starting @ 9 PM Eastern. However a vote will be held on a Test Your Might thread to gauge whether people would rather the tournament be this weekend or next weekend. Any other questions will also be answered in that thread.

EG PR Balrog Wins NorCal Regionals 2014, Capcom Pro Tour Standings Updated

These standings have been updated to reflect NorCal Regionals 2014. The next Premiere Capcom Pro Tour event will be held in Singapore at the South East Asia Majors. The next North American Premiere Capcom Pro Tour event will be held in Orlando, FL at CEO 2014. The full schedule of Capcom Pro Tour Ranking and Premiere events can be found on the Capcom Pro Tour website.


EG PR Balrog of the USA (449 Points)

Prodigal Son aka Ryan Hart of the UK (320 Points)


EG Justin Wong of USA (354 Points)

EG K-Brad of USA (226 Points)

EG Ricky Ortiz of USA (178 Points)

Infiltration of Korea (130 Points)

Fureur Valmaster of France (129 Points)

MCZ Mago of Japan (128 Points)


Photo Credit to Capcom Pro Tour

Sources – Capcom Pro TourCapcom Pro Tour 2