A jokingly title move-set variation for Sheeva was apparently the explanation.
It’s not particularly odd to see rivals disqualified from gaming tournaments for one purpose or one other. However for Titaniumtigerzz, who took half within the Mortal Kombat 11 Professional Kompetition on January sixteenth, the reasoning is kind of odd. In line with the participant, he was reportedly disqualified for criticizing developer NetherRealm Studios.
Throughout his match, the feed all of the sudden minimize to commentators Housam Cherif and Miguel Perez. The latter defined that, “Sadly, it appears to be like like we have now just a little drawback right here, and somebody is being…we acquired a scenario. I don’t know what we are able to publicly say however we positively have a scenario right here.” After confirming that Titaniumtigerzz’s opponent can be advancing, regardless of the match nonetheless technically happening, Perez mentioned to “abide to the foundations…everyone’s gotta be respectful,”
Apparently, the supply of the criticism was a move-set variation for Sheeva named as “WhyDidNRSdoThis.” Titaniumtigerzz defined to Kotaku that, “It was meant to be humorous because the character I used to be utilizing is principally extraordinarily simple. The joke was, ‘Why would they make such a straightforward character?’” He was solely knowledgeable in regards to the disqualification as soon as the match was over. No official purpose was given however a event moderator reportedly instructed him that it was the variation’s identify.
“They banned me within the very first match the place I used the identify. No alternative [to change the name] was given and nobody reached out to me. I’d have modified it immediately if I had been given the choice.” Neither Warner Bros. Interactive Leisure or NetherRealm Studios has provided an official assertion on the identical. Titaniumtigerzz continues to be set on enjoying in upcoming tournaments regardless of such setbacks.
In the meantime, Twitter customers have taken to criticizing the developer with the hashtag #WhyDidNRSDoThis. Keep tuned for extra particulars within the coming days.