In the meantime, and having nothing at all to do with Chelsea Football Club, the Champions League, or Mr. Torres, there’s word of a big Mortal Kombat tournament that will take place at Bally’s in Las Vegas on May 15 and May 16. There’s $21,000 in prizes at stake, so pay attention if you still know how to pull off Sub Zero’s fatalities without checking GameFaqs.

The National Mortal Kombat 9 Tournament will be played on the Xbox 360 system and EXCLUSIVELY using the official Mortal Kombat Fight Stick by PDP (which will be provided at the tournament free of charge for use by contestants). If you do not have your Mortal Kombat Fight Stick already, now would probably be a good time to get one and start practicing to get familiar with the controls and layout.

DP and Bally’s Hotel and Casino are working together to offer players and spectators ease of travel by having discounted rooms available at the tournament venue. There are a limited number of discounted rooms available, so book early! Click here to book your discounted room at Bally’s Hotel and Casino.