When it comes to professional fighting game tournaments, matches even with "pop offs," where the victor jumps up and starts yelling. Pop offs are seen as acceptable and a legitimate way to relieve tension in the professional fighting game community, with many feeling that they add to the atmosphere of events. However, sometimes pop offs may go too far and get a little bit too personal, like the pop off that happened after the Mortal Kombat 11 pro match between Brad "Scar" Vaughn and Leif "Buffalo" At the end of the match, Buffalo's Sub-Zero defeated Scar's Scorpion. Buffalo then started counting in Scar's face, with the two competitors flipping each other off before too long. While this child is not necessarily uncommon when it comes to professional fighting game tournaments, it may have been confused as to why this pop off was particularly intense.
As it turns out, there is legitimate animosity between Buffalo and Scar , vote from a tweet Scar made earlier this month. In a tournament, Buffalo beat fellow pro player ninjakilla, which scar attributed to the tournament's first to two wins rule. He took offense to the implication that he would have beaten ninjakilla under other circumstances, which is why he was emotional following his Mortal Kombat 11 victory over Scar.
The intense pop off between Scar and Buffalo was the only newsworthy thing to come out of the CEO fighting game tournament in Florida. The event also played host to AEW Fyter Fest, a professional wrestling show that included elements of fighting games. Street Fighter characters,  CEO boss Alex Jebailey got in on the action at AEW Fyter Fest. In his hardcore match with Michael Nakazawa, Jebailey used a fight as a weapon, but ended up getting strangled with a GameCube controller for his trouble.
Mortal Kombat 11 is out now for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One, with a stage version also in development.