Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces new Mortal Kombat X esports competition.

Following the successful ESL Pro League season, the expanded program offers more ways to compete and win playing the most recent game in the legendary fighting game franchise

Today, just after the second pro league final, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is an expansion of Mortal Kombat X esports. The new league will start in April and will include the ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League Season 3, the ESL Challenger Cup, and official sponsorship of local tournaments in North America and Europe. The prize pool for this competition is $500,000 USD. With this prize pool and the new characters available in the recently released Mortal Kombat XLnow is the time for fans to enter, win and enjoy this hit fighting game from NetherRealm Studios.

“Mortal Kombat has always been about friends battling from the couch. Of Mortal Kombat X these players now have several options to participate in the tournaments to showcase their skills and win money,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios and co-creator of Mortal Kombat. “This is the largest partnership we have made with the esports scene and with our new, improved online experience we look forward to intense match-ups in the various tournaments we support.”

Warner Bros.  Interactive Entertainment announces new Mortal Kombat X esports competition

The third season of the ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League kicks off on April 3. Over eight weeks of season, the best players from around the world compete against each other online. Sixteen finalists from North America, Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Latin America for the first time will gather in Burbank, California on June 12 for a live showdown in front of an audience. PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system players compete for a share of the $200,000 USD prize pool. The prize pool will be divided among eight finalists, giving more players than ever a chance to win a share of the prize.

The ESL Mortal Kombat X Challenger Cup kicks off April 2nd and offers PlayStation®4 system and Xbox One players not participating in the ESL Pro League a new way to compete online for cash and other prizes. Open tournaments will be held weekly in North America, Europe, CIS and Latin America until the end of June, with monthly finals streamed live.

Warner Bros.  Interactive Entertainment announces new Mortal Kombat X esports competition

In addition, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios continue to sponsor local tournaments in North America and Europe and contribute to the prize pool.

Fans can support Mortal Kombat X esports by purchasing the Blue Steel Sub-Zero or newly released character skin through the PlayStation®Store or Xbox Marketplace. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Mortal Kombat X prize pool.

Warner Bros.  Interactive Entertainment announces new Mortal Kombat X esports competition

For more information on the ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League Season 3 and the ESL Mortal Kombat X Challenger Cup Series, visit ProLeague.com/MKX. Follow Mortal Kombat on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.

Mortal Kombat™ X is NetherRealm Studios’ latest installment of their legendary, critically acclaimed fighting game franchise and introduces the iconic franchise to a new generation. The game combines a cinematic presentation with all-new gameplay for the most brutal Kombat experience ever. The game offers a completely new experience that allows players to play online matches at any time, where every battle counts in a global battle for supremacy. Can for the first time Mortal Kombat X players choose from multiple variations of a character, affecting both strategy and fighting style. Players step into an original story featuring some of the game’s most engaging characters, including Scorpion and Sub-Zero. New players are introduced who represent the forces of good and evil and tie the story together.

Warner Bros.  Interactive Entertainment announces new Mortal Kombat X esports competition