That is a lot of moola!
Just as the second pro league finals ended, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced an expansion of Mortal Kombat X esports by launching a new competitive series in April. The upcoming series includes the ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League Season 3 and the ESL Challenger Cup. This is after Ed Boon teased an announcement yesterday which got everyone talking.
The league will also include official sponsorships of local tournaments across North America and Europe. The total prize pool for the series is $500,000. With new characters now available to play in the recently released Mortal Kombat XL, the league is sure to be bigger than ever.
“Mortal Kombat has always been about friends going head-to-head in ‘couch competition.’ With Mortal Kombat X, these players now have multiple ways of jumping into the tournament scene to prove their skills and win cash. This is the biggest commitment we’ve made to the esports scene and with our newly enhanced online experience, we’re looking forward to seeing the intense match-ups at the various tournaments we’re supporting.”said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios and co-creator of Mortal Kombat.
The third season of the ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League begins Apr.3 with the best players from around the world facing off for supremacy during an eight-week online season. Sixteen finalists across North America, Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and, for the first time, Latin America will convene on Jun.12 in Burbank, California. This is where the finals will take place in a stadium packed with die hard fans.