Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios have teamed up with the Electronic Sports League to host a Mortal Kombat X tournament.
The event, dubbed the “Who’s Next? Mortal Kombat X Worldwide Competitive Program,” is divided into three tournaments: The Fatal 8 Exhibition Tournament, the Mortal Kombat X ESL Pro League Tournament, and the Mortal Kombat Cup. The series is open to players from North America and Europe with a prize pool that starts at $100,000.
The tournament series will begin on April 11th with the Fatal 8 Exhibition Tournament. The event will be held at the ESL studios in Burbank, and tickets can be purchased here.
The second tournament will begin on April 19th. The Mortal Kombat X ESL Pro League Tournament will be open to Xbox One players from North America and Europe, and through weekly competitions will give competitors a chance to earn their place in the top 16 at the grand finals on July 11th in Los Angeles.
Finally, the Mortal Kombat Cup is a series of live tournaments taking place in 17 international territories, and will run from April through June, ending in a finale live from the Japan Expo in Paris on July 5th. The participating territories for this tournament are:
- South Africa
- Czech Republic
- Middle East
More information on all three tournaments can be found here.