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Mortal Kombat X Tournament Series To Kick Off In April


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:


  • UK
  • Austria
  • France
  • Spain
  • Nordics
  • Italy
  • Greece
  • Russia
  • Poland
  • Hungary
  • Netherlands
  • Belgium
  • India
  • South Africa
  • Czech Republic
  • Portugal
  • Middle East


More information on all three tournaments can be found here.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.