Earlier today we noted that Ed Boon was teasing big Mortal Kombat news, and it turns out that Warner Bros. are investing in an official Competitive Series with a substantial prize pool of $500,000 to help grow the budding Mortal Kombat X esport community.
Following the conclusion of the second ESL pro league finals, the ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League Season 3 and the ESL Challenger Cup will kick off in April, and the Competitive Series will extend to official sponsorships of local tournaments across North America and Europe.
"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," said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios and co-creator of Mortal Kombat. "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."
You can read up on the competitions that kick off on April 3 for an eight week online season with the best players from around the world over on the ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro Leageu website.