Mortal Kombat X eSports season kicks off in April with $500,000 prize pool

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 30 March 2016 15:09 GMT

A new competitive season for Mortal Kombat X eSports will kick off in April with $500,000 on the line.

The prize pool will include the ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League Season 3, the ESL Challenger Cup and local tournaments across North America and Europe.

Players will battle one another on PlayStation 4 starting April 3 during eight-week online season. Sixteen finalists across North America, Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and Latin America then head to Burbank, California for a live tournament taking place on June 12.

The prize pool at this event is $200,000 and will be distributed among the eight finalists.

The ESL Mortal Kombat X Challenger Cup kicks off April 2, and PS4 ad Xbox One players not competing in the ESL Pro League will be able to participate online for cash and prizes. Open tournaments across North America, Europe, CIS and Latin America. These will be held weekly through the end of June, with monthly finals streamed live.

Local Mortal Kombat X tournaments across North America and Europe will continue to be supported by Warner Bros. and Netherrealm Studios with sponsorships and contributions to prize pool funding.

Those who purchase the Blue Steel Sub-Zero or recently released character skin Krimson Ermac via the PlayStation Store or Xbox Marketplace will be directly contributing to the Mortal Kombat X tournament prize money, as part of the proceeds will be added to the pool.

You can always find out more information on the tournaments and see how you can participate though the ESL Pro League website.

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