$600,000 USD Prize Pool Confirmed as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Teams with ESL, Gamelta esports Professional League, GameStop, PlayStation®4 and Twitch for Several esports Programs to Commence in Territories Across the Globe
Best Players from the Different Competitions to Qualify for the Series Grand Finals This Autumn
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced the Injustice™ 2 Championship Series Presented by PlayStation®4, a global esports program for the upcoming Injustice™ 2 video game from NetherRealm Studios. The 2017 series has Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment teaming up with ESL, Gamelta esports Professional League, GameStop, PlayStation®4 entertainment system and Twitch to further build the fighting game community around the world. The program offers amateur and pro players throughout North America, Europe and Latin America a chance to compete in different programs for a portion of a $600,000 USD prize pool. The best players from these different programs will qualify for the Injustice™ 2 Championship Series grand finals that will take place this autumn.
Injustice™ 2 Pro Series
The Injustice™ 2 Pro Series kicks off on the 26th of May broadcast live on Twitch (twitch.tv/netherrealm), with a four-month online and offline season drilling down to the top 16 players from around the world. The 16 finalists from across North America, Europe and Latin America will advance to the Injustice™ 2 Pro Series Finals for a throw-down. The Injustice™ 2 Pro Series Finals will take place on the 17th of September in Los Angeles.
Injustice™ 2 GameStop Hometown Heroes
The Injustice™ 2 GameStop Hometown Heroes tournament offers an all-new way for gamers in the United States who are not competing in the Injustice™ 2 Pro Series to participate in a program and battle for cash prizes. Operated by ESL, open online qualifier tournaments will begin on 4th June. Eight Regional Finals tournaments will take place in local GameStop retail locations on the 12th of August, leading up to the Injustice™ 2 GameStop Hometown Heroes Finals at the 2017 GameStop Consumer Expo in Las Vegas, 27th August.
Injustice™ 2 Path to Pro Tournament
European fans will have a chance to participate in the Injustice™ 2 Championship Series with the Injustice™ 2 Path to Pro Tournament. Operated by ESL on PlayStation®4, the competition will open on the 20th of May for players in the Benelux Union, France, Germany, Nordic territories, Italy, Spain and U.K. who are not participating in the Injustice™ 2 Pro Series. The Injustice™ 2 Path to Pro Finals will be held online on 19th of August with 12 finalists from the participating territories.
Injustice™ 2 Liga Latina
Players from Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Peru get their chance to battle it out in Injustice™ 2 Liga Latina. Operated by Gamelta esports Professional League, online and offline qualifier tournaments will be held for each region beginning in May. The best players from each of the countries in which the program is offered will face off in the Injustice™ 2 Liga Latina finals on the 13th of August.
In addition, fans in Brazil will have a chance to compete in a regional tournament. More details for Brazil will be coming soon.
For more information, or to sign up for an Injustice™ 2 Championship SeriesPresented by PlayStation®4 tournament, visit www.injustice.com/esports.
Injustice™ 2 is the super-powered sequel to the hit game Injustice™: Gods Among Us that allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favourite DC characters. Featuring a massive selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, players can personalise iconic DC characters with unique and powerful gear earned throughout the game. Additionally, for the first time, gamers can take control of how their characters look, fight and develop across a variety of game modes.