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Fancy yourself as a bit of a Kombatant? The Mortal Kombat X Worldwide Competitive Program may just interest you.

Warner Bros and NetherRealm Studios have got together with ESL for the Who’s Next? Mortal Kombat X Worldwide Competitive Program which includes the Fatal 8 Exhibition Tournament, the Mortal Kombat X ESL Pro League Tournament and the Mortal Kombat Cup.

Players from North America and Europe are being invited to the series of tournaments in which they can compete for the chance to win overall bragging rights and winnings from a prize pool that starts at $100,000.

Kicking things off on the 11th April will be the Fatal 8 Exhibition Tournament sending the top pro-fighters from around the globe head-to-head in the inaugural Mortal Kombat X competition. You’ll be able to watch the action live from the ESL studios in Burbank by purchasing tickets from  mkxfatal8.eventbrite.com or online at NetherRealm Studios’ Twitch channel at www.twitch.tv/netherrealm.

And then beginning the 19th April, the worldwide Mortal Kombat X ESL Pro League Tournament opens to Xbox One players from across North America and Europe. A number of weekly competitions will offer cash prizes and give players the chance to earn their spot as one of the 16 players sent to the grand finals to be held on the 11th July in Los Angeles.

Finally, the Mortal Kombat Cup is a series of live tournaments taking place in 17 International territories (UK, Austria, France, Spain, Nordics, Italy, Greece, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Netherlands, Belgium, India, South Africa, Czech Republic, Portugal, Middle East). The fights will run from April through June, ending in an International finale live from the JAPAN EXPO in Paris on the 5th July.

“NetherRealm Studios is a huge supporter of the pro fighting game scene and to be able to work with ESL on the Pro League Tournament allows us to take the Mortal Kombat™ X competition beyond what we’ve ever done before,” said Ed Boon, Creative Director, NetherRealm Studios and co-creator of Mortal Kombat. “We’ve seen some incredible match-ups in the past and we can’t wait to see what this next level of competition brings.”

If you fancy supporting your favourite combatant then purchase the Blue Steel Sub-Zero skin, from which a portion of the proceeds will go directly to support Mortal Kombat X tournament prize pools.

To sign up, view or support the Who’s Next? Mortal Kombat X Worldwide Competitive Program then visit www.mortalkombat.com/whosnext.

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