‘Mortal Kombat X’ ESL Pro League And Challenger Cups Announced [VIDEO]

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Two 'Mortal Kombat X' tournaments are announced NetherRealm

The “big news” tease that NetherRealm Studios’ Ed Boon posted on Twitter yesterday has been revealed to be a brand new season of the Mortal Kombat X competitive scene, which includes the ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League and a brand new Challenger Cup.

Both tournaments will begin in April and the ESL Pro League will mark the third season of the best MKX players in the world duking it out for bragging rights and a lot of money. This year, the top prize  has been increased to $500,000.

"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," Boon said in a statement via Gamespot. "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."

The Mortal Kombat X Challenger Cup allows competitors to compete in weekly tournaments for prizes, culminating in the ESL Pro League, which you can enter on the official ESL website.

NetherRealm also plans to add to the already robust $500,000 prize money with the sale of the Crimson Ermac costume. A portion of the proceeds will go toward the pot to support the Mortal Kombat community tournaments.

Check out the Mortal Kombat X tournament video below for all the details and let us know if you are thinking of joining the fight in the comments section.

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