Warner Bros. Games, NetherRealm Studios and RTS announced the launch of Mortal Kombat 1 Pro Competition, a global esports initiative powered by RTS and featuring the latest entry in the acclaimed Mortal Kombat video game series. With a massive prize pool of $255,000, the tournament aims to build a global community of players and kicks off with the East Coast Throwdown on October 20th. The final, the Final Combat World Championship, will take place in June 2024 with 20 competing players.
Qualification for the Final Combat World Championship will be through Global Pro Competition Rankings or Regional League Finals, with each event featuring a 1v1 double-elimination bracket. There will be four on-site partner events for players to participate in, including East Coast Throwdown, Stamford, Connor, USA (October 20-22, 2023), Ultimate Fighting Arena in Paris, France (October 24, 2023). – November 26, 2023), CCXP/Comic Con Experience in Sao Paulo, Brazil (November 30-December 3, 2023) and Combo Breakers in Illinois, USA (Spring 2024) to win the Final Combat World Championship.
The Mortal Kombat 1 Pro competition will also include three regional formats, divided into specific sub-regions, with three online qualifiers and a regional final. The three regions are the North American League (North America East and West), the Intercontinental Combat (Europe East, Europe West, Oceania and the Middle East) and the Liga Latina (Brazil, Mexico, North and South America). The top 8 from each region will qualify for the online regional finals and a chance to qualify for the Ultimate Combat World Championship.
The Final Combat World Championship will feature an innovative competition format starting with a Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) tournament for 20th place. The LCQ tournament, which is organized on a first-come, first-served basis, allows 256 participants to compete in a double-elimination format. The winner advances to the group stage, where the 20 players are divided into four groups of five players each. These groups, determined by regional qualification and ranking placement, are played in a round-robin format, with two players leading each group. The top 8 compete in a double-elimination group, with everyone starting on the winning side and seeding based on group placement.
In short, Mortal Kombat 1 Pro will provide tournament viewers with over 200 hours of live competition over 50 days. All action, drama and rising stars can be seen http://www.twitch.tv/NetherRealmYouTube.com/MortalKombat and Facebook.com/MortalKombat are tracked.