Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced the Injustice 2 Championship Series today in partnership with PlayStation, ESL, GameStop, Twitch and several others.
A $600,000 (USD) prize pool has been confirmed for “several eSports programs in territories across the globe” and the best players will compete in Grand Finals scheduled to take place this Autumn.
In a press release, the program has been detailed as follows:
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 details, head over to www.injustice.com/esports.
Injustice 2 releases on May 16 in North America, May 17 in Australia, and May 19 EU for the PS4 and Xbox One.