During today’s Kombat Kast, NetherRealm Studios creative director Ed Boon joined the show to make a couple of very special announcements concerning Mortal Kombat X’s appearances at upcoming tournaments.
Community Effort Orlando 2015 and Combo Breaker will each be receiving $10,000 from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm to add to the prize pools of their events, both of which are set split their bonuses among the top eight finalists. These funds are being provided by sales of the Blue Steel Sub-Zero skin.
Although still in its infancy when compared to other competitive titles, Mortal Kombat X has been gaining some incredible steam over the past month. Despite inconsistent online play, ESL’s pre-season cups have seen relatively stable numbers from week to week, and Northwest Majors 7 provided an excellent showing for the title as the first major to include it in competition. Furthermore, this year’s East Coast Throwdown will see the likes of Street Fighter and Marvel cast aside to make Mortal Kombat the tournament’s main event.
Combined with the aforementioned details, these bonuses are sure to boost Mortal Kombat X’s presence as the competitive season soldiers on. The developers also mentioned there’s more to come, so stay tuned.
Source: NetherRealm, images courtesy of CEO Gaming and Combo Breaker.