After successfully closing their second outing last year, ESL is ready to continue their support of the Mortal Kombat X community with another season of competition. This year, the total prize pool has been increased to $500,000, with $200,000 up for grabs at the finals.
Tournaments in season three will be split between Challenger and Pro League Cups. While the latter will function similarly to last year’s qualifiers, Challenger Cups are specifically designated as a “place where players hone their competitive skills.” Participants in the Commonwealth of Independent States will be able to compete for a single qualifying spot in this way, as Pro League Cups–and, therefore, the ranking points necessary to earn a spot in the finals–are now exclusive to North America and Europe.
This year’s circuit also welcomes Latin America into the mix, allowing players in Central and South America to participate alongside their North American counterparts in the weekly Challenger Cups. As these won’t offer a direct route to the finals, an offline qualifier will also be held at Chile’s Masters Challenge Santiago on May 14, joining Combo Breaker in Chicago, Illinois as the only announced events without an online bias.
Challenger Cups begin on April 2, Pro League Cups follow on April 3, and the finals are scheduled for June 12. More prizing and scheduling details can be found here.
Source: ESL Gaming