Mortal Kombat eSports tournament has a $500,000 prize pool

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Mortal Kombat eSports tournament has a $500,000 prize pool

If you need any more proof that eSports is getting bigger, here it is. Warner Bros. is launching a huge Mortal Kombat X eSports program in April, and the prize pot is just as big: $500,000. The project includes the third season of ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League, which will pit the best players around the world against each other starting on April 3rd. The top sixteen players will then compete in front of a live audience on June 12, and the final eight finalists will play for a chunk ($200,000) of the prize pot.

They only get 200 grand, because Warner Bros. is also holding tournaments across North America, Europe, the Russian Commonwealth and Latin America. Plus, those who aren't exactly ready to play against pros can still win money from the Challenger Cup's online matches for PS4 and Xbox One gamers, which will begin on April 2nd. Bet you wish you took learning those crazy combos seriously now.

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