Injustice 2 will arrive on store shelves any day now, but that’s only the start for a competitive game like that. The first round of a worldwide, $600,000 tournament begins on May 26, ending in Las Vegas August 27.
Here are all the official details:
“Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced the Injustice 2 Championship Series Presented by PlayStation 4, a global esports program for the upcoming Injustice 2 video game from NetherRealm Studios. The 2017 series has Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment teaming up with ESL, Gamelta esports Professional League, GameStop, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Twitch to further build the fighting game community around the world. The program offers amateur and pro players throughout North America, Europe, and Latin America a chance to compete in different programs for a portion of a $600,000 USD prize pool.
“The best players from these different programs will qualify for the Injustice 2 Championship Series grand finals that will take place this fall. Injustice 2 Pro Series The Injustice 2 Pro Series kicks off May 26 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 September 17 in Los Angeles.”