Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced the Injustice 2 Championship Series, which is a global eSports program for the upcoming fighting game, today.
Warner Bros. is partnering with ESL, Gamelta eSports Professional League, GameStop, and Twitch for these events. The purpose of this program is to let skilled Injustice 2 players from North America, Latin America, and Europe compete for part of a $600,000 prize pool. The events will culminate in a Grand Finals event that will take place this fall.
There are four different events in the series: Injustice 2 Pro Series, Injustice 2 GameStop Hometown Heroes, Injustice 2 Path to Pro Tournament, and Injustice 2 Liga Latina. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment provided detailed descriptions of each event and when they will take place, which you can read below:
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.
You can watch a video highlighting the events below. Injustice 2 arrives on PS4 and Xbox One May 16.