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The third season of Mortal Kombat X’s ESL MKX Pro League will start April 3th on Playstation 4! You heard that right, Playstation 4.
Following the conclusion of the ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League Season 2 Finals last January, with SonicFox taking the belt for the second year running – who’s going to take it from him? -, ESL announced that the tournament will be returning for Season 3 along with some new changes
The ESL MKX Pro League will run across the CIS, European, North American, and for the first time, Latin American regions. The season matches will culminate in the greatest 16 players from across the world traveling to the ESL studios in Burbank, California to compete in the Global Season 3 Finals for US$200,000 – twice the amount awarded in Season 2.
Season 3 introduces more ways to compete and more ways to win, as well as a total season prize pool of US$500,000 – yes that’s a lot of money. Season 3 introduces a completely new ESL Mortal Kombat X Challenger Cup.
The ESL Mortal Kombat X Challenger Cup is open to everyone, excluding each week’s top eight Pro League players, and kicks off Saturday, April 2,offering an all new way for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gamers to battle online for cash and prizes. The Challenger Cup will have open tournaments across North America, Europe, CIS, and Latin America and will be held weekly through the end of June, with monthly finals to be streamed live.
MKX Challenger Cups: Here is the place where players hone their competitive skills; competing each Saturday, starting on April 2nd, for Challenger Cup ranking points and a US$500 prize pool. The top 4 players from each month will compete in the monthly Final for a larger US$1000 prize pool and be featured on a live broadcast. Players who have qualified in the Top 8 of a MKX Pro League Cup are not eligible to compete in the following MKX Challenger Cup.
|NA/LatAm Regions (PST)||EU Region (CEST)||CIS Region (MSK)|
|Sign Up Deadline||11:30 AM||1:30 PM||7:30 PM|
|Check In||11:30 AM – 11:45 AM||1:30 PM-1:45 PM||7:30 PM – 7:45 PM|
|Late Sign Up||11:45 AM – 12:00 PM||1:45 PM-2:00 PM||7:45 PM – 8:00 PM|
|Start Time||12:00 PM||2:00 PM||8:00 PM|
|Monthly Finals Broadcast*||12:00 PM||5:00 PM||6:00 PM|
- Console: Playstation 4, Xbox One
- Format: Single Elimination, Best of 5 Games (1 Game = Best of 3 Rounds), Finals: Double Elimination
MKX Pro League Cups: Here you will find the highest level of competition with the greatest rewards. Players will compete each Sunday, starting on April 3rd, for coveted MKX Pro League ranking points and a US$1,000 prize pool. Each Cup will continue until only 8 players remain where they will be featured on a live broadcast the following Wednesday. The season will conclude after 8 weeks of competition where the top 6 ranked players will have earned a flight and accommodations paid trip to Burbank, CA to compete in the Season 3 Finals.
|NA Region (PST)||EU Region (CEST)|
|Sign Up Deadline||2:30 PM||6:30 PM|
|Check In||2:30 PM – 2:45 PM||6:30 PM-6:45 PM|
|Late Sign Up||2:45 PM – 3:00 PM||6:45 PM-6:00 PM|
|Start Time||3:00 PM||7:00 PM|
|Weekly Top 8 Broadcast*||12:00 PM||5:00 PM|
- Console: Playstation 4
- Format: Single Elimination, Best of 5 Games (1 Game = Best of 3 Rounds)
CIS Season 3 Finals Qualifier: The winner of the MKX Challenger Cup Finals for the CIS Region in the month of May will obtain a spot in the Season 3 Finals. In order to compete in the MKX Challenger Cup Finals players of the CIS Region must first qualify by competing in the preceding Challenger Cups on May 7th, May 14th and May 21st.
- Region: CIS
- Date: May 28th, 2016
Offline Qualifiers: The Mortal Kombat X champion of the following offline events will be guaranteed a spot in the Season 3 Finals in their respective regions. Seeding into the finals bracket will be based on their number of MKX Pro League ranking points.
Season 3 Finals
The pinnacle of competition for the ESL MKX Pro League. Qualified players from all over the world will converge on Southern California for an epic battle over a massive US$200,000 prize pool and the honor of being called the ESL MKX Pro League Season 3 Champion.
- Date: June 12th, 2016