Turner, IMG Partner With Warner Bros. to Bring ELEAGUE Championship to TBS
ELEAGUE has partnered with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment to bring NetherRealm Studios’ super-powered fighting game Injustice 2 and its massive lineup of DC characters to the forefront of the esports world with the first-ever ELEAGUE Injustice 2 World Championship.The ELEAGUE Injustice 2 World Championship will provide a conclusion to the debut season of the Injustice 2 Championship Series, with the top 16 Injustice 2 players in the world facing off for $250,000 in prize money. Featured matches throughout the tournament will be presented live on TBS, with live coverage of every match available via digital platforms.Event coverage of the ELEAGUE Injustice 2 World Championship will begin with the Open Qualifier on Saturday, Oct. 21.
Injustice 2 is the super-powered sequel to the game Injustice: Gods Among Us that allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. Featuring a selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, players for the first time can personalize their favorite iconic DC characters – including Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman – with unique and powerful gear earned throughout the game. This unique feature allows gamers to take control of how their characters look, fight and develop across a variety of game modes.
This marks the fourth game ELEAGUE has featured since its 2016 launch, following successful tournaments for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), Overwatch, and Street Fighter V. With Injustice 2, ELEAGUE will continue its venture into the world of fighting games on the heels of the ELEAGUE Street Fighter V Invitational.