NetherRealm Studios’ InJustice 2 is what you’d consider a rousing success. Featuring fan-favorite and cult-favorite DC Comics characters, a creative fighting system, an engaging and creative story mode, and the (literally) infinitely appealing Multiverse mode, InJustice 2 had something for everyone that could be interested in the game.
It was (ha) justly rewarded with sales, appearing on the NPD sales chart for several months in a row.
But when it comes to fighting games, a title’s tail is only as long as its competitive scene. Fighting games often live and die on the popularity of its high-level play, and how it fares at tournaments like EVO and the like.
And in that regard, InJustice 2’s competitive scene is a success too, and those players that made the DC Comics fighter their game of choice for hours on end, in order to rise up the ranks and become the world’s finest, are about to be rewarded via the power of eSports.
Starting this Friday (Oct. 27th) at 10pm on TBS, the Injustice 2 World Championship will be held with a prize pool of $250,000. That’s a lot of dough.
ELEAGUE – a division of Turner Sports that hosts eSports tournaments across the country, will be hosting the three night tournament.
“The ELEAGUE Injustice 2 World Championship is a best-in-class esports production from Turner Sports, with matches being presented live each of the next three Fridays (Oct. 27, Nov. 3 & Nov. 10) on TBS and Twitch. Easily accessible and fun to watch, this tournament will help expand the audiences of esports by offering fans high-octane competitive entertainment, through easy to understand fighting game mechanics, with the characters they love.” States the press release.
ELEAGUE also focuses heavily on Counterstrike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), Overwatch, Street Fighter V, and of course, InJustice 2.
InJustice was recently confirmed for PC and has been supported well since release, with DLC character packs for The Red Hood, Black Manta, and even Raiden from The Mortal Kombat series. Which makes sense considering DC and MK have crossed over in the past, and are under the same studio umbrella.
You can watch the Tournament on TBS, or stream it via Twitch here.
Stay tuned for details on the tournament, and interview with the man Ed Boon himself, and more regarding this exciting development in the world of eSports.
(Additionally, if you have questions for Mr. Boon about InJustice 2, be sure to share them below, perhaps they’ll make their way into the interview)