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Warner Bros. announces Injustice 2 tournament with $600,000 prize pool

Injustice 2 esports gets a $600,000 prize pool this year. (Warner Bros.)

Warner Bros. has revealed a competitive league for upcoming fighting game Injustice 2. The publisher is teaming up with ESL, Gamelta esports Professional League, GameStop, PlayStation 4, and Twitch to launch the Injustice 2 Championship Series Presented by PlayStation 4.

The tournaments will take place across North America, Europe, and Latin America with a total prize pool of $600,000.

The first of these is the Injustice 2 Pro Series, which starts on May 26. The tournament runs for four months with both online and offline seasons to determine the top 16 players from around the world. The 16 finalists from across North America, Europe, and Latin America will play in the Pro Series Finals on September 17 in Los Angeles. The tournament will be broadcast live on the NetherRealm Twitch channel.

The Injustice 2 GameStop Hometown Heroes tournament will take place in the United States and serves as alternative path to the Injustice 2 Pro Series. Run by ESL, the open qualifier tournaments will kick off on June 4. Eight Regional Finals tournament will be hosted at local GameStop retail locations on August 2, leading up to the finals at the 2017 GameStop Consumer Expo in Las Vegas, August 27.

In Europe, ESL will host the Injustice 2 Path to Pro Tournament starting May 20. This tournament will be open to competitors in Benelux Union, France, Germany, Nordic territories, Italy, Spain and U.K who are not participating in the Injustice 2 Pro Series. The Path to Pro Finals will be held online on August 12 with the top 12 players.

For players from Argentina, Chile, Mexico, and Peru, the Injustice 2 Liga Latina will be hosted by the Gamelta esports Professional League. Both online and offline qualifier tournaments will be hosted for each region starting May. The finals will take place on August 13.

Finally, Warner Bros. has confirmed that there will be a Brazil tournament. More details will be released at a later date.

Injustice 2 will be released on May 16 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For every character confirmed so far, check out our gallery.