DUBAI: Injustice 2, the DC superhero fighting game, launched at VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates, on Saturday evening with news the game would havea $5,000 prize pool for the PLG Nationals esports tournament.
The tournament is aimed at both amateur and professional sports players in a series of national, followed by regional, rounds. First place in the Middle East regional tournament will carry a $3,000 prize, with $1,500 for second place and $500 for third.
Qualifiers will take place in May, June and July in Lebanon, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, as well as online. The regional finals will take place in the UAE.
John Paul Lacey, Managing Director and Founder of Power League Gaming, said PLG’s partnership with Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment and Injustice 2 design studio NetherRealm Studios, who’ve also been responsible for the latest wave of Mortal Kombat fighters, was “a special eSports partnership for us for the past 5 years.”
“We hope to see more new talents rise from the region with the PLG Nationals Injustice 2 Tournament Series, and help them reach the international levels to make their nation and region proud,” he added.