Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Ster Kinekor Entertainment and African Cyber Gaming League (ACGL) have announced the Injustice 2 South African Cup which offers up a cash prize pool and chance for the winner to head over to an international tournament in August.
The series runs over a number of online qualifiers which will see players working to improve their spot on the leaderboards until only four are standing. At that point, the four will play at a LAN finals which will also feature musicians Jack Parow and Fokofpolisiekar.
With R60,000 in cash and a spot in the UK up for grabs, the battles should be intense.
Entry to all tournaments are free, and players should head here for additional information and registration.
Internationally, The Injustice 2 Championship Series Presented by PlayStation 4 has also been announced which will see players around the world competing for $600,000 USD (around R 8,1 million) in various territories around the world.
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THE INJUSTICE 2 SOUTH AFRICAN CUP ANNOUNCED
Tournament Registration Now Open
South Africa, 8th May 2017 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Ster Kinekor Entertainment and tournament operators ACGL is proud to announce the Injustice 2 South African Cup featuring a cash prize pool and an opportunity of a lifetime for the tournament champion.
Expect alliances (and friendships) to be shattered as competitors will be battling for their share of R60,000 cash, product and a coveted slot in the VS Fighting tournament in Birmingham this August. This all expenses trip will see South Africa’s finest fighter battling others from around the world for their share of the $20,000 (US) up for grabs.
South African entrants will be able to participate in a variety of online qualifying tournaments where XP will be awarded towards their leaderboard position. The top four after the 25th of June online playoffs will then head to the grand final in Gauteng on 8th of July where the champion will be decided at a spectacular finale event that will feature musicians Jack Parow and Fokofpolisiekar.
The tournament is only open to citizens or permanent residents of the Republic of South Africa who will be 18 years or older on the 19th of May 2017 and are in possession of a valid Passport. The tournament will be run on PlayStation®4 using the NetherRealms developed fighting game Injustice 2.
For more information about the Injustice 2 South African Cup, tournament dates, rules and the registration page, please visit https://acgl.co.za/I2CZA. Registration is now open.
The qualifier tournament dates are as follows:
- 21 May 2017: Online Tournament [Non – Qualifier Warm Up]
- 28 May 2017: Online Tournament Qualifier 1
- 4 June 2017: Online Tournament Qualifier 2
- 11 June 2017: Online Tournament Qualifier 3
- 18 June 2017: Online Tournament Qualifier 4
- 25 June 2017: Online Top 16 Finale
- 8 July 2017: LAN Grand Finals
When chatting about the tournament on social media please remember to use #I2CZA.
About Injustice 2:
In development by the award-winning NetherRealm Studios, Injustice™ 2 features a massive roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. The game will be available for PlayStation® 4 and Xbox One on May 16, 2017.
For more information about Injustice™ 2 please visit www.injustice.com. Join the Injustice™ 2 conversation on Facebook (https://go.wbgames.com/Facebook), Twitter (https://go.wbgames.com/Twitter), and official forums (https://go.wbgames.com/Forums).
African Cyber Gaming League (ACGL) is a South African eSports company specialising in online and LAN tournament administration, management and broadcasting. ACGL was established in 2015 by the company’s directors Nick Holden and Clinton O’Shea, both of whom have many years of experience in operating both casual and competitive gaming events. We have worked together for years and formalised ACGL to establish an eSports operator for South Africa – and ultimately Africa – that offers international quality eSports locally.
ACGL is prepared to run competitive gaming (eSports) events that strategically connect consumers with your marketplace. In the ever expanding world of eSports, we provide an opportunity for your business to grow awareness and advertising via specialised channels of interactive marketing.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announces
The Injustice™ 2 Championship Series Presented by PlayStation®4
$600,000 USD (R 8 149 320) Prize Pool Confirmed as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Teams with ESL, Gamelta esports Professional League, GameStop, PlayStation®4 and Twitch for Several esports Programs to Commence in Territories Across the Globe
Best Players from the Different Competitions to Qualify for the Series Grand Finals This Fall
Johannesburg, South Africa – May 8, 2017 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced the Injustice™ 2 Championship Series Presented by PlayStation®4, a global esports program for the upcoming Injustice™ 2 video game from NetherRealm Studios. The 2017 series has Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment teaming up with ESL, Gamelta esports Professional League, GameStop, PlayStation®4 entertainment system and Twitch to further build the fighting game community around the world. The program offers amateur and pro players throughout North America, Europe and Latin America a chance to compete in different programs for a portion of a $600,000 USD (R 8 149 320) prize pool. The best players from these different programs will qualify for the Injustice™ 2 Championship Series grand finals that will take place this fall.
Injustice™ 2 Pro Series
The Injustice™ 2 Pro Series kicks off May 26 broadcast live on Twitch (twitch.tv/netherrealm), with a four-month online and offline season drilling down to the top 16 players from around the world. The 16 finalists from across North America, Europe and Latin America will advance to the Injustice™ 2 Pro Series Finals for a throw-down. The Injustice™ 2 Pro Series Finals will take place September 17 in Los Angeles.
Injustice™ 2 GameStop Hometown Heroes
The Injustice™ 2 GameStop Hometown Heroes tournament offers an all-new way for gamers in the United States who are not competing in the Injustice™ 2 Pro Series to participate in a program and battle for cash prizes. Operated by ESL, open online qualifier tournaments will begin June 4. Eight Regional Finals tournaments will take place in local GameStop retail locations on August 12, leading up to the Injustice™ 2 GameStop Hometown Heroes Finals at the 2017 GameStop Consumer Expo in Las Vegas, August 27.
Injustice™ 2 Path to Pro Tournament
European fans will have a chance to participate in the Injustice™ 2 Championship Series with the Injustice™ 2 Path to Pro Tournament. Operated by ESL on PlayStation®4, the competition will open on May 20 for players in the Benelux Union, France, Germany, Nordic territories, Italy, Spain and U.K. who are not participating in the Injustice™ 2 Pro Series. The Injustice™ 2 Path to Pro Finals will be held online on August 19 with 12 finalists from the participating territories.
Injustice™ 2 Liga Latina
Players from Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Peru get their chance to battle it out in Injustice™ 2 Liga Latina. Operated by Gamelta esports Professional League, online and offline qualifier tournaments will be held for each region beginning in May. The best players from each of the countries in which the program is offered will face off in the Injustice™ 2 Liga Latina finals on August 13.
In addition, fans in Brazil will have a chance to compete in a regional tournament. More details for Brazil will be coming soon.
For more information, or to sign up for an Injustice™ 2 Championship Series Presented by PlayStation®4 tournament, visit www.injustice.com/esports.
Injustice™ 2 is the super-powered sequel to the hit game Injustice™: Gods Among Us that allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. Featuring a massive selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, players can personalise iconic DC characters with unique and powerful gear earned throughout the game. Additionally, for the first time, gamers can take control of how their characters look, fight and develop across a variety of game modes.