Wide-Ranging Collaboration Across WarnerMedia Entities to Showcase
Company’s Broad Portfolio of Gaming & Esports Brands, Products & Platforms
Series of Six Open Online Mortal Kombat 11 Tournaments to Begin in June,
with Winners Earning Prize Pool & Trip to Compete for Overall Championship within
ELEAGUE x MK 11 Arena at RTX Austin presented by AT&T Fiber
WarnerMedia today announced plans for an unprecedented collaboration among its videogaming and esports-centric businesses that will allow fans to prove their Mortal Kombat 11 skills in a unique tournament series, run by ELEAGUE, for the newly-released title. Top-performing gamers will win cash prizes and trips to compete in front of scores of fans at RTX, July 5-7, in Austin, Texas, Rooster Teeth’s annual fan convention and Texas’s largest animation, gaming and comedy experience.
This multi-faceted initiative – the ELEAGUE x MK 11 Arena at RTX Austin presented by AT&T* Fiber – represents a first-of-its-kind deployment of WarnerMedia’s combined assets, platforms, brands and products across the videogaming and esports spaces, and will feature many of its fan-favorite content, event and game publishing brands and interests including:
- Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s recently-released Mortal Kombat 11, the latest game in NetherRealm Studios’ award-winning franchise.
- Live and packaged tournament coverage across the digital, social and television platforms of award-winning esports content and live event brand ELEAGUE.
- Original content from Otter Media’s Rooster Teeth, including Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay videos from Achievement Hunterand Funhaus, promoting the open online tournaments leading up to RTX.
- Tournament organization and administration via the Battlefy platform.
- Presenting sponsorship from AT&T Fiber, bringing gamers fiber fast speeds(1), starting with a 1000Mbps connection, and low lag to run raids or scope out targets with a proven 99% reliable internet connection(2).
Competition Series Format
The road to the ELEAGUE x MK 11 Arena at RTX Austin presented by AT&T Fiber will begin with a series of six open online tournaments, each hosted by a top-ranked professional Mortal Kombat 11 player and run on the Battlefy platform. The winner of each online tournament will earn a cash prize and a trip to RTX. The Grand Final tournament will be held Saturday, July 6, from the Arena, with live coverage available on the ELEAGUETV Twitch channel. ELEAGUE will also create a one-hour packaged show highlighting the best moments from the Grand Final tournament, which will premiere later this Summer on TBS.
Open Tournament Registration
Interested players should register for tournament(s) here. Additional details including tournament dates, rules and other information are all available on the sign-up page.
Additional details surrounding the ELEAGUE x MK 11 Arena at RTX Austin presented by AT&T Fiber will be announced in the coming weeks. Fans can visit the Battlefy website, ELEAGUE.com and follow @ELEAGUETV for the latest on qualifying players and tournament results.
1Limited availability in select areas. May not be available in all areas. Call or go to att.com/get fiber to check eligibility. Internet speed claims represent maximum network service capability speeds. Actual customer speeds may vary based on a number of factors and are not guaranteed. Download speeds are typically up to 940Mbps due to overhead capacity reserved to deliver the data. For more information, go to www.att.com/speed101.
299% Signal Reliability: Excludes DSL. Based on a wired connection to Gateway.
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ELEAGUE – formed in partnership between Turner and IMG – is a premium esports content and live tournament brand that has aligned with some of the most popular titles in the business through its first three years: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – including the hosting of two CS:GO Major Championships – Overwatch®, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Street Fighter® V: Arcade Edition, Dota 2, EA SPORTS FIFA 19, NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, Injustice 2, Rocket League, Gears 5, TEKKEN® 7 and Formula E. With a focus on innovative production capabilities, storytelling and exploring compelling narratives surrounding star teams and players, ELEAGUE has generated record levels of engagement with its content and positive reaction throughout the esports community since its launch in 2016.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
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About Mortal Kombat 11
Mortal Kombat 11, the latest entry in the renowned franchise from award-winning NetherRealm Studios, is now available for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®4 Pro computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch™ system and PC. Mortal Kombat 11 follows the events of Mortal Kombat X and introduces a time-bending narrative that brings together iconic characters from different Mortal Kombat eras, along with various franchise-first fighters, culminating in the ultimate generational clash as current characters collide with their past selves. To learn more about Mortal Kombat 11, please visit www.mortalkombat.com or join the community conversation on Facebook (MortalKombat), Instagram (@MortalKombat), Twitter (@MortalKombat), Twitch (NetherRealm), YouTube (Mortal Kombat), Discord (MortalKombat) or Reddit (MortalKombat).
RTX is the show where gaming meets the internet. Established in 2011 in Austin, TX, RTX has grown from 600 attendees to more than 65,000 at RTX Austin 2018. Major brands like AT&T, HP and Intel find a home on the RTX show floor, where they activate and engage with influential fans of gaming, anime, and internet culture. Find out more at RTXevent.com.
About Rooster Teeth
Rooster Teeth is a pioneering media and entertainment company responsible for some of the biggest online series in history, such as the award-winning and longest-running web series, Red vs. Blue. They also produce the globally acclaimed animated series RWBY, the first western anime series to be distributed in Japan; the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast; and Immersion, a reality format that brings video game theory to the real world. Rooster Teeth has a massive global footprint of more than 45 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 5 million unique monthly visitors to its RoosterTeeth.com hub and 3 million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003, and is a subsidiary of Otter Media, a WarnerMedia company. Discover more at RoosterTeeth.com.
Battlefy is the global destination for players to discover and compete in esports tournaments and leagues and has been a long standing ELEAGUE partner. Battlefy's technology and services are trusted by major game developers, such as EA, Blizzard Entertainment, Riot Games, Nintendo, and by global brands, such as Coca-Cola, HP Omen, and Bud Light. Battlefy is used by over 120 thousand game developers, leagues, brands, influencers, and teams to create, scale, and market competitions that reach over 60 million players globally.
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