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  Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announces Second Season of Global Esports Program 2018 Injustice 2 Pro Series Presented by Samsung and SIMPLE Mobile
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04/11/2018
 


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BURBANK, Calif. – April 10, 2018 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE) today announced the 2018 Injustice 2 Pro Series Presented by Samsung and SIMPLE Mobile, the second season of the global esports program for NetherRealm Studios award winning Injustice 2.

The 2018 series has Intersport, a leader in sports, entertainment and lifestyle based media and marketing platforms, teaming up with Samsung, SIMPLE Mobile, Gamestop, Northern Arena, Gamelta and a to be named European program to offer players of all ranks across the globe a chance to compete in different programs for a slice of the $150,000 USD prize pool.  The best performers from the various programs will have the chance to qualify for the 2018 Injustice 2 Pro Series Grand Finals Presented by Samsung and SIMPLE Mobile taking place this fall.

The 2018 Injustice 2 Pro Series Presented by Samsung and SIMPLE Mobile – Announce Trailer can be viewed here: https://go.wbgames.com/2018ipstrailer.

The 2018 Injustice 2 Pro Series Presented by Samsung and SIMPLE Mobile will feature five live competitions throughout North America and Europe, in addition to three online cups where competitors can earn points to qualify for 12 spots in the Injustice 2 Pro Series Grand Finals.  Four spots in the grand finals will be reserved for winners of different programs: Canada’s Northern Arena Injustice 2 Elite Circuit, Latin America’s Liga Latina, a European program with more details to come, and a last chance qualifier spot.

This year’s Pro Series will be managed and executed by the esports team at Intersport, a Chicago-based marketing and consulting firm that is teaming up with Samsung and SIMPLE Mobile as the competition’s presenting sponsor.  In addition to exhibiting its latest products for the fighting game community to experience first-hand, Samsung will provide exclusive Injustice 2 offers and promotions to customers throughout the Pro Series.

For more information, or to sign up for an Injustice 2 Championship Series Presented by Samsung and SIMPLE Mobile, visit www.injustice.com/esports .

Injustice 2 is the super-powered sequel to the hit game Injustice: Gods Among Us that has been nominated for nearly 50 awards and honored as Fighting Game of the Year by 13 organizations, including the 21st D.I.C.E. Awards and The Game Awards 2017.  Featuring a massive selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, players can personalize 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.

For more information about Injustice 2 please visit www.injustice.com or to join the Injustice 2 conversation on Facebook , Twitter and the official forums.

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About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About DC Entertainment

DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

About NetherRealm Studios

NetherRealm Studios is a leader in the development of interactive entertainment, and the creator of the billion dollar Mortal Kombat franchise. Mortal Kombat has spawned two theatrical films, multiple television series, and has sold over 42 million games to date. Located in Chicago, Illinois the award-winning NetherRealm team has been working and creating games together since 1992. Additional information about NetherRealm Studios can be found at www.netherrealm.com .

About Intersport

Since 1985, Intersport has been an award-winning leader in the creation of sports, lifestyle, and entertainment-based media and marketing platforms. The Intersport Esports team was created in 2016, and has been the driving-force behind multiple noteworthy projects involving brands, teams, influencers and publisher initiatives including the 2017 Injustice 2 Pro Series Grand Finals. To learn more about Intersport, visit www.intersportnet.com .   

INJUSTICE 2 © 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Developed by NetherRealm Studios. All other trademarks and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

DC LOGO, and all characters, their distinctive likenesses, and related elements are trademarks of DC Comics © 2018

NETHERREALM STUDIOS LOGO, WB GAMES LOGO, WB SHIELD: ™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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PR Contacts

Kehau Rodenhurst

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

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Craig Sinel

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