Warner Bros. Games, NetherRealm Studios and RTS announce the Mortal Kombat 1 Pro Competition, a new global esports program powered by RTS featuring the latest installment in the iconic Mortal Kombat video game series comes. With total prize money of US$255,000, the new league aims to build an international network of players and will start on October 20th at the East Coast Throwdown. The Pro Competition concludes with 20 players who compete in the Final Kombat World Championship will compete in June 2024. Qualification for the Final Kombat World Championship occurs either through the global Pro Competition Rankings or through the Regional League Finals. Each event consists of 1-on-1 double-elimination brackets. There will be four Pro Kompetition partner events that all players can participate in locally, including East Coast Throwdown in Stamford, Connor, USA (October 20-22, 2023), Ultimate Fighting Arena in Paris, France (November 24th to 26th, 2023), CCXP/Comic Con Experience in São Paulo, Brazil (November 30 to December 3, 2023) and Combo Breaker in Illinois, USA (spring 2024). Players can take part in all partner events to secure a place in the Final Kombat World Championship. The Mortal Kombat 1 Pro competition will also feature three regional programs made up of segmented sub-regions, including three online qualifiers and a regional finals. The three regions include: North American League (North America East and North America West), Intercontinental Kombat (Europe East, Europe West, Oceania and Middle East) and Latin League (Brazil, Mexico, South America North and South America South). The top 8 in each region will punch their ticket to the online regional finals and have a chance to qualify for the Final Kombat World Championship. The Final Kombat World Championship will introduce a new competition format, starting with the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) tournament for 20th place. The LCQ tournament will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis, with 256 participants competing in a double-elimination system. Whoever wins advances to the group phase, in which the 20 players are divided into four groups of five players each. The groups are determined based on regional qualification and ranking placement and play in a round-robin format, from which two players advance. The top 8 compete in a double-elimination group, with all starting on the winner's side. Seeding is determined based on group placement.