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Mortal Kombat 11 Pro Kompetition Season 2 announced with $60,000 prize pool for PlayStation 4 users only, PlayStation 5 version cannot be used

Bring on those Kustom variations starting this weekend

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • November 30, 2020 at 2:42 p.m. PST • Comments: 10

After showing a brief teaser yesterday, the future of Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate's professional eSports circuit is now quite clear, and it involves a good deal of cash.

Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios announced today that the Mortal Kombat 11 Pro Kompetition Season 2 will be officially returning in December though only PlayStation 4 owners will be able to participate in events — the PlayStation 5 cannot be used.

The new competitive circuit will be split up between three different regions with North America, Latin America, and Interkontinental (which includes Europe, Oceania and the Middle East) all jumping into the action for a shared prize pool of $60,000 USD.

Every region will be further split up into divisions that will have eight qualifying for each that'll culminate in a regional finals in May 2021.

As to why the new Pro Kompetition season is exclusive to PS4 players when Kross Play exists for Xbox owners too, that comes down to one specific reason in particular.

The organizers will be running events through the PS4's system tournament mode on top of also being directly sponsored by Sony / PlayStation.

Anyone who's entered the open tournament series for MK11, Soul Calibur 6, Street Fighter 5 and BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle in the past will already be a bit familiar with how that works.

Using that tournament feature, however, also prevents PS5 players from participating too, as the new console does not (yet) have the tournament feature of the PS4.

This means you cannot play the PS4 version through backwards compatibility either on PS5, so players will need to reconnect their older hardware if they'd already managed to snag the next gen system.

Players will compete to earn points through the eight regional tournaments with the top 25 getting a range of rewards to add to the leaderboards, and the top 16 will move on to finals. The top eight in each final will earn monetary prizes.

New tournament-legal Kustom Variations will of course be on full display for the Pro Kompetition, but trying to play on Wi-Fi for the official events will end in disqualification.

The Mortal Kombat 11 Pro Kompetition Season 2 begins this weekend on December 5. Players can sign up for tournaments, find the full schedule and more on the official website.

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