The next few days seem to be all-consumed by Street Fighter. Street Fighter this and Street Fighter that, it's hard to remember that there are indeed other fighting games in the sea. But indeed there are and tonight is also a big night for Mortal Kombat and the folks at NetherRealm Studios.
With esports continuing to rise to prominence, Warner Bros. is taking advantage of its many channels and putting Mortal Kombat X on prime time tonight. The final of Mortal Kombat X: Machinima's Chasing the Cup is set to wrap up tonight at 8PM ET/7PM PT on The CW Network. The lion's share of $100,000 will be up for grabs, as five of the world's best MKX players all step into the virtual arena. (Of course, it should be noted that network television means west coast viewers will be on a three-hour delay, so those looking to keep up with the results are advised to avoid spoilers.)
Aside from the competitive gaming aspect, NetherRealm is giving the average fan plenty of reason to watch, as tonight's program will also debut new footage of Mortal Kombat X's next batch of characters. That means tonight will see new footage of the Xenomorph, Leatherface, Bo'Rai Cho, and Triborg, all of whom are set to release on March 1.