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CW Picks Up Machinima Mortal Kombat Series "Chasing The Cup"

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Tue, 01/26/2016 - 22:32

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THE CW, MACHINIMA AND WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT PARTNER TO BRING THE THIRD SEASON OF MACHINIMA’S E-SPORTS DOCUSERIES “CHASING THE CUP” TO CW SEED AND THE CW NETWORK BEGINNING JAN. 25

 

The CW, in partnership with Machinima and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE), have announced that the third season of Machinima’s popular digital series, CHASING THE CUP, will now have a new home. The first three episodes of the five-episode digital series, MORTAL KOMBAT X: MACHINIMA’S CHASING THE CUP, launched on CW Seed, with upcoming episodes to post weekly. The finale will air on The CW Network as a one-hour primetime special on Monday, Feb. 15 (8:00-9:00pm ET/PT).

MORTAL KOMBAT X: MACHINIMA’S CHASING THE CUP follows five of the world’s top-ranked players of the acclaimed fighting game Mortal Kombat X, vying to achieve their dream of being crowned the best in the world at the ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League Finals. Viewers will be given a behind-the-scenes look at the passion, dedication, skill, and sacrifice required to be among the best esports competitors in the world.

Players featured include Carl White (gamertag: Perfect Legend), from Toledo, Ohio; brothers Timothy Commandeur (gamertag: HoneyBee) and Matthew Commandeur (gamertag: BioHazard) from Toronto, Canada; Brant McCaskill (gamertag: Pig of the Hut) from Atlanta, Ga.; and returning champion Dominique Maclean (gamertag: SonicFox), from Townsend, Del.

The second season of the ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League began Nov. 1, 2015, and saw competitors from Europe and North America battle it out for their chance to win a piece of the $100,000 prize pool, and the title of World Champion. The final ESL Mortal Kombat X Season 2 Finals tournament took place at the ESL Burbank Studios on Jan. 24.

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