January 25, 2016 (Burbank, CA) – 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, launch today on CW Seed, with upcoming episodes to post weekly. The finale will air on CW44 as a one-hour primetime special on Monday, Feb. 15 8pm.
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.