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The CW, Machinima, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment partner to bring third season of e-sports docuseries 'Chasing the Cup' to CW Seed, CW Network


Mon, Jan 25th 2016 03:35 pm

Follow five top-ranked gamers battling to win the world championship for the hit fighting game 'Mortal Kombat X'

The CW Network to air the finale as a one-hour, primetime special Monday, Feb. 15

The CW, in partnership with Machinima and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, have announced 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 The CW Network as a one-hour primetime special Monday, Feb. 15 (8 p.m. 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" as they vie 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 e-sports 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; Brant McCaskill (gamertag: Pig of the Hut) from Atlanta; and returning champion Dominique Maclean (gamertag: SonicFox), from Townsend, Delaware.

The second season of the ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League began Nov. 1 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 two finals tournament took place at the ESL Burbank Studios on Sunday.

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