The 2018 Injustice 2 Pro Series Grand Finals, hosted by Intersport and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, will be broadcast on both Disney XD and ESPN3.
The event, which takes place in Chicago and wraps up on November 13th, has a $100,000 (£76,420) prize pool.
Four months of both online and offline events lead into the Grand Finals of this series, with 16 finalists from across North America, Europe, and Latin America all battling it out. The event is being presented by both technology giant Samsung and Simple Mobile.
In the past, the fighting game community’s biggest event – the Evolution Championship Series – found its way on both Disney XD and ESPN.
This isn’t the first esports event that Disney properties have been involved with this year. In January, EA and the NFL teamed up with both ESPN and Disney XD to broadcast the Madden NFL 18 Championship Series. In May, Riot Games entered a multi-year partnership with ESPN to broadcast the NA LCS on the ESPN+ app. Mostly recently, in July, Blizzard finalised a broadcast deal with Disney Entertainment that saw ESPN, Disney XD, and ABC air the Overwatch League playoffs and grand finals.
Esports Insider says: The prize pool may be lower than it was in last year’s finals, but the Injustice 2 Pro Series is still a big deal – illustrated by its presence now being made on two different Disney properties. With the absence of fighting games on ESPN and Disney XD this year, it’s good to see some mainstream support for the community.