NetherRealm Studios and WBIE have officially launched the Kombat League today, giving Mortal Kombat 11 it's own esports organization moving forward. The developers released this information below along with a trailer introducing fans to how they'll be doing things in the league. Gameplay for the league will officially start tomorrow, June 18th, as part of a free content update for current owners of the game. In the meantime, now would be a good chance to practice Mortal Kombat 11 before the launch.
In Kombat League, players compete in ranked matches during a four-week season to progress through nine tiers, climbing from the ranks of Apprentice to Elder God. Players will be rewarded with exclusive in-game items for each unlocked rank. Rewards are cumulative, with players earning all unlocked items up to the highest tier achieved in a given season. Players can also earn in-game items by playing in various daily and seasonal quests. Once a season expires, a new season starts immediately with new rewards and incentives to earn. The optimized matchmaking system in Kombat League will ensure players are matched with opponents at or near their same skill level. As part of the Kombat League update, a new meter has been added giving players a quick look at their odds of winning against an opponent at the beginning of each ranked match.