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09.20.2017

eSPORTS DOCUSERIES “CHASING THE CUP: INJUSTICE 2” LAUNCHES TODAY ON CW SEED AND MACHINIMA’S MAIN YOUTUBE CHANNEL

eSPORTS DOCUSERIES “CHASING THE CUP: INJUSTICE 2” LAUNCHES TODAY ON CW SEED AND MACHINIMA’S MAIN YOUTUBE CHANNEL

 

Five-Part Digital Docuseries Concludes with One-Hour Primetime Special

Airing on The CW Network on Tuesday, October 3

 

September 20, 2017 (Burbank, CA) – The CW, in partnership with Machinima and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (WBIE), presents an all new season of the eSports series CHASING THE CUP: INJUSTICE 2 launching today on CW Seed and Machinima’s main YouTube channel. The first three episodes of the digital docuseries are available today, with episodes four and five to debut next week. The finale of CHASING THE CUP: INJUSTICE 2 will air on The CW Network as a one-hour primetime special on Tuesday, October 3 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT).

 

CHASING THE CUP: INJUSTICE 2 follows some of the country’s top eSports players, revealing their commitment and dedication as they train, travel and compete for the Injustice 2 Pro Series Finals, hoping to win the championship and the $250,000 grand prize. Players featured include SonicFox, HoneyBee, Biohazard, Slayer, ForeverKing, Semiij and Scar. The broadcast special will include a behind-the-scenes look at the Finals, plus a special announcement about a new DC character coming to Injustice 2 this fall.

 

ABOUT INJUSTICE 2

Injustice 2 is the super-powered sequel to the hit game Injustice: Gods Among Us that allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. Featuring a massive selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, players can personalize iconic DC characters with unique and powerful gear earned throughout the game. Additionally, for the first time, gamers can take control of how their characters look, fight and develop across a variety of game modes.

 

For more information or to join the Injustice 2 conversation, visit www.injustice.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

ABOUT CHASING THE CUP

In the fourth season of Machinima’s iconic eSports franchise, the docu-reality series profiles top Injustice 2 players, illuminating the bonds, rivalries and the intense pressure to perform. The show highlights the commitment it takes to be the best in the world.

 

This season follows Mortal Kombat X: Machinima’s Chasing The Cup, also broadcast on The CW in February, 2016, which was the first eSports program on broadcast TV in the U.S. and remains the most watched eSports content on U.S. television

 

ABOUT CW SEED

Launched In 2013, CW Seed is The CW’s free, digital-only network, streaming more than 500 hours of comedy, drama and animation, all without a login or cable subscription. Viewers can binge entire seasons of classic TV series, re-watch their favorite episodes, or get a quick laugh from one of its award-winning original series. CW Seed is available on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Xbox (on The CW App) and at cwseed.com, and its iOS and Android apps are compatible with AirPlay and Chromecast.

 

ABOUT MACHINIMA

Machinima is the premiere global programming service for fandom and gamer culture. We create, curate and celebrate the best fandom and gamer content across multiple video platforms, programing to a community passionate about video games, animation, movies, TV, and the other endless forms of pop culture. With a focus on scripted, topical and gaming programing, and a talent network of thousands of programmers, Machinima reaches over 145M viewers each month. Machinima was acquired by Warner Bros. in November 2016 and is part of the Warner Bros Digital Networks Group.

 

ABOUT WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

 

INJUSTICE 2 software © 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc Developed by NetherRealm Studios

DC LOGO, and all characters, their distinctive likenesses, and related elements are trademarks of DC Comics © 2017.

NETHERREALM STUDIOS LOGO, WB GAMES LOGO, WB SHIELD: ™ & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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Media Contacts:

Alana Russo, The CW

818-977-5993

alana.russo@cwtv.com



Adam Fenton, Machinima

917-543-3505

APFenton1175@gmail.com



Kehau Rodenhurst, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Kehau.Rodenhurst@warnerbros.com



Press Contact:

Alana Russo
818-977-5993
Alana.Russo@cwtv.com