For the first time, eSportsNation will be covering a fighting game tournament. Kumite in Tennessee is taking place this Martin Luther King weekend featuring 15 games for players from across the globe to compete in.Most notably, this is one of the last tournaments to qualify for the Killer Instinct World Cup, a $30,000 prize tournament that is set to take place at the end of the month! On top of that, there will be a $10,000 pot bonus for Mortal Kombat X from NetherRealm Studios, and a $500 bonus for Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 provided by Memphis Bawse Battles. The competition for MKX is looking fierce with just over 150 players competing for that 10k prize pool. Play Format All games are played as a double elimination style tournament. Each game has a set of pools that put together smaller groups of players to compete. These pools will set the stage as we narrow the competitors to the top eight from each game. Only those that place either first, second, or third will come home with a part of the prize pool. The Schedule The event will run from Jan. 15-17 and games will be streamed as follows. Saturday is when most of the major tournaments will take place, getting players through their qualifying pools to narrow down the playing field to the top eight. Then, on Sunday, the top eight players of each game will finish off the event. Tournament Brackets If you’re curious to see how some of your favorite players, or want to know how far along the tournaments are be sure to check out the tournament brackets at kumiteintn.challonge.com for the latest updates. Killer Instinct Saucey Suite For returning fans, or players that know what a Saucy Suite is, the Killer Instinct Saucy Suite will be making it’s return at KIT. For those that don’t know, the Saucy Suite is a stage set where players will settle long standing grudges, money matches on the line, players calling each other out for their fraudulent skills, betting on characters and using them to beat their opponents. It’s a hype-fueled event that is always a good time to watch. Whether it be a “Killer” Serious Grudge between two pro players, or competitors just having fun, the Saucy Suite is always a sight to behold and you never know what will happen if you aren’t there. It begins right after the pools for Killer Instinct end at 10:00 PM CST. Prize Pools Each game is set to pay out 60/30/10 based on entrants. Live Stream Channels If you are unable to attend the event this weekend, feel free to check out these channels here according to the schedule posted above. Each channel will only be streaming certain games, so make sure to tune in at the right time and at the right place. For full event details you can check out kitrevival.com or follow them on Twitter @KITVandy or @kitrevival
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