The Fighting game community came out in force to the MLG Winter Championship in Columbus, and we’re incredibly pleased to announce that Fighters will be a huge part of the Spring Season as well.

Fighter Arena: April 28, featuring Mortal Kombat and Soul Calibur V Powered by PlayStation

For the first time, we are expanding our Arena offerings beyond StarCraft II, with our first-ever Fighter Arena on Saturday, April 28 at the MLG Studio in New York City. The event will feature popular games Mortal Kombat and Soul Calibur V on the PlayStation®3 (PS3™ system).

MLG will be flying in the Top 8 finishers for each game from the Winter Championship, all expenses paid.

The Spring Fighter Arena will be broadcast LIVE online – standard definition viewing will be free, and HD viewing passes will be available for $4.99. The full broadcast schedule and additional details will be released in the coming weeks. 

 $3,400 is on the line for each game:

  • 1st Place: $1,500
  • 2nd Place: $900
  • 3rd/4th Place: $500
  • 3rd/4th Place: $500

Arena format (format is the same for both Mortal Kombat and Soul Calibur V):

Pool Play

  • All Matches will be a Best of 5
  • 2 Pools of 4 Players
  • Top 2 Players from each Pool will advance into the Bracket


  • Single Elimination
  • 2 Semifinal Matches
    • 1st Place of Pool A will play against 2nd Place of Pool B
    • 1st Place of Pool B will play against 2nd Place of Pool A
  • Winner from each Semifinal Match will play in the Finals

Spring Championship: June 8-10 featuring Mortal Kombat, Soul Calibur V, and KING OF FIGHTERS XIII Powered by PlayStation®

The Spring Championship in Anaheim, CA on June 8-10 will feature Mortal Kombat, Soul Calibur V, and KING OF FIGHTERS XIII on the PlayStation®3 (PS3™). We’re working on some changes to the floor stations and the general layout that will improve the live experience for competitors and spectators. We’ll release additional details on that, prizing, rules and competition formats for each game soon.

Venue spectator passes for the Spring Championship are available now and competitor passes will be available on May 1 at 7pm ET.

Stay tuned for more information regarding fighters and additional Spring games.