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WarnerMedia's Videogaming Businesses Team Up to Bring Fans Together for Unique Mortal Kombat 11 Tournament Series & Original Cross-Platform Content, Culminating at RTX, July 5-7, in Austin, Texas

23/05/2019

Wide-Ranging Collaboration Across WarnerMedia Entities to Showcase

Company's Broad Portfolio of Gaming & Esports Brands, Products & Platforms

Series of Six Open Online Mortal Kombat 11 Tournaments to Begin in June,

with Winners Earning Prize Pool & Trip to Compete for Overall Championship within

ELEAGUE x MK 11 Arena at RTX Austin presented by AT&T Fiber

May 22, 2019

-- WarnerMedia today announced plans for an unprecedented collaboration among its videogaming and esports-centric businesses that will allow fans to prove their Mortal Kombat 11 skills in a unique tournament series, run by ELEAGUE, for the newly-released title. Top-performing gamers will win cash prizes and trips to compete in front of scores of fans at RTX, July 5-7, in Austin, Texas, Rooster Teeth's annual fan convention and Texas's largest animation, gaming and comedy experience.

This multi-faceted initiative - the ELEAGUE x MK 11 Arena at RTX Austin presented by AT&T* Fiber - represents a first-of-its-kind deployment of WarnerMedia's combined assets, platforms, brands and products across the videogaming and esports spaces, and will feature many of its fan-favorite content, event and game publishing brands and interests including:

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's recently-released Mortal Kombat 11, the latest game in NetherRealm Studios' award-winning franchise.

Live and packaged tournament coverage across the digital, social and television platforms of award-winning esports content and live event brand ELEAGUE.

Original content from Otter Media's Rooster Teeth, including Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay videos from Achievement Hunterand Funhaus, promoting the open online tournaments leading up to RTX.

Tournament organization and administration via the Battlefy platform.

Presenting sponsorship from AT&T Fiber, bringing gamers fiber fast speeds(1), starting with a 1000Mbps connection, and low lag to run raids or scope out targets with a proven 99% reliable internet connection(2).

Competition Series Format

The road to the ELEAGUE x MK 11 Arena at RTX Austin presented by AT&T Fiber will begin with a series of six open online tournaments, each hosted by a top-ranked professional Mortal Kombat 11 player and run on the Battlefy platform. The winner of each online tournament will earn a cash prize and a trip to RTX. The Grand Final tournament will be held Saturday, July 6, from the Arena, with live coverage available on the ELEAGUETV Twitch channel. ELEAGUE will also create a one-hour packaged show highlighting the best moments from the Grand Final tournament, which will premiere later this Summer on TBS.

Open Tournament Registration

Interested players should register for tournament(s) here. Additional details including tournament dates, rules and other information are all available on the sign-up page.

Additional details surrounding the ELEAGUE x MK 11 Arena at RTX Austin presented by AT&T Fiber will be announced in the coming weeks. Fans can visit the Battlefy website, ELEAGUE.com and follow @ELEAGUETV for the latest on qualifying players and tournament results.

1Limited availability in select areas. May not be available in all areas. Call or go to att.com/get fiber to check eligibility. Internet speed claims represent maximum network service capability speeds. Actual customer speeds may vary based on a number of factors and are not guaranteed. Download speeds are typically up to 940Mbps due to overhead capacity reserved to deliver the data. For more information, go to www.att.com/speed101.

299% Signal Reliability: Excludes DSL. Based on a wired connection to Gateway.

About AT&T Communications

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**Based on analysis by Ookla of Speedtest Intelligence data average download speeds for Q1 2019.

***According to America's biggest test as announced by Global Wireless Solutions last fall.

About WarnerMedia

WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

About ELEAGUE

ELEAGUE - formed in partnership between Turner and IMG - is a premium esports content and live tournament brand that has aligned with some of the most popular titles in the business through its first three years: Counter-Strike: Global Offensi
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