03 Jun 14:00

We - along with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TeamFinity - are pleased to announce that the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott will be the venue partner for the first season of Mortal Kombat 11.

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott is a forward-thinking hotel brand with a name that conjures up two of the iconic Mortal Kombat characters in Scorpion and Sub-Zero, making the match-up perfect. The facilities and support available to us for the event will ensure a thrilling spectacle for all participants and attendees.

“We are immensely excited about this partnership, not only because of my personal love of gaming, but because this signals the next step in the evolution of Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Menlyn. We are already known for our comedy and DJ nights, and I’m thrilled that we’re adding e-sports to the mix. The new 1Gbps fibre line that we’ve just installed has also enabled us to host this prestigious event,” said De Villiers Heymans, the General Manager of Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Menlyn.

All roads will lead to Pretoria on 27 July 2019, as the top four players from the online qualifiers meet the top four from the venue’s last chance qualifiers to play for their share of merchandise, R30 000 cash and a trip to compete at the Celtic Throwdown event in Dublin, Ireland. Full details regarding the event will follow, but get participating to ensure you secure your spots via the online qualifiers.

Online Update

To facilitate an extended tournament bracket per qualifier, we have made a series of date changes to our original announcement. While the changes affect already registered players, we believe the shift in day will ensure we can offer a fairer competition. We do extend our apologies should the change cause an inconvenience.

The qualifying cups will now be hosted on 15, 22 and 29 June. The top sixteen players from the leaderboard after the three qualifiers will be invited to compete in the Pro Cup on Saturday 6 July.

Already underway is the daily match-finder ladders. Players completing at least five matches a week will stand in line to win merchandise in a random draw.

We have also added two ‘Character Cups’ to acknowledge the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott partnership, with a Scorpion only tournament on 13 June and a Sub-Zero tournament on 27 June. The winning competitor per Character Cup will win a Mortal Kombat 11 x Fokof Lager hamper. Participants in the Character Cups will also receive Scorpion and Sub-Zero avatar kits to customise their ACGL profile.

The tournaments are open to all residents in Sub-Saharan Africa. It should be noted that some terms and conditions will apply, and players will need to be 18 years or older on the 1 June 2019. Additionally, you will need to ensure that your passport is valid for the trip to Ireland. The tournament will be run on PlayStation®4 using the NetherRealm Studio’s developed fighting game, Mortal Kombat 11.

For more information about the ACGL Mortal Kombat 11 Season, tournament dates and rules, and the registration page, please visit Registration is open right now.

To learn more about Mortal Kombat™ 11, please visit or join the community conversation on Facebook (MortalKombat), Instagram (@MortalKombat), Twitter (@MortalKombat), Twitch (NetherRealm), YouTube (Mortal Kombat), Discord (MortalKombat) or Reddit (MortalKombat).

Photos of the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! By Marriott Menlyn are available here.