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MLG is building a gaming arena in China


Betting big on the future of eSports
Apr 24
Major League Gaming, Lai Fung Holdings Limited, and eSun Holdings Limited are constructing a competitive gaming arena in China, scheduled to open to the public in 2017. The structure will be located off the coast of Macau wit... read
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Ryan 'Fwiz' Wyatt Joins MLG as VP of Programming


Fwiz
Apr 17
Top commentator and eSports personality Ryan "Fwiz" Wyatt started his career at MLG, but later moved to Machinima as head of Live and eSports, where he has worked for the past three years. Now, armed with expertise, he comes ... read
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MLG.tv viewership grows 1,376 percent in Q1


Holy chicken fingers
Apr 14
Ha! "1,376 percent" is something a kid might say when you ask him how much he loves chicken fingers dipped in honey mustard. It's the percent of dislike I have for when people describe themselves as irreverent. It's the perce... read
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Ender's Game on Blu-Ray Tournament on Twitch


StarCraft II tourney sponsored by Lionsgate
Feb 03
The Ender's Game on Blu-Ray Tournament is the first tournament on Twitch and MLG to be sponsored by a major movie studio. In this case, it's Lionsgate, who are helping foot the bill for the more than $20,000 in prize mon... read
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Content creators can make more money on MLG.tv, says CEO


'Significantly more money' than on Twitch
Jan 16
On Gamer has an interview with Major League Gaming's CEO Sundance DiGiovanni, and there's a lot of interesting tidbits regarding the competitive gaming company. The biggest surprise for me is that ever since MLG.tv launched, ... read
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Call of Duty: Ghosts receiving eSports focused update


Plus the next $1 million tournament announced
Jan 09
Call of Duty: Ghosts latest updates is all eSports focused. An upcoming update will restrict Ghillie suits, tracker sights, danger close, and disable third-person spectating in competitive rules. They will also add a kill fe... read
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MLG still growing

MLG viewership up, outpaces March Madness


Major league growth
Dec 13
While League of Legends creeps up on the National Hockey League in terms of numbers, MLG is quite happy to boast that its "[v]iewers consumed more than 54 million hours of MLG’s online video in 2013 vs. 14 million hour... read
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MLG Columbus start

MLG Columbus has begun!


Featuring Dota 2 and Call of Duty games all weekend
Nov 22
MLG Columbus is taking place all weekend, and the festivities have already begun AND YOU'RE LATE! Dota 2 and Call of Duty: Ghosts are the tasty flavors offered up this weekend, the former of which has had a constant... read
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Major League Gaming launches dedicated streaming platform


MLG.TV
Nov 19
The original eSports network, Major League Gaming, has launched a new premium online video streaming platform called MLG.TV. The new site offers a 1080p HD player, along with a Twitter-driven chat feature. MLG.TV has eSports ... read
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MLG Columbus

MLG Dota 2 tournament to raise prize pool via community


Just like The International 2013!
Nov 12
The biggest Dota 2 tournament of the year, The International, was even bigger this year thanks to a community-funded prize pool that increased the total awarded cash from $1,600,000 to $2,874,380. Players bought Interact... read
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MLG Fall Invitational taking place today and tomorrow


Watch it!
Oct 18
Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Dota 2 are the games of the Major League Gaming Fall Invitational, set to kick off today in Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University. Today, four of the top Dota 2 teams will battle it out ... read
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Call of Duty

Team Fariko wins the first Call of Duty Championship


Fariko Impact wins $400,000 for playing games good
Apr 09
Team Fariko Impact won big after three days of intense Call of Duty: Black Ops II multiplayer action in the first ever Call of Duty Championship. 32 teams from around the world came together to battle it out, with the ultimat... read
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Call of Duty

Million dollar Call of Duty tournament begins today


Watch a bunch of dudes win money by playing a freaking game
Apr 05
The Call of Duty Championship kicks off today and sees teams from all around the world competing for up to $1 million dollars in prizes. The tournament begins with a ceremony starting at 12PM Pacific, and then the 32 teams go... read
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MLG Winter Championship

First MLG competition of the year begins next week


StarCraft II, League of Legends, and....Black Ops II?
Mar 06
MLG's Winter Championship will begin on March 15 and run until the 17, with $170,000 worth of prize money up for grabs. The featured games are StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, League of Legends, and Black Ops II. MLG sure is... read
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These games are serious business
Leading up the possible PlayStation 4 announcement on February 20, I've been looking into some paradigm shifts we've seen over the past generation. This is stuff that will likely be with us for a while; these are things that ... read feature

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eSports

Call of Duty Championship tournament offering up $1M


Activision gets serious with eSports
Feb 01
Activision is getting serious with eSports as they're hosting their first official major tournament for Black Ops II. The Call of Duty Championship tournament will be taking place in Hollywood, California from April 5 - 7 an... read
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HotS tournament

Heart of the Swarm to be featured in MLG winter season


New StarCraft II expansion in action
Jan 31
Though the Heart of the Swarm expansion for StarCraft II is still over a month away, MLG will be featuring the game in its Online Winter Season Showdown beginning on February 4, 2013. Broadcasts will take place eac... read
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MLG FPS

An MLG-developed FPS is 'inevitable' says CEO


But Major League Gaming in 'no rush' to release game
Jan 29
It's interesting to think that the games you find popular as eSports don't specifically start out being made to appeal to pro-gamers. Speaking to the Penny Arcade Report, MLG CEO Sundance DiGiovanni says it is "inevitable" hi... read
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MLG

PlanetSide 2 competition heats up with MLG partnership


Year-long collaboration between SOE and MLG
Jan 25
Sony Online Entertainment and Major League Gaming have announced a new partnership to bring free-to-play MMO first-person shooter PlanetSide 2 closer to the latter organization's audience of competitive gamers. In the coming ... read
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Major League Gaming shows 334% growth in online streaming


11.7 million viewers watched this year
Nov 14
Want proof that eSports and MLG is blowing up? Try a 334 percent year-on-year growth stat for online live streaming video viewers. MLG says that more than 11.7 million unique viewers logged in to watch the MLG Pro Circui... read
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MLG Fall Championship takes place in Dallas, Nov. 2-4


Watch online next weekend
Oct 25
Next week, the Major League Gaming 2012 Pro Circuit will wrap up with the MLG Fall Championship in Dallas, Texas, on November 2-4. 1,200 players will fight it out for more than $180,000 in prizes playing games StarC... read
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MLG vs. Proleague playoffs begin tonight


The fight for the top eight spots begins!
Oct 19
For the past month, StarCraft II players have been competing in the MvP, or MLG versus Proleague, a coordinated effort between MLG, KeSPA, and the IEG. Today marks the first day of playoffs, where the top 16 players will... read
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MLG's Fall Championship features LoL and $30,000


Oct 09
If the almost-weekly dose of MLG League of Legends just is not doing it for you, then I have great news. From November 2nd to the 4th, eight teams will compete for a chance at $30,000 worth of prizes during MLG's Fall Ch... read
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CS:GO, Dota 2, and LoL part of MLG's GameBattles


Oct 01
GameBattles, which allows users and teams to sign up and compete in tournaments, is adding Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, and League of Legends to its fall lineup of online ladder tournamen... read
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MLG announces fall schedule with SCII and LoL aplenty


Sep 25
The fall season of MLG is about to get underway! Tomorrow will start a non-stop schedule all the way through November, featuring both StarCraft II and League of Legends. Here's a quick breakdown: Tuesdays and Thursdays ... read
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It doesn't take much to really improve the gaming experience. Better seating, better lighting, better company, etc. are sometimes all it takes to go from an utterly insufferable trek through your simulated world of ... read feature

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MLG League of Legends winners disqualified for collusion


Aug 28
Two teams competing in the MLG League of Legends tournament in North Carolina over the weekend have been stripped of their first and second place finishes and their prize money, after the MLG officials decided that "there was... read
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MLG Summer Championship is live soon


Aug 24
Tune in here! MLG Summer Championship will be live very soon with competitions for StarCraft II, Mortal Kombat, SoulCalibur V, and Leage of Legends. Here's a quick rundown of the competition times (EDT) for the weekend:... read
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MLG Summer Fighter Arena is live


Aug 10
Today is a day to be filled with blood and ring outs. MLG's Summer Fighter Arena, containing both Mortal Kombat and SoulCalibur V, has just gone live. Watch it by heading over to the official site. This event is today on... read
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MLG Summer Fighting Arena happens Friday


Aug 06
This upcoming Friday, August 10th, MLG will be hosting a Summer Fighting Arena featuring both Mortal Kombat and SoulCalibur V. The fun begins at 4:00pm Eastern and goes until midnight. I know people will moan and groan b... read






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