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MLG and Valve could do more to get women interested in Counter-Strike

In keeping my word of continuing to go to MLG events, I recently went to the Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus, Ohio for the first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major in America, which was also the first to have a prize pool of $1 mi...   read

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Jed's first MLG encounter
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Halo World Championship NA Finals were my first MLG event, won't be my last

I've always been a big fan of the Halo series, and I especially love the multiplayer for Halo 5: Guardians, so when I heard the MLG Halo World Championship North American Finals were taking place in Columbus, Ohio, literally under...   read

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MLG sold

Yep, Activision bought Major League Gaming

As suspected, Activision has acquired Major League Gaming. The move falls in line with the company's ambitious goal to "create the ESPN of eSports," according to CEO Bobby Kotick. "MLG's ability to create premium content and its proven broa...   read

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MLG potentially sold 'substantially all' its assets to Activision

Man, the eSports world is so much more interesting these days. With so many big-time publishers attempting to enter the market, Activision just up and did what everyone probably wanted to do all along -- it potentially bought one of the big...   read

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Smash Bros. pro Zero has finally had his 53 tournament win streak broken

You might remember back in May the news that a Smash Bros. player had a bounty put on their head. If anyone could beat Gonzale “Zero” Barrios in a Smash Bros. tournament, they’d be paid $500. At the time, he had won 34 tou...   read

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Rocket League pro match
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You need to watch the Rocket League grand finals

Major League Gaming (MLG) just completed hosting its first Rocket League tournament, and the grand finals was one of the most exciting things I have ever witnessed. The two competing teams were Cosmic Aftershock and Kings of Urba...   read

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MLG is building a gaming arena in China

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 within "the V-Zone...   read


Ryan 'Fwiz' Wyatt Joins MLG as VP of Programming

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 back to MLG as ...   read

8===D viewership grows 1,376 percent in Q1

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 percent of me that l...   read


Ender's Game on Blu-Ray Tournament on Twitch

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 money for the upco...   read



Content creators can make more money on, says CEO

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 launched, they've been "E...   read

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Call of Duty: Ghosts receiving eSports focused update

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 feed to Broadcast...   read

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MLG still growing

MLG viewership up, outpaces March Madness

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 hours of video cons...   read

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MLG Columbus start

MLG Columbus has begun!

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 constantly increasing p...   read


Major League Gaming launches dedicated streaming platform

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 programming dai...   read

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MLG Columbus

MLG Dota 2 tournament to raise prize pool via community

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 Interactive Compendiums...   read

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MLG Fall Invitational taking place today and tomorrow

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 for $15,000 and...   read

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Team Fariko wins the first Call of Duty Championship

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 ultimate winners here ...   read

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Million dollar Call of Duty tournament begins today

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 off to fight t...   read

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MLG Winter Championship

First MLG competition of the year begins next week

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 pushing Black ...   read

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Rise of eSports

Trends of this Generation: The Rise of eSports

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 I think will co...   read

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Call of Duty Championship tournament offering up $1M

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 and will see 32 t...   read

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Heart of the Swarm to be featured in MLG winter season

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 each weekday at 5:...   read

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An MLG-developed FPS is 'inevitable' says CEO

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" his company will ...   read

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PlanetSide 2 competition heats up with MLG partnership

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 months, they'll...   read

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