In the world of gaming, we are thriving to change the way that us players interact with each other. Be it the person sitting next to you or the person a country away from. Through gaming we feel closer than ever before. Of course, gaming isn’t all fun and games. There a lot of competitive gamers out there. The place where most competitive gamers go is pretty big and very popular: MLG.
Major League Gaming, the perfect marriage between gaming and sports. When MLG launched in 2002 (getting flashbacks to a simpler time?), it was and still is for the sole purpose of hosting video game tournaments and competitions. Let’s fast forward 12 years, and MLG is getting bigger. This past November, MLG launched MLG.tv, a place where you can watch channels of online gaming.
Now, MLG is aiming to be the ESPN of esports. Why not? They have a huge following and they’ve just expanded to Brazil. Togetherness through gaming, one country at a time!
MLG is the global leader in esports. And that’s just the website. MLG.tv, the gaming channels are the #1 online broadcast network for professional level competitive gaming.
Through the channels you can watch different competitions. Each channel is a specific video game or a specific competitive team. Especially esports. It gives a whole new meaning to (e)sportsmanship.
Like ESPN, MLG.tv has live broadcasts from different locations and tournaments. Other gamers no longer have to miss out on the intense action in the tournaments. Now about these competitions we keep hearing about.
MLG hosts the annual Pro Circuit. The Pro Circuit is the big leagues in video game tournaments. Each year there roosters with the different video games listed. This year will mark the 11th annual Pro Circuit. The video games that will be used are: Call of Duty: Ghosts, Dota 2, and StarCraft 2. The circuit will be held in Anaheim, CA in June the 20th – 22nd. This when all three games will be played at the same time in the US.
Last year, MLG viewers watched 54 million hours of video, an increase from 15.5 million hours in 2012. MLG is really taking video gaming to a whole new level. First it was YouTube, then Twitch, and now MLG. I hear a video gaming revolution coming.
Hmm… this ESPN for esports is sounding better and better. What do you think? In the meantime go check out MLG.tv. Video Games are waiting for you!