You should definitely know what those are, so here we tell you exactly that Major League Gaming (MLG) is a professional league gaming (eSports) that was founded in 2002 and finds itself headquartered...
You should definitely know what those are, so here we tell you exactly that
Major League Gaming (MLG) is a professional league gaming (eSports) that was founded in 2002 and finds itself headquartered in New York. It has major events that have been organized in the States and in Canada, and even has broadcasts for them on all major channels, including ESPN. Streaming for websites is a given, but you can also access these continuous plays via mobile phones. For games like Halo, StarCraft II, Call of Duty and others, they represent the apex where competition and attendance are concerned. But why are we talking about them? Sure this is quite a glowing picture but it seems to have nothing to do with....? Or does it? You see, in 2013, after acquiring Warped Gaming League, Gfinity was created, and it is an eSports competition organized by the MLG, in the United Kingdom. They’ve let their excellence branch out. Add Hearthstone, CS:GO, Dota 2 and FIFA into the competitive circuit from this point onward.
Now the reason one needs to know about this British eSports organiser, is because they recently went in excess of their target of 50 million online views by 8.5 million for the 2015 Championship Series. The Gfinity Series which has been on since March with 23 weekly tournaments played itself out over five eSports titles, at the company’s eSports Arena in Fulham, London.
Their September series finale alone drew 8.75 million viewers, and saw four of the best competitive CS:GO teams fighting it out for the $100,000 prize pool. For many of the above mentioned titles, they get a contemporaneous viewership going into the hundreds of thousands, with broadcasts for 25 countries in over 10 languages.
Strong and compelling so far? Wait they’re doing more right now! The Halo Championship is happening, and guess who’s going to be hosting the UK Championships (there are 5)? Yes, it’s them; for both, the online qualifiers and the live finals, which will be at their dedicated Fulham Broadway Arena. 42,000 points for the ladder matches to be distributed, so that 16 teams qualify in the end for the final showdown. Then, the top three who’ll be fighting for the £10,000 prize pool will get slots for the EMEA qualifiers, and finally, in March 2016, starting from the first, we’ll see the teams qualifying from Asia, EMEA, North America, and Latin America facing off, here, for $1.7 m, $700,000 of which came through contributions made by the community itself. But it all starts here, with Gfinity in the lead. Stay tuned.
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