Major League Gaming

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[e][h]Major League Gaming
Company Information
Industry:
Professional Gaming League
Founded:
2002
Headquarters:
USA New York City, New York
Key people:
Sundance DiGiovanni (co-founder)
Mike Sepso (co-founder)
John Nelson (Comissioner)
Events:
Major League Gaming
Total Prize Pools:
$750,623
Links

About[edit]

Major League Gaming, often abbreviated as MLG, was founded in 2002 by Sundance DiGiovanni and Mike Sepso. It is a North American professional competitive video gaming organization, headquartered in New York City. MLG has held large video game tournaments throughout the United States and Canada, some of them even being broadcast to a television audience. The company has also been involved in game development, having bought a software developer that specializes in building online gaming communities.

MLG's aim is to elevate computer and console video game tournaments to become viable and mainstream competitive spectator events [2]. Beginning with a focus on FPS (First Person Shooter games) and fighting games, MLG eventually embraced the RTS (Real Time Strategy games) and MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena games) genres with the adoption of StarCraft II and League of Legends, in 2010 and 2011.

MLG ran their first ever Dota 2 event in 2013 with the MLG North American Dota 2 League.

Tournaments[edit]

S     Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Oct 16 - 18, 2015
$284,954
8 Teams
USA USA, New Orleans
  Secret
  EG
Jun 5 - 7, 2015
$167,248
8 Teams
USA USA, Austin
  NiP
  [A]
Jan 24 - Apr 12, 2015
$86,461
6 Teams
USA USA, Columbus
  Empire
  EG
Feb 4 - Apr 16, 2014
$30,000
8 Teams
Europe Europe, Online
  Fnatic
  Empire
Feb 4 - Apr 5, 2014
$30,000
8 Teams
USA USA, Online
  EG
  Liquid
Nov 22 - 24, 2013
$136,960
9 Teams
USA USA, Columbus
  DK
Oct 18, 2013
$15,000
4 Teams
USA USA, Winter Park
  PBS

See also[edit]