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Competitive gaming is coming to smartphones with the first ever Xperia Mobile Gaming Arena

Posted by: Russell at 5/3/2012 10:51 PM
Major League Gaming, Sony Mobile Communications, and Gameloft have unveiled MLG's first ever competitive smartphone gaming platform: the Xperia Mobile Gaming Arena.  The arena, which will launch with Gameloft's FPS Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation, enables gamers to compete via mobile platforms for more than $10,000 in prizes.  More info can be found by reading the official press release.


  Major League Gaming, Sony Mobile Communications and Gameloft
     Bring Competitive Gaming to Smartphones With First-Ever
                 Xperia(TM) Mobile Gaming Arena

  Competition Launches With Gameloft's Modern Combat 3: Fallen
                             Nation

NEW YORK, May 3, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Major League Gaming (MLG),
the world's largest competitive video game league, Sony Mobile
Communications and Gameloft, today unveiled MLG's first-ever
competitive smartphone gaming platform - Xperia(TM) Mobile Gaming Arena
Presented by Sony Mobile. Launching with Gameloft's first person
shooter Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation, the arena enables gamers to
compete via all mobile platforms including Android and iOS for more
than $10,000 in prizes. All competition details, scores and rankings
are accessible via www.majorleaguegaming.com/mobile.

To participate, gamers simply link their MLG and Gameloft accounts,
play a featured Xperia(TM) Mobile Gaming Arena title and their ranking
is automatically tallied on the Xperia(TM) Mobile Gaming Arena
leaderboard. The Xperia(TM) Mobile Gaming Arena launches with Modern
Combat 3: Fallen Nation from Gameloft, which has been enhanced for an
immersive gaming experience on Xperia(TM) PLAY, the world's first
PlayStation(R) Certified smartphone and the official mobile handset of
Major League Gaming. Additional competitive titles will be rolled out
in the coming months.

"The MLG community thrives on competition and with our new mobile
platform, we are now enabling gamers to engage in competitive play no
matter where they are," said Sundance DiGiovanni, CEO, MLG. "With
partners like Sony Mobile and Gameloft, we are truly taking mobile
gaming to a new level."

"From the launch of Xperia(TM) PLAY, the first smartphone to bring
console-like gaming to smartphone, to now the Xperia(TM) Mobile Gaming
Arena, the first-of-its-kind competitive platform for mobile gamers, we
are committed to bringing the best mobile entertainment experiences to
our customers," said Peter Farmer, Head of Marketing for North America,
Sony Mobile Communications. "Bringing together MLG's authority in
competitive gaming, Gameloft's blockbuster game titles and Sony
Mobile's immersive mobile entertainment experience, the Xperia(TM)
Mobile Gaming Arena is sure to deliver a new level of mobile gaming for
competitors."

"For Gameloft, partnering with strong brands such as the MLG and Sony
Mobile Communications to promote a new age of competitive mobile gaming
is a very exciting time, " said Baudouin Corman, vice president of
publishing in the Americas at Gameloft. "Given the millions of gamers
that have participated in competitions online and via console over the
years, there's a great future for the online multiplayer experience
with the Xperia Mobile Gaming Arena."