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League of Legends joins Major League Gaming Pro Circuit

Posted by: Russell at 4/28/2012 8:19 PM
From June 8th - 10th, Major League Gaming will be introducing League of Legends to the Spring Championship in Anaheim, CA. and will feature it throughout the remainder of the 2012 Pro Circuit.  At the Spring Championship, players will compete for a share of $40,000 in prizes.  MLG will be inviting eight teams, and an additional twelve will have the chance to sign up online beginning this Monday at 7pm ET.


Major League Gaming Announces League of Legends to Join 2012 MLG Pro Circuit

Game to Debut at MLG Spring Championship in Anaheim, CA, June 8-10

April 27, 2012—Major League Gaming (MLG), the world’s largest competitive video game league, and Riot Games, have announced that League of Legends will be featured during the remainder of the 2012 Pro Circuit beginning with the MLG Spring Championship at the Anaheim Convention Center June 8-10. At the Spring Championship, players will compete for a share of $40,000 in prizes. MLG will invite eight teams and 12 additional teams will have the opportunity to sign up online beginning Monday, April 30 at 7pm ET. Spectator passes are now available online at www.majorleaguegaming.com.

For those that can’t make it to Anaheim, matches will be broadcast LIVE via HD streaming online at www.majorleaguegaming.com. Additional details about the tournament structure, broadcast details and more will be released in the coming weeks.

League of Legends, Riot Games’ debut title, is one of the most-watched eSports titles today, and was featured at two MLG Pro Circuit competitions in 2011. Since its launch in October 2009, over 30 million players have downloaded the game to engage in session-based, multiplayer battles against rival teams, with more than four million players enjoying League of Legends every day. Built by a veteran development team, League of Legends combines elements of both strategy and competitive action genres.

Future MLG Pro Circuit Championship events will take place August 24-26 - Summer Championship and November 2-4 –Fall Championship.

ABOUT MAJOR LEAGUE GAMING:
Founded in 2002, Major League Gaming (MLG) (www.majorleaguegaming.com) is the dominant media property exclusively targeting tens of millions of consumers worldwide who have a passion for playing video games as a competitive social activity. The company gives aspiring gamers around the world an opportunity to compete, improve their skills, and socialize through a thriving competitive community with more than 750,000 matches each month online and LIVE in-person Pro Circuit tournaments in cities nationwide. MLG broadcasts all Pro Circuit play via LIVE streaming online to hundreds of thousands of fans from more than 170 countries.

ABOUT RIOT GAMES
Riot Games was established in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in great games. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to critical and player acclaim. Since launch, gamers from around the world have flocked to League of Legends -- over 11 million play every month. Players form the foundation of our community and it’s for them that we continue to evolve and improve the League of Legends experience.