MAJOR LEAGUE GAMING ANNOUNCES COMPLETE 2011 PRO CIRCUIT LINE-UP
Future Competitions to be Held in Columbus, Anaheim, Raleigh, Orlando and Providence
Season Features Prize Purse Totaling More Than $1 Million
New York – April 28, 2011- Major League Gaming (MLG),
the world's largest professional video game league and largest provider of cross platform online videogame competition, today announced the complete 2011 Pro Circuit line-up. Coming off of a hugely successful event in Dallas with more than 1200 competitors, the season will continue with stops in Columbus, OH (June 3-5), Anaheim, CA (July 29-31), Raleigh, NC (August 26-28) and Orlando, FL (October 14-16), culminating with the national championship in Providence, RI this fall (November 18-20).
Passes for the upcoming Columbus competition will be available beginning May 3 at 7pm ET at www.majorleaguegaming.com
In the 8th
and largest Pro Circuit season to date, the world's best players are competing for their share of more than $1 million in prizes and stipends playing the record-setting Call of Duty®: Black Ops on the PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system, Blizzard Entertainment’s blockbuster real-time strategy game, StarCraft®
II: Wings of Liberty™
on PC, and the popular Halo: Reach on Xbox 360.
MLG has taken the event experience to a new level adding three massive main stages dedicated to each game to provide spectators with an optimized view of all the gameplay action. On site, thousands of players and spectators can also visit an array of booths featuring meet and greets with MLG Pros, the latest products from MLG partners, pre-release access to games and more. Those that can't make it in person can watch in real-time at www.majorleaguegaming.com
2011 MLG Pro Circuit
June 3-5: Columbus, OH - Columbus Convention Center
July 29-31: Anaheim, CA - Anaheim Convention Center
August 26-28: Raleigh, NC - Raleigh Convention Center
October 14-16: Orlando, FL - Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
November 18-20: Providence, RI – National Championship
Rhode Island Convention Center
ABOUT MAJOR LEAGUE GAMING
Founded in 2002, Major League Gaming (MLG) is the dominant media property exclusively targeting the approximately 40 million consumers in North America who have a passion for playing video games as a competitive social activity. The company exclusively represents the best professional gamers and gives millions of aspiring gamers around the world an opportunity to compete, improve their skills, and socialize through our thriving online competitive community and live Pro Circuit competitions. For more information: www.majorleaguegaming.com.
ABOUT BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® series, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes thirteen #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service, Battle.net®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.