It’s official: Activision has indeed purchased Major League Gaming, as was rumored over the weekend. The most interesting part? They want to take esports to television.
UPDATE (1/4/16, 5:15pm): It’s official: Activision has purchased MLG, they announced in a press release today. Despite this weekend’s report, CEO Sundance DiGiovanni will actually stay with the company.
The MLG (Major League Gaming) Championship in Anaheim is going on all weekend long. You can watch people playing Call of Duty: Ghosts, Super Smash Bros. Melee, StarCraft II and Injustice: Gods Among Us much better than you right here.
Video gaming's not a sport? Don't tell that to MLG.TV—an Internet-broadcast network that'll showcase the league's major events and, yes, broadcast a studio show with highlights and news, akin to the coverage that, yes, real sports get.
In this two-part interview I sit down with CEO of Major League Gaming Sundance DiGiovanni and we talk about next-gen consoles, the future of Call of Duty in the eSports scene, and much more.
Girls? Playing VIDEO games? YOU'D BETTER BELIEVE IT.
Among other Korean pros, legendary Brood War player Flash—already switched over to and having great success in StarCraft II—attended MLG Winter last weekend.
Major League Gaming will "one day" make their own ideal eSports shooter, the PA Report reports. Makes a lot of sense!
The Major League Gaming (MLG) summer championship events took place this past weekend, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Teams competed in several games, including StarCraft II, Mortal Kombat, and Soul Calibur V. But the biggest upset happened in the League of Legends tournament, which found both the first and second place…
Thinking of "CBS" and "sports" conjures up images of quiet rounds of golf, or the contained frenzy of a college basketball game. Now, however, CBS Interactive is throwing its hat into the world of virtual competitions, focusing its energies on the rapidly growing world of eSports.
This is Justin Masterson, the Cleveland Indians' opening day pitcher, being controlled by Richie Martinez, aka TeRRoRR of Major League Gaming, and the captain of Legacy, the pro Gears of War 2 team. Right now, he's trying his hand at the million dollar prize in 2K Sports' perfect game challenge for Major League…
Major League Gaming's Winter Championships began yesterday evening in Columbus, Ohio, and are in full swing now, with tournaments in StarCraft 2, Halo: Reach, Mortal Kombat, Soulcalibur V and King of Fighters XIII.
With the collective profile of eSports rising over the last decade, you've seen an ever-increasing prominence of the kind of endorsed accessories and products that hover around physical sports. Gaming mice, keyboards and gamepads that promise to make you better, faster and more accurate sell to hardcore fans who want…
Television is an odd medium. It is traditionally designed to appeal to the widest range of people, the greatest common denominator.
Some people like eSports. Others think the idea of broadcasting competitions of people going at it in Starcraft 2, Black Ops or Halo: Reach won't ever get mainstream media attention. But it turns out that it may not be necessary, if the new numbers released by the Major League Gaming promotion are any indication.
With swappable thumb sticks and directional pads, a special compartment for adjusting weight, and a cable that unscrews from the base when not in use, the Mad Catz Official Major League Gaming Pro-Circuit Controller is a serious controller for the serious gamer.
Three huge events figure to make this weekend one of the biggest ever in competitive video gaming: the EVO World Championships, the GSL Finals and, underway right now, MLG Anaheim. Reminder: MLG Anaheim's championship round is underway now. You may see it here.
Competitive gaming and eSports are not a new phenomenon.
Major League Gaming is the world's premier professional console league. As the team embarks on a new season, with a new game in Halo: Reach, we spoke to some of the top players, and the CEO of the league itself to get an insight into competitive gaming's exploding popularity, and what it takes to become the one of the…
The founders of Major League Gaming and the league's CEO have parted ways over a difference in how the professional gaming league should be expanding, with the ousted chief apparently not getting support for more aggressive growth plans.