The lights are on
Major League Gaming is gearing up for a major event this weekend. The Fall Invitational will take place at Full Sail University in Florida, with Dota 2 and Black Ops II competitions beginning tomorrow.
Tomorrow, you'll be able to catch Dignitas, Typical Mistakes (formerly Pretty Boy Swag), noM (formerly Shadowfiend Eats Cake) and The Joikernaught in Dota 2 competition with the winning team earning $10,000 and a bid in the MLG Championship next month in Columbus Ohio. The second place winner walks away with $5,000.
On Saturday, it's all Black Ops II. Complexity, Optic, 8-12 Unite, and Faze will compete in the last MLG Black Ops II event. Competition switches over to Call of Duty: Ghosts after this. The winner gets $10,000, with second place earning $5,000.
If you're in the area, you can watch the event on-site. Tickets are $15 each day (with VIP options available). You can also watch live at MLG.tv. Dota 2 players can also watch in-game for $4.99.
The events begin tomorrow at 1 p.m. Eastern and Saturday at 3 p.m. Eastern.
Our TakeMLG has quickly ramped up its coverage of Dota 2, and the fall invitational is an important event for the league. This is also significant as it's the last time we'll see Treyarch's Black Ops II in competition before Infinity Ward's Ghosts takes center stage. The competition is going to be intense, and it's sure to be exciting.
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This whole time I've been an athlete. Who knew all of my gaming would pay off and burn calories.
This is going to become so commercialized.
MLG and the gamers being considered athletes of late certainly has potential to cast video games in a brighter light to those who are ignorant to it, but at the same I'm weary of the probable disintegration that can happen due to even more people who don't like games becoming involved just for the money and not for a shared loved of video games.
I might be stretching it, I'm too over analytic and skeptical.
I wanna see a national competition for Animal Crossing just to see who can survive the most bee attacks unscathed.
too bad there aren't any really good dota teams. I will still probably watch a little bit of the final.