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  • Blog Post: Activision Blizzard Confirms MLG Buyout As Building Block For 'ESPN Of Esports'

    Following a weekend of rumor and speculation, Activision Blizzard has confirmed reports that it has acquired the entirety of Major League Gaming (MLG). Contrary to the original information that surfaced, MLG CEO and co-founder Sundance DiGiovanni is staying with the company he’s helmed for more... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] More Information On Reported Activision Buyout Of MLG

    Update: Following yesterday's reports of an MLG buyout by Activision, a bit more information has emerged. While there is still not enough to determine if a deal has been signed, it seems that one fear amongst eSports viewers might be assuaged. MLG senior vice president of league operations and production... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Electronic Sports League Cracking Down On Performance-Enhancing Drug Use

    Update 2: The ESL has responded with a comment offering insight into how its anti-PEDs initiative will impact players with existing, legitimate prescriptions to banned drugs like Adderall. An MLG representative offered the statement below. "In the specific case of Adderall, we think best practice... More
  • Blog Post: Activision's Hirshberg On Call Of Duty Remasters, The New Sony Relationship, And MLG

    The remaster phenomenon that began last generation has been a crucial strategy for platform holders and publishers on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. A few companies haven't yet dipped a toe in those waters, among them Activision. We asked Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg whether he and his... More
  • Blog Post: MLG World Finals Head To New Orleans In October

    To celebrate its 100th live event, MLG is heading to one of the most festive cities on the planet. The 2015 World Finals is posting up at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans from October 16 to 18. The headliners for the three-day event will be the talented pools of Dota 2 and Call of... More
  • Blog Post: Anyone Can Be A Pro Gamer At This Year's San Diego Comic-Con

    From Friday July 24 to Sunday July 27, Comic-Con patrons will be able to play on the Major League Gaming main stage. Titanfall, Forza Motorsport 5, and Killer Instinct will be taking center stage at the convention and can be played by anyone with a badge. The games will be streamed on MLG.tv, the company's... More
  • Blog Post: MLG App Available On Xbox One In Time For Weekend Championship

    Major League Gaming (MLG) released the MLG app for Xbox One today. The App will allow Xbox One users to watch the entirety of this weekend’s MLG tournament live via MLG.tv . Xbox users who download the app will also have access to MLG.tv’s other programming, including news show “eSports... More
  • Blog Post: MLG Building Gaming Arena In China

    Most of the biggest gaming events in the world – like E3, Gamescom, and TGS – have to rent out convention halls. However, eSports is just about to outdo them all with its own dedicated arena in China. MLG’s gaming arena is a permanent fixture dedicated to eSports, and intended be used... More
  • Blog Post: Watch The Call Of Duty Championships And Earn Ghosts Double XP This Weekend

    Activision has announced a double XP weekend for Call of Duty: Ghosts. The event is conveniently timed alongside the Call of Duty Championships taking place in Anaheim this weekend. You can watch the competition on MLG.tv, or the newly released MLG app on Xbox 360. The event features 31 teams competing... More
  • Blog Post: MLG App Out Today On Xbox 360, Later This Year For Xbox One

    Major League Gaming (MLG) has released its first console app today, delivering content directly to Xbox 360 owners on their televisions. MLG will be showing its original content, like eSports Report , Pro Circuit competitions, and material created by YouTube streaming partners. The app comes just before... More
  • Blog Post: The Call Of Duty US Championship Begins Today

    Beginning today at 12 p.m. ET, and streaming on MLG.tv , you can watch the intr o ductory rounds of the Call Of Duty US Championship . Today and tomorrow's tournaments pit 16 Call of Duty teams against one another as they compete for eight slots to advance to Activision’s Call of Duty Championship... More
  • Blog Post: Major League Gaming Goes International With MLG Brasil

    MLG has a growing presence in North America and partners in Europe and Asia, but MLG Brasil marks the first separate, international MLG franchise. MLG Brasil marks a partnership with Grupo Águia, an established sports entertainment and hospitality company in Brasil. The first official event for... More
  • Blog Post: Tune Into The MLG Championships Right Now

    Photo credit: Enrique Espinoza/MLG The 2013 MLG Championship for Dota 2 Call of Duty: Ghosts is happening now, and you can tune in by watching the live stream. You can head here to watch the streams , and here to check out the schedules . Players are competing for $183,000 worth of prizes. The championships... More
  • Blog Post: Major League Gaming Opens MLG.tv Streaming Platform

    Major League Gaming is taking the next step in providing curated eSports content. The league today launched MLG.tv, which will host exclusive content along with existing programming like eSports Report . MLG.tv uses a proprietary video player, and according to the league, the service leverages years... More
  • Blog Post: Major League Gaming Launches Weekly eSports Report Tonight

    It's been a busy week for Major League Gaming. Yesterday, we reported that the league struck a new partnership with media group Relativity . Today, MLG is launching a new weekly news show focused on competitive gaming. The eSports Report will be hosted by Chris Puckett and Desi Sanchez. The format... More
  • Blog Post: Call of Duty: Ghosts Tournament Joining Major League Gaming Championship

    The first Call of Duty: Ghosts tournament will be taking place just a 17 days after the game launches on current generation consoles and PC. 108 teams will be competing for $50,000 when the Major League Championships land in Columbus, Ohio. The MLG Championships will be held from November 22 through... More
  • Blog Post: Major League Gaming Takes Step Toward Mainstream With New Board Appointment

    Earlier this week, Major League Gaming (MLG) announced the appointment of Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to the organization's board of directors. Morey brings seven years of experience managing the Rockets and an ongoing interest in MLG as a growing sports entity. This is a natural... More
  • Blog Post: Major League Gaming Announces Competitors For $50,000 MLG Dota 2 Championship

    Major League Gaming has announced most of the teams that will be competing in its Dota 2 Championship later this year. The event will be held in Columbus, Ohio from November 22 through 24, with $50,000 on the line. The competing teams include Evil Geniuses and Team Liquid from North America and The Alliance... More
  • Blog Post: Tickets Available Now For MLG Fall Invitational

    Major League Gaming (MLG) has opened ticket sales for its upcoming Dota 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II Invitational events to be held at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. The events include $10,000 each for first place in Dota 2 and Black Ops II, with $5,000 going to the second-place finishers... More
  • Blog Post: MLG Introduces Dota 2 League Tonight

    MLG's fall Dota 2 season begins tonight, and you can tune in to catch the action. The coverage spans eight North American teams, and will be featured on MLG.com and via the Dota 2 client through September 30, 2013. Tonight's broadcast features two different match ups: Shadowfiend Eats Cake vs... More
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