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Xbox announce Gears of War eSports Pro Crcuit

Xbox and The Coalition are proud to announce the Gears eSports Pro Circuit for Gears of War 4. Gears of War players can compete in marquee live open events around the world operated by world-class tournament organisers Major League Gaming (MLG) and Gfinity for a starting $1,000,000 in cash prizes.

Players worldwide can earn “Gears Pro Points” by competing in regional MLG GameBattles online ladders and in daily and weekly tournaments. Gears Pro Points qualify players for the international circuit open LAN events that take place every 1-2 months from the Gears of War 4 game launch in October 2016 to July 2017.

This year’s international circuit includes stops around the world including London, Paris, Columbus, Mexico City, and Las Vegas. Listing of marquee live events and prize pool breakdown:

Date City Partner Teams Prize Pool (USD)
November 25-27, 2016 Columbus, USA MLG 108+ $250,000
December 17-18, 2016 London, United Kingdom Gfinity 32 $100,000
Spring 2017 Mexico City, Mexico Gfinity 32 $75,000
Spring 2017 Columbus, USA MLG 16 $100,000
Spring/Summer 2017 Paris, France Gfinity 32 $75,000
Summer 2017 Las Vegas, USA MLG 108+ $250,000

An additional $100,000 event will take place at a surprise location plus a launch event in October 2016 during the program for a total of eight LAN events over the course of 10 months. Players around the world will also be able to compete online for a starting $50,000 in online prizes for weekly tournaments.

 

For more detailed information on the Gears eSports Pro Circuit and online competitions, please visit www.gears.gg. You can also follow us on Twitter at @eSportsGears and @GearsofWar or on Facebook at /GearsofWar as we share more announcements in the coming weeks and months. For more information on MLG and Gfinity, please follow them on Twitter @MLG and @Gfinity, or visit www.mlg.tv or www.gfinity.net.

Activision aims for total eSports domination

The rapidly expanding world of eSports has certainly grabbed the attention of the money makers, in the last decade we have seen eSports grow from dim back rooms at LAN parties to a multi-million pound industry with the top events regularly having cash prizes in the millions.

Recently there has been a big shift in the market. Reportedly, Activision have just set down a whopping $46 million for the rights and assets to Major League Gaming (MLG) a streaming service that is only for eSports. This happened on the 21st of December 2015 after the MLG board approved the sale.

As a pre-cursor to the sale, Activision Blizzard was set up in October 2015 and its sole function is to focus on eSports. It should also come as no surprise that Mike Sepso (ex co-fouder and MLG president) just stepped into a top executive spot in the newly formed team.

I’m expecting big things to be coming from them in the year to come.

MLG app for Xbox One

Just in time for the MLG Championship broadcast live from Anaheim, CA, June 20-22, Major League Gaming (MLG) today released the MLG app for Xbox One, the video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Following the success of the MLG app for Xbox 360, Xbox Live members can now watch all of MLG.tv’s professionally-produced, premium, competitive gaming content on both consoles.

In addition to the action packed MLG Championship this weekend starting Friday, June 20 at 2:30pm PT, MLG’s popular programming includes the MLG news show “eSports Report,” the world’s best players, teams and leagues and premier competitions.

“We’re excited to deliver the extensive line up of MLG.tv programming to gaming fans on Xbox Live and to entertain the passionate audience on both Xbox One and Xbox 360,” said Sundance DiGiovanni, MLG CEO and co-founder. “MLG showcases the best in competitive gaming and we will continue to release new competitive content and introduce new streamers via the MLG.tv platform in the coming months.”

“MLG brings something unique to gamers and gaming fans around the world, the opportunity to compete and spectate on one of the world’s largest gaming stages,” said Mike Nichols, Corporate Vice President, Xbox. “When MLG launched on Xbox 360, we brought its popular content to the big screen for the first time and we’re excited to expand on that vision with the launch on Xbox One. Xbox fans around the world can now experience the upcoming MLG Championship and other premier events on Xbox One or Xbox 360, showcasing the best gamers from around the world.”

MLG Championship and Broadcast Schedule:
Fans can tune in this weekend for the MLG Championship live from the Anaheim Convention Center. The 66th MLG event will feature over 1000 of the world’s best gamers competing for $150,000 in prizes in front of a LIVE audience of thousands of spectators and millions more will watch via MLG.tv. The three day event will feature Call of Duty: Ghosts; a high-stakes StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm tournament; the return of Super Smash Bros. Melee for the first time since 2006, and the debut of Killer Instinct and Injustice: Gods Among Us.

The action will be broadcast LIVE beginning Friday, June 20 at 2:30pm PT