For those of you that like to follow the more competitive side of gaming, you've no doubt heard about Major League Gaming, or MLG. The organization regularly puts on tournaments and competitions for games such as Starcraft, League of Legends, Super Smash Bros., and Call of Duty; pitting the very best of the best against each other live on MLG.tv, one of the biggest broadcast networks for competitive gaming. Now, it's set to get even bigger.
It was just recently announced that Activision Blizzard has acquired MLG and absorbed nearly all of its assets. For the foreseeable future, it'll be business as usual, but there will likely be much expansion in the coming year, as it seems that Activision Blizzard has big plans for bringing eSports to mainstream audiences. Bobby Kotick - CEO of Activision Blizzard - had this to say on the acquisition:
Our acquisition of Major League Gaming's business furthers our plans to create the ESPN of esports. MLG's ability to create premium content and its proven broadcast technology platform - including its live streaming capabilities - strengthens our strategic position in competitive gaming. MLG has an incredibly strong and seasoned team and a thriving community. Together, we will create new ways to celebrate players and their unique skills, dedication and commitment to gaming. We are excited to add Sundance and the entire MLG esports team to our competitive gaming initiatives.
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