Major League Gaming

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About

Major League Gaming, often abbreviated MLG, founded in 2002 by Sundance DiGiovanni and Mike Sepso, is a North American professional Electronic sports organisation, headquartered in New York City. MLG has held official video game tournaments throughout the United States and Canada, which were sometimes broadcast on television. The company has also been involved in game development, after buying a software developer for online gaming communities [1]. MLG's aim is to elevate computer and console game tournaments to viable competitive and spectator events [2]. Even though it used to focus on FPS (First Person Shooter games) and fighting games, MLG eventually opened its horizons to RTS (Real Time Strategy games) and MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena games) with StarCraft II and League of Legends, respectively in 2010 and 2011. In 2016, MLG was acquired by Activision Blizzard to further plans of creating the ESPN of esports. [3]

Tournaments

Start End Tournament Location Total Teams Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
2017-06-16 2017-06-18 CWL2017logo small.png 2017 CWL Anaheim Open USA Anaheim 164 $200,000 LGlogo std.png Luminosity Gaming SPYlogo std.png Splyce
2017-04-20 2017-05-28 CWL2017logo small.png 2017 CWL Global Pro League Stage 1 USA Columbus 16 $700,000 SPYlogo std.png Splyce LGlogo std.png Luminosity Gaming
2017-03-17 2017-03-19 CWL2017logo small.png 2017 CWL Dallas Open USA Dallas 110 $200,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming EUnitedlogo std.png eUnited
2017-02-10 2017-02-12 CWL2017logo small.png 2017 CWL Atlanta Open USA Atlanta 143 $200,000 EUnitedlogo std.png eUnited OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming
2016-12-16 2016-12-18 CWL2017logo small.png 2017 CWL Las Vegas Open USA Las Vegas 156 $100,000 Riselogo std.png Rise Nation C9logo std.png Cloud9
2016-08-05 2016-08-07 MLGlogo small.png MLG Orlando Open 2016 USA Orlando 104 $100,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs
2016-06-10 2016-06-12 MLGlogo small.png MLG Anaheim Open 2016 USA Anaheim 108 $100,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming Elevatelogo std.png Elevate
2015-10-16 2015-10-18 MLGlogo small.png MLG World Finals 2015 USA New Orleans 63 $250,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming DNLlogo std.png Denial Esports
2015-09-18 2015-09-20 MLG.png MLG Pro League Season 3 Playoffs USA Columbus 12 $175,000 FaZelogo std.png FaZe Clan OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming
2015-06-19 2015-06-21 MLG.png MLG Pro League Season 3 Relegation Tournament USA Columbus 16 $10,000 ISologo std.png iSolation eSports Epsilogo std.png Epsilon eSports.NA
2015-06-09 2015-06-12 MLG.png MLG Black Ops II 5K Throw Back Tournament online 8 $5,000 CoLlogo std.png compLexity Gaming OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming
2015-06-05 2015-06-07 MLG.png MLG Pro League Season 2 Playoffs USA Austin 8 $75,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming FaZelogo std.png FaZe Clan
2015-02-20 2015-02-22 MLG.png MLG Pro League Season 1 Playoffs USA Columbus 8 $75,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming DNLlogo std.png Denial Esports
2014-11-28 2014-11-30 MLG.png MLG Columbus Open 2014 USA Columbus 112 $25,000 FaZelogo std.png FaZe Clan OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming
2014-10-24 2014-10-26 MLG.png MLG CoD League Season 3 Playoffs USA Columbus 8 $75,000 NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs Noblelogo std.png Noble eSports
2014-06-20 2014-06-22 MLG Pro Circuit.png MLG Anaheim 2014 International Playoffs USA Anaheim 11 $70,000 EGlogo std.png Evil Geniuses OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming
2014-06-20 2014-06-22 MLG Pro Circuit.png MLG Anaheim 2014 Season 3 Play-In Tournament USA Anaheim 192 $10,000 ONlogo std.png OpTic Nation Riselogo std.png Rise Nation
2014-06-06 2014-06-08 Xgames.png MLG X Games Invitational 2014 USA Austin 8 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming TKlogo std.png Team Kaliber
2014-04-11 2014-04-13 MLG.png MLG CoD League Season 1 Playoffs USA Boston 6 $15,000 CoLlogo std.png compLexity Gaming SBlogo std.png Strictly Business
2014-01-20 2014-02-07 MLG Pro Circuit.png Call of Duty Winter Invitational online 8 $5,000 Crslogo std.png Curse LV NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs
2013-11-22 2013-11-24 MLG Pro Circuit.png MLG Fall Championship 2013 USA Columbus 108 $50,000 CoLlogo std.png compLexity Gaming TKlogo std.png Team Kaliber
2013-10-17 2013-10-19 MLG Pro Circuit.png MLG Fall Invitational 2013 USA Orlando 4 $15,000 CoLlogo std.png compLexity Gaming OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming
2013-08-30 2013-09-02 PAX.png MLG PAX Prime Invitational 2013 USA Seattle 16 $10,000 UNiTElogo std.png UNiTE Gaming CoLlogo std.png compLexity Gaming
2013-06-28 2013-06-30 MLG.png MLG Spring Championship 2013 USA Anaheim 123 $50,000 CoLlogo std.png compLexity Gaming Impactlogo std.png IcoNs Impact
2013-03-15 2013-03-17 MLG Pro Circuit.png MLG Winter Championship 2013 USA Dallas 156 $50,000 Fariko Impactlogo std.png Fariko Impact UNiTElogo std.png UNiTE Gaming
2011-11-18 2011-11-20 MLG.png MLG National Championship 2011 USA Providence 41 $140,000 Q.NexTThreatlogo std.png Quantic Nex-TT-hreat NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs
2011-10-14 2011-10-16 MLG Pro Circuit.png MLG Orlando 2011 USA Orlando 61 $28,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming Logo std2.png Vendetta
2011-08-26 2011-08-28 MLG Pro Circuit.png MLG Raleigh 2011 USA Raleigh 63 $28,000 FeaRlogo std.png Team FeaR ApeX.Collapselogo std.png apeX.Collapse
2011-07-29 2011-07-31 MLG Pro Circuit.png MLG Anaheim 2011 USA Anaheim 61 $28,000 Q.LvGlogo std.png Quantic LeveraGe FeaRlogo std.png Team FeaR
2011-06-03 2011-06-05 MLG Pro Circuit.png MLG Columbus 2011 USA Columbus 72 $28,000 OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming Forcelogo std.png Force
2011-04-01 2011-04-03 MLG Pro Circuit.png MLG Dallas 2011 USA Dallas 45 $28,000 Q.LvGlogo std.png Quantic LeveraGe Logo std2.png Resistance
2011-01-24 2011-02-21 MLG.png MLG $25K Ladder Playoffs online 128 $25,000 LeveraGelogo std.png LeveraGe OGlogo std.png OpTic Gaming
2010-11-05 2010-11-07 MLG.png MLG National Championship 2010 USA Dallas 8 $23,000 Influencelogo std.png Influence LeveraGelogo std.png LeveraGe
2010-10-30 2010-10-30 MLG.png MLG Online National Championship online 8 $23,000 NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs IXIlogo std.png Xtravagant
2009-11-06 2009-11-08 MLG.png MLG National Championship 2009 USA Anaheim 8 $15,000 IXIlogo std.png Xtravagant NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs
2008-11-22 2008-11-24 MLG.png MLG National Championship 2008 USA Las Vegas 6 $15,000 FeaRlogo std.png Team FeaR NVlogo std.png Team EnVyUs

References

  1. "Agora Games acquired" - bizjournals.com
  2. Major League Gaming goes big league - news.cnet.com
  3. Activision Blizzard Acquires the Business of Major League Gaming - majorleaguegaming.com