Major League Gaming (MLG) has shattered previous records with more than 21,000 competitors and fans attending the three-day Spring Championship in Anaheim, CA. From June 28-30, hundreds of the world’s best players competed for $105,000 in prizes with FXOpen eSports (League of Legends), CompLexity (Call of Duty: Black Ops II) and Polt (StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm) taking home the first place titles. During the event, MLG announced the next Pro Circuit Championship will take place in Columbus, Ohio, from November 22 – 24. Additional details will be announced soon.
In an MLG first, top professional athletes joined video game players on Saturday to showcase their skills in an All Star Showdown. Dwight Howard – Los Angeles Lakers, Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys, Ty Lawson – Denver Nuggets and DeJuan Blair –San Antonio Spurs competed in front of thousands. Howard also joined MLG’s Chris Puckett and Mike “Hastro” Rufail in the casting booth to help commentate.
VOD of the MLG Spring Championship can be accessed at MLG.tv and photos are available online.
MLG Spring Championship Winners
League of Legends :
- 1st – FXOpen eSports – $20,000 and a spot in the LCS Season 4 Spring Promotion Tournament
- 2nd – Complexity – $5,000
- 3rd/4th – Curse Academy, Aware Gaming – $2,500
Call of Duty: Black Ops II on Xbox 360:
- 1st – CompLexity – $20,000
- 2nd – Icons Impact – $12,000
- 3rd – OpTic Gaming- $7,000
- 4th – Curse – $4,000
- 5th/6th – FaZe – $2,300
- 5th/6th – Unite Gaming – $2,300
- 7th/8th – IcoNs ConqueR – $1,200
- 7th/8th – vVv Gaming – $1,200
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm:
- 1st – CMStorm Polt – $10,000
- 2nd – Quantic HyuN- $6,000
- 3rd/4th – Liquid Hero – $3,000
- 3rd/4th – Alliance Naniwa – $3,000
- 5th/6th – StarTale Sound – $1,000
- 5th/6th – STX Soul Dear – $1,000
- 7th/8th – EG Jaedong – $500
- 7th/8th – ROOT Sage – $500
MLG is growing at an incredible rate, as too are many other of the major gaming events around the world from Multiplay, Intel and MLG to name but a few. Even for those that don’t compete, it’s clear that pro gaming is currently top of its game. The next MLG Pro Circuit Championship – November 22-24 in Columbus, Ohio and if you’ve never been to one and you’re a gaming fan, it might be worth checking out the show.
Thank you MLG for providing us with this information
Image courtesy of Team Dignitas.