Tag Archives: Major League Gaming

Gear of War 4 will have a $1 million competitive gaming prize pool

Microsoft and The Coalition have announced a new esports gaming tournament in collaboration with both MLG and Gfinity for the upcoming new addition to the popular Gears of War franchise. Once Gears of War 4 is released in October, professional and amateur gamers alike will have the chance to amass ‘Gears Pro Points’. There’ll be live events hosted every one to two months in …

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MLG’s CS:GO Majors step it up a gear at the Nationwide Arena

Esports organisation Major League Gaming (MLG) has outgrown its old venues and will be moving onwards and upwards with its first esports event in a professional sports arena this week. Ordinarily the home of NHL side Columbus Blue Jackets, the Nationwide Arena will this week play host to thousands of screaming Counter-Strike fans baying for virtual blood instead of the usual …

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SBC analysis: Deloitte’s eSports 2016 predictions

Deloitte has released its technology media telecommunications (TMT) forecast for 2016, and it makes for some interesting reading in regard to eSports.  It is estimated that as an industry it will grow by 25% and create global revenues of $500m (£346.8m) in 2016. This is up $100m (£69.4m) from last year. Deloitte’s predictions fall some way short of some of last year’s …

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Activision Blizzard acquires Major League Gaming

According to a report by eSports Observer, Activision Blizzard has acquired the vast majority of Major League Gaming’s assets in a deal believed to be worth $46m (£31.1m). This would essentially mean the end of Major League Gaming, at least in its current form. MLG was once the biggest eSports company in North America though it suffered a recent blow …

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Yahoo eyes eSports entry with Major League Gaming acquisition

US news sources have reported that advertising giant Yahoo Inc has entered talks to acquire eSports organization Major League Gaming. The news of Yahoo’s interest in entering the eSports market, comes as the media owner posted a Q3 2015 earnings decline with revenue generation well-below analysts’ expectations. Under pressure Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is reported to want to continue to …

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eSports report (part 2) – International Market – The Global Game…

Whilst the UK currently boasts no major eSports stars, abroad the top players are hugely popular, and some can even be classed as celebrity figures within this niche but expanding market. They can earn considerable money from appearances, and live streaming their gameplay.  The Vice eSports documentary featured an example of such ‘eSports superstars’; the popular US team Cloud 9. …

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