Major League Gaming, Sony Mobile Communications and Gameloft Bring Competitive Gaming to Smartphones with First-ever Xperia™ Mobile Gaming Arena

Competition Launches with Gameloft’s Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation

NEW YORK – May 3, 2012 — Major League Gaming (MLG), the world's largest competitive video game league, Sony Mobile Communicationsand Gameloft, today unveiled MLG’s first-ever competitive smartphone gaming platform- Xperia™ Mobile Gaming Arena Presented by Sony Mobile.  Launching with Gameloft’s first person shooter Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation, the arena enables gamers to compete via all mobile platforms including Android and iOS for more than $10,000 in prizes.  All competition details, scores and rankings are accessible via www.majorleaguegaming.com/mobile.

To participate, gamers simply link their MLG and Gameloft accounts, play a featured Xperia™ Mobile Gaming Arena title and their ranking is automatically tallied on the Xperia™ Mobile Gaming Arena leaderboard.  The Xperia™ Mobile Gaming Arena launches with Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation from Gameloft, which has been enhanced for an immersive gaming experience on Xperia™ PLAY, the world’s first PlayStation® Certified smartphone and the official mobile handset of Major League Gaming. Additional competitive titles will be rolled out in the coming months.

"The MLG community thrives on competition and with our new mobile platform, we are now enabling gamers to engage in competitive play no matter where they are,” said Sundance DiGiovanni, CEO, MLG. “With partners like Sony Mobile and Gameloft, we are truly taking mobile gaming to a new level.”

“From the launch of Xperia™ PLAY, the first smartphone to bring console-like gaming to smartphone, to now the Xperia™ Mobile Gaming Arena, the first-of-its-kind competitive platform for mobile gamers, we are committed to bringing the best mobile entertainment experiences to our customers,” said Peter Farmer, Head of Marketing for North America, Sony Mobile Communications. “Bringing together MLG’s authority in competitive gaming, Gameloft’s blockbuster game titles and Sony Mobile’s immersive mobile entertainment experience, the Xperia™ Mobile Gaming Arena is sure to deliver a new level of mobile gaming for competitors.”

“For Gameloft, partnering with strong brands such as the MLG and Sony Mobile Communications to promote a new age of competitive mobile gaming is a very exciting time, “ said Baudouin Corman, vice president of publishing in the Americas at Gameloft. “Given the millions of gamers that have participated in competitions online and via console over the years, there’s a great future for the online multiplayer experience with the Xperia Mobile Gaming Arena.”