Game to Debut at MLG Spring Championship in Anaheim, CA, June 8-10
NEW YORK—April 27, 2012—Major League Gaming (MLG), the world’s largest competitive video game league, and Riot Games, have announced that League of Legends will be featured during the remainder of the 2012 Pro Circuit, beginning with the MLG Spring Championship at the Anaheim Convention Center June 8-10. At the Spring Championship, players will compete for a share of $40,000 in prizes. MLG will invite eight teams and 12 additional teams will have the opportunity to sign up online beginning Monday, April 30 at 7pm ET. Spectator passes are now available online.
For those that can’t make it to Anaheim, matches will be broadcast LIVE via HD streaming online at www.majorleaguegaming.com. Additional details about the tournament structure, broadcast details and more will be released in the coming weeks.
League of Legends, Riot Games’ debut title, is one of the most-watched eSports titles today, and was featured at two MLG Pro Circuit competitions in 2011. Since its launch in October 2009, over 30 million players have downloaded the game to engage in session-based, multiplayer battles against rival teams, with more than four million players enjoying League of Legends every day. Built by a veteran development team, League of Legends combines elements of both strategy and competitive action genres.
Future MLG Pro Circuit Championship events will take place August 24-26 – Summer Championship and November 2-4 –Fall Championship.