Major League Gaming Announces World Finals in New Orleans
3-day event will be 100th live event in MLG history
NEW YORK, NY (June 4th, 2015) – Major League Gaming, the longest running eSports league in the world, today announced that it will be partnering with the Mayor’s Office of the City of New Orleans to host the MLG World Finals at the historic Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on October 16-18th. The 3-Day event will feature the world’s best Dota 2 and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare teams competing for over $500,000.
“We are happy to announce that New Orleans will host the 2015 Major League Gaming World Finals. New Orleans continues to host some of the world’s best events and this will be another unbelievable experience for New Orleans residents and visitors alike,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “With a booming entrepreneurial community, great sports traditions and a vibrant, diverse-culture, New Orleans is the perfect city for world-class sports and gaming entertainment.”
The 2015 World Finals will serve as a milestone in MLG history as the 100th live event and celebrates a rich tradition of MLG eSports that to date has seen over 50,000 live event competitors, 45 million online matches played by over 10 million registered users and $13.5 million awarded in prize money.
“For the better part of a decade we’ve been hosting incredible tournaments and given out an insane amount of prize money, and we wanted to honor that tradition with our 100th event by making it bigger and better than ever before” said Mike Sepso, President and Cofounder of MLG, “Fans will get multiple competitions, the best teams in the world, and all the excitement of New Orleans over the course of 3 days, in what we hope to make an event to remember for years to come.”
eSports fans from all over the globe will have the opportunity to connect with fellow eSports fans in a vibrant and exciting city, celebrate a historic occasion in MLG history and witness the best players compete over 3 days for $500,000 in cash prizes.
For more information and to purchase tickets: MLG.tv/Finals
Founded in 2002, MLG is a fully integrated eSports operator incorporating online tournaments, streaming and live events to promote the growth and awareness of eSports worldwide. MLG.tv provides a platform for high-quality competition that reaches 27 million highly engaged fans each month via web, mobile and OTT devices.