Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Enters the eSports Universe as Turbine and Major League Gaming Partner to Introduce Infinite Crisis to Competitive Gaming
Partnership Kicks Off with an MLG Infinite Crisis Exhibition at E3 from June 11-13
BOSTON and NEW YORK – May 30, 2013 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, through its developer Turbine, Inc., and Major League Gaming (MLG), the world’s largest eSports league and online multiplayer platform, today announced a partnership to introduce Infinite Crisis to the competitive gaming universe. In closed beta now, Infinite Crisis is a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena game set in the DC Multiverse.
Through the partnership, the Turbine and MLG teams will introduce the game to the MLG and eSports community, develop competitive settings, showcase the game at forthcoming eSports and gaming events, feature competitive play on MLG: Play, MLG’s online gaming destination, and ultimately include Infinite Crisis at MLG Pro Circuit competitions.
The partnership kicks off at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 11-13, where top teams Complexity and Curse Academy will compete LIVE from the WB Games booth (South Hall 1637). The action will be streamed on www.majorleaguegaming.com and www.infinitecrisis.com beginning Tuesday, June 11, at 12 p.m. PT. A complete schedule is available online.
“Partnering with MLG is an important step in introducing Infinite Crisis to the competitive gaming community,” said Jeffrey Steefel, Executive Producer for Infinite Crisis. “MLG’s platform and expertise in the eSports arena are unparalleled. We look forward to working closely with MLG to introduce players to the DC Multiverse and building a world-class gaming community.”
“Infinite Crisis and our new partners at Turbine are a perfect addition to the MLG network. The game is action-packed, fun to play and well-suited for a competitive audience,” said Sundance DiGiovanni, CEO and co-founder of Major League Gaming. “Our new collaboration with Turbine is a great example of how we can work with top game developers to introduce their games to the robust MLG audience and grow the eSports community worldwide.”
Infinite Crisis puts players in control of twisted incarnations of their favorite characters including Nightmare Batman and Gaslight Catwoman, playing alongside well-known characters including Green Lantern and Wonder Woman. Soon gamers around the globe will have the opportunity to compete as DC Comics legends.
Additional details about the MLG/Infinite Crisis collaboration will be released in the coming weeks. For more information about the game or to sign up for a chance to participate in beta visit www.infinitecrisis.com.
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About DC Entertainment:
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating its content across Warner Bros. Entertainment and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world. In January 2012, DC Entertainment, in collaboration with Warner Bros. and Time Warner divisions, launched We Can Be Heroes—a giving campaign featuring the iconic Justice League super heroes—to raise awareness and funds to fight the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment:
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
Turbine, Inc. is a premier creator and operator of massive, persistent online worlds that foster powerful social gaming communities. Turbine is wholly owned by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group and has created some of the world’s most popular and award-winning online games, including The Lord of the Rings Online™, Dungeons & Dragons Online®, and Asheron’s Call®. For more information on Turbine, its products and services please visit www.turbine.com.
About Major League Gaming:
Major League Gaming (MLG) (www.majorleaguegaming.com) is the world’s largest eSports organization with millions of LIVE viewers, fans and competitors around the globe. MLG enables gamers to compete, improve their skills, and socialize via the largest online destination for competitive console and PC gaming featuring more than 8 million registered gamers, and the annual MLG Pro Circuit featuring LIVE, in-person tournaments in cities nationwide. MLG broadcasts competitive play, analysis and more via online streaming to hundreds of thousands of fans in an average of more than 170 countries.
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