Activision Blizzard have announcement their new developments in the acquisition of MLG.tv. The publisher giant has struck up a number of new partnerships, most notably Facebook, who will live stream their Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 tournament at MLG Anaheim on their social media service to their active 1.6 billion users.
Activision Blizzard have reported on outstanding viewership records which shattered previous Major CS:GO tournaments in the past. According to Activison Blizzard 1.6 million concurrent viewrers tuned in to the tournament on April 3rd.
Brazilian CS:GO team Luminosity finall grabbed a Major win after coming second in two consecutive tournaments. After pulling off two of the most memorable comebacks in the semi-finals against Team Liquid, Luminosity made quick work of Natus Vincere in the grand finals to secure their spot as Champions and $500,000.
Valve announced this morning that their majors will now see an increased prize pool from $250,000 to $1 million starting with MLG Columbus in March.
Don’t miss a Major! Here are a few eSports events coming live to a screen near you from February to April.
Activision have kicked off 2016 with a bang by acquiring Major League Gaming with the team joining their new eSports division’s ranks. Bobby Kotick plans to build “the ESPN of Video Games.”
Activision have announced the first of many big changes coming to competitive Call of Duty in 2016, and the first step is huge.
The first ever Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 tournament will be streamed on Twitch, but hosted at the MLG Arena
After dominating Twitch TV since launch, Black Ops 3 will have it’s first ever tournament hosted at the MLG Arena, but broadcast by Twitch. Goodbye MLG.tv, you will not be missed.
Activision are at it again, this time partnering up with the ESL. Are we getting a Call of Duty Major next year?
Smite has entered the console realm as one of the first competitive MOBAs. The newly released game will also feature at Major League Gaming in October.
Rocket League is the love child of FIFA Football, Need For Speed and TrackMania Nations. It’s also now an official eSport. Is this the eSport we’ve been waiting for?
The MLG are hosting their 100th event! Pro Dota 2 and CoD: Advanced Warfare gamers will duke it out for their share of the $500 000 prize pool.