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Black Ops 2 Added to MLG Winter Season
- Updated: February 2, 2013
Certain gamers can be content with staying at home playing endless amounts of public matches, while others just need that little bit more competition, something Major League Gaming (MLG) offers. In preparation for its Winter Season, MLG have announced all three games that will feature on their tour, one being Riot Games’ hit League of Legends, the second being Blizzard Entertainment’s StarCraft II and the third of course being Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
MLG CEO and co-founder Sundance DiGiovanni talked highly of the upcoming season and how 2013 will be a tuning point for eSports, which Black Ops 2 is highly integrated with.
The global phenomenon of competitive gaming has reached a tipping point and I believe 2013 is going to be the most pivotal time for eSports. The Winter Season includes games built for competitive play, an event format and production level unparalleled in the industry and a passionate global fan base that continues to grow. Combine that with our TV-esque online broadcast, and we have everything needed for MLG and eSports to dominate the entertainment industry and appeal to an even broader audience.
Some action is already planned with the Winter Championships taking place at Dallas Convention Center on March 15-17, with $50,000 in prize money for Black Ops 2 players up for grabs, with $20,00 going to the winner. If you North American and European players want a piece of the pie, then the MLG’s GameBattles service is your point of entry and hopefully some prize money for yourself in the long run.
Activision have also announced their own little Black Ops 2 tournament recently, with the Call of Duty Championship taking place in Hollywood California on 5-7, with $1 million in prize money available!
Will you be watching the MLG circuit or Call of Duty Championship in 2013? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.