MLG is excited to announce a new format for our Fall 2012 Season. Throughout MLG’s history, our goal has been to provide the highest level of competitive gaming in the world for players and fans. We have continually strived to redefine esports by experimenting with new formats and continually pushing the envelope. With this in mind we are pleased to announce a new format for our Fall Season.
More Competition – MvP (MLG vs. Proleague) Invitational
In an effort to deliver more global competition, earlier today we announced the MvP (MLG vs. Proleague) Invitational. Kicking off later this month, it will feature 48 of the world’s best StarCraft II players including the top 24 ranked StarCraft II Players in KeSPA’s Proleague , 12 players from North America, six players from Europe (EU) and six players from Korea /Taiwan.
Players will compete for a chance at $10,000 in prizes, as well as eight coveted spots in Group Play and an all-expenses paid trip to compete at the MLG Fall Championship in Dallas, Texas, from November 2-4. These top eight group play spots are in addition to the group placements from the MLG Online Qualifiers, and those earned by the top eight finishers at the Summer Championship in Raleigh.
More Online Broadcasts
Because of the high demand for regular online content, we will be presenting more competitive gaming programming at majorleaguegaming.com, including broadcasts of the MvP Invitational that will begin airing weekly starting September 24.
Our broadcasts will continue with StarCraft II Online Qualifiers in the coming weeks, beginning with EU Qualifiers that will be followed up by Korea/Taiwan and North American competition. The Online Qualifiers will result in Group Play placement at the Fall Championship.
To add to the broadcast presentation, we are excited to announce that Nick “Axslav” Ranish and Alex “Axeltoss” Rodriguez are joining the MLG team to help broadcast our new content, and will serve as our live events expert analysts and commentators. We will also be working together on new MLG content like Top 10s, expert tips and analysis and highlighting the best content to help viewers better understand StarCraft II and improve their gameplay.
A complete broadcast schedule will be released soon, but expect more competition and analysis as we head into November.
Everything’s Bigger in Texas
The MLG Fall Championship in Dallas will be MLG’s biggest of the year. We have already announced the addition of a pre-release Halo 4 tournament. In addition, the top StarCraft II players from around the globe will compete. Competitor passes for Halo 4 are now on sale and additional games will be announced soon.
As everyone prepares to make Dallas the most insane event ever and we bring you new broadcast programming, we will no longer be holding the previously announced Arena activities.
Please stay tuned for more details about the Fall Broadcast line-up and Fall Championship including new game, player and caster announcements in the coming weeks.