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About

Major League Gaming, often abbreviated MLG, founded in 2002 by Sundance DiGiovanni and Mike Sepso, is a North American professional Electronic sports organisation, headquartered in New York City. MLG has held official video game tournaments throughout the United States and Canada, which were sometimes broadcast on television. The company has also been involved in game development, after buying a software developer for online gaming communities [1]. MLG's aim is to elevate computer and console game tournaments to viable competitive and spectator events [2]. Even though it used to focus on FPS (First Person Shooter games) and fighting games, MLG eventually opened its horizons to RTS (Real Time Strategy games) and MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena games) with StarCraft II and League of Legends, respectively in 2010 and 2011. In 2016, MLG was acquired by Activision Blizzard to further plans of creating the ESPN of esports. [3]

Tournaments

Start End Tournament Location Total Teams Prize Pool Winner Runner-Up
2016-08-05 2016-08-07
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MLG Orlando Open 2016
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Orlando
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 TBD
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 TBD
2016-06-10 2016-06-12
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MLG Anaheim Open 2016
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Anaheim
108 $100,000
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 TBD
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 TBD
2015-10-16 2015-10-18
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MLG World Finals 2015
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New Orleans
63 $250,000
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 OpTic Gaming
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 Denial eSports
2015-09-18 2015-09-20 MLG.png MLG Pro League Season 3 Playoffs
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Columbus
12 $175,000
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 FaZe Clan
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 OpTic Gaming
2015-06-19 2015-06-21 MLG.png MLG Pro League Season 3 Relegation Tournament
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Columbus
16 $10,000
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 iSolation eSports
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 Epsilon eSports.NA
2015-06-09 2015-06-12 MLG.png MLG Black Ops II 5K Throw Back Tournament online 8 $5,000
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 compLexity Gaming
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 OpTic Gaming
2015-06-05 2015-06-07 MLG.png MLG Pro League Season 2 Playoffs
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Austin
8 $75,000
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 OpTic Gaming
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 FaZe Clan
2015-02-20 2015-02-22 MLG.png MLG Pro League Season 1 Playoffs
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Columbus
8 $75,000
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 OpTic Gaming
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 Denial eSports
2014-11-28 2014-11-30 MLG.png MLG Columbus Open 2014
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Columbus
112 $25,000
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 FaZe Clan
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 OpTic Gaming
2014-10-24 2014-10-26 MLG.png MLG CoD League Season 3 Playoffs
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Columbus
8 $75,000
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 Team EnVyUs
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 Noble eSports
2014-06-20 2014-06-22 MLG Pro Circuit.png MLG Anaheim 2014 International Playoffs
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Anaheim
11 $70,000
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 Evil Geniuses
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 OpTic Gaming
2014-06-20 2014-06-22 MLG Pro Circuit.png MLG Anaheim 2014 Season 3 Play-In Tournament
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Anaheim
192 $10,000
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 OpTic Nation
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 Rise Nation
2014-06-06 2014-06-08 Xgames.png MLG X Games Invitational
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Austin
8
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 OpTic Gaming
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 Team Kaliber
2014-04-11 2014-04-13 MLG.png MLG CoD League Season 1 Playoffs
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Boston
6 $15,000
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 compLexity Gaming
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 Strictly Business
2014-01-20 2014-02-07 MLG Pro Circuit.png Call of Duty Winter Invitational online 8 $5,000
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 Curse LV
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 Team EnVyUs
2013-11-22 2013-11-24 MLG Pro Circuit.png MLG Fall Championship 2013
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Columbus
108 $50,000
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 compLexity Gaming
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 Team Kaliber
2013-10-17 2013-10-19 MLG Pro Circuit.png MLG Fall Invitational
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Orlando
4 $15,000
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 compLexity Gaming
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 OpTic Gaming
2013-08-30 2013-09-02 PAX.png MLG PAX Prime Invitational
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Seattle
16 $10,000
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 UNiTE Gaming
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 compLexity Gaming
2013-06-28 2013-06-30 MLG.png MLG Spring Championship
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Anaheim
123 $50,000
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 compLexity Gaming
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 IcoNs Impact
2013-03-15 2013-03-17 MLG Pro Circuit.png MLG Winter Championship 2013
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Dallas
156 $50,000
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 Fariko Impact
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 UNiTE Gaming
2011-11-18 2011-11-20 MLG.png MLG National Championship 2011
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Providence
41 $140,000
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 Quantic Nex-TT-hreat
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 Team EnVyUs
2011-10-14 2011-10-16 MLG Pro Circuit.png MLG Orlando 2011
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Orlando
61 $28,000
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 OpTic Gaming
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 Vendetta
2011-08-26 2011-08-28 MLG Pro Circuit.png MLG Raleigh 2011
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Raleigh
63 $28,000
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 Team FeaR
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 apeX.Collapse
2011-07-29 2011-07-31 MLG Pro Circuit.png MLG Anaheim 2011
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Anaheim
61 $28,000
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 Quantic LeveraGe
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 Team FeaR
2011-06-03 2011-06-05 MLG Pro Circuit.png MLG Columbus 2011
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Columbus
72 $28,000
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 OpTic Gaming
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 Force
2011-04-01 2011-04-03 MLG Pro Circuit.png MLG Dallas 2011
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Dallas
45 $28,000
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 Quantic LeveraGe
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 Resistance
2011-01-24 2011-01-24 MLG.png MLG $25K online 1,000+ $25,000
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 Quantic LeveraGe
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 OpTic Gaming
2010-11-05 2010-11-07 MLG.png MLG National Championship 2010
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Dallas
8 $23,000
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 Influence
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 LeveraGe
2010-10-30 2010-10-30 MLG.png MLG Online National Championship online 8 $23,000
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 Team EnVyUs
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 Xtravagant
2009-11-06 2009-11-08 MLG.png MLG National Championship 2009
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Anaheim
8 $15,000
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 Xtravagant
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 Team EnVyUs
2008-11-22 2008-11-24 MLG.png MLG National Championship 2008
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Las Vegas
6 $15,000
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 Team FeaR
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 Team EnVyUs

References

  1. "Agora Games acquired" - bizjournals.com
  2. Major League Gaming goes big league - news.cnet.com
  3. Activision Blizzard Acquires the Business of Major League Gaming - majorleaguegaming.com