Dallas: Major League Gaming To Crown World’s Best Video Gamers
League’s Best Pro Players in Final Battle Over Top Cash Prizes and Coveted Titles; Pro Status To Be Awarded to Top Combine Competitors in Season Finale
NEW YORK – Nov. 1, 2010 – Major League Gaming (MLG), the world’s largest professional video game league, today begins the official countdown towards its 2010 national championship -- the highly anticipated championship rounds for its season long pro and combine competitions.
The live finale will award huge cash prizes and coveted season titles to the winning pro team and elevate the most skilled combine winners to pro status. The 2010 Pro Circuit competition and the MLG Doritos Pro Gaming Combine finales will be held in Dallas, TX November 5 – 7, at the Hilton Anatole.
“MLG’s incredible 2010 live circuit season will culminate in Dallas with our biggest and most intense competition of the year,” said Sundance DiGiovanni, CEO of Major League Gaming.
“We look forward to hosting the best U.S. and international gaming players in this season’s most spectacular showdown.”
Since the 2010 season began, MLG has hosted live pro circuit and combine competitions in major cities nationwide including Chicago, Denver, Nashville and Washington DC.
Thousands of competitors will now converge in Dallas in the ultimate season attempt to establish dominance with featured game titles such as Halo 3, StarCraft 2, Tekken 6, and Super Smash Bros Brawl. The national championship also offers amateur gamers a chance to play against established pros to further prove their own capabilities and ultimately gain pro status.
All eyes are on the top ranked Halo 3 pro teams for the national championship - two in particular have been consistently outperforming each other throughout the 2010 season. Team Instinct and Team Final Boss have both claimed two key wins each in a total of four regional heats since the season began.
Also under the microscope for the Dallas finals is Combine competitor Jordan “Amish Acorns“ Dotzel from Mountaintop, Pennsylvania who claimed consecutive winning titles at the MLG Doritos Combine 2010 competitions in Chicago, Denver and DC.
The national championship event features the first-ever Halo: Reach competition on MLG’s Pro Circuit. This recently launched and highly anticipated Xbox 360 game title also debuted on the MLG Doritos Combine Circuit competition this month attracting overwhelming demand and selling out competitor tickets in record time.
Pro and amateur enthusiasts will also get their final chance to test their competitive skills on Halo 3 as the MLG featured title has its final showing in Dallas.
Championship spectators will get the chance to experience thrilling showdowns between top ranked pro teams and hotly contested favorites such as Final Boss and Instinct as well as watch them prepare for competition. The season finale also offers several featured events including:
- The National Championships of Halo 3, StarCraft 2, Tekken 6, and Super Smash Bros Brawl
- The first-ever Halo: Reach Event on the Pro Circuit
- The last-ever appearance of Halo 3 as an official Pro Circuit game
- An “All Star” game featuring celebrity pro players
- A doubled StarCraft 2 bracket packed with veteran talent
- An event packed with spectator events, giveaways, contests and celebrity activities
Competitors and spectators in the thousands are expected for the Nov. 5-7 event in Dallas as this will be the final opportunity in 2010 for pro and amateur competitors to attain championship status and a place in the 2010 ranks.
Registration for the MLG’s Pro Circuit and the MLG Doritos Pro Gaming Combine is open now at http://www.mlgpro.com/pro-circuit/2010.
ABOUT MAJOR LEAGUE GAMING
Founded in 2002, Major League Gaming (MLG) is the dominant media property exclusively targeting the approximately 40 million consumers in North America who have a passion for playing video games as a competitive social activity. The company exclusively represents the best professional gamers and gives millions of aspiring gamers around the world an opportunity to compete, improve their skills, and socialize through our thriving online competitive community and live Pro Circuit competitions. For more information: www.mlgpro.com.
What: Major League Gaming National Championship Competition
The MLG Pro Circuit draws top video gaming pros, aspiring amateurs, and thousands of fans to Dallas this weekend to crown the next MLG National Champion!
The Doritos MLG Combine series was created to inspire fans to pursue their gaming passions and showcase their talent at the highest level. Aspiring professional gamers are given a rigorous testing ground to showcase their skills, and the opportunity to further gain exposure through MLG’s thriving community of players.
2201 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
November 5-7, 2010
Friday: 5:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.– 11:45 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Spectator Admission: $25
Participation costs vary. More ticket information:
Pro circuit: http://www.mlgpro.com/pro-circuit/2010/
Major League Gaming: http://www.mlgpro.com/