Major League Gaming has announced their new MLG.tv Columbus Arena located in Columbus, OH. The new 14,000 sq. ft venue will hold upcoming MLG events like the Season 3 Call of Duty: Ghosts playoffs, where the top Call of Duty teams will play for over $75,000 in prizes. This is the first of many moves by Major League Gaming, they also announced the MLG Stadium in China slated to open sometime in 2017. Below is the press release by Major League Gaming:
Major League Gaming (MLG), the global leader in eSports and premium video network, today announced the MLG.tv Arena in Columbus, Ohio, a state of the art venue designed to showcase and broadcast competitive gaming year round. Building upon 12+ years running competitive gaming tournaments, the MLG.tv Columbus Arena will complement the ongoing Championship events MLG holds worldwide, the MLG Studio in NYC and the forthcoming MLG Stadium in China slated to open in 2017. The inaugural event at the MLG.tv Columbus Arena will be the MLG Call of Duty: Ghosts Pro League Season 3 Playoffs from October 24-26 where the top eight Call of Duty teams will compete for $75,000 in prizes and a first place prize of $30,000. Spectator passes will go on sale this Friday, September 26 at 5pm ET in the MLG online store and the playoffs will be broadcast live on MLG.tv.
The MLG.tv Columbus Arena is a 14,000 sq. ft venue that will serve as the backdrop for MLG’s premier competitions and will deliver the same exciting experience as a large-scale MLG Pro Circuit event in a more intimate setting. The Arena features bleacher seating for hundreds of spectators to watch in person, sound proof booths for players and teams, a broadcast platform for live commentating, video screens broadcasting the competition, and warm up areas for players. Following the Season 3 Playoffs, the space will host events regularly and serve as the backdrop for MLG.tv programming set in a LIVE show environment. Additional MLG.tv Columbus Arena events will be announced soon and spectator and VIP tickets will be available for future activities.
The Season 3 playoffs will be the first event in the MLG.tv Columbus Arena and is the culmination of nearly three months of online play. The top eight teams advancing to the playoffs to compete for $75,000 in prizes will be determined on October 8 and current standings are available on MLG.tv. Teams competing in Season 3 include Team EnVyUs, Rise Nation, OpTic Nation, FaZe, OpTic Gaming, Denial eSports, Most Wanted, Evil Geniuses, Noble.Vanquish, Team Kaliber, Team Curse, and JusTus.