Major League Gaming has gone through many changes in its lifetime, always being one of the major organizations at the forefront of eSports and competitive gaming. Over recent years, rumors have stirred that MLG would be looking to sell and it appears that those plans have finally come to fruition.
Today, Activision Blizzard officially announced their acquiring of Major League Gaming as a business. MLG.tv, MLG Pro Circuits, and Gamebattles will continue to exist as they always have, now with the strength of Activision behind them.
Our acquisition of Major League Gaming’s business furthers our plans to create the ESPN of esports. MLG’s ability to create premium content and its proven broadcast technology platform – including its live streaming capabilities – strengthens our strategic position in competitive gaming. MLG has an incredibly strong and seasoned team and a thriving community. Together, we will create new ways to celebrate players and their unique skills, dedication and commitment to gaming. We are excited to add Sundance and the entire MLG esports team to our competitive gaming initiatives.
– Bobby Kotick, Activision Blizzard CEO
Our mission for over 12 years has been to promote and expand the growth of competitive gaming worldwide, and today the industry is at a key inflection point as its popularity soars and rivals that of many traditional professional sports. This acquisition and Activision Blizzard’s commitment to competitive gaming will expand the opportunities for gamers to be recognized and celebrated for their competitive excellence.
– Sundance DiGiovanni, MLG Co-Founder
The acquisition of Major League Gaming is without a doubt very interesting and leaves a lot to be expected in the coming years for eSports. It is unknown how, if it all, this will affect the Halo World Championship, but there will definitely be a lot of exciting news ahead.
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