More than 1200 of the World’s Best Gamers Compete for More Than
$180,000 in Prizes
Event Features a Pre-Release Halo 4 Tournament and Competitions for
StarCraft (R) II: Wings of Liberty (R), League of Legends and Mortal
Kombat(TM), TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2 and PlayStation(R) All-Stars Battle
Royale (TM) on PlayStation(R)3 (PS3(TM)) system
Competition Streamed LIVE at www.majorleaguegaming.com/live
NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The top names in eSports
will compete for more than $180,000 in prizes at the Major League
Gaming (MLG) Fall Championship. MLG, the world’s largest competitive
video game league, will return to Dallas, Texas, for the eighth time to
close out the 2012 Pro Circuit Season. From November 2-4, thousands of
fans will descend upon the Dallas Convention Center and hundreds of
thousands more will watch online as the world’s best compete in the
three-day tournament. Spectator, competitor and HD online viewing
passes are available at http://store.majorleaguegaming.com/.
The Games, Players and Prizing — More than 1200 players will compete
in the three-day tournament
— Halo 4 (Exclusive Pre-Release Tournament) – $40,000 in prizes: Making
its return to the Pro Circuit, the latest installment of the storied
franchise will be featured in a pre-release tournament days before the
game is released to the public on November 6. More than 850 of the best
players in MLG history will compete in teams of four.
— StarCraft(R) II: Wings of Liberty(R) on PC – $76,000 in prizes; $25,000
for 1st Place: Hundreds of players from around the world will compete in
Blizzard Entertainment’s intense real-time strategy game for the 1st
place prize of $25,000.
— League of Legends on PC – $30,000 in prizes: Eight teams including Team
SoloMid, Azubu Blaze, Najin Sword and Curse Gaming will battle for 1st
place recognition in this invitational.
— Mortal Kombat on PlayStation(R)3 (PS3(TM)) system — $16,700 in prizes:
The popular fighting game will return to the Pro Circuit in Dallas as
top players compete on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3.
— TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2 on PS3 – $15,000 in prizes: The recently
released game will make its Pro Circuit tournament debut with the
competition running Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3.
— PlayStation(R) All-Stars Battle Royale(TM) on PS3 – $5,000 in prizes:
All event attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to participate
in a pre-release tournament for PlayStation(R) All-Stars Battle
Royale(TM) before the game is released on November 20th. Free of charge,
attendees can play and compete on open stations on Friday, November 2
and Saturday, November 3. Top finishers will advance to a bracket on
Sunday, November 4 for a chance at $5,000 in prizes.
During the tournament, competitors will use the forthcoming Turtle
Beach/MLG TM1 Tournament Mixers. The TM1 enables communication for up
to six players, the chaining of units for up to 12 audio channels, a
broadcast feed and many other competition features. Combined with the
Turtle Beach control unit, the TM1 provides powerful game tournament
audio. The Turtle Beach/MLG Mixers and Ear Force XP-SEVEN and Z-SEVEN
headsets are slated to be released in 2013.
On Site Spectating – $35 for the weekend
Spectators will view the competition on huge video screens with LIVE
commentating. Attendees will visit an array of booths featuring meet
and greets with Pro Players and MLG personalities, the latest products
from partners, pre-release access to games and more. Booths highlights
— BenQ, official gaming monitor sponsor of MLG: See how BenQ’s
professional gaming monitors, designed by legendary gamers, will take
your game to the next level. Why play when you can conQuer! Tournament
monitors available at $249 (RL2450HT) and $179 (GL2450HM).
— BIC(R) Flex4(R) Razors, official razor of MLG: Compete in the BIC(R)
Flex4(R) Razors Challenge Center and take on other spectators for prizes
in a variety of popular games for PS3, Xbox, and PC.
— Dr Pepper, official soft drink of MLG: Stop by for Halo, Starcraft II,
Mortal Kombat, Tekken, and League of Legends Free Play, photo opps in
the Dr Pepper Photo Booth, Text-to-Win promotions and to try an ice cold
Dr Pepper, Diet Dr Pepper or Dr Pepper Ten.
— Full Sail University: Take a moment to relax, re-charge your phones and
learn how to create your own gaming character at the Full Sail
University booth! Located in Winter Park, Florida (just outside of
Orlando), Full Sail University specializes in an accelerated style of
education geared toward video games, design, animation and more. Visit
fullsail.edu for more information.
— GUNNAR Optiks, officially licensed eyewear of MLG – Advanced Gaming
Eyewear: Nab those extra frags by visiting the MLG Pro Shop where you
can demo, ask questions, and purchase MLG Phantoms and MLG Legends. Keep
an eye on the MLG Mobile Application for special videos, photo contests,
prize giveaways, swag, and more.
— iBUYPOWER, official gaming PC of MLG: iBUYPOWER is giving away an
autographed Chimera 4SE and more prizes! Check the iBUYPOWER booth or
website during the championship for more information. Also stop by to
learn about the hardware engineering and design that goes into making a
competitive-grade gaming system, and play on one too!
— Mad Catz – MLG Pro Circuit Controllers for Xbox 360 and PS3 and MLG
Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition: Purchase the MLG Pro Circuit
Controller and accessories and the MLG Arcade FightStick. Mad Catz will
be featuring their entire range of MLG Pro Circuit Controller
accessories including the new Hard Tension Analog ProModule(TM) and
4-Button D-Pad ProModule(TM). Try the MLG Pro Circuit
Controller/Accessories & FightStick TE at the Mad Catz booth with the
latest console FPS and Fighting Game titles.
— MLG Pro Shop: Purchase an array of MLG merchandise including Nike
apparel (quarter zips, hoodies and t shirts), limited edition Fall
Championship gear. Brand new items that will be available are the MLG
Pro Circuit Backpack, SteelSeries Sensei MLG Edition Gaming Mouse and
official tees from Blizzard Entertainment, Riot Games and Microsoft.
— NOS, official energy drink of MLG: NOS invites fans to attend the NOS
MLG Fall Championship Kick Off Party on Thursday, November 1st from 8 –
10pm at The Fan Sports Lounge. Stop by the party to play MLG Pro Circuit
games, sample free NOS and mingle with Pro players and MLG
— PlayStation(R), official partner of MLG: Play, Compete, and Win at the
PlayStation Compound. Go head to head on PS3 and PlayStation(R)Vita (PS
Vita) handheld entertainment system for big prizes! The compound is
packed with PlayStation(R) exclusives like PlayStation All-Stars Battle
Royale, God of War(TM): Ascension and LittleBigPlanet(TM) Karting. You
can also get hands-on with the hottest new and unreleased games like
Need for Speed(TM) Most Wanted and Far Cry 3(R).
— SteelSeries: Winning Is Everything. All weekend long, SteelSeries will
be upgrading fans with VIP seats and giving away premium SteelSeries
product to lucky attendees. Grab your SteelSeries bracelet at the door
for your chance to win great gear and be sure to stop by the MLG Pro
Shop to check out the MLG Sensei.
— Xperia Smartphone by Sony: Visit the Sony Xperia Booth and check out the
brand new Xperia TL, in-stores November 2 and featured in the upcoming
James Bond cinema release SKYFALL, in theatres November 9. Play Modern
Combat 3 and other exciting mobile games on the Xperia TL and Xperia
ion. Both smartphones are PlayStation Certified(C) to guarantee a
high-quality smartphone gaming experience. Plus, Xperia owners receive
early entry to the event (30 minutes) on Friday, November 2.
Online Viewing in HD
For those not attending in person, the weekend competition will be
broadcast LIVE online at www.majorleaguegaming.com/live beginning
November 2 at 5pm CST. Fans can watch five streams in standard
definition for free or upgrade to watch ad-free in HD and secure access
Some of the most talented casters in the world of eSports will be
commentating the tournament including:
— Halo 4: Halo Pro Kyle “Elamite Warrior” Elam, Andy “Bravo” Dudynsky,
Nathan “Unbreakable” Mann, and Frank “U4ixx” Bowen.
— StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty: Day, Apollo, djWheat, TotalBiscuit,
Mr Bitter, Axeltoss, Axslav, Clutch, and Adebisi (observer).
— League of Legends: Deman, Jatt, Phreak, MonteCristo and OptimusTom.
— PlayStation(R)3 (PS3(TM)) Games — Mortal Kombat, Tekken Tag Tournament
2 and PlayStation(R) All-Stars Battle Royale(TM): Eric ‘Juicebox Abel’
Albino, Bill “Tom Brady” Menoutis, and Reepal “RIP” Parbhoo.
Details about the MLG Fall Championship – Dallas:
Dates: November 2-4, 2012
— Friday, November 2 – Doors open at 1:30 PM with the official welcome at
5:00 PM and competition on the main stages from 5:30 PM — 1:30 AM
— Saturday, November 3 – 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM
— Sunday, November 4 – 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Location: Dallas Convention Center, Hall A
650 S. Griffin Street
Dallas, TX 75202
— Spectator Passes for the weekend: $35 ($30 for Gold Members)