Major League Gaming
Mike Sepso (co-founder)
John Nelson (Comissioner)
Major League Gaming, often abbreviated as MLG, was founded in 2002 by Sundance DiGiovanni and Mike Sepso. It is a North American professional competitive video gaming organization, headquartered in New York City. MLG has held large video game tournaments throughout the United States and Canada, some of them even being broadcast to a television audience. The company has also been involved in game development, having bought a software developer that specializes in building online gaming communities.
MLG's aim is to elevate computer and console video game tournaments to become viable and mainstream competitive spectator events. Beginning with a focus on FPS (First Person Shooter games) and fighting games, MLG eventually embraced the RTS (Real Time Strategy games) and MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena games) genres with the adoption of StarCraft II and League of Legends, in 2010 and 2011.
On April 17th, 2012, it was announced that Major League Gaming has reached a partnership agreement with CBS Interactive. CBS Interactive is now the exclusive online broadcaster for Major League Gaming's Pro Circuit competitions. CBS Interactive will also provide advertising representation for Major League Gaming moving forward.
On November 3rd, 2014 MLG announced that it has partnered up with ESPN X Games to host a CS:GO tournament in Aspen, Colorado, from January 23-25, whose highlights will be aired during the X Games telecasts on ESPN and ABC, and on the X Games digital and social platforms.
|MLG X Games Aspen Invitational||2015-01-23 - 2015-01-25||Team LDLC.com||Ninjas in Pyjamas|
|MLG Major Championship: Columbus||2016-03-29 - 2016-04-03||Luminosity Gaming||Natus Vincere|