news\ Jan 7, 2013 at 5:30 pm

MLG kicks off the new year with new online programming

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MLG is kicking off 2013 with a new eSports programming line-up starting tonight. MLG will be featuring some of the best competitive gameplay for popular multiplayer games League of Legends, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and StarCraft II. This programming line-up begins today, January 7 at 5PM ET and continues through Friday, January 18. The following shows can be seen on both and

  • StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Exhibitions (Monday - Friday, 5PM ET)  Tune in Monday through Friday at 5PM to see daily StarCraft II: Heart of the SwarmI exhibitions cast live from the MLG Studios by Axslav and Axeltoss. Featuring top pro players competing in multiple formats including King of the Hill, 2v2v2v2, Showmatches and more.
  • StarCraft II: Rules of Engagement with Axslav (Monday - Friday, 7PM ET)  MLG commentator and Pro Player Nick "Axslav" Ranish teaches you how to play StarCraft II Monday through Friday at 7pm ET.  Geared for both new and veteran players, spend an hour with Axslav to gain insight into the basics, and advanced level play to compete in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 GameBattles Matches (Monday - Friday, 7PM ET)  Join Chris Puckett and Pro Player John 'RevaN' Boble as they host GameBattles matches featuring top Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 players competing for cash and glory Monday through Friday at 7pm ET.
  • MLG Prizefights featuring League of Legends (Monday - Friday, 8PM ET)  MLG Prizefights returns with top League of Legends teams battling in a new format. Featuring up and coming contenders duking it out for a shot at the top Pro Teams, as well as top-level showmatches weekly.

Tonight's MLG Prizefight is between FEAR and "To be Determined." FEAR recently had their AD Carry Aphromoo leave to join CLG as their starting support player, so it'll be interesting to see how they compete moving forward. No other teams for the Prizefights are announced right now, but in the past there have been some really good match-ups. 

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