Amidst a number of negative trends in the gaming industry, including completion rates, day one paid DLC, and the closure of many fantastic studios, one trend has continued to be a shining light, growing rapidly, and that’s none other than Major League Gaming. Through online games such as StarCraft II and League of Legends, MLG has continued to grow, which is why the league is anticipating its best fall showcase in history.
Major League Gaming’s fall lineup does indeed start this week, kicking off a slew of events, some of which can be seen below:
MOBA (Wednesdays at 7pm ET) – Free to Watch
Wednesday nights at MLG will feature the best MOBA games and players. League of Legends matchups will be featured this Fall in the ongoing series. On September 26 at 7pm ET, fans can watch a Counter Logic Gaming showmatch as team CLG Prime takes on CLG EU. Commentary will be provided by Tom "Optimus" Searfoss and Chris "MonteCristo" Mykles. Weekly MOBA broadcasts will also include the Finals of the MLG League of Legends Gamebattles Tournaments.
StarCraft II (Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm ET) – Free to Watch
Beginning October 2, Tuesdays and Thursdays will be devoted to StarCraft II starting with the StarCraft II Online Qualifiers. Featuring competitions for Europe, North America, and Korea/Taiwan, the broadcast will highlight the best from each region with the victors receiving coveted Group Play spots and paid trips to the Fall Championship in Dallas from November 2-4. Shows will be commentated by Nick “Axslav” Ranish and Alex “Axeltoss” Rodriguez.
MvP Invitational (Starts Thursday, September 27 and Airs Mondays and Fridays at 7pm ET) – PPV only
As previously announced, the world’s best StarCraft II players will meet up in an unprecedented collaboration between MLG and KeSPA’s Proleague in the MvP Invitational. A complete overview of the tournament, players, and first week match-ups is available here. Kicking off on Thursday, September 27, the MvP Invitational will feature 15 days of broadcast with 100+ games casted for dozens of hours of content. 48 players will compete for a $10,000 first prize, paid trips to Dallas, and coveted Group Play spots. Shows will be commentated by Nick “Axslav” Ranish and Alex “Axeltoss” Rodriguez and passes are available online.
If you’re overwhelmed by the action, you can check out the league’s online schedule to map out which events you’ll wish to catch by clicking here. Which MLG games do you see rising in popularity this fall? Let us know by commenting below.