Major League Gaming has released the schedule for the much anticipated MLG vs. Proleague (or MvP) Invitational. You'll be able to tune in on most Mondays and Fridays during the regular season of this month long invitational, with things starting to heat up on Friday October 19th when the playoffs begin. Just as a reminder, these players consist of 24 of Korea's best that are in KeSPA's proleague and 24 of the best from the rest of the world competing for their shot at $10,000 and coveted group play slots for MLG Dallas, which is taking place from November 2nd-4th.
You'll be able to watch by paying a paltry fee of $9.99, and that gets you access to over 100 matches commentated by MLG's in house StarCraft II staff consisting of Nick “Axslav” Ranish and Alex “Axeltoss” Rodriguez – all in 1080p. You also get exclusive access to VODs of the event, so if you miss a match you can stay up to date on all the action. All days start at 7PM EST.
Thursday, Sept 27
Friday, Sept 28
Monday, Oct 1
Friday, Oct 5
Monday, Oct 8
Friday, Oct 12
Monday, Oct 15
Friday, Oct 19 – Round 1 – Europe & Korea/Taiwan
Saturday, Oct 20 – Round 1 – Proleague Day 1
Sunday, Oct 21 – Round 1 – Proleague Day 2
Monday, Oct 22 – Round 1 – North America
Tuesday, Oct 23 – Quarterfinals – Proleague
Thursday, Oct 25 – Quarterfinals – NA vs. NA & EU vs. KT
Friday, Oct 26 – Semifinals – PL vs. PL & NA vs. EU/KT
Monday, Oct 29 – Final – MLG Finalist vs. Proleague Finalist
In addition to the players that I previously reported on coming from the Proleague, I now have a list of players that will be participating representing MLG. They are:
And the groups that these players are all sorted into for regular season play? Yeah, I've got that too.
Group A – Bisu, Huk, SoO, KawaiiRice, Fantasy, Sasquatch
Group B – Illusion, By.Sun, Major, Roro, Select, Hero[jOin]
Group C – Effort, Sheth, Skyhigh, Caliber, Flash, qxc
Group D – Vibe, Stork, Hawk, Jangbi, Idra, Last
Group E – Soulkey, Shy, Light, Alicia, Puma, Alive
Group F – MC, Stats, Action, Oz, Crank, Crazy-Hydra
Group G – Classic, Grubby, Thorzain, Hyvaa, Trap, Socke
Group H – Ret, Jaehoon, Stephano, Jaedong, Naniwa, Baby
The action will be fast and furious, so be sure you don't miss it. But if you do, keep it locked here to GameZone for coverage after each broadcast, as I will be doing my best to keep everyone up to date! Broadcasted matches will be called out daily both here on GameZone and on Major League Gaming's website.
Dustin Steiner is GameZone's eSports Correspondent! Follow him on Twitter @VGHC_Deitis and check out Video Gaming Hard Corps, where he is a local tournament organizer for the S. FL. Fighting Game Community.