Introduction of Major League Gaming
Remember when you were a kid and all you wanted to do was play video games for a living? Well, that’s a real thing. The Major League Gaming Network, founded in 2002 is a professional sports organization that hosts tournaments, television broadcasts and some badass gamers.
Major League Gaming: Professional Games
MLG operates on a circuit that roams the world’s best tournaments and puts top gamers on display. However, not every game makes the cut for professional grade gaming. Here are the top games on the circuit:
- Starcraft II (PC)
- League of Legends (PC)
- Mortal Kombat (PS3)
- Soul Calibur V (PS3)
- Super Smash Bros Melee (Gamecube)
Major League Gaming: Commentators
Luckily, Youtube has made the development of a professional gaming network possible. Youtube commentators host screencasts of games and offer in-depth commentary about the players, their game style and the ultimate defeat of their enemies. Check out these commentators:
Major League Gaming: Tournaments & Sponsorship
Players compete to reach the top tiers of the gaming industry at tournaments held worldwide. Some even win big cash prizes for placing in the top three ranks. However, that’s not how players make the real cheddar. Most players that have been on the circuit get sponsorship from companies like hardware manufacturers to energy drink promoters. From the looks of it, the MLG is shaping up to be quite a competitive pro sport.
Do you have what it takes to go pro?