Online viewership and spectator numbers make Anaheim the largest Pro Circuit in MLG history
NEW YORK—August 4, 2011— Major League Gaming (MLG), the world's largest professional video game league and provider of cross platform online videogame competition, shattered previous MLG records delivering more than 35 million stream views of the Anaheim Pro Circuit weekend July 29-31. In addition to online viewers, more than 20,000 fans attended over the course of the weekend and more than 1,000 players from around the world competed. Online viewership, combined with in-person attendance make the Anaheim competition the largest Pro Circuit in MLG history.
Viewers from 171 countries watched four live streams during the three-day, double elimination tournament online at www.majorleaguegaming.com for a total of more than 2.6 million hours of video consumed. The average user time per stream was more than three hours. MLG is working with Streamworks to deliver live and on demand coverage of all 2011 and 2012 Pro Circuit competitions. Rebroadcasts of all Anaheim Pro Circuit matches are available on MLG.tv.
The Anaheim competition was the third stop on the six-city 2011 MLG Pro Circuit. The tour places the most talented video game players alongside their toughest opponents as they battle for more than $1 million in prizes throughout the year. The season continues in Raleigh, NC (August 26-28) and Orlando, FL (October 14-16), and culminates with the national championship in Providence, RI this fall (November 18-20). Competitor and spectator passes for Raleigh are available online.
To receive discounts and added benefits, fans can take advantage of the new MLG League Membership Program. Memberships are available at www.majorleaguegaming.com/membership. Gold MLG League members ($29.99-12 months) receive $10 off competitor passes and $5 off a spectator passes at Pro Circuit competitions, early entry into the events, high definition live video streams for home viewing, discounts on MLG apparel and partner products and more. Silver MLG League members ($9.99-3 months) receive access to high definition, ad-free streams of Pro Circuit competitions, premium VoD, access to member only forums and more.
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