NEW YORK, May 07, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), is proud to announce The Max Payne 3 Pro Exhibition in association with Major League Gaming (MLG) that was held on May 5, 2012 in New York City will be broadcast online at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 14, 2012 at http://www.majorleaguegaming.com and http://www.rockstargames.com. For the first time ever, Rockstar Games has teamed up with MLG's elite professional players for an exhibition tournament hosted by MLG and featuring the competitive debut of Max Payne 3 multiplayer.
"We designed Max Payne 3 multiplayer to be easily accessible, yet deep and sophisticated enough for competitive players to enjoy," said Jeronimo Barrera, VP of Product Development of Rockstar Games. "Now we're teaming up with MLG to let the best players in the world attack it."
MLG teams and pros fought it out in 4 vs. 4 Team Matches and Deathmatch tournaments, with Rockstar's development team on-hand to coach and strategize with teams. The 16 selected players were competing for a total cash prize purse of $30,000. Featured players include:
- Strongside - Mike Cavanaugh
- Nadeshot - Matt Haag
- Walshy - David Walsh
- Gandhi - Scott Lussier
- Tsquared - Tom Taylor
- Scump - Seth Abner
- Hastro - Mike Rufail
- CDNthe3rd - Caeser Noriega
- Nickmercs - Nicholas Kolcheff
- Cream - Ken Lawson
- MrsViolence - Kelly Ristigian
- xJawz - Samuel Joseph Betesh
- Predator - Gabriel Figueroa
- CDjr - Emmanuel Brito
- Stainville - Tosh-Mcgruder-Cummings
- Aches - Patrick Price
About the Max Payne series
The original Max Payne game released to critical acclaim in 2001 for its groundbreaking Bullet Time-based shooting mechanics, dark atmosphere and complex story about a cop on the edge, fighting for justice and his own survival on the streets of New York. Its sequel, Max Payne 2 : The Fall of Max Payne was released to further critical acclaim in 2003.
The series returns in 2012 with the launch of Max Payne 3 on May 15 for the Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation ® 3 computer entertainment system, and for the first time in the series will feature a highly customizable, competitive multiplayer component, including the ability to use Bullet Time in multiplayer matches. Max Payne 3 will also be available for PC on May 29.
For more information please visit http://www.rockstargames.com.
About Major League Gaming:
Founded in 2002, Major League Gaming (MLG) ( http:///webmail.rockstargames.com/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.majorleaguegaming.com) is the dominant media property exclusively targeting tens of millions of consumers worldwide who have a passion for playing video games as a competitive social activity. The company gives aspiring gamers around the world an opportunity to compete, improve their skills, and socialize through a thriving competitive community with more than 750,000 matches each month online and LIVE in-person Pro Circuit tournaments in cities nationwide. MLG broadcasts all Pro Circuit play via LIVE streaming online to hundreds of thousands of fans in more than 170 countries.
About Take-Two Interactive Software
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its titles under the 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play brands. Our products are designed for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. The Company's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at http://www.take2games.com.
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