Streamworks and Major League Gaming Partner to Deliver Live and On Demand Streaming of MLG Pro Circuit Competitions

Now in the 8 th and largest season to date, the MLG Pro Circuit brings together thousands of the world’s best players to compete LIVE for their share of more than $1 million in prizes and stipends. Under this partnership, Streamworks will deploy its unique LIVE solution, capturing, creating and broadcasting uninterrupted coverage of each weekend event, taking video streaming experience to new heights. Those that can't make it in person can watch in real-time each weekend in standard or high-definition at www.majorleaguegaming.com. The competition will feature four live streams: one dedicated stream for Call of Duty®: Black Ops, one for Halo: Reach, and two streams for Blizzard Entertainment’s blockbuster real-time strategy game, StarCraft ® II: Wings of Liberty .

“We are fully committed to providing a seamless, stable and reliable viewing experience for all of our Pro Circuit competitions and have partnered with Streamworks to ensure that we deliver on our promise,” said Sundance DiGiovanni, CEO, MLG.“Beginning with Columbus, we will use Streamworks’ revolutionary patented technology to provide a new level of picture quality.” 

Jason Fletcher, Streamworks’ Marketing Director, said:‘‘We’re very pleased to announce our new long term working relationship with MLG, we intend to bring the very best quality streams to their US and International fans. Our technical teams have been working hard to provide a solution that doesn’t just deliver but pushes the envelope. This is a tremendous opportunity for us to set a new benchmark for online streaming, the limits of what we intend to achieve are truly remarkable in terms of functionality, picture quality and interactivity. The solution we have at our disposal is unique, and integrating this with MLGs vast portfolio of events has been challenging, but more so we’re confident it will be equally rewarding for their fans who are going to enjoy watching and participating like never before.’’

Streaming will be available for the remainder of the 2010 MLG Pro Circuit as follows:

June 3-5:                              Columbus, OH - Columbus Convention Center

July 29-31:                           Anaheim, CA  - Anaheim Convention Center

August 26-28:                    Raleigh, NC - Raleigh Convention Center

October 14-16:                  Orlando, FL - Gaylord Palms Resort&Convention Center

November 18-20:             Providence, RI– National Championship

Rhode Island Convention Center

About Streamworks

Founded in 2010, Streamworks owns and operates a managed global service, a next generation delivery network– built to deliver better, faster, and more cost effective LIVE video streaming. Using a unique technology solution, Streamworks delivers seamless cross platform video with on average 30% file size saving, with dramatically increased picture and audio quality for Live and On Demand. For more information– www.streamworksint.com

About Major League Gaming

Founded in 2002, Major League Gaming (MLG) is the largest professional video game league in the world. MLG is the dominant media property exclusively targeting the approximately 40 million consumers in North America who have a passion for playing video games as a competitive social activity, while giving sponsoring brands access to this highly influential demographic. We represent the best professional gamers and give millions of aspiring players around the world an opportunity to compete, improve their skills, and socialize through our thriving online community and live Pro Circuit competitions. For more information– www.majorleaguegaming.com

  

Katie Goldberg

PR for Major League Gaming

Direct: 646-380-2933

kgoldberg@mlgpro.com


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