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Machinima’s Ryan Wyatt joins MLG as VP of Programming

Major League Gaming has reunited with eSports vet Ryan ‘Fwiz’ Wyatt, appointing the former Machinima boss as its new VP of Programming. His job will entail working directly with MLG.tv’s stable of eSports leagues and personalities, as well as being involved with MLG.tv’s production studio to develop premium programming for …

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SuperData: eSports viewership reaches 31.4m in US, 70m worldwide

Reserach group SuperData has released a new brief on eSports viewership, revealing rapid growth within the medium. According to the brief, over 70m individuals tuned in worldwide – with 31.4m coming from the US alone. SuperData reports worldwide viewership has doubled in the last year. eSports are a rapidly growing …

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MLG Xbox 360 app hits today

The Xbox 360 version of Major League Gaming’s app is out today in a handful of territories, including the UK and US. Xbox Live Gold subscribers in the UK, US, Canada and Australia should have access to the app at some point in the day, according to the eSports organization. …

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Major League Gaming expands with MLG Brasil franchise

North American eSports organization Major League Gaming has announced a deal with Brazilian sports entertainment company Grupo guia to form MLG Brasil. The organization will look to expand its competitive gaming platfrom to South America – following a decade of impressive growth in North America, as well as leagues and …

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How eSports is becoming a legitimate sport

Millions of people around the world are playing their favourite games right now. The majority do so for fun in their free time. But others are seasoned professionals, celebrated for their gaming prowess – and even make a living through their in-game abilities and accomplishments. And then there are the …

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MLG viewers watched 54m hours of video content in 2013

Major League Gaming audiences watched more than 54m hours of MLG-produced video content in 2013, the organization has announced. According to MLG, the figure represents a 262 per cent increase from 2012 and a whopping 1,557 per cent growth from 2010’s total. "MLG’s 1,557 percent growth in live video consumption …

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MLG.tv network to broadcast major eSports events

Major League Gaming has announced MLG.tv, a new eSports internet-broadcast network that will showcase events around the world. TechCrunch reports the network will stream broadcasts in HD (up to 1080p) as well as carry a studio show that features both news and highlights. The weekly recap show, entitled eSports Report, …

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MLG adds NBA executive to board of directors

Major League Gaming has announced the appointment of Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to the organization’s board of directors. Morey has worked in the NBA for a decade, with seven years overseeing the Rockets and three years as SVP Operations for the Boston Celtics. On MLG’s board, Morey will …

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Latest Major League Gaming event breaks attendance records

Major League Gaming’s latest Pro Circuit event hit new heights in terms of attendance, the organization has revealed. Fans and competitors combined to make up 21,000 attendees at the three-day Spring Championship in Anaheim, California – which the league states sets a new record for the largest crowd in the …

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Report: MLG walks away from StarCraft II WCS hosting contract

Major League Gaming will no longer host Blizzard’s North American StarCraft II World Championship Series. PCGamesN reports MLG has backed out of its agreement with the developer, and at least one man in the know believes it’s because of a lack of support from Blizzard. After coordinating on WCS America …

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