This morning, Major League Gaming
announced that they had delivered a record-breaking 22.5 million online video streams of their recent Columbus Pro Circuit competition. On top of that, over 16,000 fans had attended over the course of the weekend to watch more than 1,300 players from around the world compete in various games. The online viewers, added to the in-person attendance, made the MLG
Columbus Pro Circuit the largest Pro Circut in MLG history.
I was actually able to attend for a bit on one of the days as a spectator. Stupid me forgot my camera, and I couldn't get a good shot on my cell phone of the competitions going on, but I did check out some of the competition, mostly Halo Reach and Starcraft II. The convention center was quite packed, and to view the Starcraft II competition was standing room only. I'm glad that MLG
did this well in Columbus and hope they come back in the future.
Major League Gaming Delivers Record-Breaking 22.5 Million Online Video Streams of Columbus Pro Circuit Video Game Competition
Live online broadcast of weekend tournament serves nearly double the streams of the 2011 NFL Draft
NEW YORK—June 13, 2011—Major League Gaming (MLG)
, the world's largest professional video game league and largest provider of cross platform online videogame competition, shattered previous MLG records delivering more than 22.5 million stream views of the Columbus Pro Circuit weekend of competition, nearly double the reported 11.4 million NFL.com video streamsconsumed during the weekend of the 2011 NFL Draft. Viewers from 164 countries watched four live streams during the three-day, double elimination tournament online atwww.majorleaguegaming.com
for a total of more than 2.2 million hours of video consumed. Rebroadcasts of all Columbus Pro Circuit matches are available on MLG.tv.
In addition to the online viewers, more than 16,000 fans attended over the course of the weekend and more than 1,300 players from around the world competed making it the largest Pro Circuit competition in MLG history. The Columbus competition was the second stop on the six-city 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 and stipends throughout the year.
The Pro Circuit season will continue with stops in Anaheim, CA (July 29-31), Raleigh, NC (August 26-28) and Orlando, FL (October 14-16), culminating with the national championship in Providence, RI this fall (November 18-20). MLG is working with Streamworks to deliver live and on demand coverage of all 2011 and 2012 Pro Circuit competitions.
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