MLG and ESPN Team Up To bring eSports to the X Games

Major League Gaming, one of the biggest backers of eSports and competitive gaming in the world, has teamed up with broadcasting giant ESPN to bring gaming to the X Games, a competition better known for hosting such sports as motocross and skateboarding. As a part of this partnership, MLG will stream a tournament of Counter Strike: Global Offensive during the games on their website at MLG.tv, while highlights of the competition will air in between other coverage of the X games on ESPN, ABC, and on the X Games digital streams.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive meets the X Games in Aspen this Fall.

 

“2014 was a breakout year for eSports with the first ever MLG tournament at X Games Austin, millions watching competition on MLG.tv, and more than 71 million people competing in or watching eSports events around the globe,” said Sundance DiGiovanni, co-founder and CEO, MLG. “Our X Games debut was such a success we knew we had to continue the tradition. The MLG X Games Aspen Invitational will further elevate eSports placing our top competitors amongst the best winter athletes in the world and continues to solidify MLG.tv as the leading destination for premium eSports programming.”

During the tournament, which will run from January 23-25th, the top 8 CS: GO teams in the world, as determined by regional qualifier events held across North America and Europe, will go head to head with the ultimate winner of the competition’s gold medal being determined on the 25th. For more information on the event, you can visit mlg.tv, where you can also buy passes to the event and other MLG related goods, and xgames.com.

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Nicole Seraphita
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My name is Nicole Seraphita and I’m 27. I’ve been gaming since the days of the NES and have owned at least one system from each generation since then. My favorite type of games if most definitely RPGs, with my favorites being titles like Chrono Cross, Persona 4, and Tales of Xillia, though I also sometimes dabble in platforming games, fighting games, and visual novels. When I’m not writing for APGNation or playing games, I enjoy table top and card games, watch anime, and write fiction that I occasionally publish online. I tend to write a lot of Sci-fi and the occasional bit of fantasy, with the often overlooked sub-genre of Biopunk being my favorite. I’ve also written a few visual novels, though only one of them has made it all the way to completion thus far. My current dream is to be able to bring the Monster Girl genre to a western audience.

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