Major League Gaming, Sony and Gameloft team up to bring e-sports to mobile

For those of you unfamiliar with what e-sports happens to be, it is essentially professional gaming. These are tournaments played on both console and PC for cash prizes, usually rather large ones. Games such as Call of Duty, StarCraft and so on are played regularly in the e-sport circuit through many of the different tournament companies like MLG (Major League Gaming) and WCG (World Cyber Games).

There are many leagues around the world, some that play only one game like StarCraft while others have a selection of games that are played in different ladders. Sony Ericsson (now Sony) has been a major sponsor of MLG for quite some time. Samsung has been a major sponsor of WCG for awhile as well. Now it seems MLG is getting ready to take it to the next level by opening up an official platform for mobile e-sports, teaming up with Sony and Gameloft.

The first title will naturally be Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation from Gameloft. Being dubbed as the ‘Worlds first competitive smartphone gaming platform’ is a bit much. Unfortunately for MLG we hold that title thanks to our AGC tournaments. Still it is good to see the major players in the e-sports scene jumping on board with mobile gaming.

For those of you interested in joining up and competing in the first tournament can do so by heading over to the MLG Website and signing up. You will end up competing for a chance a more than $10,000 in prize money. Ranking will automatically be recorded and tallied on the official arena leaderboards as you play. More titles are set to be added to the list of games over the next few months.

While some of us here will be signing up to compete, this leads us to wonder, should we start a professional TeamDG team for competing in these tournaments and open up a sign-up? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Website Referenced: PocketGamer

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