SOE Partners with Major League Gaming to Bring PlanetSide 2 to Competition
ByDate: 01-25-2013 Views:
Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) today announced a new partnership with Major League Gaming (MLG) to bring PlanetSide 2 to the competitive eSports scene. The year-long collaboration will span all of MLG’s properties including original broadcast programming, online competition and presence at MLG events.
Over the next few months, the PlanetSide 2 and MLG teams will work closely to develop ideal competitive gameplay features and settings to showcase the MMOFPS. With MLG's consult and significant community involvement, SOE has committed to creating a long-term eSports initiative within PlanetSide 2 that will highlight an exceptional massively multiplayer competitive gaming experience.
Additionally, SOE and MLG will collaborate to create original programming to air on the MLG network at www.majorleaguegaming.com and www.Twitch.tv/Team/MLG. Details and a complete broadcast schedule will be released in the coming weeks. PlanetSide 2 players around the globe will soon after be able to compete via MLG’s GameBattles online competition site. Additionally, PlanetSide 2 gaming stations will be featured at MLG’s first Pro Circuit event of 2013 – the Winter Championship in Dallas, Texas, from March 15-17.
Through the partnership, MLG and PlanetSide 2 fans will have greater access to the game through the community-driven programming, GameBattles and Pro Circuit event presence.