For the first time ever, MLG and ESPN are teaming up to bring eSports to the XGames event in Austin, Texas. And, Call of Duty: Ghosts will be featured at the event with 8 teams, including OpTic Gaming, EnVyUs, and Complexity, with the other 5 being determined by pro points seeding.

MLG will invite the top five Call of Duty®: Ghosts teams based on MLG Pro Points rankings and the top three finishers (CompLexity, EnVyUs and OpTic Gaming) from the recent Call of Duty® Championship, presented by Xbox, to compete in the three-day invitational to be played on Xbox One. Fans can watch the competition in person beginning Friday, June 6 or tune in to the broadcast via MLG.tv, MLG.tv apps for iOS and Android, and MLG.tv app for Xbox 360.

“The popularity of competitive gaming and the MLG Pro Circuit is at an all-time high with millions watching the best gamers compete each month on MLG.tv,” said Don Reilley, MLG EVP Sales. “This collaboration with X Games will help further bring MLG to the mainstream while we provide advertisers with quality exposure and deep engagement with our fan base on MLG.tv across all platforms.”

Tickets for X Games Austin are available at www.ticketmaster.com/xgames. A three-day X Games Experience ticket is available for $89 and provides access to the MLG tent in addition to all X Games activity. For only $100 more, fans can purchase an extremely limited “3-Day Major League Gaming Premium Upgrade” to secure reserved seating in the MLG tent, a behind-the-scenes tour, meet and greets with top Call of Duty players, a gift bag including MLG merchandise, gaming gear and more.

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The event itself will be live streamed on MLG.tv and highlights to be aired on ESPN and ABC.

SOURCE: MLG

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  • Fruit Juice

    They are all playing on Xbox Ones? Bet they like that 720P huehuehuehuehuehue

    • Sun Jay Rizzle

      hahahahahahaha NO shut up.

    • OMG ITs Ali-gay

      I wonder how many but hurt xbone fanboys will defend that 😀

    • Markdg23

      Only a true nerd would try to bash on another gaming platform, who cares which one you have! Do you also go around telling girls “I play on the ps4/PC and it’s the best.”

      • Wat green n eats nuts Syphilis

        actually if ghosts wasnt so badly ported and IW gave a shit for PC and had dedicated servers then the pros would be playing PC, there is aim assist using a controller on PC (eww) and there would be 7 times more updates to the server, half the lat, crisp graphics (high res AA AF not textures n stuff) and more frame rate 120 not 60 reducing motion blur and input lag more ect ect. why own astros when u can get $80 steel series that are the same, why buy a scuf when you can buy a sharkC for half the price? because you want the best to give you the edge. PC is performance edge over gameplay, just like your peripherals.

        • gippers

          If MLG and COD decided to go PC, they would lose so much money they would not do it at all. Xbox pays them for using the XB1 because they are basically advertising it. Same goes for scuf and astro. They need sponsors to help pay for these events man. Computer manufacturers don’t care about competitive gaming so they won’t dish out any money.

          • Wat green n eats nuts Syphilis

            At events yes but at home? they play minecraft on pc too (i think) so why wouldn’t they enjoy the benefits once n a while? i wouldnt be surprised if they have a bit of fun jamming on PC CoD here n there

          • Wat green n eats nuts Syphilis

            correction you cant have fun on PC cod xD

          • gippers

            Your sole argument was about the pros though, and they don’t play for shits n giggles.

          • Wat green n eats nuts Syphilis

            so why do they play minecraft? XD pft every one has had a FFA with roit shields at least once 😛

          • jordanxbrookes

            I play FFA to win not to ruin the game for everyone else.

          • Wat green n eats nuts Syphilis

            but people like to have fun and not go balls to the walls all the time

          • gippers

            They are trying to make money on YouTube since so many people watch Minecraft videos. They were probably playing it on the 360 too.

        • jordanxbrookes

          Just stop it already.

          • Wat green n eats nuts Syphilis

            haha alright i was making a point what pros probably do and that competitive gaming should be moving forward. but if youre happy with 20 tick rate that your bullets go though your enemy or you get killed when you was blates behind cover and moaning about lag comp and hit detection ect, remember thats what you guys wanted 😛

          • jordanxbrookes

            I don’t complain about Ghosts, if you seen my comments on previous articles on charlieINTEL, you see how much I stick up for Ghosts and how much I like it.

        • Poplur33

          Bc pc is expensive and confusing to put together

          • MichiganerE

            Not at all. You can build a decent PC for $500 dollars. Also, it’s not confusing at all, and this is coming from a console gamer.

          • Poplur33

            All u have to do is buy a xbox and plug it in. U can’t do that with pc. I can’t build anything besides a wood house in mine craft

          • MichiganerE

            It’s easy to build a PC, just go on Google or YouTube, look up “How to build Gaming PC”, see? Easy, it’s obviously going to take money though.

    • jordanxbrookes

      Wow an internet idiot who just likes to cause console wars. You must be so proud of yourself.

    • gippers

      Butthurt that your coveted console is still not played by the pros? I’ve owned both ps3 and xbox 360 and played COD on both and I will say that the ps players are not as good.

  • Ryumoau

    awesome! Glad to see eSports growing even bigger. 🙂

  • Josh

    It’s Michael Myers…

    • jordanxbrookes

      At first I didn’t think of Austin Powers, I thought of Mr Chairman from Looney Tunes: Back In Action lol

      • the awesomeness

        Love your youtube jordanxbrookes

        • jordanxbrookes

          Thx

          • PsychOutGaming

            What is it?

          • jordanxbrookes

            YT/jordanxbrookes

    • Siftblade of Rivia

      This isn’t even relevant to the article.

      • Crusf

        Gotta have the upvotes!

        • Siftblade of Rivia

          I know right.

  • exeterman2

    Just stupid, the x games is extreme motorsports and the like. It’s like putting darts in the Olympics.

  • ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    just no. just no. 1, its CoD. 2, “pros” use aim assist. its like having traction control and ABS in F1.. oh wait there isnt. ok its like using steroids in the Olympics… oh wait, damn.. ok ok ok its like putting velcro on a skate board for the big air at xgames… god damn it!.. help me out here

  • Why is everybody bashing the XOne? The 360 was weaker than the PS3, now tell me which one was the more popular?

    • Mitch

      The difference between those 2 consoles was much less, and the PS3’s architecture was fucking retarded to say the least. Also, Xbox 360 obviously got a huge advantage since Sony fucked up with the release date and price.

      • blbsnipe

        Not to mention the game runs smoother on 360 than PS3. I would know because I play on PS3 and I always notice the difference when I play on the 360, although thats mainly because the PS3 version is a port.

    • jordanxbrookes

      It’s because of internet attention seeking nerds. I own an Xbox 360 and Xbox One, but that doesn’t mean I have to hate Sony, heck I still have a PlayStation and PlayStation 2, specifically 2 of each. If there’s one thing I hate, it’s PC players, not all of them but some; the ones who always have to show off about how good their graphics card is and how much more powerful PC is and the ‘PC Master Race’ shit. Why can’t we all just enjoy the games rather than bashing the other platforms. Just absolutely stupid idiots on the internet.

      • I’m definetly with you on that one, I’m subbed to you on youtube, and we’re friends on the X1 🙂 GamamJ. Keep up the good work

        • jordanxbrookes

          Thx fancy playing Ghosts in a bit?

          • Sure now?

          • jordanxbrookes

            In about 10 mins

          • IM A POTATO POTATO

            invite me

          • jordanxbrookes

            GT?

      • ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

        you hate the pc community?? who gave you HC mode? who gave people eyes from the beginning recognizing CoDs potential to be competitive? who gave you dota? who gave you counter strike?

        • ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

          as snobby as we can be we have done a huge deal for gaming

          • Work Hard, Twerk Harder

            That doesn’t we have to bow down to you and Gabe though, the PC master race do enough bad things aswell to balance out the good stuff.

        • jordanxbrookes

          I only hate the *In a nerd’s voice* ‘PC is better consoles. PC MASTER RACE!!’ PC players.

    • exeterman2

      PS3 was actually more powerful (exclusives looked superior) but it’s architecture made the ps3 arguably weaker.

  • Kenneh

    LOLOLOLOL COD ISN’T A REAL SPORT HOW R VIDEOGAMES A SPORT LOLOLOLOL COD SUX *gets on BF4 and talks about how its realism should make it a sport*

  • Bmeowmix

    MLG?
    XGames?
    ESPN?
    The fuck is happening?

    • Jasco

      This..

  • IM A POTATO POTATO
    • jordanxbrookes

      No surprise there. “Hey what’s going on guys TmarTn here and I’m super excited to steal this info from Charlie INTEL without giving them credit so I can soak up that YouTube money!!”.

  • Jasco

    Wow. We have all more or less thought about this happening at one time or another but now that it is actually happening I doubt anyone thought this would actually happen MLG is growing because of the fact that ghosts allows anyone to get into the pro scene now due to the fact the game has no skill gap. Hopefully this continues and it will one day be on TV. This encourages people to make a career out of esports.

  • Lui baton is Gucci

    MLG at the Xgames that’s fucking crazy!

  • This is big.

  • AcePhoenix007

    wat