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