Major League Gaming Strikes Content Deal with ESPN

5 announced today that it has entered a content agreement with Major League Gaming to bring competitive professional gaming to the ESPN network.

As part of the agreement, ESPN will serve as an outlet for MLG news and provide coverage of the league's 2008 Pro Circuit Competitions with streaming matches, scores and professional player interviews. The network plans to provide coverage to a variety of its programs and platforms. MLG will host ESPN co-branded online gaming tournaments. has also launched a dedicated competitive gaming section, featuring news, team spotlights and player bios.

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    January 15, 2008 2:17 PM

    As a player who used to be very into the competitive gaming scene, this is really a great thing to see. I'm happy to see digital competition get a little bit of respect.

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      January 15, 2008 2:27 PM

      They should cover the CPL/CAL as well. I think that CS ladder is much better than MLG's. And CS is arguably one of the most important completive video games.

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        January 15, 2008 2:55 PM

        Wow, you're right. The MLG is kind of disappointing in their game coverage. It looks like it's pretty much Halo Halo Halo.

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          January 15, 2008 3:53 PM

          That's probably what they want considering the target audience of ESPN. They love Halo and would be completely perplexed over watching a game of Counter-Strike.

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