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MLG Announces WoW 3v3 Arena LAN Circuit

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#1 Tyveris

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 02:02 AM


The first event is in San Diego and registration starts May 15th. This is in a few days so start getting ready if you are interested. More details on how everything will work will be released then as well.

Thanks to Trance-Tichondrius and Arsidian-Burning Blade for the heads up on this event.

Major League Gaming will add PC gaming to three of its Pro Circuit Stops. The PC Circuit will feature World of Warcraft®: The Burning Crusade® with $22,500 in prizes per event. The entire PC Circuit will be played on the HP Blackbird 002.

* Kick-off event: MLG San Diego, June 13-15th
* Other stops: MLG Orlando, July 11th-13th and MLG Dallas, October 3-5.
* Official PC Circuit game: World of Warcraft®: The Burning Crusade®
* Format: 3-vs-3 - more details on rules and the official format will be released on May 15th.
* Total spots available: 32 teams
* Prizes: $22,500 per event

Stay tuned to mlgpro.com and gotfrag.com for the official press announcement as well as registration information. Registration is expected to open May 15th.

Please note that if you are interested in registering for this tournament, only 32 spots (teams) are available and you will need an MLG Account on www.mlgpro.com in order to register.

MLG's network of websites, including MMO-Champion.com and GotFrag.com, will work to provide coverage and insight into the PC Circuit. GotFrag's premier online-video production, GotFrag TV, will stream live on site from all three events.

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#2 soki

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 02:22 AM

I think something broke, every news post on the front page is this post
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#3 Tyveris

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 02:27 AM

I think something broke, every news post on the front page is this post

Something did, fixed thanks :)
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#4 Clyro

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 05:33 AM

This is big.

MLG makes games huge.

Gotta say I don't like the whole idea of wow becoming an esport but meh.
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#5 Sir H

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 12:25 PM



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#6 Tyveris

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 04:57 PM

Ok, thanks Trance and Arsidian :)

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#7 Maxiimus

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 08:25 PM

Hmm only 32 teams per event? Seems a little low I would expect a much larger turnout. Just a little heads up to people who are unfamiliar with MLG. Spots fill up very quickly so if you plan on actually going you need to know for sure and get your passes right away when they become available. I know in other games MLG signs "Pro" players and they delegate a certain amount of passes to the pros automatically. So if WoW is successful in MLG this year they will probably do the same. Who wants to be a pro WoW player raise your hand...!?...haha

They probably aren't allowing that many spots for WoW because they could only get a certain amount of the HP Blackbird 002 PCs from sponsorship or they aren't certain how well WoW will do as an e-sport live.

It will be interesting to see what kind of UI they allow the competitors to use at LAN. I know many players rely on a bunch of mods in arena. I'm not sure how Blizz is doing it for LAN but MLG will probably run the same kind of format as the arena tourney.

Anyways, looks pretty sweet MLG has picked this up and there would be no more blaming of lag when a kick or pummel misses :)

Edited by Maxiimus, 12 May 2008 - 08:38 PM.

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#8 Rapture

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 06:33 PM


Official Blizzard Quote:

In the Major League Gaming (MLG) 2008 PC Circuit, 32 teams will compete in World of Warcraft Arena battles for over $20,000 in prizes at each event. The first event will be in San Diego during the weekend of June 13-15, 2008 and will be streamed live on GotFrag TV: http://www.gotfrag.com/. Registration for the San Diego stop opens May 15 at 7 p.m. EST and is on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more about the PC Circuit, please visit its information page at: http://www.mlgpro.co...pccircuit/index

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#9 Disparity

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 11:24 AM

nice im gonna watch a lil bit of it i guess
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