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MLG to hold Open Game Competition at E for All

by JW

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IDG World Expo and Major League Gaming have announced the creation of a gaming tournament to be held at the E for All expo this October. The tournament will feature both MLG-sponsored Professional Gamers, as well as aspiring amateurs battling both against each other, and side-by-side for thousands of dollars in prizes.

If you have been one of the many who have either wanted to, or have actually tried to break into professional gaming, this may be your chance. I would do it, myself — but alas, I have a self-loathing issues.

Press Release after the break.

MAJOR LEAGUE GAMING TO HOST OPEN VIDEO GAME COMPETITION AT E FOR ALL EXPO
Leading Pro Gaming League Creates Exclusive Post-Season Event Featuring Country’s Top Pro Gamers

Framingham, MA, and New York City – September 19, 2007 – IDG World Expo today announced that Major League Gaming (MLG), the leader in competitive video gaming, has taken the reins on the centerpiece gaming tournament at the new Entertainment for AllTM Expo (E for AllTM) video game expo, scheduled to take place October 18-21, 2007 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Major League Gaming will create a special post-season tournament exclusively for E for All on the heels of its own championship tournament in Las Vegas the prior weekend. With thousands of dollars in cash prizes, MLG’s E for All tournament will feature pro players and teams battling alongside aspiring amateurs. The event will also feature special MLG Pro appearances and an interactive session to help gamers “Get Better First ™” on top titles.

“We are thrilled about the opportunity to bring Major League Gaming to this high-profile event,” said Matthew Bromberg, CEO of Major League Gaming. “It’s important for all of us in the video game community to support this great new way of reaching consumers and to showcase the phenomenon of top-flight competitive gaming.”

“We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: E for All is about one thing – games, games, and games. Competitive gaming is a central part of that game experience, and we couldn’t be happier to team up with Major League Gaming to allow E for All attendees to participate in the excitement and energy of competitive game play with some of the best, most talented gamers in the field today,” said Mary Dolaher, CEO, IDG World Expo. “Whether you’re a casual gamer or a seasoned player, the MLG tournament will keep you on the edge of your seat with incredible action and amazing game play.”

About E for All™ (www.EforAllExpo.com)
Produced by IDG World Expo, Entertainment for AllTM Expo (E for All™) is North America’s premiere video game event. A celebration of video games and the people who play them, the event will bring together the entire game community, from consumers and media to publishers, developers and retailers. The Expo will feature exhibits from leading interactive entertainment companies that will allow consumers to try and buy the newest video games and gadgets. Other event highlights include the Major League Gaming’s competitive gaming tournament, the acclaimed Video Games Live™ concert, celebrity appearances, the Game Developers Conference (GDC) Game Careers Seminar, and “Into the Pixel,” an exhibition of video game art. For more information, please visit eforallexpo.com. Companies interested in learning more about exhibit opportunities, please contact Richard Kazarian at (508) 424-4828, or email [email protected]

About MLG (Major League Gaming)
Major League Gaming is North America’s first professional videogame league, and its only sanctioning body for pro gaming. MLG operates a multi—city live pro circuit, held in major venues across North America; produces compelling competitions for national television, broadband and mobile distribution; and exclusively represents the best gamers in the world. It also operates a thriving online community and online tournaments for millions of gamers at mlgpro.com. MLG, founded in 2002, is based in New York City and privately held.

About IDG World Expo
IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) produces tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. IDG World Expo’s portfolio of conferences and events includes Entertainment for All™ (E for AllTM), Macworld Conference & Expo®, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, LinuxWorld® OpenSolutions Summit™, Next Generation Data Center™ (NGDC™), and SaaScon™. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research and event company.

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