4 January 2016 - 19:21

Activision Blizzard Acquires Major League Gaming

Activision Blizzard just officially announced their acquisition of Major League Gaming, and we have all the details for you right here.
Weekend Editor
Earlier this evening, Activision Blizzard officially announced their acquisition of Major League Gaming. According to BusinessWire.com, “the acquisition expands Activision Blizzard’s reach across the rapidly-growing eSports ecosystem by adding proven live streaming capabilities and technologies to the Activision Blizzard Media Networks division, led by former ESPN CEO Steve Bornstein and MLG Co-founder Mike Sepso.”


Activision assured fans that MLG will still run and manage Gamebattles.com, MLG.tv, and the MLG Pro Circuit.  

Sundance DiGiovanni, the CEO and Co-founder of MLG, is extremely excited about what this acquisition means for the future of eSports.

“Our mission for over 12 years has been to promote and expand the growth of competitive gaming worldwide, and today the industry is at a key inflection point as its popularity soars and rivals that of many traditional professional sports,” DiGiovanni said. “This acquisition and Activision Blizzard’s commitment to competitive gaming will expand the opportunities for gamers to be recognized and celebrated for their competitive excellence.”

To read the official press release tweeted out by Activision, click on the link here.

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