MLG Rolls On
League of Gaming Continues in Video Game Industry
If you've followed competitive gaming at all, then you've heard of MLG. Major League Gaming has been around since 2002 fighting tooth and nail for the legitimacy of competitive gaming. The uphill battle of bringing competitive gaming to the mainstream has since been won. While MLG doesn't necessarily bring in the ridiculous large market shares like the NFL, MLG has come a long way.
It was announced a few weeks back that MLG has raised over $50 million dollars in funding. For a company that's been around for only 8 years, that's quite an achievement. According to MLG's own research they reach over 4.5 million users a month with over 600,000 unique views for each of their online videos. It's no secret that MLG's forums are a magnet for the most serious competitors and fans of the games Halo 3/Reach, Super Smash Brothers Brawl, Modern Warfare 2, Tekken 6, and Starcraft.
Thanks to MLG, playing videogames for a living is actually possible and will continue to be possible.