Major League Gaming and Sony are taking mobile games pro

Major League Gaming and Sony are taking mobile games pro
Gaming on your mobile device just became a serious sport. Major League Gaming, Sony Mobile Communications, and Gameloft have teamed up to unveil the Xperia Mobile Gaming Arena (XMGA) Presented by Sony Mobile.

The new competitive gaming platform allows players on both Android and iOS devices to compete for prizes valued at over $10,000. The flagship title for the launch of the Xperia Mobile Gaming Arena is Gameloft’s Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation with additional titles being added soon.

"The MLG community thrives on competition and with our new mobile platform, we are now enabling gamers to engage in competitive play no matter where they are," said Sundance DiGiovanni, CEO, MLG. "With partners like Sony Mobile and Gameloft, we are truly taking mobile gaming to a new level."

The Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation competition runs from today to December 16, 2012. The competitor will consist of 16 phases. With exception of the 1st phase, the 1st place winners will receive $250, 2nd place gets $150, 3rd place gets $50, the top Xperia User gets $50, and the top non-Xperia user gets an Xperia PLAY. The first phase of the competition starts today and runs through May 20, 2012. For the inaugural phase the prizes are beefed up a little bit. 1st place gets $1,000, 2nd place gets $500, and 3rd place gets $150 while the top Xperia user gets $100 and the top non-Xperia user still gets an Xperia PLAY, which is valued at $399.99.

If this sounds like a great way to make some cash off your skills, be sure to head on over to MLG’s site to sign up for XMGA and download Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nations in the Google Play store or in the Apple App Store.

source: MLG via Engadget

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4 Comments

1. rg987

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

only for those who are totally free and love to play games........i.e. the people who stay at gamestores all day.......fugly comp.

3. aarongzmn

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 22, 2010

I think this is going to be a flop.

2. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

Screw MLG. They are going down the s**tter since the took Halo of the Circuit. Halo was the game that made them and they just threw it away. Plus competitive gaming on a phone really isn't competitive gaming. Not until you can utilize a phone the way you can utilize a console controller. Which in my opinion won't happen. The same reason why I think gaming shouldn't go to motion control. Not for competitive at least.

4. aarongzmn

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 22, 2010

I think you are just upset that Starcraft has grown MLG more than Halo ever could. I have a lot of respect for Halo because it got MLG to the point that it did. If you really want Halo to grow again you should support all esports.

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