MLG to became a TOP Sport in few years! e-Sports bigger than Ever!

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Major League Gaming announced today that they have experienced a growth of 334 percent in online viewers over the last year. Over the last two years, online viewership has grown by a staggering 636 percent. eSports is becoming more mainstream and Major League Gaming is leading the charge.

MLG continues to set new records with almost every event. The Spring Championship in Anaheim and the Fall Championship in Dallas were the two most watched events in MLG history. A record-breaking 11.7 million unique viewers tuned in to watch the 2012 Pro Circuit Championships live online. Compare this to the 3.5 million viewers who watched the 2011 Championships online and the 1.8 million viewers in 2010. That is a ridiculous rate of growth and it doesn't look like it will stop anytime soon.

“MLG’s 334 percent growth in live online audience this year surpasses growth demonstrated by traditional sports. This is a testament to the mainstream demand for competitive gaming and power of live streaming,” said Sundance DiGiovanni, CEO of Major League Gaming, in an official press release. “The last two years have been the largest in MLG’s 10-year history with over 636 percent growth in live viewers. I only expect that growth to continue in 2013.”

MLG also released an infographic (above) which shows additional information about their audience. 85 percent of viewers are male (not surprising), 65 percent of viewers are aged 18-34, and over 40 percent of viewers have a household income over over $100,000. According to the press release, MLG’s demographic is younger, more male dominated and more affluent when compared to online communities for traditional sports leagues.

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Halo 4 and Black Ops 2 here to HELP!

its getting HUGE!

360 helped much with this


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not even close the two main source of viewers are from sc2 and LoL, halo used to be big but now it's just a side show but I don't know about cod. Also the LOL final sponsored by riot got like 650k viewers. e-sport is getting bigger and bigger

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This is the PC show guys. Halo and Cod have little to do with it. Its largely starcraft and MOBA games.

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leatherhat said:
This is the PC show guys. Halo and Cod have little to do with it. Its largely starcraft and MOBA games.

True but Halo 4 and Blops 2 will be huge aswell.

MLG is a pretty cool event. It is much better being there though. I wish Smash was back on the circuit though. I used to run tournaments and would love to create a large esport organization. I feel it is set to continue growing and will be big in the future.

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It might be for some people but watching people play games is about as fun as going to a friends and watching them play a single player game.

Go esports. I've spent $200 on SC2 tournaments this year, far more than I spent on video games.

btw most of that growth is from LoL. SC2 is pretty stagnant although still about 2/3 the size of LoL. Halo 4 barely registered and CoD wasn't even at MLG because Treyarch doesn't care about it.

I don't think the hardcore shooter scene a la CS1.6 really exists any more. Is there any interest among Halo and CoD fans in paying to watch the best in their game?

Of course the premier esports experience as a serious career is South Korean SC:BW (or what's left of it). 

What the hell is major league gaming?