Well the month of April is ending in a couple of days and very soon it will be summer. This is normally a time to relax and hang out with some friends, or you can stay home and watch the X Games on ESPN.
Major League Gaming (MLG) and ESPN will partner up for the first-ever MLG X Games Invitational at the inaugural X Games Austin from June 6-8, 2014, at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas.
One interesting thing is that for the first time in history, MLG Pro Gamers will be awarded X Games medals and MLG’s Pro Circuit competition will be showcased with Skateboard, BMX, Moto X, Rally and Stadium SUPER Trucks, renowned musical performers and more.
MLG will invite the top five Call of Duty: Ghosts teams based on MLG Pro Points rankings and the top three finishers (CompLexity, EnVyUs and OpTic Gaming) from the recent Call of Duty Championship, presented by Xbox, to compete in the three-day invitational to be played on Xbox One.
“The popularity of competitive gaming and the MLG Pro Circuit is at an all-time high with millions watching the best gamers compete each month on MLG.tv,” said Don Reilley, MLG EVP Sales. “This collaboration with X Games will help further bring MLG to the mainstream while we provide advertisers with quality exposure and deep engagement with our fan base on MLG.tv across all platforms.”
There will be tickets available for X Games Austin on the ticketmaster website.
A three-day X Games Experience ticket is available for $89 and provides access to the MLG tent in addition to all X Games activity.
For only $100 more, fans can purchase an extremely limited “3-Day Major League Gaming Premium Upgrade” to secure reserved seating in the MLG tent, a behind-the-scenes tour, meet and greets with top Call of Duty players, a gift bag including MLG merchandise, gaming gear and more.
The event won’t be broadcast on ESPN, but people can watch it via MLG.tv, the MLG app and Xbox Live from June 6-8.
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