During the beginning of 2016, many feared with the recent buyout of MLG would result in a decline in hosted events during 2016; however, throughout the duration of the year thus far, we’ve been proven over and over again that isn’t the case.
— MLG (@MLG) October 24, 2016
With that said, Major League Gaming has recently announced what is likely to be their final offline event of 2016, MLG Vegas 2016. From December 16th-18th MLG will be bringing the finest eSports action to Sin City at Mandalay Bay; ultimately closing out the year with another event you definitely will not want to miss out on!
The Call of Duty World League will see a Regional Open competition at MLG Vegas, which will feature well-over 160 teams all battling it out for their share of a $100,000 prize pool. While the official Call of Duty title which will be present at the event, has not been announced as of yet; it’s quite likely that we will perhaps see the first ever Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare MLG tournament take place as the Regional Opens main game, if not Black Ops 3.
Blizzard Entertainments Overwatch, will also be present at the invite as an invitation will take place featuring 16 teams all battling it out for their share of $100,000. Overwatch has been making waves within the eSports community as of recent; and while the title still has much more development to go in terms of the competitive side, it’s not doubt that we will start to see many more large-scale Overwatch invitationals take place moving forward.
If tournaments aren’t really your thing, fear not; MLG has a slew of other activities and attractions that you can checkout during MLG Vegas, such as the following:
- GameBattles Booth –
“Walk up and test your skill against other gamers! We have everything you need to participate.”
- VIP Lounge –
“Hang out with players and fans in the VIP Lounge.”
- Sponsor Attractions –
“Check out the coolest gaming gear.”
- Virtual Reality Demo
- End Game Celebration
“Standing at the intersection of esports, music, and digital culture, END GAME will bring together thousands of eager esports fans under one roof for a huge celebration featuring interactive experiences, surprise musical performances and unique opportunities for content creators throughout the weekend.”
MLG Vegas is shaping up to be a blast; so if you’re looking to end the year with some massive eSports fun, be sure to check out this event! Passes are currently on sale right now. You can learn more about MLG vegas, as well as purchase passes by visiting the official website located here.