updated 6/13/2011 10:17:31 AM ET 2011-06-13T14:17:31

NEW YORK, June 13, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Major League Gaming (MLG), the world's largest professional video game league and largest provider of cross platform online videogame competition, shattered previous MLG records delivering more than 22.5 million stream views of the Columbus Pro Circuit weekend of competition, nearly double the reported 11.4 million NFL.com video streams consumed during the weekend of the 2011 NFL Draft.  Viewers from 164 countries watched four live streams during the three-day, double elimination tournament online at www.majorleaguegaming.com for a total of more than 2.2 million hours of video consumed. Rebroadcasts of all Columbus Pro Circuit matches are available on MLG.tv.

In addition to the online viewers, more than 16,000 fans attended over the course of the weekend and more than 1,300 players from around the world competed making it the largest Pro Circuit competition in MLG history. The Columbus competition was the second stop on the six-city MLG Pro Circuit. The tour places the most talented video game players alongside their toughest opponents as they battle for more than $1 million in prizes and stipends throughout the year.

The Pro Circuit season will continue with stops in Anaheim, CA (July 29-31), Raleigh, NC (August 26-28) and Orlando, FL (October 14-16), culminating with the national championship in Providence, RI this fall (November 18-20).  MLG is working with Streamworks to deliver live and on demand coverage of all 2011 and 2012 Pro Circuit competitions.

ABOUT MAJOR LEAGUE GAMING

Founded in 2002, Major League Gaming (MLG) is the dominant media property exclusively targeting the approximately 40 million consumers in North America who have a passion for playing video games as a competitive social activity. The company exclusively represents the best professional gamers and gives millions of aspiring gamers around the world an opportunity to compete, improve their skills, and socialize through our thriving online competitive community and live Pro Circuit competitions. For more information: www.majorleaguegaming.com .

For more information, press only:
Katie Goldberg
PR for Major League Gaming
646-380-2933
kgoldberg@mlgpro.com    

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