ESPN.com announced it has entered a content agreement with Major League Gaming (MLG), the leading professional video game league.
ESPN will be the primary place for news about the MLG, providing extensive online coverage of MLG's 2008 Pro Circuit Competitions, including exclusive streamed matches, pro player interviews, scores, and stats. Additionally, MLG will host ESPN co-branded online video game tournaments.
ESPN will be present at each of the 2008 MLG Competitions, reporting news from its own coverage booth for various ESPN programs and platforms, including ESPN360.com, ESPN's broadband sports network.
Additionally, ESPN.com will launch a competitive video gaming section replete with all of the latest news, information and video as it relates to competitive gaming. The section will include background on MLG, interviews with marquee players, video from past competitions and the ESPN/MLG Top Ten, which includes regularly updated video highlighting top game play from MLG pros and players. ESPN.com will announce details of MLG's 2008 Pro Circuit season in the coming weeks.
John Kosner of ESPN stated "ESPN is committed to serving our fans, and we recognize the growing popularity of pro video gaming,". He also states, "Adding MLG content to our already comprehensive offering will help us continue to deliver the best news, information and entertainment to our growing gaming audience."