The 2010 Major League Gaming Pro Circuit is hitting Dallas this weekend. With it will surely come some of the most exciting championships for the world's greatest competitive games, including Halo 3, StarCraft 2, Tekken 6, and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The event is being advertised as "the pinnacle of pro gaming" and I'll be there to give you extensive coverage on some of the best tournament matches happening.
For those that aren't fully aware of what MLG is, let me learn you. MLG was founded in 2002 and is now one of the largest professional video game leagues in the world. That's right kids, some of the people playing in MLG tournaments are professional video game players. And it's no joke, either. Pro players are being awarded six-figure contracts and corporate sponsors are lining up to plaster their logo on to players' jerseys.
But the MLG isn't just for pros. They also hold separate amateur events to help newer players get recognized in the scene. Winning the National Championships in Dallas doesn't exactly come easily. In some cases, such as with Halo 3, only the best of the best are even allowed to compete. These FPS pros must battle it out throughout the year at various qualifiers in order to place in the top eight. Only then may they compete for the National Title in Dallas.
In other cases, like with Starcraft 2, the competition is open for everyone in a massive 128 player bracket. Even the most n00b players have a chance to compete for e-fame and glory against some of the best StarCraft 2 professionals in the world. It's anyone's guess who will become the very first StarCraft 2 MLG Champion this weekend.
Over the next few days I'm going to be getting a bit more in depth behind the players and teams that I'm most looking forward to watching in Dallas (and believe me, the Cowboys won't be one of them, ha!). There are sure to be some major upsets, heartbreaks, and most importantly, pwning, coming this weekend. Stay tuned!