Major League Gaming have announced their 2012 Pro Circuit season structure and it's drastically different than what we saw from the eSports league last year. MLG was the premiere eSports league in 2011, garnering over 3.5 million stream viewers throughout tournament weekends, but this year the league has hit a turning point and they're doing things differently. The new structure for the ninth MLG season will be divided into four seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. The change from the 2011 to 2012 season is a great step forward for the company, and will bring more eSports coverage to fans while celebrating the hard work of competitive gamers.
"We’re finally at a place where we have an engaged community," said MLG Co-Founder and CEO Sundance DiGiovanni. "This allows for more regular competition, players getting a chance to do more, and brands getting supported more frequently. This is something we’d hoped to do sooner in our lifetime as a company. More competition means more regular events, and that's pretty cool."
As of right now the only game that has been confirmed for MLG 2012 is Blizzard Entertainment's real-time strategy game StarCraft 2, which was by far the most popular title at all of the MLG Pro Circuit events last year. However, DiGiovanni did mention the league is currently looking at first-person-shooters and fighting games for the Pro Circuit season this year and we'll have more details to follow that soon. For now, let's break down how the StarCraft 2 Winter Season is going to work.