Today, Activision confirmed acquisition of Major League Gaming and it also to clarify some details.
Activision declined to disclose figures but said that, unlike what was rumored, the founder of MLG, Sundance DiGiovanni, and the rest of his team will be to help expand the company.
Now, MLG will be part of the Activision Blizzard Media Networks division. According to the chief executive of Activision Blizzard, Bobby Kotick, this movement aims to create a media network that will become the “ESPN eSports.”
With the support of Activision Blizzard, MLG will continue with the operation of the MLG.tv, MLG Pro Circuit and GameBattles platforms. This in an effort to carry out eSpors most coverage in the world.
According to the latest estimates, competitive games have 100 million viewers, an audience can overshadow that of other professional sports and some believe that, in 2017, that figure will climb to 300 million.