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DreamHack, ESL and MLG Partner to Unify eSports

Dream HackElectronic Sports League, and Major League Gaming announced today a joint partnership between the three eSports giants to unify all eSporting event activities for the betterment of eSports around the world. This partnership will affect the remaining tournament activity in 2012, and will follow over into the 2013 season. This push is to try and help with the heavy and complex scheduling throughout the year, making it easier for both players and spectators alike. There is also talks happening about a unified global standings and ranking system to be put in place. The group also hopes to partner with the other eSports organizations out there, to bring all eSports under one unified front.

Here are several from members involved talking about how it all will work, and how it will benefit all:

“DreamHack’s philosophy has always been about inclusion and never exclusion,” said Robert Ohlén. CEO of DreamHack AB. “This joint initiative by MLG, ESL and DreamHack is something that will insure the continued growth of eSports that we have been seeing during the past 24 months, for the players, the audience and the industry as a whole.”
-Robert Ohlén. CEO of DreamHack AB

“We are confident that with this partnership we are shaping the future of our sport,” said Ralf Reichert, CEO of Turtle Entertainment GmbH. “Working with DreamHack and MLG we can create a more manageable and sustainable infrastructure for players that will become the basis for eSports to realize its full potential.”
-Ralf Reichert, CEO of Turtle Entertainment GmbH

“The growth of competitive gaming over the last few years has been staggering and we have now reached the point where we need to align our efforts to advance eSports on a global scale,” said Sundance DiGiovanni, CEO and Co-founder of MLG. “The collaboration between our organizations is the first step in a united effort to take the sport to the next level while benefiting all of those involved.”
-Sundance DiGiovanni, CEO and Co-founder of MLG

We here at GamesFinity are very excited about this turn of events, and are always looking forward to a better tomorrow for eSports. Here are some more details about what this partnership will really bring:

The partnership includes, but is not limited to the following:

  • Universal Ranking: A universal ranking system across organizations for all major game titles directly impacting seeding and event qualification.
  • Master Tournament Calendar: One event calendar ensuring a minimum or no conflicts to ease players’ schedules and enables fans across the globe to easily spectate.
  • Unified Competition Structure: Development of a unified competition structure for all major titles at all tournaments.
  • Talent and Marketing Efforts: Cross promotion and support for all leagues to drive further awareness for eSports and league activities, as well as a shared roster of commentators and broadcast talent.

We have been told that more details are on the way. We will let you know as soon as we hear more about it.

Adam Frick

Adam Frick, founder of GamesFinity, combines a BS in Computer Science and two decades of programming experience to provide in-depth game reviews. A former esports competitor and indie game developer, Adam specializes in the technical aspects of RTS, FPS, Simulation, and City Builder video games. Known for his expertise in video game history, his gaming journey started with an NES in 1993, leading to interviews with industry icons and convention appearances. Connect with him on Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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