Major League Gaming, the largest organized league for professional gaming, has announced they will be returning to Canada as part of their 2008 Pro Circuit season.
The event will be part of the 2008 Gaming Expo that we wrote about last month being held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from August 22-24. Hobbystar, the organizers of the Gaming Expo, have added a ton of details on the MLG Pro Circuit competition on their website today.
The games included in the competition include Halo 3, Gears of War and Rainbow Six Vegas 2. The best way to guarantee your team a place in the event, is to qualify through the MLG Pro Circuit Toronto Online Ladders. MLG Pro Circuit Toronto tournament passes will be awarded to the top teams in upcoming online ladder competitions. For information on how the online ladders work, check out the explanation MLG Canada website.
Gamers interested in competing at the Toronto MLG event should take note of the following registration deadlines:
Halo 3 - 7pm ET on Tuesday, July 22nd
Gears of War - 7pm ET on Wednesday, July 23rd
Rainbow Six Vegas 2 - 7pm ET on Thursday, July 24th
MLG will be giving away more than $60,000 in cash prize money for the top tournament players, so if you have serious gamer skills you definitely shouldn't miss this opportunity.
My sources have also hinted that the fourth member of the Amp Energy Pro Team, Canada's first and only sponsored professional gaming team, will be announced at this Toronto event.
NextGen Player will be on-hand at the MLG Pro Circuit tournament to give you all the highlights of the show. Hope to see you there next month!