Here’s a bit of news that no one could have predicted; via press release, both Sony Online Entertainment and Major League Gaming announced an agreement to add PlanetSide 2 to MLG’s roster. Over the next few months, both the PlanetSide 2 and MLG teams will be working together to create “ideal competitive gameplay features and settings to showcase the massively multiplayer online first-person shooter.”
It sounds like SOE is gearing up for a long haul. They’re looking to create a long-term eSports initiative with PlanetSide 2. Streaming has already begun at MLG’s website and several Twitch.tv channels for PlanetSide 2 have popped up. In addition, PlanetSide 2 will be available during the Winter Championship in Dallas, which takes place March 15th to the 17th.
“From the first time I played PlanetSide 2, I knew that it made sense for the MLG community,”said Sundance DiGiovanni, CEO and co-founder of Major League Gaming. “I am excited to introduce the game to our audience and to see how it evolves along with the growing and evolving eSports landscape.”
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