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Major League Gaming's Orlando Competition Sets Record for Largest Console Gaming Competition Ever

The August 25-27 Boost Mobile MLG Pro Circuit to Feature 208 Halo 2 Teams
and 1,200 Individual Competitors Who Will Battle It Out in Front of
Expected Audience of More Than 6,000

NEW YORK, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Major League Gaming (MLG) announced
today the Boost Mobile MLG Pro Circuit competition this month in Orlando
will be the largest console video game competition ever, featuring 208
4-person Halo 2 teams, more than 1,000 individual competitors and an
audience of more than 6,000.

In addition to the thousands of spectators and competitors watching the
action in Orlando, hundreds of thousands more will watch a live stream of
the competition at http://www.mlgpro.com. And starting on November 11th, all the
action of the 2006 Pro Circuit will be airing on USA Network to 89 million
homes as part of a groundbreaking TV series that looks into the lives of
the pro players and takes the audience through the drama of the
competitions.

The number of competitors at the Orlando event breaks the previous
attendance record set by MLG last month when 1,800 gamers battled it out in
MLG's Chicago Pro Circuit stop.

"It is really exciting to see the kind of growth we're experiencing,
with the number of teams, competitors and spectators more than doubling
year-over- year," said Matthew Bromberg, president and COO of MLG. "And
it's all leading up to our Playoffs at the Digital Life show in the Javits
Center in New York in October, and the Finals in Las Vegas where MLG's
$800,000 season comes to a close and the 2006 Champions are named."

MLG had previously limited the number of four man teams to 176. Orlando
is the first competition that MLG opened to more than 200 teams, leading to
208 team registrations in a matter of hours. The 2006 Boost Mobile MLG Pro
Circuit, presented by GameStop and Scion, opened on April 21 in New York
and continued through to Dallas, Anaheim and Chicago. Remaining
competitions include Orlando on August 25-27, and New York (Jacob Javits
Center) on October 13-15, all leading up to the Championship in Las Vegas
on November 10-12.

Spectators and gamers are welcome to come to the Wyndham Orlando Resort
and be part of the action. For more information, including location
details, player point system rankings and general competition rules, please
visit the MLG Web site at http://www.mlgpro.com.
About MLG (Major League Gaming)

MLG is the first professional video game league. By raising video game
competition to the level of professional sport, the company is creating a
sports media business that provides players, developers, publishers, media
partners, and advertisers a unique connection to the video game lifestyle
enjoyed by 168 million Americans. With the support of major sponsors, MLG
operates a pro tour that in 2006 will make 7 stops in major cities across
the U.S., exclusively featuring the best gamers in the world. We produce a
variety of online and broadcast-quality programming that showcases MLG's
pros and this exciting new sports entertainment phenomenon. More
information can be found at http://www.mlgpro.com.


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I remember when they were first starting out and the emails I got requesting that any interested in participating please considering bringing your own TV. Looks like they got some nice sponsorship now.

I'd still rather go to evo2k :) (http://evo2k.com/)

"ANYONE who pc games that doesn't have a 360 controller for pc use, well frankly isn't a gamer at all."
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