ESPN and eSports pioneer MLG.tv are teaming up to bring eSports to the upcoming X Games being held in Aspen, Colorado on January 23-25, 2015. MLG.tv will be streaming the Counter Strike: Global Offensive Invitational and highlight clips will be played during the TV broadcast of X Games Aspen on ESPN and ABC.
MLG will bring the top Counter Strike: Global Offensive teams together for the Aspen X Games where they will compete for X Games medals. Sundance DiGiovanni, co-founder and CEO of MLG thinks this could be a big step in the right direction for the future of eSports.
“2014 was a breakout year for eSports with the first ever MLG tournament at X Games Austin, millions watching competition on MLG.tv, and more than 71 million people competing in or watching eSports,” DiGiovanni said “The MLG X Games Aspen Invitational will further elevate eSports placing our top competitors amongst the best winter athletes in the world and continues to solidify MLG.tv as the leading destination for premium eSports programming.”
The MLG X Games Aspen Invitational will have the top eight Counter Strike: Global Offensive teams from North America and Europe competing in the games to win a gold medal. Prior to the event, MLG will host online qualifiers to determine the top eight teams competing. Be sure to tune in on January 23-25 to support the future of eSports.