What to Watch | July 20 – 22, 2012

Major League Gaming is on the rise.  Can it continue to grow in popularity?This is a really big weekend for Starcraft II and for Major League Gaming.  MLG experienced a ton of great press and increased exposure during their Anaheim championships a few weeks back.  Now, they are hoping to build off of that momentum and have another successful summer season.  This weekend it’s all Starcraft II as the MLG Summer Arena is life from New York City.  32 players will fight for over $26,000 in prize money, and the opportunity to go to the Summer Championships in August.  With CBS Interactive having a large financial investment in Twitch.TV and Major League Gaming, combined with their recent record viewership, it will be very interesting to see if this weekend’s gaming sets new records.  This could be another strong indicator that eSports is on the rise and has great potential.  We’ll just have to wait and see.

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Competitive Gaming

MLG Summer Starcraft II Arena

Building off of the increased popularity of MLG Anaheim, this weekend we get some very intense Starcraft II action.  The top 8 players from the MLG Spring championships will battle against 24 players who won their online qualifiers.  Some stiff competition all weekend, with some of the best commentators in the business will make this event that you simply will not want to miss.  Remember that the standard defintion stream is free, but to get high def you’ll need to buy a summer arena pass which is $10.

Dates: July 20 – 22, 2012 | 4:30 PM ET
Games Played:

  • Starcraft II

Livestream: http://twitch.tv/mlg_live

Super Battle Opera US Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 Qualifiers

The Super Battle Opera tournament in Japan has been long regarded as one of the most prestigous tournaments for fightings games in the world.  It is also one of the most difficult with some of the stiffest competition.  Watch as the best UMvC3 players on the west coast, battle each other in the hopes of winning a trip to Japan and gain entry to the SBO tournament.

Dates: July 21, 2012 | 7:00 PM ET
Games Played:

  • Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3

Livestream: http://twitch.tv/leveluplive

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