Posted September 26, 2014 by Euni Salvador in Gaming

U.S. Sets to Open the First Ever Video Gaming Arena

Good news to gamers! Well, professional gamers, that is. The people who brought you eSports, professional gaming tournaments, Major League Gaming (MLG) has set its first home in Columbus, Ohio to cater this October’s MLG.tv’s annual Call of Duty Tournament.

Usual gaming tournament sponsored by MLG

Usual gaming tournament sponsored by MLG

This 14,000 sq-ft arena is a bit different from an ordinary stadium because it contains hundreds of bleachers for fans watching through a big LCD screens to view the live game play. The whole arena is dedicated to fans and gamers alike. MLG decided its first home to be in Ohio because as Executive Vice President Adam Apicella said:

Columbus has hosted some of our most successful events to date.  With 62 colleges in the Columbus region, hundreds of thousands of university and high school students in the 11-county area, and close proximity to our audience on the East Coast, Columbus is a great location for our MLG.tv Arena.  We look forward to hosting the best players in the world and continuing to collaborate with the passionate community at OSU and their eSports initiative – ESI, as well as those throughout Ohio and beyond.

The MLG Columbus Arena will debut on October 24-26 for the Call of Duty event but also be doing a line-up of games all throughout: there will be a Starcraft II and League of Legends event for PC games whereas the minor console events would include Mortal Combat (PS3), King of Fighters XIII (PS3), Mortal Kombat (PS3), Super Smash Bros. Melee (Gamecube), and Soul Calibur V (PS3).

Official Logo of Major League Gaming (MLG)

Official Logo of Major League Gaming (MLG)

The Major event, Call of Duty tournament has set its prize for the first team with a take home of $30,000 USD in cold, hard cash.

Do you think MLG has set the right decision to open its doors in Ohio? Or should it have been here in Asia? Tell us what you think in the comment section!

Euni Salvador

Euni is as passionate in games (and pop culture) as she is invested in ships that will never sail.