Competitive gaming may have some way to go before attracting a mass audience, but thanks to a $10 million investment in the Major League Gaming association, it's a few million times closer to putting pro gamers on the map.
The investment was led by a private equity firm calledLegion Enterprises, which focuses onsupporting, buying and developing companies which cater to younger males aged 16-24 who fit the definition of “digital mavericks." In conjunction with MLG's primary investor, Oak Investment Partners, the $10 million bump puts MLG's total fundraising effortsto anexcess of $52 million.
"Over the last eight years we have set out to build competitive gaming into a global, cross-platform business," said Sundance DiGiovanni, MLG's CEO. "And thanks to investments from companies like Legion Enterprises and Oak Investment Partners, that vision is well on its way to becoming a reality."
Since its inception in 2002, MLG has become one of the globe's most prominent pro gaming league, facilitating world-wide tournaments and stat-tracking in partnership with itscompetitive gaming portal,GameBattles, and the online community builders atAgora Games.
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Dec 21, 2010