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Major League Gaming sets new attendance records

Monday, 1st July 2013 23:35 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Despite the late notice, Major League Gaming’s latest Pro Circuit event has shattered previous attendance records.

The three-day Spring Championship in Anaheim drew 21,000 attendees – both competitors and fans – to set a new record for the largest crowd in the eSports organisation’s history. MLG called it.

The record is particularly notable as this latest Pro Circuit entry was announced quite late and still managed to pull huge crowds; rumour has it the StarCraft 2 World Championship Series was to blame.

It wasn’t the only first for MLG; the league hosted a special All Star Showdown, with athletes Dwight Howard (Los Angeles Lakers), Dez Bryant (Dallas Cowboys), Ty Lawson (Denver Nuggets) and DeJuan Blair (San Antonio Spurs) participating.

The winners are listed below, or you can head over to MLG to watch replays of the matches. The next Pro Circuit Championship will take place in Columbus, Ohio, from November 22 through 24.

MLG Spring Championship Winners

    League of Legends:

  • 1st – FXOpen eSports – $20,000 and a spot in the LCS Season 4 Spring Promotion Tournament
  • 2nd – Complexity – $5,000
  • 3rd/4th – Curse Academy, Aware Gaming – $2,500
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on Xbox 360:

  • 1st – Complexity – $20,000
  • 2nd – Icons Impact – $12,000
  • 3rd – OpTic Gaming- $7,000
  • 4th – Curse – $4,000
  • 5th/6th – FaZe – $2,300
  • 5th/6th – Unite Gaming – $2,300
  • 7th/8th – IcoNs ConqueR – $1,200
  • 7th/8th – vVv Gaming – $1,200
    StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm:

  • 1st – CMStorm Polt – $10,000
  • 2nd – Quantic HyuN- $6,000
  • 3rd/4th – Liquid Hero – $3,000
  • 3rd/4th – Alliance Naniwa – $3,000
  • 5th/6th – StarTale Sound – $1,000
  • 5th/6th – STX Soul Dear – $1,000
  • 7th/8th – EG Jaedong – $500
  • 7th/8th – ROOT Sage – $500

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