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Ace Invaders! MLG Brings World's Finest to Anaheim

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Idra and MC at MLG Columbus, casted by Husky.

Major League Gaming (MLG), the world's largest professional video game league, is coming to Anaheim this weekend (July 29th-31st). With over $120,000 in prizes at stake, the best players in the world are duking it out in Halo: Reach, Starcraft 2, and Call of Duty: Black Ops. This event is expected to top previous attendance records from the recent MLG in Columbus, Ohio, where over 15,000 fans visited over the weekend and were joined by many others as MLG reached 23 million stream views online.

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Optics playing some Call of Duty from MLG Columbus.

Starcraft 2 will take the Main Stage at this event, and feature the most popular players from Korea (including reigning champion SlayerSMMA, Boxer, MVPDongRaeGu, IMMvp, ST July), Europe (Naniwa, Team Liquid's TLO, White-Ra), and North America (the notious EG Idra and fan favorite Huk). Call of Duty will feature team's OpTic, Quantic Leverage, and Fear, among others. If you feel like you're ready to take your game to the next level, you and your friends can also compete for the same prizes in open qualifiers. Youtube caster Huskystarcraft (500,000 youtube subscribers and counting) is joining as a guest commentator as well.

Instinct vs Final Boss playing Halo:Reach, at MLG Columbus.

For spectators, you can meet and play against your favorite players (or find a new favorite this weekend), check out new games, hardware, and other electronics from MLG partners including Sony Ericsson, Playstation, Razer, and Alienware. You can buy tickets here. If you happen to buy any NOS Energy Drink's from G&M Food Mart in LA/OC, you can get free spectator passes to Anaheim with proof of purchase. You can also watch most games streamed online for free or buy a membership that includes HQ commercial free streaming and includes additional benefits and discounts. There are two channels for starcraft and one each for Halo and CoD.

MLG Anaheim
Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella
Anaheim, CA 92802
July 29th-31st, 2011
Spectator Passes and Stream Passes