MLG wants to help boost Infinite Crisis' popularity in the eSports community.
Major League Gaming, one of the world's biggest eSports organizations, is teaming up with Warner Bros. to bring Infinite Crisis in to the competitive gaming scene.
Infinite Crisis is the new free-to-play MOBA from Turbine set in the DC Comics universe. The game features prominent DC characters like Batman, Wonder Woman, The Joker, and The Green Lantern, and is currently in closed beta.
In order to get the game in front of as many eSports fans as possible, it will be shown off at all sorts of MLG and Warner Bros. events. The first is a tournament between Complexity Gaming and Curse Academy at the WB Games Booth during E3 2013. The event will be streamed on MLG Play and the Infinite Crisis website on Tuesday, June 11, at 12 PM PST.
Developed by Turbine, Infinite Crisis sees the worlds of DC's Multiverse come crashing together, pitting twisted incarnations of some of your favorite heroes and villains, like Batman, Green Lantern, Catwoman and The Flash, against each other in head-to-head multiplayer combat. With characters like Nightmare Batman and Gaslight Catwoman, it's DC Comics superheroes like you've never seen them before!
The partnership will also allow Infinite Crisis to be showcased at upcoming eSports events, and, surprisingly, it will eventually become part of the MLG Pro Circuit competition.
"Infinite Crisis and our new partners at Turbine are a perfect addition to the MLG network. The game is action-packed, fun to play and well-suited for a competitive audience," said Sundance DiGiovanni, CEO and co-founder of Major League Gaming. "Our new collaboration with Turbine is a great example of how we can work with top game developers to introduce their games to the robust MLG audience and grow the eSports community worldwide."
Currently, League of Legends is featured in Major League Gaming's Pro Circuit, with Dota 2 fans fighting hard to get their game noticed as well. We'll have to wait and see who MLG decides to go with in the end, and what kind of boost the eSports organization can ultimately bring to Infinite Crisis.