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Major League Gaming plans debut

Major League Gaming, the self-described “first console-only, professional video game league,” will host a first of its own later this year: its first major console only tournament. The event will take place October 25th and 26th in New York City. This will be one of three major event in the inaugural MLG season. The other two cornerstone tournaments will take place in Chicago and Los Angeles, with the season culminating in a championship at Las Vegas. Other smaller tournaments are slated to occur in Philadelphia, Boston, Atlanta, Dallas, San Francisco, and Seattle.

This season is so far slated to include competition in three console games: HALO for Xbox as well as Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec and Madden NFL 2004 for Playstation 2, and a fourth game to be determined. Future possible expansions of this sanctioned library would be limited to other sports or action games. Entry into the New York competition requires a $50 fee, but there is a total of $10,000 in prizes at stake. To enter or simply to reserve a gamer tag for possible future tournaments, head to the official web site at

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