by Joshua Russo
Once the largest esports company in North America, Major League Gaming has sold “substantially all” of its assests to Activision Blizzard. The sale was approved by MLG’s board of directors on December 21st for $46 million. This news comes from esportsobserver.com, who are also reporting that MLG’s CEO Sundance DiGiovanni has left the company and been replaced by CFO Greg Chisholm.
The Major League Gaming Pro Circuit currently holds tournaments for a variety of games and genres. Fighting games like Super Smash Bros. Melee and Mortal Kombat, shooters like Halo, Gears of War and Call of Duty, as well as strategy and MMO games like Starcraft II and League of Legends.
Oddly enough, back in October rival esports league, ESL, announced that they would be partnering with Activision for the Call of Duty World League. This makes the future of MLG much more uncertain. The only thing certain about this $46 million purchase is that it is a steal compared to the $5.9 billion Activision Blizzard paid for Candy Crush.