Gamers ignore storm for Raleigh Major League Gaming event

Posted August 27, 2011 8:39 a.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 2:03 p.m. EDT

— Shrugging off the threat of Hurricane Irene, hundreds of spectators and competitors kicked off Major League Gaming Raleigh, attending events all day and all night.

The fourth stop in this year’s Pro Circuit, MLG Raleigh is an incredible sight.

Gamers from around the world have gathered to watch and play Halo: Reach, Call of Duty: Black Ops, League of Legends, Mortal Combat and Starcraft II.

Bracket play is conducted on the floor, with huge gatherings for Halo and Call of Duty matches.

Teams of four battle it out shoulder to shoulder as friends and family cheer them on.

What will they be competing for? Besides the prestige of course, there will be prizes up to $120,000.

Spectators can enjoy the action live, with a main stage set up for each of the three main titles. In addition there will be promo booths set up for free merchandise, special events, sneak previews of forthcoming games, and more.

Friday kicked off the Brackets for Halo and CoD, but League of Legends starts today, on its debut for the MLG circuit.

Pool play for League Legends will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.Saturday, with the Championship happening Sunday at 10 a.m. (Can’t go? You can tune in via the web. Check schedule here.)

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