Sony Online Entertainment and Major League Gaming (MLG) have teamed up to bring Planetside 2 to the competitive gaming audience. This partnership will include Planetside 2 in broadcast programming, online competition, and MLG events. Planetside 2 is a free-to-play, massively multiplayer online first person shooter, so games are sure to be interesting.
“PlanetSide 2 players are extremely loyal to their chosen Empires and when it comes to battling, they are beyond competitive and truly enjoy the in-game rivalries, so it was the natural next step for us to bring PlanetSide 2 to the most competitive eSports organization,” said John Smedley, President, Sony Online Entertainment.
“We’re excited for this opportunity to work with MLG and are confident that their competitive gaming expertise can turn PlanetSide 2 into a premiere eSports platform, allowing us to extend the game experience and deliver new ways for players to interact with other players and the broader community, while helping to further diversify and grow our audience.”
Planetside 2 will be featured at gaming stations at MLG’s first Pro-Circuit event of 2013 in Dallas Texas from March 15-17. “From the first time I played PlanetSide 2, I knew that it made sense for the MLG community,” said Sundance DiGiovanni, CEO and co-founder of Major League Gaming. “I am excited to introduce the game to our audience and to see how it evolves along with the growing and evolving eSports landscape.”