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Major League Gaming Announces Xperia Mobile Gaming Arena

Stuff just got real! Well for some of you. Presented by Sony, Major League Gaming has just announced the Xperia Mobile Gaming Arena. This organized mobile mayhem is looking to take smartphone gaming to the next level, by allowing mobile gamers to compete across both Android and iOS for up to $10,000 in prizes. Currently only supporting Gameloft’s Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation, the MLG plans on adding more competitive titles in the coming months. “The MLG community thrives on competition and with our new mobile platform, we are now enabling gamers to engage in competitive play no matter where they are,” said Sundance DiGiovanni, CEO, MLG. “With partners like Sony Mobile and Gameloft, we are truly taking mobile gaming to a new level.” If you’re a competitive gamer that’s ready to pwn some noobs on your smartphone, check out the press release below for more details.

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Major League Gaming, Sony Mobile Communications and Gameloft
Bring Competitive Gaming to Smartphones with First-ever Xperia™
Mobile Gaming Arena

Competition Launches with Gameloft’s Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation

NEW YORK – May 3, 2012 — Major League Gaming (MLG), the world’s largest competitive video game league, Sony Mobile Communications and Gameloft, today unveiled MLG’s first-ever competitive smartphone gaming platform – Xperia™ Mobile Gaming Arena Presented by Sony Mobile. Launching with Gameloft’s first person shooter Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation, the arena enables gamers to compete via all mobile platforms including Android and iOS for more than $10,000 in prizes. All competition details, scores and rankings are accessible via www.majorleaguegaming.com/mobile.

To Gaming Arena title and their ranking is automatically tallied on the Xperia™ Mobile Gaming Arena leaderboard. The Xperia™ Mobile Gaming Arena launches with Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation from Gameloft, which has been enhanced for an immersive gaming experience on Xperia™ PLAY, the world’s first PlayStation® Certified smartphone and the official mobile handset of Major League Gaming.
Additional competitive titles will be rolled out in the coming months.

“The MLG community thrives on competition and with our new mobile platform, we are now enabling gamers to engage in competitive play no matter where they are,” said Sundance DiGiovanni, CEO, MLG. “With partners like Sony Mobile and Gameloft, we are truly taking mobile gaming to a new level.”

“From the launch of Xperia™ PLAY, the first smartphone to bring console-like gaming to smartphone, to now the Xperia™ Mobile Gaming Arena, the first-of-its-kind competitive platform for mobile gamers, we are committed to bringing the best mobile entertainment experiences to our customers,” said Peter Farmer, Head of Marketing for North America, Sony Mobile Communications. “Bringing together MLG’s authority in competitive gaming, Gameloft’s blockbuster game titles and Sony Mobile’s immersive mobile entertainment experience, the Xperia™ Mobile Gaming Arena is sure to deliver a new level of mobile gaming for competitors.”

“For Gameloft, partnering with strong brands such as the MLG and Sony Mobile Communications to promote a new age of competitive mobile gaming is a very exciting time, ” said Baudouin Corman, vice president of publishing in the Americas at Gameloft. “Given the millions of gamers that have participated multiplayer experience with the Xperia Mobile Gaming Arena.” [press_end]


Mark Hearn

Mark Hearn is a nerd's nerd if ever such a thing existed. Covering the mobile scene for several years, he also has a love for film, sports, gaming...

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