Major League Gaming was once the last Bastion of professional Halo, now it's moving its focus to other areas of competitive gaming, doing a decent job of establishing itself in the realm of Starcraft 2. Now it's looking to move in on fighting territory, but not with the game you might expect.
As opposed to going with the more popular Street Fighter IV or Marvel vs Capcom series, MLG's first announced fighter is Mortal Kombat, and its paying out a fair whack of cash to competitors.
A total of US$16,700 is in the prize pot for MLG's inaugural Mortal Kombat tournament at the Winter Championship, and is split into the following...
1st = $6,000 2nd = $3,600 3rd = $2,400 4th = $1,600 5th/6th = $1,000 7th/8th = $550
Of course, we still can't play Mortal Kombat here in Australia, but -- slow news day, am I right guys?
It seems like a strange decision, although I'm sure MLG has its reasons, I would much prefer to see the team bring its production values to a Street Fighter IV tournament. Who knows, maybe there's still time for an announcement.
The event takes place in Columbus, March 25-27.