What started out as an underwhelming tournament for North American Counter-Strike ended on a more hopeful note as Team Liquid, Counter Logic Gaming and Cloud9 eked out victories on Sunday to qualify for the MLG Columbus Counter-Strike tournament next month, where they will compete for a $US500,000 grand prize.
Video gaming’s not a sport? Don’t tell that to MLG.TV — an Internet-broadcast network that’ll showcase the league’s major events and, yes, broadcast a studio show with highlights and news, akin to the coverage that, yes, real sports get.
The 2013 World Championship Series, a massive global StarCraft II tournament being put on by Blizzard and MLG, ran into some controversy last week. Some Chinese players were found guilty of cheating in the tournament’s qualifiers.