Major League Gaming (MLG), the global leader in eSports, today announced a partnership with Grupo Águia, Brazil’s largest and most established sports entertainment and hospitality company, to launch MLG’s first international franchise – MLG Brasil. After 11 years of continued growth in North America and successful partnerships with international leagues in Europe and Asia, MLG is expanding to the largest market in Latin America to debut its first franchise. Leveraging decades of expertise working with global sports and tourism initiatives like the World Cup, Grupo Águia will further MLG’s global presence by building an extensive competitive gaming platform in South America.
The collaboration kicks off with support for the Call of Duty Championship Brazilian Online Qualifiers on February 16 and 23. MLG Brasil will coordinate with MLG in the US to facilitate the online qualifiers as teams aim to advance to the Call of Duty Championship in Los Angeles from March 28-30. The Call of Duty Championship will feature the top 32 teams from around the globe and will be broadcast exclusively on www.MLG.tv.