Relativity Brings Athletic MVPs to Major League Gaming's Spring Championship

Friday, 28 June 2013 16:44 Written by  iamrogue
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Relativity Brings Athletic MVPs to Major League Gaming's Spring Championship

Film fans already know that, as a studio, Relativity Media is synonymous with innovation and creativity.

Now, Relativity Sports is bringing those qualities to the next generation of sport, changing the game at Major League Gaming Spring Championship this weekend.  With Los Angeles Lakers sensation Dwight Howard leading the charge, the second event of MLG's annual tournament circuit will see a roster of phenomenal athletes facing off against some of the best gamers on the planet and participating in a variety of events.

Major League Gaming is the world's foremost eSports organization, uniting millions of gamers through online play, social engagement, and unique tournaments streaming online. 

The Spring Championship is the latest event in the 10th annual MLG pro-circuit, a spectacular gathering that finds hundreds of competitors striving to make a name for themselves amongst professional video gamers.  With over $100,000 worth of prizes on the table, gamers will strive to emerge on top in three separate games: League of Legends, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and Starcraft II: Heart of the Storm.

The Spring Championship is held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California from Friday, June 28 through Sunday, June 30.

You can find information about attending as a live spectator by clicking right here.  If, however, you're unable to make it Anaheim this weekend, the three-day competition will be broadcast live online at the official Major League Gaming site.

Fans will definitely want to watch as worlds collide on Saturday, June 29.  That's when Relativity Sports brings a quartet of professional sports stars to compete in Call of Duty: Black Ops IIDwight Howard is joined by DeJuan Blair of the San Antonio Spurs, Ty Lawson of the Denver Nuggets, and Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys for the All-Star Showdown.  Starting at 7:30 pm on Saturday, these NBA and NFL superstars will be paired with competitive video game players for thrilling a 4x4 match pitting them against each other.

Additionally, Howard is set to join beloved MLG personality Chris Puckett, providing commentary on the Call of Duty competition.

Relativity's presence at the Championship is by no means limited to this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition match.  This new venue will also host special treats from the studio's next feature film, this summer's thriller Paranoia, starring Liam Hemsworth and screen legends Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman, along with Amber Heard, Richard Dreyfuss, Lucas Till, Embeth Davidtz, Josh Holloway, and Julian McMahon.

The film, hitting theater nationwide on August 16, follows The Hunger Games star Hemsworth as Adam Cassidy, a recent college grad and entry-level employee at the massive Wyatt Corporation, overseen by Oldman as CEO Nicholas Wyatt.  When Cassidy brings himself to Wyatt's attention, the CEO uses the promise of money and power Cassidy into spying on his former mentor and full-time business rival Jock Goddard, played by Ford.  Cassidy is soon acting as a pawn in a dangerous duel between two unimaginably powerful captains of industry, a rivalry that quickly escalates.  Facing impossible odds, Cassidy must rely on his wit and guile to outmaneuver both Wyatt and Turner.

In order to partake in all this spectacle, you can purchase a General Admission or VIP Spectator pass to enjoy the festivities in the flesh. Or head over to Major League Gaming to watch the Spring Championship live online as it happens in Anaheim.

Major League Gaming Spring Championship is June 28th-30th at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

Paranoia opens in theaters on August 16th. 

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