MLG changes 2014 Anaheim dates to avoid DreamHack overlap

Major League Gaming adjusts dates for 2014 event so it no longer conflicts with Sweden-based competition.

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Major League Gaming has changed its previously announced 2014 Anaheim dates to avoid overlap with the DreamHack festival.

"We've adjusted our dates to avoid overlap with DreamHack," MLG executive vice president Adam Apicella said on Twitter. "The MLG Championship in Anaheim, CA, will take place June 20-22, 2014. We are working closely with our friends at Dreamhack to best support our fans and competitors. #Esports. #Wegetit."

Sweden-based event and tournament organizer DreamHack will be holding its annual summer event from June 14-17 in Jonkoping, Sweden. While neither organization has announced the games for its 2014 competitions, StarCraft II and Valve's Dota 2 have potential for overlap.

"We are very happy and grateful. This benefits both DH and MLG but more importantly it benefits the audience and all the fans," DreamHack CEO Robert Ohlen said.

This year's MLG Anaheim Spring Championships, held at the Anaheim Convention Center, broke previous event records with more than 21,000 attendees over the course of the weekend. The event featured professional tournaments in Blizzard’s StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, Riot Games' League of Legends, and Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

Discussion

15 comments
BuRn_ToAsT
BuRn_ToAsT

Anyone know if or where i can get tickets?

jesus_knight
jesus_knight

Ok from Now I will stop visiting my daily news in Gamespot

 I am tired of this e-sports GARBAGE NEWS

Hurvl
Hurvl

YES, yessss! Bow before the might of Sweden!

Nibraybirk
Nibraybirk

MLG is the most stupid thing since Poker on TV.

ElDuderino1
ElDuderino1

Dreamhack is HUGE, this only makes sense.

Saketume
Saketume

Smart move! The question is if they did the sensible thing because it would have been stupid to have two events on the same date or if they just realized they couldn't compete with the popularity of Dreamhack.

SciFiRPGfan
SciFiRPGfan

@jesus_knight You could just not read the e-sports related articles, but if even seeing the headlines bothers you that much, then yeah... go ahead.

You'll help both yourself and people who are tired of anti e-sports posts. That's a win - win right there.