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If OpenFeint's lightweight social connections and leaderboards lack the competitive edge your inner hardcore gamer craves, maybe Major League Gaming's latest mouthful will satiate your demands for satisfaction. The Xperia Mobile Gaming Arena presented by Sony Mobile (we told you it was a mouthful) hopes to give smartphone toting gamers a serious cross-platform battleground, offering iOS and Android users competitive leaderboards and up to $10,000 in prizes. Currently the smartphone gaming platform only supports Gameloft's Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation, but MLG hopes to enlist more competitive titles in the coming months. "The MLG community thrives on competition," explains Major League Gaming CEO Sundance DiGiovanni, "with our new mobile platform, we are now enabling gamers to engage in competitive play no matter where they are." Ready to climb that leaderboard? Get your game on at the source link below, or read on for MLG's official press release.

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Major League Gaming, Sony Mobile Communications and Gameloft
Bring Competitive Gaming to Smartphones with First-ever Xperia™
Mobile Gaming Arena

Competition Launches with Gameloft's Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation

NEW YORK – May 3, 2012 -- Major League Gaming (MLG), the world's largest competitive video game league, Sony Mobile Communications and Gameloft, today unveiled MLG's first-ever competitive smartphone gaming platform - Xperia™ Mobile Gaming Arena Presented by Sony Mobile. Launching with Gameloft's first person shooter Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation, the arena enables gamers to compete via all mobile platforms including Android and iOS for more than $10,000 in prizes. All competition details, scores and rankings are accessible via www.majorleaguegaming.com/mobile.

To Gaming Arena title and their ranking is automatically tallied on the Xperia™ Mobile Gaming Arena leaderboard. The Xperia™ Mobile Gaming Arena launches with Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation from Gameloft, which has been enhanced for an immersive gaming experience on Xperia™ PLAY, the world's first PlayStation® Certified smartphone and the official mobile handset of Major League Gaming.
Additional competitive titles will be rolled out in the coming months.

"The MLG community thrives on competition and with our new mobile platform, we are now enabling gamers to engage in competitive play no matter where they are," said Sundance DiGiovanni, CEO, MLG. "With partners like Sony Mobile and Gameloft, we are truly taking mobile gaming to a new level."

"From the launch of Xperia™ PLAY, the first smartphone to bring console-like gaming to smartphone, to now the Xperia™ Mobile Gaming Arena, the first-of-its-kind competitive platform for mobile gamers, we are committed to bringing the best mobile entertainment experiences to our customers," said Peter Farmer, Head of Marketing for North America, Sony Mobile Communications. "Bringing together MLG's authority in competitive gaming, Gameloft's blockbuster game titles and Sony Mobile's immersive mobile entertainment experience, the Xperia™ Mobile Gaming Arena is sure to deliver a new level of mobile gaming for competitors."

"For Gameloft, partnering with strong brands such as the MLG and Sony Mobile Communications to promote a new age of competitive mobile gaming is a very exciting time, " said Baudouin Corman, vice president of publishing in the Americas at Gameloft. "Given the millions of gamers that have participated multiplayer experience with the Xperia Mobile Gaming Arena."

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