Infinite Crisis joins MLG as an official esport

Being in the middle of its first round of closed beta testing hasn't stopped Turbine Entertainment's DC Universe MOBA, Infinite Crisis, from making the grade as an official Major League Gaming selection, the developer announced today in a joint release with the esports organization.

MLG will kick off the burgeoning relationship by streaming Infinite Crisis matches from Warner Brother's E3 booth, starting on the morning of Tuesday, June 11, and lasting through the rest of the conference. From there the game will be showcased at various events until it's fully released, at which point it will join the likes of League of Legends and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 in MLG Pro Circuit tournaments.

Warner's other competitive DC Universe property, Injustice: Gods Among Us, was recently revealed as an official selection for this year's EVO2k fighting game tournament series in Las Vegas. At this rate, we expect Arkham Origins' rumored multiplayer mode will soon be announced as an event in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.
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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Enters the eSports Universe as Turbine and Major League Gaming Partner to Introduce Infinite Crisis to Competitive Gaming

Partnership Kicks Off with an MLG Infinite Crisis Exhibition at E3 from June 11-13

BOSTON and NEW YORK – May 30, 2013 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, through its developer Turbine, Inc., and Major League Gaming (MLG), the world's largest eSports league and online multiplayer platform, today announced a partnership to introduce Infinite Crisis to the competitive gaming universe. In closed beta now, Infinite Crisis is a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena game set in the DC Multiverse.

Through the partnership, the Turbine and MLG teams will introduce the game to the MLG and eSports community, develop competitive settings, showcase the game at forthcoming eSports and gaming events, feature competitive play on MLG: Play, MLG's online gaming destination, and ultimately include Infinite Crisis at MLG Pro Circuit competitions.

The partnership kicks off at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 11-13, where top teams Complexity and Curse Academy will compete LIVE from the WB Games booth (South Hall 1637). The action will be streamed on www.majorleaguegaming.com and www.infinitecrisis.com beginning Tuesday, June 11, at 12 p.m. PT. A complete schedule is available online.

"Partnering with MLG is an important step in introducing Infinite Crisis to the competitive gaming community," said Jeffrey Steefel, Executive Producer for Infinite Crisis. "MLG's platform and expertise in the eSports arena are unparalleled. We look forward to working closely with MLG to introduce players to the DC Multiverse and building a world-class gaming community."

"Infinite Crisis and our new partners at Turbine are a perfect addition to the MLG network. The game is action-packed, fun to play and well-suited for a competitive audience," said Sundance DiGiovanni, CEO and co-founder of Major League Gaming. "Our new collaboration with Turbine is a great example of how we can work with top game developers to introduce their games to the robust MLG audience and grow the eSports community worldwide."

Infinite Crisis puts players in control of twisted incarnations of their favorite characters including Nightmare Batman and Gaslight Catwoman, playing alongside well-known characters including Green Lantern and Wonder Woman. Soon gamers around the globe will have the opportunity to compete as DC Comics legends.

Additional details about the MLG/Infinite Crisis collaboration will be released in the coming weeks. For more information about the game or to sign up for a chance to participate in beta visit www.infinitecrisis.com.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.