Did You Catch the Action at MLG Raleigh?

mlg raleighGamerSushi weekend may have come and gone (and with it the knowledge that Canada will never has as good a fare as the Tex-Mex I had in Houston), but in addition to this meeting of the minds, and PAX, MLG Raleigh was also going down, right in the middle of Hurricane Irene.

Despite Mother Nature’s wrath bearing down on the Eastern Seaboard, the good folks at MLG sacked up and brought three straight days of gaming goodness featuring Halo: Reach, League of Legends, Gears of War 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops and of course, the current GamerSushi game-crush StarCraft 2.

While I did miss most of the event, I did manage to catch some StarCraft 2 last night and today when I was waiting for my flight at the Seattle airport. The fact that I could watch a decent quality video on my phone was super cool to me, and it really speaks about the lengths that the folk at MLG are going to to get these games to the people. It was also kind of surprising to see Gears of War 3 at MLG, even though I know that Epic Games had been touting their product’s appearance at the show for a couple of weeks. Given how good the Beta was for Gears 3, the fact that it’s being used for competitive play makes me want the full version even more.

So what about you guys? Did you tune in to MLG Raleigh? Did you watch it on the streams or go to one of the BarCraft nights that happened this past weekend? Any thoughts on how big MLG is getting? If you don’t comment, you’re killing esports!

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2 thoughts on “Did You Catch the Action at MLG Raleigh?”

  1. I hooked my laptop up to the TV yesterday and watched games nearly all afternoon. I never thought it would be as fun as it was, but I got really into it. While I do understand SC2 a bit, some of the stuff the players were pulling was way over my head, but the announcers were top-notch and made everything easy to follow. I think I may be obsessed with competitive SC2 now, thanks to you and Nick. Great, great fun.

  2. [quote comment=”17507″]I hooked my laptop up to the TV yesterday and watched games nearly all afternoon. I never thought it would be as fun as it was, but I got really into it. While I do understand SC2 a bit, some of the stuff the players were pulling was way over my head, but the announcers were top-notch and made everything easy to follow. I think I may be obsessed with competitive SC2 now, thanks to you and Nick. Great, great fun.[/quote]

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    J/k I would watch it too if I played SC

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