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Major League Gaming's Midwest Mayhem Descends On Chicago December 16!



New York, NY (December 9, 2005) - Major League Gaming (MLG), the international sanctioning body for the worlds fastest growing sport, professional video gaming, announced today that the Central Conference Championship slated for the weekend of December 16 in Chicago will have the largest number of gamers competing of the entire season!

Chicago, always a respected hotbed of gaming talent is the last and final stop on the way to the National Championships in New York City January 2006 where MLG's Quarter Million Dollar season ends and top prize money will be awarded to the world's best gamers.

For last minute gamers, there are still a few Open-Entry slots still available to go head to head with the world's best at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare.

The MLG 2005 Season opened January 29 in Washington, D.C., and continued through to San Francisco, Houston, Orlando, San Diego, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Nashville, Los Angeles and Atlanta. With competitive play for popular franchise games including Halo 2 and Super Smash Bros.TM Melee, MLG professional players including Tom 'T-Squared' Taylor, Matt "Zyos" Leto, the 'Ogre' twins Dan and Tom Ryan and Dave "Walshy" Walsh will be competing in Chicago and showing off their world renowned gaming prowess.

Adam Apicella, Vice President of League Operations for Major League Gaming said, "The world's top professional console players are flying in from around the world and this is shaping up to be a huge event - bigger than any other this season. We invited players from all levels to compete against the world's best and vie for the year-end cash prizes, and they are going to be showing up in droves. Chicago is certain to be one of the hottest events this season and it's definitely going to be mayhem".

Spectators and causal gamers are welcome to come out to the Hyatt Regency O'Hare and be part of the action. For more information, including tournament location details, player point system rankings and general tournament rules, please visit the MLG Web site at

About Major League Gaming

Major League Gaming (MLG) is the international sanctioning body for the world's fastest growing competitive sport: professional video gaming. Recognized as the global governing authority for millions of competitive gamers worldwide, MLG's ongoing professional video gaming tournaments have attracted competitors from over 28 countries. Currently expanding worldwide through its international sanctioning body, millions of Major League Gaming fans communicate hourly and participate daily through, the world's largest competitive video gaming destination. MLG operates its online, television production, game development and product licensing operations through MLG Properties and through MLG Management develops the careers of a roster of the world's most accomplished pro gamers. Headquartered in New York City, Major League Gaming is privately held.

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