Photo: Major League Gaming
Major League Gaming recently had its 2012 Winter Championships in Columbus, Ohio.The event attracted 16,000 spectators and hundreds of thousands of viewers online, as 2,000 of the world’s best players duked it out for $200,000 in prizes.
Here’s a look at what happens at one of these huge championship events.
MLG set up thousands of chairs inside the Greater Columbus Convention centre in Columbus, Ohio for spectators
And it was a really big crowd. This is the Starcraft 2 stage — the biggest attraction MLG has to offer
More than 2,000 of the world's best gamers were at this event — just look at the line for the Halo: Reach free-for-all tournament
Partner booths were set up all around the venue. Dr. Pepper's a big sponsor and they were giving out free cans.
Backstage, broadcasters commentate the gameplay for in-room spectators and the folks watching on live online streams
18-year-old phenom MarineKingPrime from South Korea took home all the glory in the Starcraft 2 tournament, along with $25,000
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