Why play games on your new console when you can watch people much better than you compete for cash prizes? Xbox One folk can now do exactly that.
Microsoft has launched the Major League Gaming app today for its newest console. This will enable Xbox Live members to watch the upcoming Major League Gaming Championships in Anaheim, California on June 20 to June 22, an event that sees over 1,400 e-sports competitors compete for $150,000 in total prize money. The same app launched on the older Xbox 360 earlier this year.
“We’re excited to deliver the extensive line up of MLG.tv programming to gaming fans on Xbox Live and to entertain the passionate audience on both Xbox One and Xbox 360,” said Sundance DiGiovanni, MLG’s chief executive officer and cofounder, in a statement on Xbox’s news site. “MLG showcases the best in competitive gaming and we will continue to release new competitive content and introduce new streamers via the MLG.tv platform in the coming months.”
At the beginning of the month, Microsoft promised more than 45 new entertainment apps for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. The MLG app is evidence of them making good on that promise.