Three of eSports largest organizations are joining forces in an effort to unify pro-gaming tournaments for the 2012 – 2013. Gaming leagues Major League Gaming, Dreamhack and the Electronic Sports League announced their partnership this weekend.
The partnership will allow the three organizations to not only organize the upcoming esports season in a way that is beneficial to players and viewers but will also allow them to create a universal ranking system that will affect seeding and event qualification across the board.
According to Sundance DiGiovanni, CEO and co-founder of MLG, this partnership is a response to the current rate of growth for competitive gaming.
“The growth of competitive gaming over the last few years has been staggering and we have now reached the point where we need to align our efforts to advance eSports on a global scale. The collaboration between our organizations is the first step in a united effort to take the sport to the next level while benefiting all of those involved.”
It will be interesting to see how this move eSports. If anything it should make things easier for both players and fans as tournament schedules will be easier for players to keep up with.