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MLG, Dreamhack and ESL partnership aims to unify global eSports

Major League Gaming, Dreamhack and the Electronic Sports League announced a partnership today that will unify tournament activity throughout their 2012 and 2013 eSports seasons, according to a press release from Dreamhack.

Major League Gaming, the world's largest eSports organization, Dreamhack, the world's largest computer festival, LAN party and host to eSports tournaments and the Electronic Sports League, Europe's largest online game league, have partnered to "further competitive activity, benefit players and spectators, alleviate the taxing event schedule, eliminate confusion about global standings and help nurture the development of North American and European players."

The partnership will implement a universal ranking system across the organizations for all major games that impact seeding and event qualification. It will also codify a master tournament calendar designed to ease the schedule and minimize conflicts. The trio of organizations will also coordinate their marketing efforts and implement a unified competition structure.

"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," said Sundance DiGiovanni, CEO and co-founder of MLG. "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."

The press release also said that "additional details will be released soon."