Sony Xperia PLAY Becomes Official Major League Gaming Phone

| March 4, 2011 | Reply

Hopefully like me, some of you readers are big fans of the Major League Gaming association. (MLG) With it’s next tournament start just a month away – Dallas, April 1st to 3rd – MLG has officially announced that they have joined with Sony Ericsson to bring the Android powered Playstation device to the hands of gamers tournament wide, making the Xperia PLAY the official handset of MLG. Much like the Astro A40 gaming headset, winners will most likely be using and / or getting the PLAY as prizes, giveaways, etc.

Part of the Sony sponsorship means the PLAY will be present at each of the 6 MLG Pro Circuit Events – Dallas, Columbus, and To Be Announced for the rest, however Raleigh and Meadowlands usually make their way in there – and will “feature demostrations, game challenges, and giveaways”. In addition to this, Dave “Walshy” Walsh, a big name on the Pro Circuit and part of Team Carbon currently, and well-known MLG Coach Andy “JT Bravo” Dudynsky have also picked up an SE sponsorship.

Obviously MLG should be incredibly proud that they were able to pick up such a huge sponsor like Sony Ericsson, potentially bringing millions of people closer to the league with special perks on the SE phone line. So are you more excited now for the Xperia PLAY? Will you be attending one of the stops on the MLG Pro Circuit this year? Let us know in the comments!

 

Source: MLG

 

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