Major League Gaming, Dreamhack and the Electronic Sports League revealed today a partnership that unifies pro-gaming tournament activities throughout their 2012 and 2013 eSports seasons, according to this press release from Dreamhack – as reported by Polygon.
Major League Gaming is the largest eSports organization in the world, while Dreamhack is the world's largest computer festival and LAN party (as well as a host for eSports tournaments) and the Electronic Sports League is Europe's largest online game league. This new partnership will "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," according to the press release.
The partnership will also see the implementation of a universal ranking system across all the organizations for all major games that impact seeding and event qualification. The organizations will coordinate schedules for events as well as their marketing efforts.
"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."
More details are to be announced soon.