With Halo 4 on the horizon, the Halo: Reach competitive scene has died down quite a bit, until now. Last weekend, Arena Gaming League played host to what could be the final Halo: Reach tournament ever.
The IGN Professional League (IPL) has grown to be a premiere live eSports tournament featuring the best StarCraft 2 and League of Legends players. We are proud to announce that we have teamed up with IPL to be the Official Communications Partner of the IPL. Pro Players are always looking for ways to communicate clearly while in competitions and our MixAmps allow for a latency free chat network for teams. MixAmps will be setup at all StarCraft 2 and League of Legends stations along with our A40 Gaming Headset or A*STAR Ear Buds for use by players.
The 2012 competitive schedule is already well under way, and MLG is kicking off their live events for spectators this weekend in Columbus, Ohio for the very first MLG Pro Circuit Winter Championship. Over 1,000 gamers will compete in StarCraft 2 and Halo Reach and in three new fighting games to the circuit, Mortal Kombat, Soul Calibur V, and King of Fighters XIII. With a combined $200,000 prize pool, it's sure to draw out the best competitive gamers in the world.
ASTRO will continue to support the MLG and gamers by providing full MixAmp racks at all Halo team stations and the main stage, as well as at all PC setups for StarCraft 2. Competitors need only to plug their A40 or A30 headset in to our MixAmps for full Dolby 7.1 audio and be able to hear your teammates for crucial team communication.
We're starting up a new series this week on the ASTRO blog and taking a quick glimpse at what's going on in eSports.
IPL @ SXSW
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The Iron Squid
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Red Bull Gaming LAN
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