Any grassroots SC2 event organizers looking for live event space for your finals – get at me. I want to help.
— Sundance DiGiovanni (@MLGSundance) September 24, 2013
How weird is it that MLG is looking to get back into the SC2 scene? I guess it was going to happen at some point or another, but I would have thought the search wouldn’t have taken such a public angle.
Then again, with his heart-on-his-sleeve history of interacting with the game’s community, I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised at all.
MLG has a fond place in my esports heart because it was the first real event that I made an effort to attend. SC2 was important to it over the last couple of years and being the only real American event series that makes an effort to survive has a lot to do with it. It wasn’t as important as the Korean league or the Dreamhack series, but being all things to nearly all of the English speaking community raised it up to the level of the other international successes.
This afternoon, Sundance briefly clarified his original tweet:
Regarding the SC tweet from yesterday – we have the NY studio as well as an opportunity to slide people into our live events for 2014.
— Sundance DiGiovanni (@MLGSundance) September 25, 2013
Now the original call makes more sense. MLG certainly has the reach and the reputation that could make it an appealing venue for an up-and-coming SC2 league based in the North American region, or even one-off events that fail to realize being able to hold multiple events.
Here’s hoping that one of the two people that actually asked Sundance for contact information over Twitter (or anyone that has his info, really) can give MLG something to put on stage that it can be proud of.