SAN FRANCISCO, May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As the field of eSports continues to experience rapid growth, Pro Gaming League (PGL), an eSports organization that brings gamers together to compete and socialize, successfully concluded participation in the annual LvL Up Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Held at the Cashman Center over two days of May 14 and 15, PGL facilitated a number of gaming tournaments with rich cash prize pools which were broadcast live on Twitch.tv.
According to the eSports Market Update 2015/2016 by SuperData, the global eSports market is worth $748M and will reach $1.9B by 2018E. Viewership in 2015 grew to 188M as pro players and teams reach celebrity status.
PGL played a major role in the non-profit convention that drew together fans of gaming tournaments, cosplay, technology and anime under one roof. Now in its fourth year and going strong, Pro Gaming League facilitated a variety of tournaments that were broadcast live on Twitch.tv during the two day convention.
PGL sponsored the top tournaments with $5,000 Super Smash Bros and $2,500 Hearthstone prize pools.
The Super Smash Bros tournament results are as follows:
Singles 1v1 Top 8
2nd 2GG | VoiD
3rd FAD | Larry Lurr
5th NME | Tyrant
5th TGZ | Saiki
7th ( . Y . ) | K9sbruce
Doubles 2v2 Top 4
1st 2GG | VoiD and Liquid'Nairo
2nd NME | Tyrant and FOW
3rd ( . Y . ) | K9sbruce and PG | SS
4th PUP | Vash and SOGOUI | Z
The Hearthstone tournament results are as follows:
First Place: Vince
Second Place: smokedsalmon
Other tournaments included Call of Duty Black Ops 3, League of Legends 5v5, Halo 5 Team Slayer 2v2, Mario Cart 8 1v1, Rock Band 4 Battle of the Bands, CrossFire, Street Fighter 5 and GUILTY GEAR XRD Revelator.
Personalities that attended include: star Jeremy Shada; alternative punk band Make Out Monday; star Steve Blum; star Mary Elizabeth McGlynn; YouTube Celebrity "Angry" Joe Vargas; Super Smash Bros celebrities D1 and TK Breezy; VGBootCamp and various cosplay stars.
As well, PGL hosted and sponsored a well-attended and much needed Level Up Expo "Decompression Party" in the Commissary at the Downtown Grand, Las Vegas's leading eSports Hotel.
The popular KPop Battles XV returned to Las Vegas this year as part of the expo, featuring the first time Super ANX and Kpop Battles were live streamed through Twitch.tv. Expo sponsors included Microsoft, Alienware, CrossFire, Mad Cats and Jasco.
"Pro Gaming League continues to play an integral part at live events that draw enthusiasts from the virtual world together to celebrate," says Chad Larsson, founder of PGL. "Gamers and fans from around the globe get an opportunity to learn that they should make PGL their top destination for all things related to gaming tournaments."
"With our recently announced transaction with Stratton Capital Corp and our intention to raise a minimum of $3 million, Pro Gaming League will be well-positioned to take a lead role in the burgeoning eSports industry," says Alex Igelman, proposed Chief Executive Officer of PGL. "Our vision of uniting the gaming community onto one entertainment platform includes providing turnkey solutions for all participants in the gaming industry."
About Pro Gaming League (PGL)
PGL is a digital entertainment company with a clear focus on eSports. PGL operates ProGamingLeague.com, an eSports platform and online community, which provides gamers with a variety of online competitions, leagues and ladders giving them an opportunity to win prizes and garner recognition within the global eSports community. PGL was launched in 2013 with the ultimate goal to unite the most popular eSports communities on a single entertainment platform and has quickly become a favoured online destination for eSports players and enthusiasts from around the globe.
In addition, Pro Gaming League hosts and broadcasts live tournaments and eSports initiatives throughout venues across North America including its soon to be opened eSports Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. PGL provides turnkey solutions in an effort to give game publishers, consumer brands and other partners exposure and influence on a targeted audience, thereby enabling them to generate new revenue streams by leveraging this unique and highly sought after global demographic.
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