Major League Gaming will begin to transition from the Xbox 360 to the Xbox One in the very near future. Call of Duty: Ghosts tournaments run by MLG will begin using the Xbox One as the default console in mid-July.
The transition comes at a good time for Microsoft, just ahead of the holiday season and big releases of new shooters. The additional advertising of professional gaming tournaments in Call of Duty will certainly sway some 360 owners to finally switch to the Xbox One.
There has been plenty of speculation about whether MLG would make the switch to the PlayStation 4, instead of the Xbox One. Though doing so probably would have entailed Sony making some sort of monetary dealings with Major League Gaming. It looks like this will not be the case.
MLG switching to the Xbox One can’t be a bad thing for Microsoft as they continue to chase Sony in console sales of the PS4. It still remains to be seen whether shooters like Call of Duty will drive console sales like they did last-gen, and whether any deals with MLG and professional gaming will sell as many consoles as they did in the past.
- This article was updated on:February 20th, 2018