Interesting. I have no opinion on the lack of consultation with most stockholders. I’m mostly interested in ATVI’s larger foray into eSports. At first glance, this seems like an acquisition of users and other assets, but not necessarily IP. I don’t know what MLG has in terms of IP, if anything. Cursory research shows it’s mainly an online platform. It seems ATVI would mostly like expertise and the ability to plug its own IP into an existing eSports universe (instead of building a new one). We’ll have to keep an eye on analysts’ take. . .

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Activision confirms MLG buyout to create “ESPN of eSports”—gamesindustry.biz