Major League Gaming will host its Summer Championship in Raleigh on Aug. 24-26.

MLG is returning to the Triangle after drawing thousands of fans to 2011’s event. Raleigh is one of four cities selected to host MLG tournaments, which match many of the world’s best professional video game players across several games with some $175,000 in prize money at stake.

MLG chose to return to Raleigh because of “great community reception and crowds at previous events,” the league says.

Games include:

  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty on PC
  • Mortal Kombat on the PlayStation 3 (PS3) System
  • Soul Calibur V on the PlayStation 3 (PS3) System
  • League of Legends on PC

MLG’s recent Spring Championship drew 4.7 million unique online viewers from around the world.

Competition at the Raleigh Convention Center begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, continues from 2:30-9 p.m. on Saturday and concludes on Sunday from 4:30-8:30 p.m. 

MLG launched in 2002.