Sony Mobile, in partnership with Gameloft and Major League Gaming (an organizer and promoter of organized competitive gaming events), has announced the creation of the first-ever online competitive gaming platform for mobile devices–Xperia Mobile Gaming Arena. The service gives players using a variety of mobile devices, including Android and iOS, the opportunity to compete against one another for more than $10,000 in prizes.
Participation is easy–after linking their Major League Gaming and Gameloft accounts and playing a featured Xperia Mobile Gaming Arena title, players’ ranking are automatically added to the arena’s leaderboard. The service will launch with Gameloft’s first-person shooter Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nations, with additional titles rolling out in the coming months. Modern Combat 3 has been specifically enhanced for Sony’s own Xperia Play gaming phone, which has been named the official mobile handset of Major League Gaming.