For awhile now, the MLG (Major League Gaming) has been dangling the proverbial bone over the fighting game community with their announcement of including the genre in their lineup. Those titles have now been confirmed via their Twitter. The selected games are: Soul Calibur V, King of Fighters XIII, and Mortal Kombat 9. All three titles will be featured at the MLG Winter Championships Columbus with $16,700 in prizes a piece.
KOF has done amazingly well for itself this year, since it will also be featured at Evo, and it's a clear improvement on previous titles that had come up lacking. The addition of Soul Calibur wasn't all that surprising since it's a pretty solid game, and has always been pretty popular with the stateside tournament scene. To be honest, we're not sure how Mortal Kombat ranked up there, but it's popular and was one of the first confirmed titles for MLG inclusion. It's actually pretty hard to say much about it, since it's tournament scene isn't so well publicized as the other two.
Whatever the case, we'll be looking forward to seeing the turn outs for MLG along with some gameplay action.