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Hip-Hop Gaming League Launches Second Season

Hip-Hop Gaming League Launches Second Season

January 18, 2007 | By Jason Dobson

January 18, 2007 | By Jason Dobson
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Following the inaugural season of the Hip-Hop Gaming League, which featured notable hiphop and sports media personalities participating in tournament gaming, officials have announced the launch of the organization's second season, which will include an online gaming tournament headlined by 32 hip hop and professional sports personalities.

The event, which is orchestrated by hip-hop star Snoop Dogg, will again be promoted by television network MTV through on-air and online programming, while additional coverage will be provided by Vibe Magazine and its affiliates and Spike TV's weekly Game Head program.

In addition, new to this season, registered Global Gaming League (GGL) members will also be able to compete in a parallel league for a chance to go to the HHGL Finals on February 16 in Las Vegas. Tournament registration is open now at the HHGL official website.

The Hip-Hop Gaming League, which competes primarily on the Xbox 360, is headlined by celebrity players from the world of music, sports, and other entertainment media personally selected by Snoop Dogg, who also acts as sole referee and enforcer of the league's rules.

The players lined up for the second season include returning players such as Paul Wall, Just Blaze, Krayzie Bone of Grammy Award winners Bone Thugs n Harmony, Major League Soccer star Cobi Jones, and National Basketball Association star Jalen Rose.

Joining them for this second season are Yung Joc, Rick Ross, Lupe Fiasco, Lil Wayne, Birdman, DJ Maseo of De La Soul, Malice and Pusha T of The Clipse, DJ Revolution, Xololanxinxo, Lil Keke, Hi-Tek, Big Pooh, Warren G, Jibbs, Wish Bone, Layzie Bone, Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder, National Football Leafgue stars Brandon Marshall, Darnell Bing, and Michael Robinson, and National Basketball Association star Trevor Ariza.

Each HHGL celebrity player will be given an Xbox 360 and EA Sports' NCAA 07 Football, and will compete against each other in order to earn points and advance up the tournament ladder. In addition, organizers note that additional games, such as Saints Row, Madden NFL 07, NFL 2K7, NBA 2K7, or others may also be added by Snoop Dogg as the competition continues. HHGL celebrities also have the option to cross over and challenge the public to earn extra points as well.

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