And now … the Hip Hop Gaming League

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We began the week musing about the rise of professional gaming leagues, and we’ll close it on that note as well. You may have noticed that Snoop Dogg has been named commissioner of the Hip Hop Gaming League, which is launching in partnership with MTV. Players were selected, according to a press release from MTV yesterday, for their “video game skills and for their prominence in the hip-hop community.” Snoop said, “How ’bout dat, ya dig?” An MTV exec, Salli Frattini, said: “Working with the HHGL allows us to present some of our audience’s passions across MTV’s multiple platforms by bringing together some of the biggest names in hip-hop to test their competitive skills on some of their favorite video games.”

—Posted by Catharine P. Taylor