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Major League Gaming
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2011 MLG Pro Circuit Offseason
Sport Electronic Sports
Founded 2002
CEO John Nelson
Country  United States[1]
 Canada[2]
Most recent
champion(s)
2011 National Championship[3]
Halo: Reach:
4v4: eon Instinct
Call of Duty: Black Ops:
4v4: Quantic Nex-TT-hreat
StarCraft II:
1v1: FXO.Leenock
Most titles Team:
Final Boss: 4 (2004-05, 07, 10)[4]
Individual:
JWhoJCash: 3 (2007-09)[5]
Official website MLG Website

Major League Gaming (MLG), founded in 2002[6] by Sundance DiGiovanni[7] and Mike Sepso,[8][9] is a North American professional Electronic sports organization, headquartered in New York City, New York. MLG has held official video game tournaments throughout the United States and Canada. Major League Gaming competitions have been broadcast on television,[9][10] ESPN.com,[11] and other broadband sites.[12] The company has also been involved in television production,[9] and game development.[13] MLG's aim is to elevate computer and console game tournaments to viable competitive and spectator events.[10] Major League Gaming acquired Agora Games on August 18, 2009.[13][14]

Pro Circuit[edit]

The MLG Pro Circuit roster currently includes Halo: Reach for the Xbox 360 and Starcraft II for the PC.[15] Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 for the PlayStation 3 is the only online Pro Circuit title.[16] Chris Puckett (Puckett) is the lead Play-by-Play commentator for MLG Live Events. Scott Lussier (Gandhi) provides professional insight into many MLG broadcasts. Danish Maqbool (DMAQ) is the co-host of the MLG Pregame show. Julie Alexandria (Julie) hosts the Old Spice Report, as well as reporting from the sidelines at MLG Live events.[17]

Major League Gaming also hosts a series of online qualifier ladders for the online-only pro circuit titles leading to the national championship. In the past, MLG hosted Super Smash Bros Melee tournaments during the 2006 MLG season and other games such as Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Tekken 5, Gears of War, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas, Shadowrun, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2, Call of Duty 4, and Gears of War 2.

Each team must purchase a team pass to compete. Halo 3, Gears of War, and Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 teams include 4 members, while World of Warcraft teams include 3 members.[18]

On February 6, 2009, MLG Commissioner John Nelson addressed the MLG community about changing the format for the 2009 pro circuit. Semi-pro teams now have the opportunity to gain pro status. The rolling rank points system and the championship bracket were also modified.[19]

In March 2010, it was announced that fighting games will be returning to the pro circuit, with Tekken 6 exclusively on the PlayStation 3, and the return of the Smash competition with Super Smash Bros. Brawl. These two games will appear in the season opener in Orlando, along with the league's flagship, Halo 3, which will make its third season with the league. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be making its debut on the Online Pro Circuit on Gamebattles for PlayStation 3. Originally, the game was on both the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Due to excessive hacking on the Xbox 360 console via JTAGs, it has been stripped of its "Pro Circuit" branding. Prize payouts will remain the same on both consoles. Playstation 3 players will be eligible to accumulate Pro Points. Those who have enough Pro Points at the end of the 3rd season of the Online Pro Circuit will be eligible to compete live at the MLG Nationals held in Dallas. Those competing on the Xbox 360 will not earn pro points and will have championships held online.[20] On July 30, 2010, it was announced that StarCraft II will be added to the Pro Circuit. It made its official debut at MLG Raleigh.[21]

The 2011 season is set to feature four titles: Halo: Reach, Starcraft 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops and the mid-season addition of League of Legends.[22] Also, something that the MLG Pro Circuit hasn't seen since the 2005, Pool Play. The top 16 team will be seeded in 4 pools of 5 teams, where the 5th team would an undefeated amateur team. The team with the best record throughout pool play will advance to the winner's bracket semi-finals, securing themselves a top 6 finish.

National Championships[edit]

MLG archive, as of January 2011, includes national championship results from 2004 to 2010.[23]

2011 - Providence[edit]

2011 Gold Silver Bronze 4th
Halo: Reach 4v4 United States Instinct United States Warriors United States TGN Believe The Hype United States FnaticMSi.Classic
Halo: Reach Stride Pro 2v2 Mexico nG Hokaa/nG Impulse United States Cloud/Clutch United States OGRE 2/iGotUrPistola United States Flamesword/Enable
Halo: Reach Pro FFA United States StrongSide United States Heinz United States TiZoXiC United States Hysteria
Halo: Reach Bic Flex 4 FFA United States SuperStr8Sick United States Kampy United States TitoMatic United States Hoaxer
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4v4 Mexico WOCH United States eon EnVyUs United States eon OpTic Gaming United States SvG Collapse
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 FFA Mexico Berduty Mexico nG Impulse United States xXpIsTolaxX United States Kampy
StarCraft 2 1v1 South Korea FXO.Leenock Sweden coL.NaNiWa South Korea coL.MVP.DongRaeGu South Korea QIM.Mvp
League of Legends 5v5 United States Solo Mid United States Epik Gaming United States Dignitas United States RFLX Gaming

2010 - Dallas[edit]

2010 Gold Silver Bronze 4th
Halo 3 4v4 United States Final Boss United States Status Quo United States Instinct United States Triggers Down
Halo 3 Bic Flex 4 FFA United States SuperStr8Sick United States Krunchy United States Amish Acorns United States Phenom
Super Smash Bros. Brawl 1v1 United States Gnes United States Tyrant United States ESAM Canada Ally
Super Smash Bros. Brawl 2v2 CanadaUnited States Ally/Lee Martin United States Nick Riddle/Shakey United States DEHF/Gnes United States ESAM/MVD731
Tekken 6 1v1 United States ATL Anakin United States GMMA Kor United States NYC Fab South Korea ATL Knee
Tekken 6 3v3 Vietnam Anakin/Bronson/Trungy South Korea Holeman/Knee/Nin United States Pokchop/ShinBlade/Lil Majin United States Crow/Kor/Mr Naps
Starcraft 2 1v1 Sweden Liquid`Jinro Canada FnaticMSi.TT1 United States PainUser United States Liquid`Tyler
Halo Reach 4v4 Mexico WOCH United States Hot Shots United States UoR Victorious Secret United States Darkest Hour
Halo Reach Pro FFA United States Hysteria United States iGotUrPistola United States Snip3down United States OGRE 2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 4v4 (PS3) United States Influence United States Victory Without Sacrifice United States HSG Xtravagant United States OpTic Gaming
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 4v4 (360) Mexico WOCH United States OD Xtravagant United States iNF LeveraGe United States iNF Art of Xecution

2012 - NY[edit]

2009 Gold Silver Bronze 4th
Halo 3 4v4 United States Believe the Hype United States Classic United States Carbon United States Instinct
Gears of War 2 4v4 United States TH3 NSAN3Z United States Type-Z VisioN United States Get Bronco United States Infinity
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 4v4 United States pT RAGE United States EFX Rewritten United States Vengeance United States Carnage and Chaos Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 3 2v2 Mexico Berduty/nG Impulse United States xXpIsTolaxX/Roy Instinct United States DpG FeaR United States MoB Genesis
Modern Warfare 3 FFA United States Berduty United States TB rIsK South Korea nG Impulse United States mOaRtimB

2008 - Las Vegas[edit]

2008 Gold Silver Bronze 4th
Halo 3 4v4 Mexico WOCH United States Instinct United States Carbon United States Final Boss
Gears of War 4v4 United States TH3 NSAN3Z United States Infinity United States FRAG | High Caliber United States Dynasty ReTaLiaTioN
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 4v4 United States MoB RAGE United States Iconz United States Instill Fear United States MoB LoSt CauSe
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 4v4 United States CA FeaR United States EnVyUs United States Head Trauma United States TBRE
World of Warcraft 3v3 United States Fnatic.Orz United States Gravitas Gaming United States Pandemic United States Got Game West

2007 - Las Vegas[edit]

2007 Gold Silver Bronze 4th
Halo 2 4v4 United States Final Boss United States Carbon United States Str8 Rippin United States FBI The Agency
Halo 2 FFA United States KGB Soviet United States Cloud United States Naded United States Legit
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 4v4 United States New Era United States Harmony N Havoc United States Profe$$ional $kill$ United States Explicit
Gears of War 4v4 United States Infinity United States TH3 NSAN3Z United States Vision United States LGD Red
Shadowrun 4v4 United States Three Shot Killers United States Shoot to Kill United States Secret Weapon United States UprisinG

2006 - Las Vegas[edit]

2006 Gold Silver Bronze 4th
Halo 2 4v4 United States Carbon United States Final Boss United States Str8 Rippin United States Legendz
Halo 2 FFA United States Karma United States StrongSide United States Legit United States OGRE 2
Super Smash Bros. Melee 1v1 United States PC Chris United States KoreanDJ United States Ken United States Mew2King
Super Smash Bros. Melee 2v2 United States Ken/Isai United States Chudat/ManaCloud United States King/Mew2King United States Husband/Wife

2005 - New York City[edit]

2005 Gold Silver Bronze 4th
Halo 2 4v4 United States Team 3D United States Team Phreaks United States Str8 Rippin United States XiT Woundz
Halo 2 FFA United States Karma United States StrongSide United States OGRE 1 United States Walshy
Super Smash Bros. Melee 1v1 United States Ken United States Azen United States ChuDat
Super Smash Bros. Melee 2v2 United States Ken/Isai United States Azen/Chillin

2004 - New York City[edit]

2004 Gold Silver Bronze 4th
Halo: Combat Evolved 4v4 United States Team Domination United States Filthy Jackalopes United States Business Decision United States The Dream Team
Halo: Combat Evolved 2v2
Halo: Combat Evolved FFA United States Zyos United States OGRE 2 United States Walshy United States Gintron
Super Smash Bros. Melee 1v1 United States Ken
Super Smash Bros. Melee 2v2

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

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