MLG Las Vegas Championships 2007

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MLG Las Vegas Championships 2007
MLGlogo2007.jpg
League Information
Organizer: MLG
Event Type: Offline
Game: Halo 2 logo.png
Format: 4v4
1v1
Prize pool: $280,000 (4v4)
$28,000 (FFA/1v1)
Start Date: 2007-10-12
End Date: 2007-10-14
Results
Winner: FBlogo std.png Final Boss
Second: Carbonlogo std.png Carbon
Third: Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin
Fourth: TAlogo std.png FBI The Agency
FFA 1st KGB Soviet
FFA 2nd -Cloud-
FFA 3rd Naded
FFA 4th Legit
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The MLG Las Vegas Championships were the sixth and final event of the 2007 MLG season, taking place at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 12-14, 2007. Halo 2 was played in 4v4 and 1v1 tournaments, alongside Rainbow Six: Vegas, Gears of War and Shadowrun.

Overview

The top 7 teams were set. Only one spot remained in the National Championship 4v4 bracket, and every other team was fighting for it. After the grueling Open Bracket, Believe the Hype made it out and into the Playoffs. In the playoffs, team PainX ended up advancing over teams such as LeGendZ, Perfect Storm, Active Rush and Believe the Hype. PainX did not fare as well in the Championship Bracket, starting off getting 3-0'd by Final Boss. 5K were also 3-0'd by FBI The Agency. In closer matches, Nice Like Rice and FBI ICON were defeated by Str8 Rippin and Carbon, respectively. In the following round, Final Boss stayed undefeated, sweeping The Agency while Carbon took a close, tense series over Orlando's champions - Str8 Rippin. In the Losers' Bracket, 5K eliminated PainX, but could not pull anything off against Str8 Rippin, losing 3-0. FBI ICON pulled off an upset over Nice Like Rice, but could only muster one game against the Agency. In a heated match between rivals, Str8 defeated the Agency in 5 games to advance. In the Winners' Finals, Final Boss and familiar foes Carbon clashed, and Final Boss kept their undefeated streak going, winning 3-0 and going into the finals with a perfect record thus far. Not done yet, Carbon met Str8 Rippin in the Losers' Finals for a rematch, with the loser going home in 3rd place for a relatively small $40,000 prize. Carbon won the close series in 10 games, guaranteeing themselves at least $60,000 as they moved to the finals and looked to make a comeback on Final Boss. It was not to be however, as Final Boss closed out the tournament defeating Carbon 6-0. In a legendary performance, Final Boss won the 2007 National Championship without dropping a single game, closing out Halo 2 as the undisputed best.

OGRE2 was named the Boost Mobile MVP for the 2007 season.

On the 1v1 side of things, Bonfire fought through the Open FFA to earn a spot in the Playoff Bracket. Cloud would end up winning the Playoff bracket and advancing to the Championship Bracket. From there, despite an early loss to iGotUrPisto1a, Cloud would battle all the way to the Finals against Soviet, who he could not overcome. Soviet won the match to become the 2007 1v1 National Champion.

Format

4v4

  • Open bracket
    • All teams outside of top 14 are placed in Open Bracket
    • Double-Elimination, best of 3 series
      • Extended Series rule: best of 5 series starting 2-0 or 2-1 based on result of previous meeting
  • Playoff Bracket
    • Teams seeded 8-14 after MLG Orlando are placed in Playoff Bracket (seeds 1-7), along with the winner of Open Bracket (seed 8)
    • Winner qualifies for Championship Bracket
    • Double-Elimination, best of 5 series
      • Extended Series rule: best of 11 series starting 3-0, 3-1 or 3-2 based on result of previous meeting
    • Consolation matches take place for 5th, 7th place
  • Championship Bracket
    • Teams seeded 1-7 after MLG Orlando are placed in Championship Bracket Level 2 (seeds 1-7), along with the winner of Playoff Bracket (seed 8)
    • Double-Elimination, best of 5 series
      • Extended Series rule: best of 11 series starting 3-0, 3-1 or 3-2 based on result of previous meeting
    • Consolation matches take place for 5th, 7th place

FFA/1v1

  • Open bracket
    • All players outside of top 14 are placed in Open Bracket
    • Round Robin FFA, 4 players eliminated per game
  • Playoff Bracket
    • Players seeded 8-14 after MLG Orlando are placed in Playoff Bracket (seeds 1-7), along with the winner of Open Bracket (seed 8)
    • Winner qualifies for Championship Bracket
    • Double-Elimination, single game series
      • Extended Series rule: best of 3 series starting 1-0 based on result of previous meeting
  • Championship Bracket
    • Players seeded 1-7 after MLG Orlando are placed in Championship Bracket Level 2 (seeds 1-7), along with the winner of Playoff Bracket (seed 8)
    • Double-Elimination, single game series
      • Extended Series rule: best of 3 series starting 1-0 based on result of previous meeting
    • Consolation matches take place for 5th and 7th place

Results

4v4 Results

A total of $280,000 USD in prize money was awarded.

Place Prize (USD) Seed Team Roster
Gold.png 1st $100,000 1 FBlogo std.png Final Boss WalshyOGRE1OGRE2StrongSide
Silver.png 2nd $60,000 2 Carbonlogo std.png Carbon ShockWav3GandhiGH057ayameKarmaxXx
Bronze.png 3rd $40,000 3 Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin TsquaredNeighborelamitewarriorLegitLammie
4th $28,000 4 TAlogo std.png FBI The Agency Victory XHalogodNadedMackeoMoocow
5th $20,000 5 5Klogo std.png 5K FearItSelfHokuMRoyLunchbox
6th $14,000 7 Logo std2.png FBI ICON TimeliestBruteMimicRayHavok
7th $10,000 8/1 Logo std2.png PainX WoNkAButt3rZCensored.Xtrem1st
8th $8,000 6 Logo std2.png Nice Like Rice LegendJRGSlimBonfirePyrocy
9th - 7 Logo std2.png TsK BoOBesT MaNI FrOsty IPoWeeZy
10th - 6 LGZlogo std.png LeGendZ DefyDarkfuryPisToLDysphoria
11th - 8 BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype -Cloud-JoePerplexityHysteria
12th - 2 Logo std2.png Perfect Storm FoulacyCpt AnarchyAYBFonziSmoltz
13th - 5 ARlogo std.png Active Rush IceVayneDyNoMiKeGexnyLanceR INAl
14th - 4 Logo std2.png Type-Z Str8pimpI Hulk ISpainiardInfinity Z
15th - 3 Logo std2.png XiT WoundZ ItwasluckI Apex IKGB SovietOmegA

Note: Seeds for teams placing 1st-8th are from the Championship Bracket, while seeds for teams placing 9th and below are from the Playoff Bracket. PainX appeared in both brackets and both of their seeds are listed.

Free-For-All Results

A total of $28,000 USD in prize money was awarded.

Place Prize (USD) Seed Player
Gold.png 1st $10,000 4 KGB Soviet
Silver.png 2nd $6,000 8 -Cloud-
Bronze.png 3rd $4,000 2 Naded
4th $2,800 6 Legit
5th $2,000 1 iGotUrPisto1a
6th $1,400 3 Hysteria
7th $1,000 5 Neighbor
8th $800 7 Censored.

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