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MLG New York Championships 2005
MLG Logo.png
League Information
Organizer: MLG
Event Type: Offline
Game: Halo 2 logo.png
Format: 4v4
FFA
Number of Teams: 10
Prize pool: $55,700 (4v4)
$13,750 (1v1)
Start Date: 2005-2-25
End Date: 2005-3-26
Results
Winner: 3Dlogo std.png Team 3D
Second: Logo std2.png Team Phreaks
Third: Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin
Fourth: Logo std2.png XiT Woundz
1v1 1st True_Karma
1v1 2nd Strongside01
1v1 3rd OGRE1
1v1 4th Walshy
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MLG New York 2005 was the thirteenth and final event of the 2005 MLG season, serving as the 2005 National Championship and taking place at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City, New Jersey from February 25-26, 2006. Halo 2 was played in 4v4 and FFA tournaments, alongside Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Overview

With the three Conference Championship events done, the dust was settled and a specific set of players were invited to the National Championships to compete for almost $70,000 overall. Given the utter dominance of Team 3D, who had only dropped one game at the previous event, the remaining teams attempted to bolster their rosters to compete with the reigning juggernauts of Halo. XiT Woundz, who surprised everyone with a 2nd place finish in Chicago but were thoroughly dominated by 3D, recruited Zyos to replace the departed KillerN. Str8 Rippin made big changes, replacing Tsquared and Tupac with Cpt Anarchy from LegendZ and the aforementioned KillerN. LegendZ filled the gap in their roster with Tsquared. Despite their relatively poor showing in Chicago, IGS (now Team Phreaks) stuck together.

When the time came for the event, the result was unsurprising for anyone following the season. Team 3D was unstoppable. They defeated Team Phreaks 3-1 early before mowing through Str8 Rippin 3-0. Team Phreaks battled out of the Losers' Bracket, winning a close 11-game series with XiT Woundz 6-4 before matching 3D's sweep on Str8 Rippin with a 3-0 thrashing of their own. In the finals, Team Phreaks were unable to overcome the 3-1 deficit, and ended up losing 6-3.

In the FFA bracket, Karma of Team Phreaks took no prisoners. He mowed through Walshy, Cpt Anarchy and Strongside twice, only allowing his opponent to reach double digits once on his way to becoming the 2005 National Halo FFA Champion.

In addition to the championship tournaments, an All-Star Classic took place pitting players from the east and west coasts against eachother. Between Halo and Smash, the East Coast won 12-6.[1]

Format

4v4

  • Invitational tournament
  • 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

FFA/1v1

  • Invitational tournament
  • FFA - top 4 of each game advance to next round until only 8 players remain
  • Top 8 players face off in 1v1 bracket
    • Double-Elimination, single game series.
      • Extended Series rule: best of 3 series starting 1-0 based on result of previous meeting

Results

4v4 Results

A total of $55,700 USD in prize money was awarded.

Place Prize (USD) Seed Team Roster
Gold.png 1st $20,000 1 3Dlogo std.png Team 3D OGRE1OGRE2SaiyanWalshy
Silver.png 2nd $12,000 5 Logo std2.png Team Phreaks GandhiTrue_KarmaShocKWav3Strongside01
Bronze.png 3rd $8,000 2 Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin FoulacyAYBFonziKillerNCpt.Anarchy
4th $5,000 4 Logo std2.png XiT Woundz ZyosSamurai650BonfireXiTxItwasluckx
5th-6th $3,000 3 LGZlogo std.png LeGendZ TsquaredVashDefyToxin
5th-6th $3,000 6 EGlogo std.png Team EG MackSadPandaEhBLACKJAKG-SpOt
7th-8th $2,000 8 Logo std2.png GoGamers.com DaRk_VeGeTTohslightkingShook_On3TDPyrocy
7th-8th $2,000 7 Logo std2.png Definitely Amazing lGameIMeLLoZIIPisToLIIgh057ayame
9th-10th - 10 Logo std2.png PBR DetachChAoSdaNinjah3llboyb3WaRe
9th-10th - 9 Logo std2.png Reload After 4 st0n3rst0n3r_2NitroussFoSsiK

1v1 Results

A total of $13,750 USD in prize money was awarded.

Place Prize (USD) Seed Player
Gold.png 1st $5,000 1 True_Karma
Silver.png 2nd $3,000 3 Strongside01
Bronze.png 3rd $2,000 6 OGRE1
4th $1,250 8 Walshy
5th-6th $750 2 OGRE2
5th-6th $750 4 Cpt.Anarchy
7th-8th $500 5 gh057ayame
7th-8th $500 7 AYBFonzi

Bracket

VoD

  • Compilation of Event VoD
    • WB Round 3 - Team 3D vs. Team Phreaks
    • LB Round 3 - LegendZ vs. XiT Woundz
    • WB Finals - Team 3D vs. STR8 RIPPIN
    • FFA - LB Finals - Strongside01 vs. OGRE1
    • FFA - Finals - True_Karma vs. Strongside01
    • LB Finals - STR8 RIPPIN vs. Team Phreaks
    • Grand Finals - Team 3D vs. Team Phreaks

Media

Articles

Interviews

External Links

References

  1. http://www.majorleaguegaming.com/news/mlg-all-star-classic-results-2/