The Major League Gaming
National Championships for Halo 3
are right around the corner, so what better time than now to get you acquainted with some teams to watch for this weekend in Dallas? Every group competing at MLG Dallas has had to go through multiple qualifiers throughout the year, and only the best eight are competing for the number one spot and an impressive $100,000 in prize money
The Halo 3 tournament is set up in a double elimination format. Eight teams of four players each have to win the best of five games per match to proceed. Each match consists of two Team Slayer games, two Multiflag games, and one Team King / Team Oddball game. So without further ado, check out the four teams I'll be to paying close attention to at MLG Dallas:
2010 has been an amazing year for Final Boss. They've placed very high all year and took the finals at both the Raleigh and Washington D.C. MLG tournaments. With this much momentum leading them in to Dallas, Final Boss could definitely go for the "three-peat", and ultimately, the Championship. Final Boss features an impressive roster, including the legendary Halo
player Ogre2. As of their victory in Raleigh, Ogre2 was crowned the best player in the history of Halo
Lunchbox, Roy, Elamite Warrior, Cloud
Instinct came into the 2010 pro season like a Banshee out of hell. They won their first two MLG tournaments earlier this year in Orlando and Columbus after switching some team members around. They were eventually taken down by Final Boss in the finals in Raleigh, and the team will probably be looking for some revenge this weekend, so look for a strong performance.
After an Xbox failure in the 2009 Finals that may or may not have cost them the title, Triggers Down was out for blood this season. They picked up one of Instinct's core members, Neighbor, and did very well in the latter part of this season. They took 3rd place in Raleigh and 2nd place in Washington D.C. Could they move up once more and take the title in Dallas?
Walshy, Chig, Soldier 187, SK
Carbon is coming into the Championships as the clear underdogs. They had a rough past few years with placements and members, and this year has been no different. But that doesn't mean they aren't talented. They've played all of the opposing teams before, and could easily make a comeback and take the title away from these big dogs in Dallas.
So there you have it! These are my picks, but Status Quo, Dynasty, UoR Believe the Hype, and UoR Warriors could easily mix things up. Who will you be rooting for? Keep in mind that since Halo: Reach
has been released and is slowly being introduced into the Pro Circuit, the chance to become a National Champion of Halo 3
is swiftly dwindling as it gets replaced. Whoever wins this tournament could very well be the last MLG Halo 3
Champion ever crowned.
Stay tuned for my StarCraft 2
players to watch as well. It's gonna be a wild weekend!