Competition Info

Pro Gaming's Ultimate Stage

The MLG Pro Circuit pits the world's best pro players against the fiercest amateur competitors in a season-long race for the most coveted prize in gaming: The title of MLG Champion.

  • Pro Circuit Events are open to all competitors. Take your shot at going pro!
  • Five Pro Circuit Stops, culminating in a National Championships
  • Over $700,000 in season prizes
  • The most competitive games. Massive brackets featuring the world's top talent. All under one roof.
  • Thousands of amateurs take their shot at dethroning the reigning MLG champs and becoming pro players
  • The pinnacle of pro gaming

 

 

Spectator Info

Watch the world's best face off in person!

Be a part of the biggest event in competitive gaming at an MLG Pro Circuit Live Competition. The best gamers will be competing for thousands of dollars in prizes and you can be there to see it all live, cheering on your favorite players and teams as they attempt to become MLG Champions. Walk the floor and watch any matches you want, or grab a seat on the Main Stage and be a part of one of MLG’s Live Broadcasts. An MLG Pro Circuit Live Competition is an event like no other, filled with competitive gaming and a load of exciting spectator activities. Come out and celebrate the spirit of competition with other gamers like yourself at an event you’ll never forget. A spectator pass gets you access to everything the event has to offer for the entire weekend.

Buy a Spectator Pass $25

 

Watch

  • The world’s best gamers compete in multiple games across several different genres
  • The premiere of new MLG videos including the Dr Pepper Ultimate Gaming House and MLG Top 10s
  • Pro teams warm up and prepare for their matches
  • Dozens of matches throughout the weekend

Win

  • Exclusive gaming prizes from MLG’s awesome partners and sponsors
  • Prizes and trips to future competitions by competing in the BIC Flex4 FFA

Experience

  • MLG culture
  • An atmosphere fueled by competition and triumph
  • The intensity of the best playing for thousands of dollars in prizes
  • Being a part of the screaming Main Stage crowd during a thrilling match

Meet

  • Your favorite pro players and MLG personalities during warm ups and autograph sessions
  • Other like-minded gamers and MLG fans
  • The players you’ve competed with or against online

Being a spectator at an MLG Live Competition is an experience like no other. Buy a pass and come out to see for yourself.

Conduct Rules

2010 Pro Circuit Conduct Rules These conduct rules apply to all Events at MLG Pro Circuit Live Competitions. Rules 1. No ejecting a disc from an Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or Wii, accessing an Xbox 360’s dashboard or a PlayStation 3’s system menu, using a memory card or a USB flash drive, unplugging anything from a TV, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PC, or Astro Rack, or touching power units without a Referee’s permission. No moving a TV, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, or Astro equipment without a Referee’s permission. 2. No communication between Players and Spectators during a Match. 3. No excessive use of vulgar language. Excessive use of vulgar language is defined as consistent use of vulgar language at a volume that is audible to Spectators of the Match as well as a single use of vulgar language at a volume that is audible to spectators of another Match. 4. No taunting of opposing Players, or Coaches, by Coaches. Taunting of opposing Players, or Coaches, by Coaches is defined as derogatory language or gestures, aimed at an opposing Player(s), that is audible/visible to the opposing Player(s). 5. No standing on chairs, tables, or other tournament equipment. 6. No verbal abuse of Referees and other tournament officials. Verbal abuse of a Referee or other tournament official includes, but is not limited to, the use of vulgar language directed at a Referee or other tournament official, the use of insulting words or gestures directed at a Referee or other tournament official, and excessive argument with a Referee or other tournament official resulting in the delay of a Match. 7. No use of vulgar language directed at a Player, Coach, or Spectator. 8. No inciting Spectators into taunting a Player, Coach, or Spectator. 9. No excessive taunting or celebration by Coaches or Players. Excessive taunting or celebration includes, but is not limited to, post-Match taunting or celebration directed at or referencing an opposing Player(s) and/or Coach. Post-Match interactions between opposing Players and Coaches must be limited to acts of sportsmanship. 10. No intentional Forfeiting or conspiring to manipulate Rankings or Brackets. 11. No unsportsmanlike physical contact. 12. No throwing anything in the direction of an opposing Player(s) and/or Coach. No throwing objects that could cause injury into the crowd. Players found breaking these rules may be given a Technical Foul or ejected from the venue. 13. Players are expected to treat all members of MLG Staff and Sponsors with respect. Players found mistreating members of MLG Staff or Sponsors may be ejected from the venue. Penalties 1. Players found breaking Rules #1-4 will be issued a Foul. If a Player or Coach receives two Fouls, they will be issued a Technical Foul. 2. Players found breaking Rules #5-9 will be issued a Technical Foul. If a Halo 3 Player/Coach is penalized with a Technical Foul, the opposing Team will be allowed to Host the next Game that the offending Team was scheduled to Host or give up Host for the next Game that they were scheduled to Host. If a SSBB Player is penalized with a Technical Foul, they will lose their next opportunity to Counter-Pick a Game’s Stage. Instead, that Game’s Stage will be selected randomly. If a Tekken 6 Player is penalized with a Technical Foul, their opponent will be allowed to choose the Stage for the next Game. If a WoW Player is penalized with a Technical Foul, their Team won’t be able to Redistribute Talent Points at the next designated interval. These penalties, if necessary, will carry from one Match to the next or one Pro Circuit Competition to the next. If a penalty is carried from one Pro Circuit Competition to the next, it will be carried by the Player who received the Technical Foul. 3. Coaches receiving a Technical Foul will have their Coach wristband and privileges taken away. Teams may not replace their Coach if their privileges have been taken away. 4. Halo 3 and WoW Players found breaking Rules #10-11 may be ejected from the venue and their Team may be disqualified from the Event. Teams may not replace a Player/Coach who has been ejected from the venue. If a Player is ejected from the venue, but their Team is not disqualified from the Event, the Team may be allowed to continue to play shorthanded in the Event. Tekken 6 and SSBB Players found breaking Rules #10-11 may be ejected from the venue and disqualified from the Event. 5. Referees may issue a Foul, Technical Foul, or eject a Player from the venue for acts of misconduct not listed above. 6. Players found breaking Rules #6-13 may be subjected to further punishment such as a Temporary Ban from the MLG website, a Site Ban from the GameBattles website, the loss of Pro Player Benefits, a fine, and a Competition Ban from future Combine Competitions and/or Pro Circuit Competitions. 7. Players who receive five Technical Fouls at one Pro Circuit Competition will be ejected from the venue. If a Player is ejected from the venue, their Team may be allowed to continue to play shorthanded in the Event. Technical Foul Penalties 1. Technical Fouls received at Combine Competitions and Pro Circuit Competitions will be added up over the course of the 2010 season. 2. 1st Technical Foul = Email Warning 3. 2nd Technical Foul = 2nd Email Warning 4. 3rd Technical Foul = Final Email Warning 5. 4th Technical Foul = Temporary Ban from the MLG website for 30 days 6. 5th Technical Foul = Temporary Ban from the MLG website for an additional 60 days 7. 6th Technical Foul = Temporary Ban from the MLG website for an additional 120 days or the remainder of the calendar year, whichever is longer 8. 7th Technical Foul = Site Ban from the GameBattles website for 30 days 9. 8th Technical Foul = Site Ban from the GameBattles website for an additional 60 days 10. 9th Technical Foul = Site Ban from the GameBattles website for an additional 120 days or the remainder of the calendar year, whichever is longer 11. 10th Technical Foul = Competition Ban for the next Combine Competition and Pro Circuit Competition 12. After the 10th Technical Foul, each subsequent Technical Foul will result in a Competition Ban for an additional Combine Competition and Pro Circuit Competition. 13. Halo 3 Players who receive three Technical Fouls for one Match will be given a one minute Penalty. After three Technical Fouls, each subsequent Technical Foul in the Match will result in another one minute penalty. Halo 3 Players receiving a one minute penalty will be instructed by a Referee to put their controller on the ground at the start of their next Game. After one minute has passed, the Referee will instruct the Player that they may pick up their controller. 14. SSBB Players who receive three Technical Fouls for one Match will be given a one Stock penalty at the start of their next Game. After three Technical Fouls, each subsequent Technical Foul in the Match will result in another one Stock penalty. SSBB Players receiving a one Stock penalty will be instructed by a Referee to jump off of the Stage at the start of their next Game. 15. Tekken 6 Players who receive three Technical Fouls for one Match will be given a one Round penalty. After three Technical Fouls, each subsequent Technical Foul in the Match will result in another one Round penalty. Tekken 6 Players receiving a one Round penalty will be instructed by a Referee not to touch their controller during the next Round. 16. WoW Players who receive three Technical Fouls for one Match will be given a one Game penalty. After three Technical Fouls, each subsequent Technical Foul in the Match will result in another one Game penalty. WoW Players receiving a one Game penalty will be instructed by a Referee to remove one Trinket at the start of their next Game. 17. One minute, one Stock, one Round, and one Game penalties, if necessary, will carry from one Match to the next or one Pro Circuit Competition to the next. If one of these penalties is carried from one Pro Circuit Competition to the next, it will be carried by the Player who received the Technical Fouls. Players who fail to follow their Referee’s directions regarding a one minute, one Stock, one Round, or one Game penalty may be subjected to further punishment such as disqualification from an Event, ejection from the venue, a Temporary Ban from the MLG website, a Site Ban from the GameBattles website, the loss of Pro Player benefits, a fine, and a Competition Ban for future Combine Competitions and/or Pro Circuit Competitions.

Teambuilder Rules

TEAM BUILDER The Team Builder is a tool which enables Halo 3, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Tekken 6 players to complete their registration after they have purchased a Pro Circuit competition pass. Halo 3 4v4 players should already know who their teammates will be before going to the Team Builder. If you are a player looking for teammates, check out the Recruitment Forum to find players to team up with. In order to complete your 4v4 or 1v1 registration, you will need to use the Team Builder. Read the rules and guidelines below, and then access the Team Builder to complete the process. * Read the registration rules below * Purchase your 4v4 or 1v1 pass for the Pro Circuit * You will then be directed to Team Builder * Follow the instructions in order to complete your registration * Note that your 4v4 or 1v1 registration is not considered complete until you have completed the Team Builder process CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE TEAM BUILDER 2010 Pro Circuit Registration Rules Team Management 1. Halo 3 Teams must be named and have four confirmed Players in Team Builder before they will be entered into the Event. Captains are confirmed after entering their contact information. Other Players and Coaches are confirmed after accepting their invitation to the Team. Players who purchase a Tekken 6 or SSBB Player Pass will be given access to Team Builder in order to complete their registration and automatically entered into the Event. 2. Halo 3 Teams may have one Coach. Coaches must accept their invitation to the Team in Team Builder before the Team Builder Lock. Tekken 6 and SSBB Players may not have a Coach. WoW Teams may not have an individual registered as a Coach. 3. After the Team Builder Lock, Teams that had a confirmed Coach at the Team Builder Lock will be allowed to request a Coach change, however, Teams that didn’t have a confirmed Coach at the Team Builder Lock won’t be allowed to add a Coach to their Team or compete with a Coach in the Event. 4. Prior to the Team Builder Lock, Halo 3 and WoW Players and Coaches will be allowed to join and leave an Amateur Team, in Team Builder, without restriction. Also, Halo 3 and WoW Captains will be allowed to add and remove Players and Coaches from their Amateur Team and change the Team Name, in Team Builder, without restriction. An Amateur Team is any Team that doesn’t have Pro Status. 5. After the Team Builder Lock, Players and Coaches must submit requests via email (jnelson@mlgpro.com) or make requests at Check-In in order to make changes to their Amateur Team’s Roster of Players and Coach. Players and Coaches who are confirmed on an Amateur Team will be allowed to move to another Amateur Team if both Team Captains and all Players/Coaches who are switching Teams submit their approval of the changes. After the Team Builder Lock, Players/Coaches can’t be removed from a Team without their approval, until Check-In, if they are unable to attend or don’t want to participate in the Event. 6. All Team Builder Locks will take place at 11:59 PM ET on the Monday, 4 days before the start of the Pro Circuit Competition. 7. Team Name Change requests can’t be submitted at Check-In. 8. Individuals may not be confirmed in Team Builder as a Player on more than one Team in the same Event or compete as a Player on more than one Team in the same Event. Individuals may not be confirmed in Team Builder or compete as both a Player and a Coach in the same Event. Individuals may not be confirmed in Team Builder as a Coach on more than one Team or participate as a Coach of more than one Team in the same Event. Violators of these rules will be ejected and their Teams may be disqualified or forced to continue shorthanded or without a Coach. 9. Individuals may not be confirmed in Team Builder as a Player or compete as a Player in more than one of the following Events: Halo 3 4v4, SSBB 1v1, Tekken 6 1v1, WoW 3v3. Post-Team Builder Lock Changes & Impersonation 1. Teams are responsible for notifying the Commissioner of any changes to their Roster of Players and Coach that was submitted in Team Builder. Notification must be made prior to the start of the Team’s Event via email (jnelson@mlgpro.com) or at Check-In’s Registration Problems desk. Teams that fail to notify the Commissioner of a change to their Roster of Players that would’ve affected the Team’s Seed will be subject to ejection from the venue, disqualification from an Event, a Temporary Ban from the MLG website, a Site Ban from the GameBattles website, loss of Pro Player benefits, fines, and a Competition Ban for future Combine Competitions and/or Pro Circuit Competitions. 2. Players found attempting to use another Player’s MLGpro.com Username, that has Rank Points, will be removed from their Team, disqualified from the Event, and given a Competition Ban for the current and/or upcoming Combine Competition and/or Pro Circuit Competition, and stripped of any Rank Points earned in the current Pro Circuit Competition. Such Players will also be subject to ejection from the venue, a Temporary Ban from the MLG website, a Site Ban from the Game Battles website, loss of Pro Player benefits, and a fine. The teammates of such Players may be subject to the same penalties. If a Player is removed from their Team prior to the start of the Event, the Team may be allowed to add a Player in order to compete in the Event with a full Roster of Players. If a Player is removed from their Team after the start of the Event, the Team will not be allowed to add a Player. However, the Team may be permitted to continue to compete in the Event shorthanded. 3. If a registered Player(s) fails to attend their Team's first Match, the Players who are present may request that they be allowed to permanently replace the Player(s) before they are forced to Forfeit a Game/Match. Players who fail to attend their Team's first Match and are replaced will be considered as having Filed for Free Agency from the Team. If more than two Players fail to attend their Team's first Match, the Team will Forfeit the Match. 4. Teams may not make a Roster change, during their Event, involving a Player who has played in at least one of the Event’s Matches. Captains, Team Passes, and Release Forms 1. A Team’s Captain in Team Builder is the Player who purchased and/or currently owns the Team Pass. Therefore, if the Team Builder Captain is changed, the new Captain becomes the owner of the Team Pass. 2. Team Builder Captain change requests must be submitted, via email (jnelson@mlgpro.com), by the Team’s current Captain in Team Builder. 3. Players and Coaches, 18 years of age and older (19 years of age and older in Alabama and Nebraska), will be able to accept the terms of the Appearance/Participation Release upon accessing Team Builder for their first 2010 Combine Event or Pro Circuit Event. 4. Players and Coaches who are unable to accept the terms of the Appearance/Participation Release, upon accessing Team Builder, must bring a signed copy of the Appearance/Participation Release, with the Minor and Parental/Legal Guardian Consent Form, to Check-In. 5. Once a Player/Coach has submitted a 2010 Appearance/Participation Release, whether online or at Check-In, they won’t be required to submit another Appearance/Participation Release for the remainder of the 2010 Doritos Pro-Gaming Combine or 2010 Pro Circuit. Team Name Rules 1. No websites. 2. No use of “Major League Gaming” or its abbreviation (MLG). 3. No use of the word "Team". 4. No use of the words "Gamer" or "Gaming". 5. No derogatory, suggestive, or otherwise inappropriate words/meanings. 6. No corporations, company, sponsor, or product names. 7. Teams may not register for an Event at a Pro Circuit Competition with a Team Name that closely resembles that of a current or former Pro Player or Pro Team. 8. Team Names are limited to 20 characters, including spaces. 9. Teams found violating any of the Team Name Rules will have their Team Name changed and will be instructed to rename their Team immediately. Player Name (Username) Rules 1. No websites. 2. No use of “Major League Gaming” or its abbreviation (MLG). 3. No Team Name abbreviations. 4. No derogatory, suggestive, or otherwise inappropriate words/meanings. 5. No corporations, company, sponsor, or product names. 6. Players may not register for or compete in an Event at a Pro Circuit Competition using a name that closely resembles that of a current or former Pro Player or Pro Team. 7. Player Names (Usernames) are limited to 15 characters, including spaces. 8. Players found violating any of the Player Name (Username) Rules must change their Username prior to the Team Builder Lock. Players found violating Player Name (Username) Rule #3 may change their Team Name instead. All emails submitted to jnelson@mlgpro.com must be submitted from the email address registered to the individual’s MLGpro.com Username.

StarCraft 2 – How It Works

Test your skills against some of the world's best players

Compete in the National Championship and prove you have what it takes to be an MLG pro

  • All 128 players will face off in an open bracket.
  • 80 open registration spots, 48 reserved spots
  • Over $17,000 in prize winnings available
  • The winner will earn the most coveted prize in gaming: the title of MLG Champion.

 

Sold Out $60 per player

StarCraft 2 – Format

Regular Season Competitions & National Championship Competition

  1. Events will have an Open Bracket only.  Open Brackets will be separated into a Winners Bracket, containing Players without a Match loss, and a Losers Bracket, containing Players with a Match loss.  After losing a Match in the Winners Bracket, Teams will enter the Losers Bracket.  A Match loss in the Losers Bracket will result in elimination from the Event.
  2. Open Brackets will support as many as 128 Players.
  3. Open Brackets will be Best of 3 Game Match, Double Elimination Brackets.
  4. If multiple Players, finishing the Event ranked in the top 16, are eliminated via the same Losers Bracket Round, they will be scheduled to play one, two, or three Consolation Matches in order to determine their exact 5th-16th Ranking.  If the Players who win one and lose one Consolation Match haven’t played a Consolation Match against each other, they will play each other in a Consolation Match in order to break the tie.  These tiebreaking Consolation Matches only apply to Players who lose in the same Losers Bracket Round.  Consolation Matches will be scheduled to begin immediately after a Player is eliminated from the Event.
  5. Players will be seeded using SC2 Pro Circuit Rank Points.  Ties will be broken randomly.  Players with no SC2 Rank Points will be seeded randomly.  No Players will have SC2 Rank Points until the Washington D.C. Competition.
  6. If Players are scheduled to play each other for a 2nd time in the Open Bracket, their Match will expand to a Best of 7, include the previous Match, and pick up where that Match left off.  For example, if Player A beat Player B 2 Games to 0 in the Winners Bracket, the Best of 7 will resume with Game 3 and Player A leading 2 Games to 0.  When the Match is resumed, the loser of the Winners Bracket Match must select the Map for the upcoming Game and only they may change their Race from the Races that were used in the last Game of the Winners Bracket Match.
  7. If the Players scheduled to play each other in the Finals have not yet played against each other in the Open Bracket, an initial Match must be played.  If the Player who came from the Winners Bracket wins the initial Match, they will win the Event.  If the Player who came from the Losers Bracket wins the Match, a tiebreaking Match must be played.  The winner of a tiebreaking Match will win the Event.  Game 1 of the initial Match will be played on the Map that has been selected for Game 1 of the Finals.  Game 1 of the tiebreaking Match will be played on the Map that has been selected for Game 1 of the Winners Bracket Finals.  If the Players have already competed against each other on the Map that has been selected for Game 1 of the Winners Bracket Finals, the Player who came from the Winners Bracket will select the Map for Game 1 of the tiebreaking Match.
  8. The top 32 Players in each Event will receive SC2 Pro Circuit Rank Points.
  9. The Player who wins the SC2 Event at the National Championship Competition will be crowned a 2010 Pro Circuit National Champion.

 

2010 Pro Circuit Registration - SC2 Events

  1. Players who finish in the top 16 of the Raleigh Event will be given a Reserved Player Pass for the SC2 Event at the Washington D.C. Pro Circuit Competition.
  2. Player Pass Reservations will be sent to the Player who earned the Reserved Player Pass on the Monday of the week prior to the public sale of Player Passes.  The Reservations will expire on the Monday of the week of the public sale of Player Passes.  Any Reserved Player Passes that aren’t sold before the reservations expire will be sold to the public.
  3. Public Registration for each Event will open at 7 PM ET on a weekday just over four weeks prior to the upcoming Pro Circuit Competition.
  4. Public Registration for each Event will close at 11:59 PM ET on the Monday, 4 days prior to the upcoming Pro Circuit Competition.
  5. SC2 Player Passes will be sold online for $60.  SC2 Player Passes will be sold at Check-In, Bracket space permitting, for $75.
  6. After obtaining a Player Pass, Players must use Team Builder to complete their Registration (See 2010 Pro Circuit Registration Rules).

 

All emails submitted to jnelson@mlgpro.com must be submitted from the email address

registered to the individual’s MLGpro.com Username.

StarCraft 2 – Schedule

*The following schedule assumes 128 Players and is subject to change.

Friday  
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM Early Check-In
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Check-In / Warm-Up / Account Setup
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Welcome
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Winners Round 1
9:30 PM - 11:30 PM Winners Round 2
   
Saturday  
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Warm-Up
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Losers Round 1
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Lunch Break
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Losers Round 2
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Winners Round 3
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Losers Round 3
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Losers Round 4
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Dinner Break
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Winners Round 4 / Losers Round 5
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Losers Round 6
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Winners Round 5 / Losers Round 7
   
Sunday  
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Warm-Up
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Losers Round 8
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Winners Round 6 / Losers Round 9
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Losers Round 10
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Winners Finals / Losers Round 11
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Losers Finals
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Finals

 

StarCraft 2 – Rules

 

Equipment

  1. Players must bring their own mouse, keyboard, headsets, and mouse pad.  Players must use the PC and Monitor provided by MLG.
  2. Headsets must utilize a standard 3.5mm stereo headset jack with a separate 3.5mm microphone jack. Players may not use USB headsets.
  3. Mice and keyboards must utilize standard USB interfaces. Players may not use PS2 interface equipment.
  4. All Players must submit their mouse, keyboard, and headset driver requirements by 11:59 PM ET on Monday, November 1st.  No drivers, that have not been previously submitted, will be installed at the Dallas Competition.
  5. All Player equipment is subject to approval.
  6. All interface changes must be supervised by a Starcraft 2 Referee or the Starcraft 2 Tournament Director.
  7. Players must provide their own Battle.net account with an active Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty license for the North American (NA) Region.
  8. Players may not use 3rd party Add-ons.
  9. Players may not alter game files or modify drivers.
  10. Breaking any Equipment Rules #8 or #9 will result in a Forfeit of the Game.
  11. Players may not change the Computer/Monitor sound and video settings in Windows.
  12. Players may not change the in-game video settings to Ultra.
  13. Players may not use the Windowed or Windowed (Full Screen) Display Modes.
  14. Players who break Equipment Rules #11-13 will be given a Warning.  Each subsequent Warning that a Player receives will result in a Forfeit of the Game.

 

General Rules

  1. The latest official Patch version will be used throughout the Event.
  2. Players may not appear on a Station with sponsor insignia that is not approved by MLG or conflicts with MLG sponsors.  Players may be asked to wear MLG apparel for all Matches.
  3. In the case of a Computer/Monitor malfunction, the Game will be restarted from the beginning.
  4. No Warm-Up Games may be played outside of scheduled Warm-Up periods.
  5. During scheduled Warm-Up periods the winner can stay, but the loser must get up.
  6. During scheduled Warm-Up periods, Players who haven’t been eliminated from the Event have priority over other Players regarding the use of open Stations.
  7. Players who break General Rules #4-6 may be given a Foul (See Pro Circuit Conduct Rules).
  8. If a Game is started without the approval of a Referee it will be restarted.
  9. If a Player fails to report to their Station within 5 minutes of the announcement, they will Forfeit the 1st Game.  10 minutes after the announcement, a Player will Forfeit their Match.  If both Players Forfeit their Match, the higher seeded Player will win the Match.
  10. Players may be disqualified if they leave their Station without their Referee’s permission, or are otherwise unable to play.  Referees may set a time limit for a Player who has requested that they be allowed to leave their Station, however, Referees may also deny a Player’s request to leave their Station.  Players may be disqualified if they haven’t returned by the end of the Referee’s set time limit.
  11. In order to dispute Game results, Players must notify their Referee that they would like to Protest the Game.  In order to dispute Match results, Players must notify their Referee that they would like to Protest the Match.  Players must notify their Referee of their intent to Protest a Game before a new Game has begun.  Players must notify their Referee of their intent to Protest a Match before the Match’s Score Sheet has been submitted to the Tournament Director.

 

Gameplay

  1. No Pausing a Game without Referee’s permission.  If an issue arises that requires a Pause, Players should contact their Referee immediately.  Referees may approve or deny a Player’s request to Pause the Game.  Pausing a Game without Referee’s permission will result in a Warning.  If a Player receives a 2nd Warning they will Forfeit their current Game (See Gameplay Rule #17).
  2. Players may not look at an opposing Player’s Monitor or projected screen.
  3. Players may not chat in-game unless they are engaging in pre-game sportsmanship or surrendering the Game.
  4. Players must disable Toast Notifications in the Battle.net options.
  5. Players must set their status to Busy.
  6. Breaking any of Gameplay Rules #2-5 will result in a Forfeit of the Game.
  7. Any sign of cheating may result in a Forfeit of the Game, disqualification from the Event, and ejection from the venue.
  8. The Map for Game 1 of each Match will be selected by MLG and announced prior to the Event.
  9. Prior to the start of a Best of 3 Game Match and the Blind Pick of Races, each Player must select one Map, from the list of Maps, that can’t be chosen for Games 2-3.  These Maps can’t be chosen for Games 4-7 should the Players be scheduled to play each other for a 2nd time in the Open Bracket (See Open Bracket Rule #6).  The lower seeded Player will be given the opportunity to select a Map first.  The higher seeded Player will then be given the opportunity to select a Map.
  10. The loser of a Game must select the Map for the next Game.
  11. No Map may be played more than once in the same Best of 3 Game Match, Best of 7 Game Match, or in the Finals.
  12. Referees will conduct a Blind Pick of Races for Game 1 of a Match.
  13. The loser of a Game may select a different Race for the next Game.
  14. Players who quit out of a Game before it has ended, without Referee’s permission, will Forfeit the Game.
  15. Players who are disqualified prior to the start of a Game will not be allowed to play in the Game.  Players who are disqualified during a Game must quit out of the Game.  Players who are disqualified won’t receive any Rank Points for their ranking in the Event.
  16. The higher seeded Player must host all Games in a Match.  However, if a Match is broadcasted, an observer will host all Games in the Match.
  17. Only MLG Staff members may connect to the server as an observer.  Inviting someone to observe a Match without Referee’s permission will result in a Warning.  If a Player receives a 2nd Warning they will Forfeit their current Game (See Gameplay Rule #1).
  18. If a Player loses their connection to the Host during a Game, the Game must be replayed.
  19. If an observer loses their connection to the Game, but both Players remain in the Game, the Game must continue.
  20. The higher seeded Player must play as the Red team and the lower seeded Player must play as the Blue team.
  21. If all Minerals on the Map have been consumed and no Units or Structures have been killed/destroyed for 5 minutes, the Game will be replayed.

 

Settings

 

All Games

  1. Category = Melee
  2. Mode = 1v1
  3. Game Speed = Faster

 

Maps

Blistering Sands

Delta Quadrant

Desert Oasis

Kulas Ravine

Lost Temple

Metalopolis

Scrap Station

Steppes of War

Xel’Naga Caverns

StarCraft 2 – Prizes

National Championship

1st = $6,250
2nd = $3,750
3rd = $2,500
4th = $1,750
5th = $1,250
6th = $875
7th = $625
8th = $500

 

Stipends

 

The top 8 Players in total Pro Circuit Rank Points, after the Washington D.C. Competition, and attend, will receive $200.

Tekken 6 – How It Works

Test the limits of your ability against the world's most technical fighters

Compete in this two-day, double-elimination 1v1 tournament for the chance to prove you have what it takes to be an MLG National Champion

  • Individual Tekken 6 players each will face off in an open and/or championship bracket for the right to call themself an MLG National Champion.
  • Earn Pro Circuit Rank Points that will boost seeds for future Pro Circuit competitions.
  • Anyone with the talent and drive can go pro! At the end of the event, the top 16 ranked players, based on rank points, will be awarded status as MLG pro players.

 

Buy at the Door

Tekken 6 – Format

 

National Championship Competition - Tekken 6 1v1 Event

  1. The Event will be separated into an Open and a Championship Bracket.  The Open and Championship Brackets will be separated into a Winners Bracket, containing Players without a Match loss, and a Losers Bracket, containing Players with a Match loss.
  2. The Open Bracket will support as many as 128 Players.
  3. The Open Bracket and Championship Bracket will be Best of 5 Game Match, Double Elimination Brackets.
  4. After losing a Match in a Winners Bracket, Players will enter the corresponding Losers Bracket.
  5. A Match loss in a Losers Bracket will result in elimination from the Event.
  6. Players eliminated by way of Championship Bracket Losers Bracket Rounds 1-4 will be scheduled to play one, two, or three Consolation Matches in order to determine their exact 5th-16th Ranking.  Consolation Matches will be scheduled to begin immediately after a Player is eliminated from the Event.
  7. Players will be seeded for the Open Bracket and Championship Bracket using the following criteria in this order: Tekken 6 Pro Circuit Rank Points and Tekken 6 Online Qualifier Rank Points.  Ties will be broken using the next available criterion or randomly if necessary.  Players with no Rank Points will be seeded randomly.  In the Championship Bracket, Players with Automatic Bracket Qualification will be seeded ahead of Players advancing from the Open Bracket.  Players advancing from the Open Bracket without a Match loss will be seeded ahead of Players advancing from the Open Bracket with a Match loss.  Championship Bracket Players seeded 1-4 will start in Winners Bracket Round 2.  Championship Bracket Players seeded 5-8 will start in Winners Bracket Round 1.
  8. When 8 Players remain in the Open Bracket (4 Winners Bracket Players & 4 Losers Bracket Players), the Open Bracket will end and each Player will qualify for the Championship Bracket.
  9. The Championship Bracket will support as many as 16 Players.
  10. The top 8 Players, determined by Tekken 6 Pro Status Rankings, will receive Automatic Bracket Qualification for the Championship Bracket.  Players without an Open Bracket Match loss will start in Championship Bracket Winners Bracket Round 1.  Players who lose a Match in the Open Bracket will start in Championship Bracket Losers Bracket Round 1.
  11. If Players are scheduled to play each other for a 2nd time in the Open Bracket or a 2nd time in the Championship Bracket, their Match will expand to a Best of 11, include the previous Match, and pick up where that Match left off.  For example, if Player A beat Player B 3 Games to 0 in the Winners Bracket, the Best of 11 will resume with Game 4 and Player A leading 3 Games to 0.  When the Match is resumed, the winner of the Winners Bracket Match must use the Character that they used in the last Game of that Match.  The loser of the Winners Bracket Match will be allowed to select a new Character.
  12. If the Players scheduled to play each other in the Finals have not yet played against each other in the Championship Bracket, an initial Match must be played.  If the Player who came from the Winners Bracket wins the initial Match, they will win the Event.  If the Player who came from the Losers Bracket wins the Match, a tiebreaking Match must be played.  The winner of a tiebreaking Match will win the Event.
  13. The top 40 Players in the Event will receive Tekken 6 Pro Circuit Rank Points.
  14. The top 16 Players, determined by Tekken 6 Pro Circuit Rank Points immediately following this Pro Circuit Competition will earn Pro Status.  Ties will be broken by each Player’s Ranking in the Event.
  15. The Player who wins the Championship Bracket will be crowned a 2010 Pro Circuit National Champion.

 

2010 Pro Circuit Registration - Tekken 6 1v1 Events

  1. Players who finish in the top 16 of an Event will receive Free Entry into the Tekken 6 1v1 Event at the next Pro Circuit Competition.
  2. Players who finish 17th-32nd in an Event will be given a Reserved Player Pass for the Tekken 6 1v1 Event at the next Pro Circuit Competition.
  3. Players who finish in the top 32 of a Tekken 6 Pro Circuit Online Qualifier will be given a Reserved Player Pass for the Tekken 6 1v1 Event at the next Pro Circuit Competition.
  4. Player Pass Reservations will be sent to the Player who earned the Reserved Player Pass on the Monday of the week prior to the public sale of Player Passes.  The Reservations will expire on the Monday of the week of the public sale of Player Passes.  Any Reserved Player Passes that aren’t sold before the reservations expire will be sold to the public.
  5. Public Registration for each Event will open at 7 PM ET on the Wednesday just over four weeks prior to the upcoming Pro Circuit Competition.
  6. Public Registration for each Event will close at 11:59 PM ET on the Monday, 4 days prior to the upcoming Pro Circuit Competition.
  7. Tekken 6 Player Passes will be sold online for $35. Tekken 6 Player Passes will be sold at Check-In, Bracket space permitting, for $50.
  8. Pro Tekken 6 Players who plan to participate in the National Championship Event must notify MLG (email jnelson@mlgpro.com) by 5 PM ET on the Thursday of the week of the public sale of Player Passes.  The top 8 Pro Tekken 6 Players who notify MLG of their plan to participate in the National Championship Event, by the deadline, will start in the Championship Bracket.  If a Tekken 6 Player is needed to replace a Championship Bracket Player who chooses not to participate in the Event, the Player with the #1 Open Bracket Seed at the Team Builder Lock will be selected (See 2010 Pro Circuit Registration Rules).  Tekken 6 Players will not be selected to replace a Championship Bracket Player who chooses not to participate in the Event, but fails to notify MLG prior to the start of the Event.  If a Tekken 6 Player is selected to replace a Championship Bracket Player, they will be given the #8 Seed.  Other Championship Bracket Players may see their Seed rise by one, however, all Players will keep their position in the Championship Bracket.  The replacement Player will take the position of the Player that they replaced.
  9. After obtaining a Player Pass, Players must use Team Builder to complete their Registration (See 2010 Pro Circuit Registration Rules).

 

All Competitions - Tekken 6 3v3 Event

  1. Events will have an Open Bracket only.  Open Brackets will be separated into a Winners Bracket, containing Teams without a Match loss, and a Losers Bracket, containing Teams with a Match loss.  Teams lose a Match when all of their Players have lost a Game in the Match (See Tekken 6 3v3 Event #7).
  2. Open Brackets will support as many as 64 Teams.
  3. Open Brackets will be Best of 5 Game Match, Double Elimination Brackets.  The Player who wins each Game will continue to play until they lose a Game or the Match ends.
  4. After losing a Match in the Winners Bracket, Teams will enter the Losers Bracket.
  5. A Match loss in the Losers Bracket will result in elimination from the Event.
  6. Teams will be seeded using the following criteria, in this order: Tekken 6 Pro Circuit Rank Points and Tekken 6 Online Qualifier Rank Points.  Ties will be broken using the next available criterion, or randomly if necessary.  Teams with no Tekken 6 Rank Points will be seeded randomly.
  7. If Teams are scheduled to play each other for a 2nd time in an Open Bracket, their Match will expand to a Best of 11, include the previous Match, and pick up where that Match left off.  For example, if Team A beat Team B 3 Games to 0 in the Winners Bracket, the Best of 11 will resume with Game 4 and Team A leading 3 Games to 0.  When the Match is resumed, the winner of the Winners Bracket Match must use the Player that they used in the last Game of that Match.  Both Teams must continue to use the order in which their Players will play that they set prior to the Winners Bracket Match.  Once all Players on a Team have lost two Games in the Best of 11, the Match will end.
  8. If the Teams scheduled to play each other in the Finals have not yet played against each other in the Open Bracket, an initial Match must be played.  If the Team that came from the Winners Bracket wins the initial Match, they will win the Event.  If the Team that came from the Losers Bracket wins the Match, a tiebreaking Match must be played.  The winner of a tiebreaking Match will win the Event.

2010 Pro Circuit Registration - Tekken 6 3v3 Events

  1. Registration for each Tekken 6 3v3 Event will be taken on-site after the corresponding 1v1 Event ends.  There won’t be any online Registration.
  2. The top 64 Players in each Tekken 6 1v1 Event will earn a reserved spot and the opportunity to register for the corresponding 3v3 Event before all other Players.
  3. Registration for each Tekken 6 3v3 Event will close at 9:30 AM ET on the day of the Event.
  4. The Entry Fee will be $10 per Player.
  5. 100% of the Tekken 6 3v3 Event’s Entry Fees will be awarded as prizes.  The prize breakdown will be as follows: 1st Place = 60%, 2nd Place = 30%, 3rd Place = 10%.

 

All emails submitted to jnelson@mlgpro.com must be submitted from the email address registered to the individual’s MLGpro.com Username.

Tekken 6 – Schedule

*The following schedule assumes 136 Players and 64 Teams and is subject to change.

Friday

 
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM Early Check-In
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM Problem Check-In / Check-In Registration
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Check-In / Warm-Up
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Welcome
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Check-In / Warm-Up
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 1v1 Open Winners Round 1
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM 1v1 Open Losers Round 1
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM 1v1 Open Winners Round 2
11:00 PM - 12:00 AM 1v1 Open Losers Round 2
7:40 PM - 8:00 PM All-Star Classic Match 1
8:00 PM - 8:20 PM All-Star Classic Match 2
8:20 PM - 8:40 PM All-Star Classic Match 3
8:40 PM - 9:00 PM All-Star Classic Match 4
9:00 PM - 9:20 PM All-Star Classic Match 5
9:20 PM - 9:40 PM All-Star Classic Match 6
9:40 PM - 10:00 PM All-Star Classic Match 7

 

Saturday

 
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Warm-Up
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM 1v1 Open Losers Round 3
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 1v1 Open Winners Round 3
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1v1 Open Losers Round 4
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Lunch Break
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM 1v1 Open Winners Round 4 / Losers Round 5
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 1v1 Open Losers Round 6
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM 1v1 Open Winners Round 5 / Losers Round 7
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 1v1 Open Losers Round 8
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Open / Championship Bracket Break
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM 1v1 Championship Winners Round 1
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM 1v1 Championship Losers Round 1
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 1v1 Championship Winners Round 2
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM 1v1 Championship Losers Round 2
4:30 PM - 5:00PM 1v1 Championship Losers Round 3
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM 1v1 Championship Winners Round 3A
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM 1v1 Championship Winners Round 3B
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM 1v1 Championship Losers Round 4A
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Dinner Break
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM 1v1 Championship Losers Round 4B
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM 1v1 Championship Losers Round 5
8:00 PM - 8:30 PM 1v1 Championship Winners Finals
8:30 PM - 9:15 PM 1v1 Championship Losers Finals
9:15 PM - 10:00 PM 1v1 Championship Finals

 

Sunday

 
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Warm-Up
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3v3 Winners Round 1
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM 3v3 Losers Round 1
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 3v3 Winners Round 2
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM 3v3 Losers Round 2
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 3v3 Winners Round 3 / Losers Round 3
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM 3v3 Losers Round 4
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 3v3 Winners Round 4 / Losers Round 5
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM 3v3 Losers Round 6
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM 3v3 Winners Round 5 / Losers Round 7
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM 3v3 Losers Round 8
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 3v3 Winners Finals / Losers Round 9
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM 3v3 Losers Finals
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM 3v3 Finals

 

Tekken 6 – Rules

General Rules

  1. Sony PlayStation 3 Dualshock 3 Controllers will be provided.  Players may use their own Wired Controller, but they may not modify a provided controller in any way (See General Rules #2-4).
  2. Players who don’t use a provided controller may not use a controller with Button Mapping capabilities, more buttons than the first party controller, or Wireless capabilities, and they may not use a USB Controller Charging Cord.  Controllers with Button Mapping capabilities allow Players to map a button sequence to a specific button.  Pressing that button results in their Character performing a set of actions that would normally require the Player to press multiple buttons.
  3. Controllers with Turbo capabilities will be allowed if they have a working Turbo Light, but the Turbo feature may not be used during a Game.  Controllers with Turbo capabilities allow Players to press a button that results in their Character performing a set of actions that would normally require the Player to press the same button multiple times. 
  4. Players may not use a controller that has been modified in such a way that it alters their Character’s abilities and/or in-game mechanics.  Players may not use a controller that has been modified to include a Turbo button or Button Mapping capabilities.  Players are allowed to make cosmetic changes to their controller, however, Major League Gaming reserves the right to deny the use of any controller suspected of providing an unfair competitive advantage. 
  5. Players may not attach a headset to the PlayStation 3 or TV.
  6. Players/Teams who break General Rules #1-5 will be given a Warning.  Each subsequent Warning that a Player/Team receives will result in a Forfeit of the Game (See Gameplay #3).
  7. Players/Teams who break General Rules #1-4 will be given a Warning.  Each subsequent Warning that a Player/Team receives will result in a Forfeit of the Game (See Gameplay #3).
  8. Players may not appear on the Main Stage or Feature Station with sponsor insignia that is not approved by MLG or conflicts with MLG sponsors.  Players may be asked to wear MLG apparel for Main Stage and Feature Station Matches.
  9. In the case of a PlayStation 3/TV malfunction, the Game will be restarted with the appropriate Round Score.  If necessary, Players will be instructed to move their Characters to the appropriate section of the Stage for the restarted Round.  If the Round Score is not known at the time of the malfunction, the Game will be restarted from the beginning.
  10. No Warm-Up Games may be played outside of scheduled Warm-Up periods.
  11. During scheduled Warm-Up periods, all Games must be played with Best of 5 Rounds or less.
  12. During scheduled Warm-Up periods, all Players must get up at the end of a Game and allow any Players, who have been waiting, to take their seat.
  13. During Saturday and Sunday’s scheduled Warm-Up periods, Players/Teams who haven’t been eliminated from the Event have priority over other Players/Teams regarding the use of open Stations.
  14. Players who break General Rules #10-13 may be given a Foul (See Pro Circuit Conduct Rules).
  15. If a Player/Team fails to report to their Station within 5 minutes of their Match’s announcement, they will Forfeit the 1st Game.  10 minutes after the announcement, a Player/Team will Forfeit the 2nd Game.  15 minutes after the announcement, a Player/Team will Forfeit the Best of 5 or Best of 11 Game Match.  If both Players/Teams Forfeit the Match, the higher seeded Player/Team will win the Match.
  16. Players/Teams may Forfeit a Game or Match if a Player leaves their Station without their Referee’s permission, or is otherwise unable to play.  Referees may set a time limit for a Player who has requested that they be allowed to leave their Station, however, Referees may also deny a Player’s request to leave their Station.  Players/Teams may Forfeit a Game or Match if a Player hasn’t returned by the end of their Referee’s set time limit. 
  17. In order to dispute Game results, Players/Teams must notify their Referee that they would like to Protest the Game.  In order to dispute Match results, Players/Teams must notify their Referee that they would like to Protest the Match.  Players/Teams must notify their Referee of their intent to Protest a Game before a new Game has begun.  Players/Teams must notify their Referee of their intent to Protest a Match before the Match’s Score Sheet has been submitted to the Tournament Director. 

 

Gameplay

  1. Players must use one of their Character’s default Costumes.
  2. Players may not customize their Character’s Name or Costume.
  3. Players/Teams who break Gameplay Rules #1-2 will be given a Warning.  Each subsequent Warning that a Player/Team receives will result in a Forfeit of the Game (See General Rules #4).
  4. Any sign of cheating may result in a Forfeit of the Game, disqualification from the Event, and ejection from the venue.  Players who are disqualified from the Event won’t receive any Rank Points for their ranking in the Event.
  5. The higher seeded Player/Team must press start at the title screen and select their side of the screen before the start of a Match.
  6. Players may request a Blind Pick of Characters for Game 1 of a 1v1 Match.
  7. In the 1v1 Event, the loser of each Game may select a new Character for the next Game.  The winner of each Game won’t be allowed to select a new Character for the next Game.
  8. Each Game’s Stage will be selected using the Random Stage option.  Players may request that their Referee select the Random Stage option.
  9. If a Game is started without the approval of a Referee it will be restarted.
  10. Players who Pause a Game, without Referee’s permission, will Forfeit the Game.
  11. Before the start of the 3v3 Event, Players must select the Character that they will use throughout the Event.  Players may not change their Character once the Event has started.
  12. Players on the same Team may not select the same Character for the 3v3 Event.
  13. Teams must set the order in which they will play before the start of each Match.  Teams may change the order in which they will play from Match to Match.

 

Settings

  1. Game Mode = Arcade Battle
  2. Rounds = 3
  3. Round Time = 60
  4. Guard Damage = Off

Tekken 6 – Prizes

National Championship Competition

1st = $12,500
2nd = $7,500
3rd = $5,000
4th = $3,500
5th = $2,500
6th = $1,750
7th = $1,250
8th = $1,000

2010 Pro Circuit Stipends - Tekken 6

 

Regular Season Competitions

All Active members of the Tekken 6 Pro Players Association who are registered for the Event, and attend, starting with the 3rd Pro Circuit Competition, will receive $200

 

National Championship

All Active members of the Tekken 6 Pro Players Association who are registered for the Event, and attend, will receive $200

Super Smash Bros. Brawl – How It Works

Prove your individual talent alongside the world's best Smashers

Compete in this three-day, double-elimination 1v1 tournament for the chance to prove you have what it takes to be an MLG pro

  • Individual Smash Brawl players each will face off in an open and/or championship bracket for the right to call themself an MLG National Champion.
  • Earn Pro Circuit Rank Points that will boost seeds for future Pro Circuit competitions.
  • Anyone with the talent and drive can go pro! At the end of the event, the top 16 ranked players, based on rank points, will be awarded status as MLG pro players.

 

Buy at the Door

Super Smash Bros. Brawl – Format

National Championship Competition - SSBB 1v1 Event

  1. The Event will be separated into an Open and a Championship Bracket.  The Open and Championship Brackets will be separated into a Winners Bracket, containing Players without a Match loss, and a Losers Bracket, containing Players with a Match loss.
  2. The Open Bracket will support as many as 256 Players.
  3. The Open Bracket will be a Best of 3 Game Match, Double Elimination Bracket.
  4. The Championship Bracket will be a Best of 5 Game Match, Double Elimination Bracket.
  5. After losing a Match in a Winners Bracket, Players will enter the corresponding Losers Bracket.
  6. A Match loss in a Losers Bracket will result in elimination from the Event.
  7. Players eliminated by way of Championship Bracket Losers Bracket Rounds 1-4 will be scheduled to play one, two, or three Consolation Matches in order to determine their exact 5th-16th Ranking.  Consolation Matches will be scheduled to begin immediately after a Player is eliminated from the Event.
  8. Players will be seeded for the Open Bracket and Championship Bracket using the following criteria in this order: SSBB Pro Circuit Rank Points and SSBB Online Qualifier Rank Points.  Ties will be broken using the next available criterion or randomly if necessary.  Players with no Rank Points will be seeded randomly.  In the Championship Bracket, Players with Automatic Bracket Qualification will be seeded ahead of Players advancing from the Open Bracket.  Players advancing from the Open Bracket without a Match loss will be seeded ahead of Players advancing from the Open Bracket with a Match loss.  Championship Bracket Players seeded 1-4 will start in Winners Bracket Round 2.  Championship Bracket Players seeded 5-8 will start in Winners Bracket Round 1.
  9. When 8 Players remain in the Open Bracket (4 Winners Bracket Players & 4 Losers Bracket Players), the Open Bracket will end and each Player will qualify for the Championship Bracket.
  10. The Championship Bracket will support as many as 16 Players.
  11. The top 8 Players, determined by SSBB Pro Status Rankings, will receive Automatic Bracket Qualification for the Championship Bracket.  Players without an Open Bracket Match loss will start in Championship Bracket Winners Bracket Round 1.  Players who lose a Match in the Open Bracket will start in Championship Bracket Losers Bracket Round 1.
  12. If Players are scheduled to play each other for a 2nd time in the Open Bracket, their Match will expand to a Best of 7, include the previous Match, and pick up where that Match left off.  For example, if Player A beat Player B 2 Games to 0 in the Winners Bracket, the Best of 7 will resume with Game 3 and Player A leading 2 Games to 0.  When the Match is resumed, the loser of the Winners Bracket Match must select the Stage for the upcoming Game.  When the Match is resumed, the winner of the Winners Bracket Match must select their Character for the upcoming Game first.  The loser of the Winners Bracket Match must then select their Character for the upcoming Game.
  13. If Players are scheduled to play each other for a 2nd time in the Championship Bracket, their Match will expand to a Best of 11, include the previous Match, and pick up where that Match left off.  For example, if Player A beat Player B 3 Games to 0 in the Winners Bracket, the Best of 11 will resume with Game 4 and Player A leading 3 Games to 0.  When the Match is resumed, the loser of the Winners Bracket Match must select the Stage for the upcoming Game.  When the Match is resumed, the winner of the Winners Bracket Match must select their Character for the upcoming Game first.  The loser of the Winners Bracket Match must then select their Character for the upcoming Game.
  14. If the Players scheduled to play each other in the Finals have not yet played against each other in the Championship Bracket, an initial Match must be played.  If the Player who came from the Winners Bracket wins the initial Match, they will win the Event.  If the Player who came from the Losers Bracket wins the Match, a tiebreaking Match must be played.  The winner of a tiebreaking Match will win the Event.
  15. The top 40 Players in the Event will receive SSBB Pro Circuit Rank Points.
  16. The top 16 Players, determined by SSBB Pro Circuit Rank Points immediately following this Pro Circuit Competition will earn Pro Status.  Ties will be broken by each Player’s Ranking in the Event.
  17. The Player who wins the Championship Bracket will be crowned a 2010 Pro Circuit National Champion.

 

2010 Pro Circuit Registration - SSBB 1v1 Events

  1. Players who finish in the top 16 of an Event will receive Free Entry into the SSBB 1v1 Event at the next Pro Circuit Competition.
  2. Players who finish 17th-32nd in an Event will be given a Reserved Player Pass for the SSBB 1v1 Event at the next Pro Circuit Competition.
  3. Players who finish in the top 32 of a SSBB Pro Circuit Online Qualifier will be given a Reserved Player Pass for the SSBB 1v1 Event at the next Pro Circuit Competition.
  4. Player Pass Reservations will be sent to the Player who earned the Reserved Player Pass on the Monday of the week prior to the public sale of Player Passes.  The Reservations will expire on the Monday of the week of the public sale of Player Passes.  Any Reserved Player Passes that aren’t sold before the reservations expire will be sold to the public.
  5. Public Registration for each Event will open at 7 PM ET on the Wednesday just over four weeks prior to the upcoming Pro Circuit Competition.
  6. Public Registration for each Event will close at 11:59 PM ET on the Monday, 4 days prior to the upcoming Pro Circuit Competition.
  7. SSBB Player Passes will be sold online for $35. SSBB Player Passes will be sold at Check-In, Bracket space permitting, for $50.
  8. Pro SSBB Players who plan to participate in the National Championship Event must notify MLG (email jnelson@mlgpro.com) by 5 PM ET on the Thursday of the week of the public sale of Player Passes.  The top 8 Pro SSBB Players who notify MLG of their plan to participate in the National Championship Event, by the deadline, will start in the Championship Bracket.  If a SSBB Player is needed to replace a Championship Bracket Player who chooses not to participate in the Event, the Player with the #1 Open Bracket Seed at the Team Builder Lock will be selected (See 2010 Pro Circuit Registration Rules).  SSBB Players will not be selected to replace a Championship Bracket Player who chooses not to participate in the Event, but fails to notify MLG prior to the start of the Event.  If a SSBB Player is selected to replace a Championship Bracket Player, they will be given the #8 Seed.  Other Championship Bracket Players may see their Seed rise by one, however, all Players will keep their position in the Championship Bracket.  The replacement Player will take the position of the Player that they replaced.
  9. After obtaining a Player Pass, Players must use Team Builder to complete their Registration (See 2010 Pro Circuit Registration Rules).

 

All Competitions - SSBB 2v2 Event

  1. Events will have an Open Bracket only.  Open Brackets will be separated into a Winners Bracket, containing Teams without a Match loss, and a Losers Bracket, containing Teams with a Match loss.  Teams lose a Match when all of their Players have lost a Game in the Match.
  2. Open Brackets will support as many as 64 Teams.  The Open Bracket at the National Championship Competition will support as many as 48 Teams.
  3. Open Brackets will be Best of 3 Game Match, Double Elimination Brackets.
  4. After losing a Match in the Winners Bracket, Teams will enter the Losers Bracket.
  5. A Match loss in the Losers Bracket will result in elimination from the Event.
  6. Teams will be seeded using the following criteria, in this order: SSBB Pro Circuit Rank Points and SSBB Online Qualifier Rank Points.  Ties will be broken using the next available criterion, or randomly if necessary.  Teams with no SSBB Rank Points will be seeded randomly.
  7. If Teams are scheduled to play each other for a 2nd time in an Open Bracket, their Match will expand to a Best of 7, include the previous Match, and pick up where that Match left off.  For example, if Team A beat Team B 2 Games to 0 in the Winners Bracket, the Best of 7 will resume with Game 3 and Team A leading 2 Games to 0.  When the Match is resumed, the loser of the Winners Bracket Match must select the Stage for the upcoming Game.  When the Match is resumed, the winner of the Winners Bracket Match must select their Characters for the upcoming Game first.  The loser of the Winners Bracket Match must then select their Characters for the upcoming Game.
  8. If the Teams scheduled to play each other in the Finals have not yet played against each other in the Open Bracket, an initial Match must be played.  If the Team that came from the Winners Bracket wins the initial Match, they will win the Event.  If the Team that came from the Losers Bracket wins the Match, a tiebreaking Match must be played.  The winner of a tiebreaking Match will win the Event.

 

2010 Pro Circuit Registration - SSBB 2v2 Events

  1. Registration for each SSBB 2v2 Event, at Regular Season Competitions, will be taken on-site after the corresponding 1v1 Event ends.  Registration for each SSBB 2v2 Event, at the National Championship Competition, will be taken on-site on Friday and Saturday.  There won’t be any online Registration.
  2. The top 64 Players in each SSBB 1v1 Event will earn a reserved spot and the opportunity to register for the corresponding 2v2 Event before all other Players.  
  3. Registration for each SSBB 2v2 Event will close at 9:30 AM ET on the day of the Event.
  4. The Entry Fee will be $10 per Player.
  5. 100% of the SSBB 2v2 Event’s Entry Fees will be awarded as prizes.  The prize breakdown will be as follows: 1st Place = 60%, 2nd Place = 30%, 3rd Place = 10%.

All emails submitted to jnelson@mlgpro.com must be submitted from the email address registered to the individual’s MLGpro.com Username.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl – Schedule

*The following schedule assumes 264 Players and 64 Teams and is subject to change.

Friday

 
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM Early Check-In
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM Problem Check-In / Check-In Registration
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Check-In / Warm-Up
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Welcome
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM 1v1 Winners Round 1
9:30 PM - 11:30 PM 1v1 Winners Round 2
11:30 PM - 12:30 AM 1v1 Winners Round 3
7:40 PM - 8:00 PM All-Star Classic Crew Battle 1
8:00 PM - 8:20 PM All-Star Classic Crew Battle 2
8:20 PM - 8:40 PM All-Star Classic Crew Battle 3
8:40 PM - 9:00 PM All-Star Classic Crew Battle 4
9:00 PM - 9:20 PM All-Star Classic Crew Battle 5
9:20 PM - 9:40 PM All-Star Classic Crew Battle 6
9:40 PM - 10:00 PM All-Star Classic Crew Battle 7

 

Saturday

 
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Warm-Up
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1v1 Losers Round 1
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM 1v1 Losers Round 2
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 1v1 Losers Round 3
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 1v1 Losers Round 4
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM 1v1 Winners Round 4
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM 1v1 Losers Round 5
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM 1v1 Losers Round 6
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM 1v1 Winners Round 5 / Losers Round 7
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM 1v1 Losers Round 8
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM 1v1 Winners Round 6 / Losers Round 9
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM 1v1 Losers Round 10
7:30 PM - 12:00 AM 2v2 Event

 

Sunday

 
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Warm-Up
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM 1v1 Championship Winners Round 1
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM 1v1 Championship Winners Round 2 / Losers Round 1
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM 1v1 Championship Losers Round 2
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM 1v1 Championship Winners Round 3 / Losers Round 3
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM 1v1 Championship Losers Round 4
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM 1v1 Championship Winners Finals / Losers Round 5
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM 1v1 Championship Losers Finals
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM 1v1 Championship Finals

 

 

Super Smash Bros. Brawl – Rules

General Rules

  1. Players may not use a controller with Turbo capabilities, Button Mapping capabilities, more buttons than the first party GameCube controller, or Wireless capabilities.  Controllers with Turbo capabilities allow Players to press a button that results in their Character performing a set of actions that would normally require the Player to press the same button multiple times.  Controllers with Button Mapping capabilities allow Players to map a button sequence to a specific button.  Pressing that button results in their Character performing a set of actions that would normally require the Player to press multiple buttons.
  2. Players may not use a controller that has been modified in such a way that it alters their Character’s abilities and/or in-game mechanics.  Players may not use a controller that has been modified to include a Turbo button or Button Mapping capabilities.  Players are allowed to make cosmetic changes to their controller, however, Major League Gaming reserves the right to deny the use of any controller suspected of providing an unfair competitive advantage. 
  3. Players may not attach a headset to the Wii or TV.
  4. Players/Teams who break General Rules #1-3 will be given a Warning.  Each subsequent Warning that a Player/Team receives will result in a Forfeit of the Game (See Gameplay #3).
  5. Players may not intentionally manipulate a button, trigger, bumper, D-Pad, and/or joystick on a teammate’s controller while a Game is in progress.  Breaking this rule will result in a Forfeit of the Game.
  6. Players may not appear on the Main Stage or Feature Station with sponsor insignia that is not approved by MLG or conflicts with MLG sponsors.  Players may be asked to wear MLG apparel for Main Stage and Feature Station Matches.
  7. In the case of a Wii/TV malfunction, the Game will be restarted from the beginning.
  8. No Warm-Up Games may be played outside of scheduled Warm-Up periods.
  9. During scheduled Warm-Up periods, all Games must be played with three Stock or less.
  10. During scheduled Warm-Up periods, all Players must get up at the end of a Game and allow any Players, who have been waiting, to take their seat.
  11. During Saturday and Sunday’s scheduled Warm-Up periods, Players/Teams who haven’t been eliminated from the Event have priority over other Players/Teams regarding the use of open Stations.
  12. Players who break General Rules #8-11 may be given a Foul (See Pro Circuit Conduct Rules).
  13. If a Player/Team fails to report to their Station within 5 minutes of their Match’s announcement, they will Forfeit the 1st Game.  10 minutes after the announcement, a Player/Team will Forfeit the Best of 3 Game Match or the 2nd Game of the Best of 5/7/11 Game Match.   15 minutes after the announcement, a Player/Team will Forfeit the Best of 5, Best of 7, or Best of 11 Game Match.  If both Players/Teams Forfeit the Match, the higher seeded Player/Team will win the Match.
  14. Players/Teams may Forfeit a Game or Match if a Player leaves their Station without their Referee’s permission, or is otherwise unable to play.  Referees may set a time limit for a Player who has requested that they be allowed to leave their Station, however, Referees may also deny a Player’s request to leave their Station.  Players/Teams may Forfeit a Game or Match if a Player hasn’t returned by the end of their Referee’s set time limit.
  15. In order to dispute Game results, Players/Teams must notify their Referee that they would like to Protest the Game.  In order to dispute Match results, Players/Teams must notify their Referee that they would like to Protest the Match.  Players/Teams must notify their Referee of their intent to Protest a Game before a new Game has begun.  Players/Teams must notify their Referee of their intent to Protest a Match before the Match’s Score Sheet has been submitted to the Tournament Director. 

 

Gameplay

  1. No use of Marth’s and Squirtle’s Grab Release Infinites against Ness.
  2. No use of King Dedede’s Standing Grab Infinites against Bowser, Donkey Kong, Luigi, Samus, and Mario.
  3. Players/Teams who break Gameplay Rules #1-2 will be given a Warning.  Each subsequent Warning that a Player/Team receives will result in a Forfeit of the Game (See General Rules #4).
  4. No use of Meta Knight’s Infinite Cape Glitch.
  5. No Pausing a Game without Referee’s permission.
  6. No use of an action that freezes a Game, or otherwise disrupts standard gameplay.
  7. Any Infinite Move must end before the affected Character reaches 300%.
  8. Breaking any of Gameplay Rules #4-7 will result in a Forfeit of the Game.
  9. Any sign of cheating may result in a Forfeit of the Game, disqualification from the Event, and ejection from the venue.  Players who are disqualified from the Event won’t receive any Rank Points for their ranking in the Event.
  10. In the 1v1 Event, the higher seeded Player must choose their Controller Port first.  The lower seeded Player may use any of the remaining Controller Ports. 
  11. In the 2v2 Event, the higher seeded Team must choose one Controller Port first.  The lower seeded Team must then choose two Controller Ports.  The higher seeded Team must use the Controller Port that wasn’t chosen.
  12. Players may request a Blind Pick of Characters for Game 1 of a Match.
  13. For Game 1 of each Match, the higher seeded Player/Team must strike three Stages from the list of Starter Stages.  The lower seeded Player/Team must then strike 4 Stages from the list of Starter Stages.  The higher seeded Player/Team must then choose the Game 1 Stage from the remaining Starter Stages.
  14. After the Characters and Stage have been selected for Game 1 of a Match, each Player may select one Stage, from the list of Starter Stages or Counter-Pick Stages, that can’t be chosen for Games 2-11 (Stage Banning).  For Stage Banning, Players may not ban the Stage that has been selected for Game 1.  The lower seeded Player will be given the opportunity to select a Stage first.  The higher seeded Player will then be given the opportunity to select a Stage.
  15. The loser of a Game must select the Stage for the next Game, however, Players may not select a Stage on which they have already won a Game in the Match.  The Stage for Games 2-11 can be selected from the list of Starter Stages or Counter-Pick Stages.
  16. After the Stage for Game 2-11 has been selected, the winner of the previous Game must select their Character(s), for the upcoming Game, first.  The loser of the Game must then choose their Character(s) for the upcoming Game. 
  17. If the Timer runs out, the winner of the Game will be determined by the following criteria in this order: Stock and Percentage.  If Stock is used to determine a winner, the highest number will win.  If Percentage is used to determine a winner, the lowest number will win.  If both Stock and Percentage are tied, Sudden Death won’t be used and a Tiebreaker Round will be played instead.  Multiple Tiebreaker Rounds may be used if necessary.  In a Tiebreaker Round, Stock will be set to 1, the Timer will be set to 4 Minutes, and the same Stage and Characters must be used.
  18. If the Timer runs out and a Player exceeds the Edge Grab Limit, that Player/Team will Forfeit the Game.  However, if the Timer runs out and both Players in a 1v1 Match, or at least one Player on each 2v2 Team, exceed the Edge Grab Limit, the penalty will not be enforced (See Gameplay #17).  The Edge Grab Limit will be 35.  For Tiebreaker Rounds, the Edge Grab Limit will be 15.  The Edge Grab Limits only apply to Games/Tiebreaker Rounds in which the Timer runs out. 
  19. If a Game is started without the approval of a Referee it will be restarted.
  20. Players may take one or more of their teammate’s Stock.

 

For Videos of all of the Gameplay Rule’s illegal maneuvers, go here:

http://www.mlgpro.com/forum/showthread.php?t=304286

 

 

1v1 Settings

  1. Rules = Stock
  2. Stock = 3
  3. Timer = 8 Minutes
  4. Items = Off & None
  5. Pause = Off

2v2 Settings

  1. Rules = Stock
  2. Stock = 3
  3. Timer = 8 Minutes
  4. Items = Off & None
  5. Team Attack = On
  6. Pause = Off

Starter Stages

Battlefield
Castle Siege
Delfino Plaza
Final Destination
Halberd
Lylat Cruise
Pokémon Stadium
Smashville
Yoshi’s Island

Counter-Pick Stages

Brinstar
Frigate Orpheon
Green Greens
Norfair
Pictochat
Pokémon Stadium 2
Rainbow Cruise

Super Smash Bros. Brawl – Prizes

National Championship Competition

1st = $12,500
2nd = $7,500
3rd = $5,000
4th = $3,500
5th = $2,500
6th = $1,750
7th = $1,250
8th = $1,000

2010 Pro Circuit Stipends - SSBB

 

National Championship

All Active members of the SSBB Pro Players Association who are registered for the Event, and attend, will receive $200

World of Warcraft – How It Works

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World of Warcraft – Format

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World of Warcraft – Schedule

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World of Warcraft – Rules

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World of Warcraft – Game Types

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World of Warcraft – Prizes

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Halo 3 – How It Works

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Halo 3 – Rules

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