In just a few short days the Boost Mobile 2006 Major League Gaming Pro Tour will kick off at the Meadowlands Expo Center, and the world’s best gamers will find themselves face to face as they fight for the right to be counted among MLG’s elite. Along with the honor and respect that comes with placing highly at a Major League Gaming competition in 2006 is the largest prize purse in console gaming history. Over the course of the season, MLG will be awarding over $800,000 in cash and prizes.

Here’s a full breakdown of the cash prizes:

Please note that a number of changes have been made to the prizes for MLG New York (Regular Season Event), which we think you will be very excited to see.

Regular Season
Playoffs
National Championship
Halo 2 4v4
Halo 2 4v4
Halo 2 4v4
1st
$12,000
$30,000
$100,000
2nd
$8,000
$20,000
$50,000
3rd
$5,000
$12,500
$30,000
4th
$3,000
$7,500
5th
$2,000
$5,000
6th
$1,500
$3,750
7th
$1,200
$3,000
8th
$1000
$2,500
Regular Season
Playoffs
National Championship
Halo 2 FFA
Halo 2 FFA
Halo 2 FFA
1st
$2,000
$5,000
$10,000
2nd
$1,200
$3,000
$5,000
3rd
$800
$2,000
$3,000
4th
$500
$1,250
5th
$300
$750
6th
$200
$500
7th
$150
$375
8th
$125
$300
Regular Season
Playoffs
National Championship
Smash Singles
Smash Singles
Smash Singles
1st
$2,000
$5,000
$10,000
2nd
$1,200
$3,000
$5,000
3rd
$800
$2,000
$3,000
4th
$500
$1,250
5th
$300
$750
6th
$200
$500
7th
$150
$375
8th
$125
$300
Regular Season
Playoffs
National Championship
Smash 2v2
Smash 2v2
Smash 2v2
1st
$2,000
$5,000
$10,000
2nd
$1,200
$3,000
$5,000
3rd
$800
$2,000
$3,000
4th
$500
$1,250
5th
$300
$750
6th
$200
$500
7th
$150
$375
8th
$125
$300
Points Champions
(Individual who finishes the season with the most total ranking points)
Halo 2 Points
$4,000
SSBM Points
$4,000

Below is the full breakdown of the Pro Player Travel Stipends, which total over $100,000 over the course of the season:

Halo 2:

(All ranks are based on Season Points Rankings, not performance at any one tournament)

- All of the players on the Top 4 ranked Halo 2 4v4 teams will each receive a $400 Travel Stipend at the door of the next Regular Season event as well as free registration.

- All of the players on the 5th-8th ranked Halo 2 4v4 teams will each receive a $100 Travel Stipend at the door of the next Regular Season event as well as free registration.

- All of the players on the 9th-16th ranked Halo 2 4v4 teams will each receive free registration to the next Regular Season event.

- All of the players on all of the seven (7) teams that earn an invitation to our Playoff Event will each receive a $400 Travel Stipend at the door and free registration for that event. The 8th-16th ranked teams will receive a $100 Travel Stipend and free registration.

- All of the players on all of the eight (8) teams that qualify for our 2006 National Championships will receive a $400 Travel Stipend and free registration for that event.

SSBM:

(All ranks are based on Season Points Rankings, not performance at any one tournament)

- The Top 4 ranked Singles Smashers will receive a $400 Travel Stipend and free registration to the next Regular Season event

- The 5th-8th ranked Singles Smashers will receive a $300 Travel Stipend and free registration to the next Regular Season event.

- The 9th-16th ranked Singles Smashers will receive free registration to the next Regular Season event.

- All of the Singles Smashers that earn an invitation to our Playoff Event will receive a $400 Travel Stipend and free registration for that event. The 8th-16th ranked players will receive a $300 Travel Stipend and free registration.

- All of the Singles Smashers that qualify for our 2006 National Championships will receive a $400 Travel Stipend and free registration for that event.

Note

- In order to receive a Travel Stipend, the qualified player must register for and compete in the event at which they would receive it.
Travel Stipends are awarded immediately following an event based on the cumulative ranking points of the team you were on at that tournament. If you earn a Travel Stipend based on your team’s performance at an event, you will receive it at the next event regardless of what team you are on. You can not “get a stipend” by joining a high ranked team if you were not on that team at the time they earned their stipends, or had not earned one previously with another team.

-In order to be eligible to receive Travel Stipends, the player must be 15 years or older. This is due to issues with child labor laws.

- MLG reserves the right to revoke any player’s entitlement to Pro Player Stipends at any time and for any reason.

- MLG reserves the right to revoke any player’s entitlement to Pro Player Stipends at any time and for any reason.