The Halo 2 tournament at MLG Canada brought the 2007 season full circle. On the free-for-all side, Legit emerged the victor above a few Canadian players who really showed up huge. Like the first event of 2007 in Charlotte, Legit showed why he is one of the greatest FFA players of all time. Congratulations to him and to all the players who made the Top 8 and placed in the money.

Final Boss with the 2007 Canadian Open first-place check

Just as the season started, Final Boss came away victorious in the final MLG event of 2007. Failing to make the Winners Bracket Final for the second time all year, the tournament featured some unsuspected match-ups. Str8Rippin raced through the opening rounds and took down Carbon 3-0 to advance to the WB Final to face an Agency team who finally managed to take down Final Boss (by a count of 3-1).

Str8 made quick work of The Agency, 3-1. The FBI team went to the Losers Bracket, where they awaited the winner of Carbon and Final Boss. Final Boss took the match 3-1 and set up one of the best series of the tournament in the Losers Finals. It took a comeback that lasted into the 10th game, but Final Boss finally defeated the Agency – demonstrating their veteran experience – and went into the finals where they had to beat Str8Rippin in two five-game series (while Str8 only needed one).

In the first series Str8 went up 1-0 before FB tied it with a Team Slayer victory on Midship behind a killing spree by OGRE 1 and a triple kill by StrongSide. FB won Lockout Oddball, before Str8 countered on CTF Midship, setting up a Game of 5 TS Warlock. OGRE 1’s running riot proved too much as Final Boss forced a deciding second series.

Final Boss – tired after a long weekend – talk about their victory.

After playing “zero games of Halo 2 since MLG Las Vegas,” FB gained momentum throughout the tournament. The fifth game in the first series was a clear turning point. The second series was not nearly as close. Str8 managed to take Game 1 on one of their strongest setup, Midship Bomb, but could not really come close after that. Str8 showed they were truly one of the best teams of the season and will be surely be exciting to watch in 2008. Congratulations to FB for taking home the $20,000 top prize. As they mention in the video, the Canadian competition managed to show up and a exceed expectations. Thanks to all of the teams who came out and made some noise!