MLG capped off an incredible, groundbreaking season with the biggest and most explosive National Championship tournament in its storied history. The astonishing rate at which MLG grew this season ensured an insane level of competition across Halo 3, Gears of War, Rainbow Six Vegas 2 and Call of Duty 4. This weekend, we discovered the answer to the question that had been asked all season long: Which teams were the best?

The following pages hold a listing of the top finishers at the 2008 MLG National Championships. These teams fought against world-class competition all season long to earn their spots in this tournament, and then proved that they could take the heat when it mattered most. These players embody the elements that make up true professionals, and have earned their recognition as the greatest competitive gamers in the world. Congratulations to all of the prize winners from the 2008 MLG National Championships!

Halo 3 National Championship 4v4
1st Place – $100,000
Str8 Rippin

Halo 3 National Championship 4v4
2nd Place – $60,000
Instinct

Halo 3 National Championship 4v4
3rd Place – $40,000
Carbon

Halo 3 National Championship 4v4
4th Place – $28,000
Final Boss

Halo 3 National Championship 4v4
5th Place – $20,000
Triggers Down

Halo 3 National Championship 4v4
6th Place – $14,000
Classic

Halo 3 National Championship 4v4
7th Place – $10,000
Ambush

Halo 3 National Championship 4v4
8th Place – $8,000
Legendz

Rainbow Six Vegas 2 National Championship 4v4
1st Place – $20,000
MoB RAGE

Rainbow Six Vegas 2 National Championship 4v4
2nd Place – $8,000
Iconz

Rainbow Six Vegas 2 National Championship 4v4
3rd Place – $4,000
Instill Fear

Rainbow Six Vegas 2 National Championship 4v4
4th Place – $2,000
MoB Lost Cause

Gears of War National Championship 4v4
1st Place – $20,000
TH3 NSAN3Z

Gears of War National Championship 4v4
2nd Place – $8,000
Infinity

Gears of War National Championship 4v4
3rd Place – $4,000
Frag High Cal

Gears of War National Championship 4v4
4th Place – $2,000
Dynasty Retaliation

Call of Duty 4 National Championship 4v4
1st Place – $8,000
CA Fear

Call of Duty 4 National Championship 4v4
2nd Place – $4,000
EnvyUs

Call of Duty 4 National Championship 4v4
3rd Place – $2,000
Head Trauma

Call of Duty 4 National Championship 4v4
4th Place – $1,000
TBRE