Ripples were sent across the competitive gaming world today with the official word from MLG Commissioner John Nelson that Final Boss has dropped Walshy from the team. This marks the end of the longest-standing triumvirate in Halo history, and has certainly come as a shock to many. Walshy, Ogre 1 and Ogre 2 have each in many ways become synonymous with the team name Final Boss over the course of their Halo careers, and their history can be traced back as far as MLG’s inaugural Pro Circuit season in 2004. StrongSide joined the roster at the beginning of the 2007 season (replacing Saiyan) and helped the team to have perhaps their most dominant season to date on his way to achieving similarly legendary status as a Final Boss stalwart.
Walshy and the Ogre twins first teamed up in the middle of 2004, when Halo: CE was the flagship title on the Pro Circuit, and appeared alongside one another at every subsequent event the team attended since then. For the past three and a half years, these three players comprised the core of what is undoubtedly the most dominant and successful Halo team of all time: Final Boss.
During their tenure together, The Ogre twins and Walshy have won 20 (twenty!) MLG Halo live competitions spanning Halo: CE, Halo 2 and Halo 3. They won the MLG National Championships in 2004, 2005 and 2007, cementing their place in the MLG record books with a laundry list of stratospheric accomplishments.
With Walshy’s departure from the team now official, the Halo community anxiously awaits the answers to many questions that have been raised. Who will fill in for Walshy as the fourth player on Final Boss? Which team will Walshy join up with for the next event? We will see how this all plays out in the weeks leading up to MLG Toronto, but keep in mind that nothing is official until paperwork is filed with MLG’s Commissioner and the change is approved. We will update you when any further developments are made official through the League Ops department.