Guide to the Fall Championship in Dallas November 2-4
The Fall Championship is slated to be one of the most exciting events in the history of MLG. Whether you’re competing, spectating, or watching from home, we have pulled together all of the information you need in preparation for the weekend.
Live Spectator Info
What’s it like to spectate live?
You’ll get full access to everything that’s going on all weekend. The only thing you can’t do is compete in any official Pro Circuit events. Watch matches taking place on the Main Stages, on the Featured Stations, and on the floor. There are also a variety of activity booths offering free play, sneak previews of new games, and contests. Promotions and giveaways run all weekend; you could go home with a pile of free gear and samples of tons of products, from cans of NOS all the way to gaming equipment. Check out the full description of spectator activities to see everything that’s in store for you.
How do I attend as a spectator?
Just buy a venue spectator pass. This pass entitles you to watch all the action, from the minute doors open on Friday to the minute the tournament ends on Sunday. It also allows you to participate in all contests, promotions, giveaways and special events.
General Event Info
The tournament is being held at the Dallas Convention Center – Hall A, 650 S. Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202. Check out full airport, taxi and public transportation information.
When You Arrive
When you arrive at the venue on the day of the Event, just head to the check-in line for competitors or for spectators. We’ll have your team or individual competitor pass (or your spectator pass) reserved under your name and the MLG ID you used to buy it, and we’ll search for your name and give you your pass. Full details about what you need to bring to get into the Event (photo ID, etc) are emailed to you when you buy a pass.
Important Times (all CT)
Check-in for Competitors is at 10:30am on Friday, November 2. Competitors, Gold Members, VIPS and Xperia owners may enter the venue at 1:00pm. General admission for spectators is at 1:30pm. The festivities begin at 5pm sharp with the Opening Ceremonies, and gameplay kicks off at 5:30pm.
Watch the weekend live on www.majorleaguegaming.com/live. The Fall Championship officially kicks off on Friday, November 2 at 5pm CT. The basic viewing experience for each game will be free.
- Watch all streams from all games in up to 1080p, without ads
- Get DVR functionality in the player to rewind and rewatch any part of the weekend
Gold Members already have full access to all of the perks that come with an HD pass.
What’s it like to compete on the Pro Circuit?
It’s intense. The brackets are large, the competition is fierce, and the days are long. Come prepared; you will be in the venue for quite a while, and you or your coach or manager should bring water and snacks to help keep you going. Food is available both within the venue and immediately outside, but having something on hand if you want to take a quick break can be quite helpful.
If you want to leave the venue, speak to your Tournament Admin. They will be able to tell you exactly how long you have before your next match, so that you can leave if you need to, without worrying about when you’ll be playing next. Most players will have plenty of downtime to practice, to relax, to see the sights in the venue and to mingle. Please be sure to go by the Event Schedule for your game to ensure you know when you should be ready to play. Event Schedules:
Game-Specific Info – more than $180,000 in prizes is up for grabs at the last event of the 2012 Pro Circuit season.
Halo 4 (Exclusive Pre-Release Tournament) - $40,000 in prizes: Making its return to the Pro Circuit, the latest installment of the storied franchise will be featured in a pre-release tournament days before the game is released to the public. More than 850 of the best players in MLG history will compete in teams of four. Games will be broadcast live via one stream and cast by Halo Pro Kyle “Elamite Warrior” Elam, Andy “Bravo” Dudynsky, Nathan “Unbreakable” Mann, and Frank “U4ixx” Bowen. Event information including lineup, format, broadcast schedule, prizes and maps is available here.
StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty® - $76,000 in prizes; $25,000 for 1st Place: The StarCraft II competition is stacked. Check out the groups here. Games will be broadcast across two live streams. Games will be cast by Day, Apollo, djWheat, TotalBiscuit, Mr Bitter, Axeltoss, Axslav, Clutch, and Adebisi (observer). Event information including lineup, format, broadcast schedule, prizes and maps is available here.
League of Legends - $30,000 in prizes: Eight teams will battle for 1st place recognition in this invitational. Games will be broadcast live via one stream and cast by Deman, Jatt, Phreak, Monte Cristo, and Optimus Tom. Event information including lineup, format, broadcast schedule, prizes and rules is available here.
Mortal Kombat on PlayStation®3 (PS3™) system – $16,700 in prizes: The popular fighting game will return to the Pro Circuit as top players compete on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3. Games will be broadcast on the Fighting Games stream, which is free in standard definition. Games will be cast by Tom Brady with Juicebox Abel as the host. Event information including lineup, format, broadcast schedule, prizes and maps is available here.
TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2 on PS3 – $15,000 in prizes: The recently released game will make its Pro Circuit tournament debut with the competition running Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3. Games will be broadcast via the Playstation stream and cast by Eric ‘Juicebox Abel’ Albino, Bill “Tom Brady” Menoutis, and Reepal “RIP” Parbhoo. Event information including lineup, format, broadcast schedule, prizes and maps is available here.
PlayStation All Stars on PS3 – $5,000 in prizes: All event attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to participate in a pre-release tournament for PlayStation All Stars before the game is released on November 20th. Free of charge, attendees can play and compete on open stations on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3. Top finishers will advance to a bracket on Sunday, November 4 for a chance at $5,000 in prizes. Games will be broadcast via the PlayStation stream. Additional information is available here.
Get ready for an incredible weekend of competition.