And the stage is set! The last regular season live competition ended with a bang in Anaheim, as the world’s best teams showed out in force to take one last stab at positioning themselves for the National Championships in Orlando, January 8-10. When competitors of this caliber face-off, you are always guaranteed a show, but few would have expected the spectacular display we witnessed this weekend.

A curse was broken in MLG Anaheim, as Triggers Down became the first Halo 3 team ever to win back-to-back Pro Circuit competitions. But what made the feat all the more impressive was the way in which it was accomplished: by defeating long-time rivals and championship alternators Str8 Rippin in a mesmerizing 11-game series. Not only did the Championship Match come down to the wire, but nearly every game in the series was a show-stopping stand-off between the two dominant forces on the circuit. When the dust settled, Triggers Down had defended their top seed and set themselves up for the possibility of another unprecedented accomplishment: a possible three-peat at the National Championships in January.

Congratulations to all of these teams and players, and be sure to catch the National Championships in Orlando, January 8-10!

Halo 3 Anaheim Championship 4v4
1st Place – $20,000
Triggers Down

Halo 3 Anaheim Championship 4v4
2nd Place – $12,000
Str8 Rippin

Halo 3 Anaheim Championship 4v4
3rd Place – $8,000
Carbon

Halo 3 Anaheim Championship 4v4
4th Place – $5,600
Dynasty

Halo 3 Anaheim Championship 4v4
5th Place – $4,000
Believe The Hype

Halo 3 Anaheim Championship 4v4
6th Place – $2,800
Classic

Halo 3 Anaheim Championship 4v4
7th Place – $2,000
Instinct

Halo 3 Anaheim Championship 4v4
8th Place – $1,600
Heaven & Earth

Call of Duty 4 National Championships
1st Place – $8,000
Extravagant Icons

Call of Duty 4 National Championships
2nd Place – $4,000
Envy Us

Call of Duty 4 National Championships
3rd Place – $2,000
Fear

Call of Duty 4 National Championships
4th Place – $1,000
Mob Genesis

Rainbow Six Vegas 2 National Championships
1st Place – $8,000
Rage

Rainbow Six Vegas 2 National Championships
2nd Place – $4,000
EFX Rewritten

Rainbow Six Vegas 2 National Championships
3rd Place – $2,000
Vengeance

Rainbow Six Vegas 2 National Championships
4th Place – $1,000
Carnage and Chaos

EA SPORTS Madden Challenge: Anaheim
1st Place – $5,000
Los

EA SPORTS Madden Challenge: Anaheim
2nd Place – $2,500
Dynasty

EA SPORTS Madden Challenge: Anaheim
3rd Place – $1,500
Brusk

EA SPORTS Madden Challenge: Anaheim
4th Place – $1,000
Secret

Gears of War 2 Anaheim Championship 4v4
1st Place – $8,000
THE NSAN3Z

Gears of War 2 Anaheim Championship 4v4
2nd Place – $4,000
Get Bronco

Gears of War 2 Anaheim Championship 4v4
3rd Place – $2,000
Amazyn

Gears of War 2 Anaheim Championship 4v4
4th Place – $1,000
Legacy

World of Warcraft Anaheim 3v3
1st Place – $9,000
Button Bashers

World of Warcraft Anaheim 3v3
2nd Place – $4,500
SK EU

World of Warcraft Anaheim 3v3
3rd Place – $2,250
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