There’s no doubt that our 2005 National Championships will go down in history as one of the all-time great competitive gaming events, and a turning point in the progression of console gaming into a major pro sport. MLGpro.com will kick off a flurry of post-event features very soon, but in the meantime, we have a quick glimpse for you of the major prize winners from this amazing tournament. What you see in the below pictures are some of the world’s most elite gamers, and certainly the top talent of their respective games. The complete photo set will be available in the MLG Gallery tomorrow.

Team 3D earned a fat $20,000 check for their first place finish in the Halo 2 4v4. Believe the hype–these guys are the real deal.

Ken And Isai – the ultimate SSBM duo bagged their second consecutive MLG Season Title for the SSBM Doubles competition in New York last weekend.

Karma – Snagging the first place spot in the Halo 2 1v1 and finishing second in the Halo 2 4v4, this man took some serious cash home from the National Championships.

Ken – The undisputed “King of Smash” had an incredible first place performance at the National Championships, showing us that his reputation as being the best of the best is well deserved.

Taking top honors at the National Championships carries more prestige than any other event during the MLG season–and along with it comes a boatload of cash prizes. Check out the complete list of players who ranked at the top of each game and were awarded a chunk of the unbelievable prize purse!

Halo 2 4v4

1st – Team 3D – $20,000
2nd – Team Phreaks – $12,000
3rd – Str8 Rippin – $8,000
4th – Xit Woundz – $5,000
5th – Legendz – $3000
5th – Team EG – $3000
7th – GoGamers.com – $2000
7th – Definitely Amazing – $2000

Halo 2 FFA

1st – Karma – $5000
2nd – StrongSide – $3000
3rd – Ogre 1 – $2000
4th – Walshy – $1250
5th – Ogre 2 – $750
5th – Cpt. Anarchy – $750
7th – Ghostayame – $500
7th – AYB Fonzi – $500

Smash Singles

1st – Ken – $5000
2nd – ChuDat – $3000
3rd – PC Chris – $2000
4th – Isai – $1250
5th – Chillin – $750
5th – Rob$ – $750
7th – Neo – $500
7th – Krazy Jones – $500

Smash 2v2

1st – Ken and Isai – $2500
2nd – Azen and Chillin – $1500
3rd – ChuDat and Manacloud – $1000
4th – KishPrime and KishSquared – $500

Season Points Champions

Halo 2 4v4 – OGRE1, OGRE2, Saiyan, Walshy – $250 each
Halo 2 FFA – True_Karma – $1000
SSBM Singles – Ken – $1000
SSBM Doubles – Ken – $1000