2014-15 Pro Circuit – Pro Points & Regions

 

Regions

1.   The North America, South America, Europe, and Southeast Asia Regions will each have their own Pro Points Leaderboard within the 2014-15 MLG Pro Circuit.

2.   Players will be enrolled in a Region upon earning Pro Points in their first 2014-15 MLG Pro Circuit competition whether that is an Online Ladder Match, Online Pro Points Tournament, Offline Pro Points Tournament, or Pro League Match.

3.   Players may only compete in their own Region’s Online Ladders, Online Pro Points Tournaments, and Pro League.

4.   If an Offline Tournament has preferential bracket treatment, like Teams starting in Pool Play, only Players from the Offline Tournament Region will be eligible to receive that benefit.

5.   If a Player’s first 2014-15 MLG Pro Circuit competition is an Offline Tournament, the Player must declare their Region at Check-In.

6.   In order to seed Teams from separate Regions against each other at an Offline Pro Points Tournament, an Exchange Rate will be used to convert all Player’s Pro Points into Pro Points of the Offline Tournament Region.  The Exchange Rate for each Region will be based upon the number and value of Pro Points Tournaments that have occurred in each Region at the time of seeding.

November Pro Points Schedule – North America

Saturday, November 8th – UMG 2000 Series Tournament

Saturday, November 8th – Pro Points per Ladder Match win begins

Sunday, November 9th – MLG 5000 Series Tournament

Monday, November 10th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Tuesday, November 11th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Wednesday, November 12th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Thursday, November 13th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Friday, November 14th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Saturday, November 15th – UMG 2000 Series & MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Sunday, November 16th – MLG 5000 Series & MLG 250 Series

Monday, November 17th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Tuesday, November 18th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Wednesday, November 19th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Thursday, November 20th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Friday, November 21st – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Saturday, November 22nd – UMG 2000 Series & MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Sunday, November 23rd – MLG 10,000 Series & MLG 250 Series

Monday, November 24th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Tuesday, November 25th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Wednesday, November 26th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Thursday, November 27th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Friday, November 28th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Saturday, November 29th – MLG 250 Series & UMG 250 Series Tournaments

Sunday, November 30th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

November 28th – 30th – MLG 25,000 Columbus Open Tournament

 

November Pro Points Schedule – Europe

Saturday, November 8th – MLG 2000 Series Tournament

Saturday, November 8th – Pro Points per Ladder Match win begins

Sunday, November 9th – MLG 5000 Series Tournament

Monday, November 10th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Tuesday, November 11th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Wednesday, November 12th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Thursday, November 13th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Friday, November 14th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Saturday, November 15th – MLG 2000 Series & MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Sunday, November 16th – MLG 5000 Series & MLG 250 Series

Monday, November 17th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Tuesday, November 18th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Wednesday, November 19th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Thursday, November 20th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Friday, November 21st – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Saturday, November 22nd – MLG 2000 Series & MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Sunday, November 23rd – MLG 10,000 Series & MLG 250 Series

Monday, November 24th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Tuesday, November 25th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Wednesday, November 26th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Thursday, November 27th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Friday, November 28th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Saturday, November 29th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

Sunday, November 30th – Two MLG 250 Series Tournaments

November 28th – 30th – MLG 25,000 Columbus Open Tournament

November Pro Points Schedule – South America & South East Asia

Sunday, November 23rd – MLG 5000 Series – Both Regions

Pro Points Breakdown

 

GAMEBATTLES     LADDERS

Eligible Ladders

Points

Per Win

5

 

100     SERIES     SINGLE     ELIM

100     SERIES     DOUBLE     ELIM

Rank

Points

Rank

Points

1st

100

1st

100

2nd

60

2nd

60

3rd – 4th

40

3rd

44

5th – 8th

30

4th

36

9th – 16th

20

5th – 6th

32

7th – 8th

28

9th – 12th

22

13th – 16th

18

250     SERIES     SINGLE     ELIM

250     SERIES     DOUBLE     ELIM

Rank

Points

Rank

Points

1st

250

1st

250

2nd

150

2nd

150

3rd – 4th

100

3rd

110

5th – 8th

75

4th

90

9th – 16th

50

5th – 6th

80

7th – 8th

70

9th – 12th

55

13th – 16th

45

1000     SERIES     SINGLE     ELIM

1000     SERIES     DOUBLE     ELIM

Rank

Points

Rank

Points

1st

1000

1st

1000

2nd

600

2nd

600

3rd – 4th

400

3rd

440

5th – 8th

300

4th

360

9th – 16th

200

5th – 6th

320

17th – 32nd

100

7th – 8th

280

9th – 12th

220

13th – 16th

180

17th – 24th

120

25th – 32nd

80

2000     SERIES     SINGLE     ELIM

2000     SERIES     DOUBLE     ELIM

Rank

Points

Rank

Points

1st

2000

1st

2000

2nd

1200

2nd

1200

3rd – 4th

800

3rd

880

5th – 8th

600

4th

720

9th – 16th

400

5th – 6th

640

17th – 32nd

200

7th – 8th

560

9th – 12th

440

13th – 16th

360

17th – 24th

240

25th – 32nd

160

5000     SERIES     SINGLE     ELIM

5000     SERIES     DOUBLE     ELIM

Rank

Points

Rank

Points

1st

5000

1st

5000

2nd

3000

2nd

3000

3rd – 4th

2000

3rd

2200

5th – 8th

1500

4th

1800

9th – 16th

1000

5th – 6th

1600

17th – 32nd

500

7th – 8th

1400

33rd – 64th

250

9th – 12th

1100

13th – 16th

900

17th – 24th

600

25th – 32nd

400

33rd – 48th

300

49th – 64th

200

10000     SERIES     SINGLE     ELIM

10000     SERIES     DOUBLE     ELIM

Rank

Points

Rank

Points

1st

10000

1st

10000

2nd

6000

2nd

6000

3rd – 4th

4000

3rd

4400

5th – 8th

3000

4th

3600

9th – 16th

2000

5th – 6th

3200

17th – 32nd

1000

7th – 8th

2800

33rd – 64th

500

9th – 12th

2200

13th – 16th

1800

17th – 24th

1200

25th – 32nd

800

33rd – 48th

600

49th – 64th

400

PRO     LEAGUE

25000     SERIES     DOUBLE     ELIM

Regular Season

Points

Rank

Points

Per Win

250

1st

25000

2nd

15000

Playoffs

Points

3rd

11000

1st

25000

4th

9000

2nd

15000

5th – 6th

8000

3rd

11000

7th – 8th

7000

4th

9000

9th – 12th

5500

5th – 6th

8000

13th – 16th

4500

7th – 8th

7000

17th-20th

3500

21st-24th

2500

25th-28th

2200

29th-32nd

1800

33rd-40th

1600

41st-48th

1400

49th-64th

1000

 

MLG Pro Points

 

MLG Pro Status! Major League Gaming Pro Points Rankings Beta Update

 

Thank you for all of your feedback during the Pro Points Beta Period.  We are continuing to evaluate the system and have made some updates based on initial key learnings.  Please note changes we are making as of August 15, 2013 to the Pro Points Breakdown:

9/3 Pro Points Update

  • Gears of War: Judgment has been removed from the Pro Points system.

8/15 Pro Points Update

  • Significant reduction in points awarded for Tier 1 and Tier 2 Ladders.
  • Several Ladders have been switched from Tier 1 to Tier 2.
  • Zombies Ladders and Team Blacktop Ladder removed from the NA Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Arenas and NA NBA 2K13 Arena.
  • Ladder points awarded in the NA Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Xbox 360) Arena August 13th rankings will be adjusted in the August 27th rankings.
  • Starting with the MLG Pro Points Rankings released for NA Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Xbox 360) on Tuesday, August 27, players will only receive MLG Pro Points for their Team’s Ladder Ranking if they played and won at least two Matches during the two-week period.

Please continue to share your thoughts by emailing kc@mlg.tv

About Major League Gaming Pro Points Rankings:

Major League Gaming (MLG) players can now see how they stack up against the competition with the MLG Pro Points Rankings (currently in beta). For the first time, players who compete via MLG: Play and at MLG tournaments will automatically earn points to achieve Pro Status and will be able to access their ranking at any time.

Players will now be awarded MLG Pro Points based on their performance in MLG competitions including Pro Circuit Events, Online Tournaments, and Online Ladders. See the complete Pro Points breakdown here.

 

Titles featured in the MLG Pro Points Rankings beta stage include Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Gears of War: Judgment, NBA 2k13, FIFA Soccer 13,  and Madden NFL 25 with plans to introduce additional titles moving forward – see Arena list below.

 

Players who are already signed up with an MLG profile on MLG: Play will automatically begin earning MLG Pro Points when competing in the designated Online Tournaments, Online Ladders, and Pro Circuit Events.  MLG Pro Points Rankings will be accessible via the standings and profile pages. Each Arena’s MLG Pro Points Rankings will be updated every two weeks with Ladder Rankings pulled on the morning of the day that rankings are released. See the complete schedule below.

To celebrate the launch, all Ladders for MLG Pro Points Arenas will have Double XP from now until their first MLG Pro Points Rankings are released.

 

MLG Pro Points Rankings FAQ

 

What are MLG Pro Points?
For the first time, MLG will be awarding Pro Points to players who compete in Pro Circuit Events, Online Tournaments, and Online Ladders. The Pro Points system will determine a player’s ranking for select MLG: Play Arenas and will enable players to earn Pro status.

 

What are the benefits of earning MLG Pro Points?

There are many benefits to earning MLG Pro Points.

  • Players who receive MLG Pro Status will be considered MLG Pro Players. The top 2% of players (not to exceed 100 players) for each Arena will be considered Pros.
  • MLG Pro Points will be used to seed major brackets, including any titles that are featured at the next Pro Circuit Championship event in Columbus, Ohio from November 22-24.
  • In the future, all MLG competitions including Online Tournaments will be seeded by MLG Pro Points.
  •  MLG invite-only online and offline competitions will primarily invite the top players and teams based off the MLG Pro Points Rankings.

 

How do players get MLG Pro Points?
MLG Pro Points are awarded to the top placing players/teams in all MLG competitions.  Since all competitions are not valued equally, players can access the MLG Pro Points Rankings page to see the number of MLG Pro Points awarded based on the competition and other valuable information.

 

What MLG: Play Arenas will have MLG Pro Points?

During the beta stage, the following Arenas will include MLG Pro Points Rankings, with additional Arenas added moving forward:

  • NA Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Xbox 360)
  • NA Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (PlayStation 3)
  • EU Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Xbox 360)
  • EU Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (PlayStation 3)
  • NBA 2k13 (Xbox 360)
  • FIFA Soccer 13 (Xbox 360)
  • Madden NFL 25 (Xbox 360) – Madden NFL 25 will be released August 27th

 

Will other MLG: Play Arenas be added to the MLG Pro Points Rankings?  What if the game I play isn’t on the list?

The MLG Pro Points Rankings is currently in beta stage and additional Arenas featured in the MLG: Play system will be added moving forward.

 

When will the first MLG Pro Points Rankings be released for each Arena?

Each Arena’s MLG Pro Points Rankings will be released every two weeks with Ladder rankings pulled on the morning of the release day.  The initial schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, August 13th NA Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Xbox 360)
Wednesday, August 14th NA NBA 2k13 (Xbox 360)
Thursday, August 15th EU Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Xbox 360)
Friday, August 16th NA FIFA Soccer 13 (Xbox 360)
Monday, August 19th NA Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (PlayStation 3)
Thursday, August 22st EU Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (PlayStation 3)
Monday, September 9th NA Madden NFL 25 (Xbox 360)

 

Do all Online Tournaments award the same number of MLG Pro Points?

No, all Online Tournaments do not award the same number of Pro Points. The tournaments will be classified as either 250 Series, 2000 Series, or 5000 Series. The 250 Series Tournaments offer the lowest amount of MLG Pro Points to the fewest number of players and 5000 Series Tournaments offer the highest amount of MLG Pro Points to the greatest number of players.

 

When can I start earning MLG Pro Points?

You can start working toward earning MLG Pro Points by competing in Ladder Matches on any of the aforementioned Arenas.    If you can get your Teams ranked high enough on the Ladders, you’ll earn MLG Pro Points when Ladder Rankings are pulled based on the schedule above.   You can also earn MLG

Pro Points in Online Tournaments starting with your Arena’s 2000 Series Kick-off Tournament.  The Kick-off tournament schedule is as follows:

Sunday, August 4th NA Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Xbox 360) Tournament
Monday, August 5th EU Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Xbox 360) Tournament
Tuesday, August 6th NA Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (PlayStation 3) Tournament
Wednesday, August 7th EU Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (PlayStation 3) Tournament
Thursday, August 8th NA NBA 2k13 (Xbox 360) Tournament
Saturday, August 10th NA FIFA Soccer 13 (Xbox360) Tournament
Friday, August 30th NA Madden NFL 25 (Xbox 360) Tournament

 

How will it be determined if I have earned enough MLG Pro Points to receive MLG Pro Status?

All players who have earned MLG Pro Points will be awarded a status level of Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, or Pro when new MLG Status Rankings are released every two weeks.  Players will be divided among these status levels as follows:

  • Pro = Top 2%, not to exceed 100 Players
  • Diamond = 3%-20%, including if necessary Players 101-X within Top 2%
  • Platinum = 21%-40%
  • Gold = 41%-60%
  • Silver = 61%-80%
  • Bronze = 81%-100%

 

Will any of this year’s Pro Circuit events count toward the MLG Pro Points Rankings?

Yes, the results of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 event at the MLG Spring Championship in Anaheim, CA will contribute to the MLG Status Rankings for both the NA & EU Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Xbox 360 Arenas.  Also, MLG Status Rankings will be impacted if an Arena’s title is featured at the next Pro Circuit Championship event in Columbus, Ohio from November 22-24.

 

How can players tell how many MLG Pro Points they have?

MLG Pro Points will be displayed in two locations and updated when new MLG Pro Points Rankings are released every two weeks:

  • Standings page.  This page will show the leaderboard and how many MLG Pro Points each player has, broken down by Arena.
  • Profile page.  Each player who has MLG Pro Points will have a box on their profile that shows the amount of MLG Pro Points they have for each Arena and their MLG Status level.

 

Are there any other details to note about Pro Points?

  • One month of inactivity will remove a Player from the MLG Pro Points Rankings, but they’ll keep their MLG Pro Points in case they become active again.
  • MLG Pro Points will degrade over time.  Once MLG Pro Points are older than three months they will count for 75% of their original value, 50% for MLG Pro Points that are older than six months, 25% for MLG Pro Points that are older than nine months, and 0% for MLG Pro Points that are older than twelve months.  The only exception to this rule is MLG Pro Points earned at Pro Circuit Championships, which will retain their original value until the conclusion of the following Pro Circuit Championship.
  • Players will only receive MLG Pro Points for their Team’s Ladder Ranking if they played and won at least one Match during the two-week period. Starting with the MLG Pro Points Rankings released for NA Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Xbox 360) on Tuesday, August 27, players will only receive MLG Pro Points for their Team’s Ladder Ranking if they played and won at least two Matches during the two-week period.