To the joy of the huge crowd at the main stage, Bungie kindly lent the upcoming Halo 3 map Blackout to an exhibition match, which featured members of Final Boss, MLG personalities and even a Bungie employee. The Lockout remake looked sharp and should make a nice addition to the competitive set of Halo 3 maps.
Final Boss split in two, with Walshy and Strongside on one team, while the Ogres formed the core of the other. Joining Walshy and Strongside were MLG co-founder Sundance and MLG’s commentator, Puckett. The Ogres employed MLG game tester and tournament director Nexy and Bungie-man Luke. The game was free-ranging and close throughout. While it was a bit bizarre to see Lockout with bubble shields and power regenerators, the map definitely translated well to Halo 3.
The Ogre squad held a slim margin as the game hit the 40s, but Team WalshSide proved too strong. Up 49-48, Sundance finished Luke for the winning kill. Walshy put up the game’s best statistics, netting 18 kills to just 10 deaths. Ogre 1 led his team with an 18-14 effort.
Many thanks to Bungie for previewing the map. We can’t wait for it to hit Xbox 360s the world over!