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MLG Meadowlands 2008

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MLG Meadowlands 2008
League Information
Event TypeOffline
Prize Pool$56,000
Start Date2008-4-11
End Date2008-4-13

MLG Meadowlands 2008 was the first event of the 2008 MLG season, taking place at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, New Jersey from April 11-13, 2008. Halo 3 was played in a 4v4 tournament, alongside Gears of War.


Halo 2 was in the history books. With the 2008 season, it was time for a new game. In the downtime from November to April, a team change frenzy occurred, where only the top 3 teams were safe. The Agency was no more. Victory X and Mackeo opted to link up with Roy and Lunchbox of 5K to form a new team - Instinct. Halogod, now known as SK, teamed up with FearitSelf of 5K and Hysteria of Believe the Hype along with newcomer Lowkin to reform Triggers Down. Naded went a completely different route, opting to team with three inexperienced players to form Fatal Images. Meanwhile, teams started making names for themselves in MLG's online tournaments, including the relatively unknown Classic, consisting of LegendPimps, Ant, Soldier187 and FeaR. It was yet to be seen if they would be this season's 5K.

The event was seeded based on performance in an online Gamebattles ladder. As a result, many relatively unknown teams grabbed high seeds, and pro teams like Final Boss were given uncharacteristically low seeds. As the Championship Bracket kicked off, a big upset occurred in the first round, with 20th seeded Believe the Hype taking out 13th seeded Ambush in 5 games. After a predictable second round, the top 8 seeds, minus 3rd Degree and plus Carbon, were still alive. Carbon took a close series from Str8 Rippin 3-2, while Instinct took out Fatal Images 3-1. Final Boss struggled against Triggers Down, but took the series 3-2. In the Losers' Bracket, Ambush started to make a run, taking out Type-Z and MoB Deep. InfernO and Believe the Hype made similar runs. In the fourth round, Ambush continued their run, defeating The Influence, while Believe the Hype and InfernO were taken out by Triggers Down and Fatal Images, respectively. In the Winners' Bracket, Carbon was shockingly swept by Classic, who had now guaranteed a top 3 finish. Instinct took a close 3-2 series. These two matches indicated a possible shift in power in the transition from Halo 2 to Halo 3. Classic continued to impress in the Winners' Finals, sweeping Instinct and taking a spot in the finals. In the Losers' Bracket, Str8 Rippin put a 3-0 end to Ambush's run, while Triggers Down swiftly eliminated Fatal Images. Final Boss then met with Str8 Rippin in the following round, facing a finish below 2nd for the first time ever. Final Boss staved elimination however, defeating Str8 in 4 games. Triggers Down put an end to Carbon in four games, setting up a rematch with Final Boss with third place implications. Final Boss took the series in 10 and moved onto the Losers' Finals, where Instinct waited with a 3-2 advantage. In true never-say-die fashion, FB turned the series around and ended up taking a 6-4 victory, setting up a meeting with Classic in the finals. Riding the momentum, Final Boss defeated Classic 3-1, kicking Halo 3 off the way Halo 2 had ended, with the juggernauts on top.


  • Amateur bracket
    • Teams seeded based on performance in Online Gamebattles Ladder
    • 16 undefeated teams advance to Championship Bracket as Seeds #1-16
    • 16 teams uneliminated in Losers' bracket advance to Championship Bracket as Seeds #17-32
    • Double-Elimination, best of 3 series
      • Extended Series rule: best of 7 series starting 2-0 or 2-1 based on result of previous meeting
  • Championship bracket
    • Double-Elimination, best of 5 series
      • Extended Series rule: best of 11 series starting 3-0, 3-1 or 3-2 based on result of previous meeting
    • Consolation matches take place for all individual placings from 5-32


4v4 Results

A total of $56,000 USD in prize money was awarded.

Place Prize (USD) Seed Team Roster
Gold.png 1st $20,000 6 FBlogo std.png Final Boss WalshyStrongSideOGRE2OGRE1
Silver.png 2nd $12,000 4 Classiclogo std.png Classic [AsK]LeGeNdPimPsFeaR is SicKAbR AnTI-Soldi3r187-I
Bronze.png 3rd $8,000 2 Inslogo std.png Instinct Victory XLunchboxRoyMackeoMoocow
4th $5,600 3 TDlogo std.png Triggers Down SKLowkinFearItSelfHysteria
5th $4,000 1 Str8logo std.png Str8 Rippin TsquaredLegitelamitewarriorNeighborxXx
6th $2,800 9 Carbonlogo std.png Carbon ShocKWav3GH057ayameKarmaGandhiGandhi's Brother
7th $2,000 13 Ambushlogo std.png Ambush EliSnipedownGuN_ShoTSsSilentSylas___mlg_
8th $1,600 7 Logo std2.png Fatal Images TiZoXiCSeVeRiNcEWooooLyNadedGangsta_WrecKs
9th - 20 BtHlogo std.png Believe the Hype -Cloud-Heinz AlmightyNtG NeXuSMudVayneMazsik.
10th - 24 Logo std2.png Rainbow Riders PerplexityTheAr7oFWaRI CallMeGod Il BaTMaYnE l
11th - 5 Logo std2.png The Influence Foulacydemon-dany-zTwYLighTTalenTnbk 12gagekilr7
12th - 10 Logo std2.png InfernO TimeliestBruteSwisHaaTDPyrocySlim
13th - 15 Logo std2.png The DyNaSty ThuggishKlLLA-Milk-RVG XiphoZTrIcKsDaSaMuRiEUgZ
14th - 12 Logo std2.png XiT Woundz BonfireOmegAPoWeeZyItwasluckThe Opoponax
15th - 22 Logo std2.png MoB Deep IntheclutchHoMiCiDe1hslightkingFE TheboxFever
16th - 18 Logo std2.png Phobia AsssaultAnThraaXSnuff SaidSquirrelAss4ult
17th - 23 Logo std2.png The Lifted HokuMKGB SovietCpt Anarchybradfox2JTBravo
18th - 30 SQlogo std.png Status Quo lProlifics1yFlamesworD25BRaaaaaaaaaaaKeWhos_Got_Next
19th - 25 Logo std2.png FBI Jackalopes FJ-MandoEleven_11TupacKiller N
20th - 21 Logo std2.png Coconut Rebels OVERSHIELDlx Ace xlray ebzHeLLuVaiSeven
21st - 27 Logo std2.png Zone 6 RephoriKGr4y_FoXBuLLeTz.KillZoNe.
22nd - 32 Logo std2.png Fear The Four NocturnalKernalltrexlsLiiNkTrick.bU22
23rd - 17 LGZlogo std.png LeGendZ BesT MaNDefyI FrOsty IStunnerThor_
24th - 19 Logo std2.png Type Z Str8pimpWarkid XWoNkALilsebxxThInG1xx
25th - 14 Logo std2.png Ununtrium IamTheArkanum_SpeeDElumniteDeViOuZCoach-Ununtrium
26th - 16 Logo std2.png Point of Vanity ChrozzzvEnoMmmmLuckSidexHaggieCoachoz
27th - 29 Logo std2.png Virtuosity iPainlessKreww_GaTeD_SeP7Zipperstar
28th - 26 Logo std2.png Mind Over Matter!!! FugoTrojaNSD-MoNsTeR-~Aries~iRU5H
29th - 11 Logo std2.png Are You Ready DrumMeRiGotUrPisto1aBLUEFIR3MioFFTeR_Apoc
30th - 28 Logo std2.png Calm Mentality MeRkAg3xThRuStNizziNSnake BiteCDW_Shanks
31st - 8 Logo std2.png 3rd Degree lK4l MassacreChig(Its DizZy)Be LiKe MyThChris-R3aPeR
32nd - 31 Logo std2.png The Abusement Park PisToLfiorgasmJoeMackUnct0m


Winners Bracket

  Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
  Logo std2.png Fear The Four 0
  Str8logo std.png Str8 3
  Str8logo std.png Str8 3
  LGZlogo std.png LGZ 1
  Logo std2.png Point of Vanity 1
  LGZlogo std.png LGZ 3
  Str8logo std.png Str8 2
  Carbonlogo std.png Carbon 3
  Logo std2.png Rainbow Riders 0
  Carbonlogo std.png Carbon 3
  Carbonlogo std.png Carbon 3
  Logo std2.png FBI Jackalopes 1
  Logo std2.png Team 3d Degree 1
  Logo std2.png FBI Jackalopes 3
  Carbonlogo std.png Carbon 0
  Classiclogo std.png Classic 3
  Logo std2.png Calm Mentality 0
  Logo std2.png The Influence 3
  Logo std2.png The Influence 3
  Logo std2.png XiT Woundz 2
  Logo std2.png XiT Woundz 3
  Logo std2.png Coconut Rebels 1
  Logo std2.png The Influence 1
  Classiclogo std.png Classic 3
  BtHlogo std.png BtH 3
  Ambushlogo std.png Ambush 0
  BtHlogo std.png BtH 1
  Classiclogo std.png Classic 3
  Classiclogo std.png Classic 3
  Logo std2.png Virtuosity 0
  SQlogo std.png sQ 0
  TDlogo std.png TD 3
  TDlogo std.png TD 3
  Logo std2.png Type-Z 2
  Logo std2.png Ununtrium 0
  Logo std2.png Type-Z 3
  TDlogo std.png TD 2
  FBlogo std.png FB 3
  Logo std2.png MoB Deep 3
  Logo std2.png Are You Ready 0
  Logo std2.png MoB Deep 0
  FBlogo std.png FB 3
  FBlogo std.png FB 3
  Logo std2.png Zone 6 0
  FBlogo std.png FB 2
  Inslogo std.png Ins 3
  Logo std2.png Mind Over Matter 0
  Logo std2.png Fatal Images 3
  Logo std2.png Fatal Images 3
  Logo std2.png The Lifted 1
  Logo std2.png Team InfernO 0
  Logo std2.png The Lifted 3
  Logo std2.png Fatal Images 1
  Inslogo std.png Ins 3
  Logo std2.png Phobia 1
  Logo std2.png The Dynasty 3
  Logo std2.png The Dynasty 0
  Inslogo std.png Ins 3
  Inslogo std.png Ins 3
  Logo std2.png The Abusement Park 1

Losers Bracket

  Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6
  Logo std2.png Fear The Four 0
  Logo std2.png Point of Vanity 0
  Logo std2.png The Dynasty 3   Logo std2.png Rainbow Riders 1
  Logo std2.png Fear The Four 3   Logo std2.png The Dynasty 1
  Str8logo std.png Str8 3
  Logo std2.png Rainbow Riders 3
  Logo std2.png Rainbow Riders 3
  Logo std2.png Rainbow Riders 3   FBlogo std.png FB 3
  Logo std2.png The Lifted 0   Str8logo std.png Str8 3
  Logo std2.png Team 3rd Degree 0   Str8logo std.png Str8 1
  Ambushlogo std.png Ambush 0
  Logo std2.png Coconut Rebels 2
  Logo std2.png Calm Mentality 1
  Logo std2.png MoB Deep 3   Ambushlogo std.png Ambush 3
  Logo std2.png Coconut Rebels 3   Ambushlogo std.png Ambush 3
  Logo std2.png The Influence 0
  Logo std2.png The Influence 0
  Ambushlogo std.png Ambush 3
  Ambushlogo std.png Ambush 3
  Logo std2.png Type-Z 1
  Logo std2.png Virtuosity 0
  SQlogo std.png sQ 0
  Logo std2.png Ununtrium 2
  BtHlogo std.png BtH 3   BtHlogo std.png BtH 0
  SQlogo std.png sQ 3   BtHlogo std.png BtH 3
  TDlogo std.png TD 3
  Logo std2.png XiT Woundz 1
  Logo std2.png Zone 6 0
  Logo std2.png Are You Ready 1   Carbonlogo std.png Carbon 0
  Logo std2.png XiT Wounds 3   TDlogo std.png TD 3
  Logo std2.png Zone 6 3   TDlogo std.png TD 3
  Logo std2.png Fatal Images 0
  Logo std2.png Team InfernO 3
  Logo std2.png Team InfernO 3
  Logo std2.png FBI Jackalopes 0   Logo std2.png Team InfernO 1
  Logo std2.png Mind Over Matter 0   Logo std2.png Team InfernO 3
  Logo std2.png Fatal Images 3
  Logo std2.png Phobia 1
  Logo std2.png Phobia 3
  Logo std2.png Phobia 3
  LGZlogo std.png LGZ 1
  Logo std2.png The Abusement Park 0

Final Bracket

From Winners Bracket
Grand Final
  Classiclogo std.png Classic 3
  Classiclogo std.png Classic 2
  Inslogo std.png Ins 0
  FBlogo std.png FB 6 *
  FBlogo std.png FB 6 *
From Losers Bracket
  Inslogo std.png Ins 4
  TDlogo std.png TD 1
  FBlogo std.png FB 3

- mlgpro.com via archive.org



  • MLG Pro Circuit - Episode 1
  • Playlist of Event VoD
    • WB Round 2 - Final Boss vs. MoB Deep
    • StrongSide Interview
    • Tsquared Interview
    • WB Round 3 - Str8 Rippin vs. Carbon
    • GH057ayame and Karma Interview
    • WB Finals - Instinct vs. Classic
    • Legend Interview
    • Mackeo Interview
    • LB Finals - Instinct vs. Final Boss
    • Grand Finals - Final Boss vs. Classic
    • Walshy Interview





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