MLG New York Championships 2004
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MLG New York 2004, also known as the 2004 Championship was the tenth and final event of the 2004 MLG season, taking place at the Horvath & Associates Studios in New York City, New York from October 23-24, 2004. It was the first ever MLG National Championship event. Halo: CE was played in 4v4 and FFA tournaments alongside Soul Calibur II, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Gran Turismo III and Nokia NGage - Tony Hawk.
Featuring a $33,000 prize pool, the largest of any Halo: CE event, the event was invite only, with only invited players being allowed to compete based on a point system determined by placings over the course of the season. Domination returned to MLG, having neglected recent events in favor of the AGP tournaments, as the favorites. They didn't disappoint, taking 1st in the 4v4 and being crowned the first ever MLG National Halo Champions. Zyos, who was having success while Domination were away, took 1st place in the FFA, defeating Ogre 2 in the finals and earning an $8,000 prize while being crowned the first ever MLG National Halo FFA Champion.
A total of $33,000 USD in prize money was awarded.