MLG Orlando 2005
MLG Orlando 2005 was the fourth event of the 2005 MLG season, taking place in Orlando, Florida from April 23-24, 2005. Halo 2 was played in 4v4 and FFA tournaments alongside Super Smash Bros. Melee and Tekken 5.
The first three events of the 2005 season ended in a battle between Shoot to Kill and Check Six, with StK besting them each time. Things changed in Orlando. Between events, StK picked up a sponsorship from Team 3D and attended the event representing them. Orlando would be the last event where the team registered as Shoot to Kill. On the other side of things, Check Six failed to make it to the finals, instead finishing in the top 6 after being defeated by the new Str8 Rippin squad which featured Karma and Tsquared replacing SadPandaEh and BLACKJAK. Given Zyos' competitive nature, this was the last event that he would spend on Check Six. Taking Check Six's spot in the finals was a new team - iGameSpot, composed of Vash, McGavin, Red_Alert (later known as ShockWav3) and Gandhi. This would be the first of many times that the StK roster would face off against the duo of ShockWav3 and Gandhi in the Grand Finals.
- Pool Play
- 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
A total of $5,000 USD in prize money was awarded.
- This event marked the first appearance of Tsquared on Str8 Rippin. He would go on to lead the team to major success.