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Worlds best in Call of Duty, League of Legends, and Starcraft 2 take home $170k at MLG Winter Championships

by: Russell -
This past weekend, video game fans around the world watched the Major League Gaming Winter Championships in Dallas, TX. from March 15th - 17th where $170,000 in prizes was up for grabs.  The worlds best in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, League of Legends, and Starcrat II took down the competition and earned themselves a share of that $170k.

In addition, the top eight Call of Duty: Black Ops II teams have earned trips to Hollywood, CA for a chance at a share of $1 million in the Call of Duty Championship Aptil 5th - 7th, and League of Legends winners Cloud 9 have earned a spot in the May Promotion Tournament.  Plus, Life, the Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm winner, has now won back to back MLG Championships, winning the Fall 2012 Championship and now the Winter 2013 CHampionship.
‚ÄčWorld’s Best Video Gamers Take Home $170,000 at
Major League Gaming Winter Championship in Dallas
Champions include:
Call of Duty®: Black Ops II on Xbox 360® - Fariko Impact– Top Eight Also Earn Trips to Compete for Their Share of $1 million at Call of Duty Championship
League of Legends – North American - Cloud 9; International Exhibition - KT Rolster B
StarCraft® II: Heart of the Swarm™ - Life – back to back MLG Champion
Video game fans around the globe tuned in this weekend to watch the Major League Gaming (MLG) Winter Championship in Dallas, Texas from March 15-17.  Nearly 1,000 of the world’s best players competed for $170,000 in prizes and at the end of the intense, three-day competition, the following players and teams proved victorious:
Call of Duty®: Black Ops II on Xbox 360®$50,000 in prizes; First place - $20,000
In addition to cash prizes, the top eight Call of Duty: Black Ops II teams earned trips to Hollywood, CA to compete for their share of a $1 million total tournament purse in the Call of Duty® Championship April 5-7.
·         1st = $20,000 - Fariko Impact
·         2nd = $12,000 - Unite
·         3rd = $7,000 - vVv Gaming
·         4th = $4,000 - CompLexity
·         5th and 6th = $2,300 - EnVyUs  and OpTic Gaming
·         7th and 8th = $1,200 - Elgato SoaR and Quantic Gaming
League of Legends: $45,000 in Prizes
·      North American Summer Promotion Qualifier
  • 1st = $20,000 and a spot in the May Promotion Tournament into Riot’s LCS - Cloud 9
  • 2nd = $5,000 - Velocity eSports
  • 3rd and 4th = $2,500 - Curse, Dignitas
·       International Exhibition Tournament
  • 1st = $10,000 - KT Rolster B
  • 2nd = $5,000 - Gambit Gaming
StarCraft® II: Heart of the Swarm™: $75,000 in prizes; First place - $25,000
·         1st = $25,000 –Life – back to back MLG StarCraft II Champion – Fall Championship 2012 and Winter Championship 2013
·         2nd = $15,000 -Flash
·         3rd = $9,000 – Innovation
·         4th = $6,000 - MC
·         5th = $3,000 - Last
·         5th = $3,000 – Bomber
·         5th = $3,000 - Parting
·         5th = $3,000 – Rain
 The Pro Circuit will continue with the MLG Spring Championship in Anaheim, CA, from June 28-30.
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