mlg1 ITS TIIIME! The MLG Full Sail Invitational is Coming!

The MLG Full Sail Invitational is this weekend, Friday and Saturday Oct. 18-19, and will feature top teams from DotA 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Gaming Trend is heading to Full Sail University’s state-of-the-art campus in Winter Park, FL to bring you highlights, interviews, news and more! Here is a run-down of what to expect from the event.

Day 1 is DotA 2, as the top four teams from MLG’s DotA 2 NA Fall League will compete in a series of matches for a first place prize of $10,000 and a coveted spot at the MLG Fall Championship in Columbus, Ohio; as well as a second place prize of $5,000. The teams are:

Team Dignitas (NAL record 12-2)                noM (Shadowfiend Eats Cake) (11-3)

Korok                                                                    Relic

PeTeRPanDaM                                                    BRICKS

inphinity                                                               Nave

Gabel                                                                    Moshi

1437                                                                     FanofSoYeon

 

The Joikernaught (4-8)                                   Typical Mistakes (Pretty Boy Swag) (8-6)

Joik                                                                        Sleisel

CanIHasCookie                                                  CoUnTDoWN tO joCKToBeR

Apathy                                                                 ima_sheep(sux)

DK                                                                         Cak3z

Toxin                                                                    RyuUboruZ

*Team Joikernaught replaced Team Stay Free which could not attend the event.

 

The format will be double-elimination best-of-1, except the championship match, which will be best-of-3. You can catch the matches live at www.MLG.tv, here is the broadcast schedule:

Friday, October 18th, 2013

1:30 EST – Team Dignitas vs. Typical Mistakes

2:30 EST – The Joikernaught vs. noM

4:00 EST – Winners Match

5:00 EST – Losers Match

6:00 EST – Deciding Match (Loser of Winners Match vs. Winner of Losers Match)

7:00 EST – Championship Match

 

Day 2 will be Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and feature the top four teams based on the MLG NA Xbox 360 Pro Points Rankings, competing for a similar prize pool of $10,000 first place and $5,000 second place, plus pro points that will scale respective to their finishing spot. Here are the competing teams:

compLexity Gaming                                        UNiTE Gaming

Patrick “ACHES” Price (Captain)                       Anthony “NAMELESS” Wheeler (Captain)

Ian “Crimsix” Porter                                           Christopher “Parasite” Duarte

Tyler “TeePee” Polchow                                    Ricky “Ricky” Stacy

James “Clayster” Eubanks                                 Adam “Killa” Sloss

 

OpTiC Gaming                                                   FaZe Competitive

Matt “NaDeSHoT” Haag                                     James “Replays” Crowder (Captain)

Will “BigTymeR” Johnson                                   HUHDLE

Seth “Scumpii” Abner                                         Josiah “Slacked” Berry

Jordan “JKap” Kaplan                                          Mike “SpaceLy” Smalls

 

The matches will play out in the same group play format as DotA 2 on Friday, with the exception being the games will not be best-of-1 and will feature a series of modes (hardpoint, capture the flag, etc.) across popular maps like “Raid” and “Standoff”. Take a look at the the broadcast schedule here:

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

3:30 EST – 8-12 UNiTE vs. OpTic Gaming

4:30 EST – compLexity vs. FaZe

6:00 EST – Winners Match

7:00 EST – Losers Match

8:00 EST – Deciding Match

9:00 EST – Championship Match

 

The MLG Full Sail Invitational is poised to be a thrilling event with some of the best pro players going at it to prove that they are the best at what they do, so be sure to check back for all of Gaming Trend’s coverage on the event.