MLG and ESPN have teamed up for the second year in a row to bring Call of Duty eSports to the X Games Austin. The event takes place June 5th through the 7th and will feature Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. This event serves as the Playoffs to MLG Pro League Season 2. MLG X Games Invitational features a $75,000 prize pool and 25,000 pro points.

Teams:

The event features the top 8 teams from Season 2 of the MLG Pro League:

  • OpTic Gaming
  • FaZe
  • Denial eSports
  • Team eLevate
  • TCM Gaming
  • Rise Nation
  • Team EnVyUs
  • Team Kaliber

Schedule:

The event will start at 9:45AM Central Time (10:45AM ET // 7:45AM PT) on Friday, June 5th.

Friday, June 5th (all times CDT): 

  • 9:45 AM Pregame Show
  • 10:00 AM Winners Round 1 – Team eLevate vs. TCM Gaming
  • 11:30 AM Winners Round 1 – Denial eSports vs. Rise Nation
  • 1:00 PM Winners Round 1 – FaZe vs. Team EnVyUs
  • 2:30 PM Winners Round 1 – OpTic Gaming vs. Team Kaliber
  • 4:00 PM Winners Round 2 – Match 1
  • 5:30 PM Winners Round 2 – Match 2

Saturday, June 6th (all times CDT): 

  • 10:00 AM Pro vs. Pro Exhibition
  • 11:00 AM Losers Round 1 – Match 1
  • 12:30 PM Losers Round 1 – Match 2
  • 2:00 PM Losers Round 2 – Match 1
  • 3:30 PM Losers Round 2 – Match 2
  • 5:00 PM Winners Final
  • 6:30 PM Losers Round 3

Sunday, June 7th (all times CDT): 

  • 10:45 AM Pregame Show
  • 11:00 AM Bronze Medal Match – Losers Final
  • 12:30 PM Gold Medal Match – Championship Match

Prize Pool:

For Season 2 finals, MLG has added a $75,000 prize pool. Here’s the breakdown based upon placements at the event.

  1. $30,000
  2. $15,000
  3. $10,000
  4. $6,000
  5. $4,000
  6. $4,000
  7. $3,000
  8. $3,000

Game Types:

This will also be the first Call of Duty MLG event that will be played with Best of 7 format for all matches. Here’s the new rotation of maps and modes for all the bracket play:

Winners Bracket

Winners Round 1

  • Game 1 – Hardpoint – Solar
  • Game 2 – Uplink – Comeback
  • Game 3 – Search and Destroy – Detroit
  • Game 4 – Capture the Flag – Bio Lab
  • Game 5 – Hardpoint – Retreat
  • Game 6 – Uplink – Detroit
  • Game 7 – Search and Destroy – Riot

Winners Semifinals

  • Game 1 – Hardpoint – Retreat
  • Game 2 – Uplink – Detroit
  • Game 3 – Search and Destroy – Terrace
  • Game 4 – Capture the Flag – Ascend
  • Game 5 – Hardpoint – Detroit
  • Game 6 – Uplink – Bio Lab
  • Game 7 – Search and Destroy – Solar

Winners Final

  • Game 1 – Hardpoint – Bio Lab
  • Game 2 – Uplink – Comeback
  • Game 3 – Search and Destroy – Drift
  • Game 4 – Capture the Flag – Bio Lab
  • Game 5 – Hardpoint – Solar
  • Game 6 – Uplink – Detroit
  • Game 7 – Search and Destroy – Riot

Grand Final – Match 1

  • Game 1 – Hardpoint – Detroit
  • Game 2 – Uplink – Bio Lab
  • Game 3 – Search and Destroy – Solar
  • Game 4 – Capture the Flag – Retreat
  • Game 5 – Hardpoint – Bio Lab
  • Game 6 – Uplink – Comeback
  • Game 7 – Search and Destroy – Terrace

Grand Final – Match 2

  • Game 1 – Hardpoint – Solar
  • Game 2 – Uplink – Detroit
  • Game 3 – Search and Destroy – Bio Lab
  • Game 4 – Capture the Flag – Ascend
  • Game 5 – Hardpoint – Retreat
  • Game 6 – Uplink – Bio Lab
  • Game 7 – Search and Destroy – Drift

Losers Bracket

Round 1

  • Game 1 – Hardpoint – Retreat
  • Game 2 – Uplink – Detroit
  • Game 3 – Search and Destroy – Terrace
  • Game 4 – Capture the Flag – Ascend
  • Game 5 – Hardpoint – Detroit
  • Game 6 – Uplink – Bio Lab
  • Game 7 – Search and Destroy – Solar

Round 2

  • Game 1 – Hardpoint – Detroit
  • Game 2 – Uplink – Comeback
  • Game 3 – Search and Destroy – Riot
  • Game 4 – Capture the Flag – Retreat
  • Game 5 – Hardpoint – Solar
  • Game 6 – Uplink – Detroit
  • Game 7 – Search and Destroy – Bio Lab

Round 3

  • Game 1 – Hardpoint – Bio Lab
  • Game 2 – Uplink – Comeback
  • Game 3 – Search and Destroy – Drift
  • Game 4 – Capture the Flag – Bio Lab
  • Game 5 – Hardpoint – Solar
  • Game 6 – Uplink – Detroit
  • Game 7 – Search and Destroy – Riot

Losers Final

  • Game 1 – Hardpoint – Retreat
  • Game 2 – Uplink – Bio Lab
  • Game 3 – Search and Destroy – Drift
  • Game 4 – Capture the Flag – Ascend
  • Game 5 – Hardpoint – Bio Lab
  • Game 6 – Uplink – Comeback
  • Game 7 – Search and Destroy – Detroit

With this being an official X Games tournament, alongside winning prize money, the top 3 teams will be awarded medals (1st = Gold, 2nd= Silver, 3rd= Bronze).

Here’s the medal design for this year:

Last year, OpTic Gaming took first place with the Gold Medal prize. MLG and ESPN did not have a prize money at the X Games last year.

You can watch the action LIVE on MLG.tv/ProLeague. We’ll be providing coverage of the event throughout the weekend on our Twitter feed. Be sure to follow us!

SOURCE: MLG