MLG Pro League Season 3 Playoffs: Event Preview

The playoffs for Season 3 of the MLG Pro League for Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare are set to take place this weekend in Columbus, Ohio and we have all the information you need on the event.

With Season 3 of the MLG Pro League finally in the books, Major League Gaming will be holding the Season 3 Playoffs for Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare in Columbus, Ohio on Sept. 18-20. Multiple teams will be competing for their share in a $75,000 prize pool and 25,000 pro points.


This event will be held at the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The address is 2188 Citygate Dr., Columbus, OH, 43219.

Basic Information

Unlike Season 1 and 2 of the MLG Pro League, all 12 teams have qualified for the Season 3 Playoffs after MLG was forced to make some changes to the rules due to connection issues.

The standings for Season 3 are as follows:

  • 1st place: OpTic Gaming (11-0)
  • 2nd place: Team eLevate (9-2)
  • 3rd place: FaZe Clan (7-4)
  • 4th place: OpTic Nation (6-5)
  • 5th place: iSolation Empire (6-5)
  • 6th place: Team EnVy (6-5)
  • 7th place: Epsilon eSports (5-6)
  • 8th place: Rise Nation (4-7)
  • 9th place: Team Kaliber (4-7)
  • 10th place: Denial eSports (4-7)
  • 11th place: TCM Gaming (3-8)
  • 12th place: Team Orbit (1-10)

MLG will be using a 12 team double-elimination bracket, with the first four teams getting a bye into Winner’s Round 2, while the bottom eight teams will match up in Winner’s Round 1.


The bracket will look like this with the following first round matchups (matchup times are tentative):

  • Epsilon eSports vs. Denial eSports (5:00 PM EDT)
  • Rise Nation vs. Team Kaliber (5:00 PM EDT)
  • iSolation Empire vs. Team Orbit (6:30 PM EDT)
  • Team EnVy vs. TCM Gaming (6:30 PM EDT)

The loser of each of these matches will then head down to the Loser’s Bracket, where a second loss would eliminate them from the playoffs. Winner’s Round 2 is tentatively scheduled to begin at 8:00 PM with OpTic Gaming playing the winner of tK/Rise and Team eLevate playing the winner of Epsilon/Denial, while the finals matches of the night at 9:30 PM will feature FaZe Clan playing the winner of TCM/nV and OpTic Nation playing the winner of iSo/Orbit. 

Event Schedule

This is sure to be an action-packed weekend full of great Call of Duty matches. To make sure you do not miss any of the action, here is the schedule for this weekend.

*Schedule provided by MLG. All times are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Friday, September 18

  • 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Saturday, September 19

  • 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Sunday, September 20

  • 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Matches will be broadcasted live on Major League Gaming’s streaming platform, .

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