MLG X Games 2015: Event Preview
Location and Lodging
The venue of the event will be held at the Downtown X Games Venue, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. Austin, TX 78617.
Parking for X Games Austin at COTA can be purchased online via Ticketmaster in advance, or purchased at the venue parking entrance. There is limited parking downtown, near the event, so it is suggested by X Games to take public transportation from nearby your hotel. Shuttles to COTA will be provided at local locations as well, following two routes into different drop zones at the event.
Parking costs provided by X Games are as follows:
Premium parking in Lots B, C and D can only be purchased in advance and costs $75 for the 3 day parking pass. Standard parking in Lots A, F, H, and T can be purchased in advance for $35 for the 3 day pass, $15 for a single day pass, or on-site cash parking for $20 per car per day. Motorcycle parking will only be available in Lot H. Guests are encouraged to purchase parking in advance to ensure discounted pricing and to have access to the parking lots closest to the Grand Plaza entrance.
There are a handful of hotels within reasonable distance, that are quite affordable in downtown Austin. If you are an attending competitor or spectator that’s booking late, check out these provided hotels:
In order to attend the MLG events, one must purchase a $109 ($129 with fees/taxes) three-day X Games Experience Pass on Ticketmaster, which will allow the spectator to view all the competitive gaming, live music, and extreme sporting events going on at X Games Austin. This pass must be purchased in order to gain access to the COTA grounds.
If one wishes to gain access into the MLG tents, one must purchase a standard or premium upgrade, which can be purchased online prior to the event.
MLG X Games 2015 is an invitational event to the top-eight teams of Season 2 of the MLG Pro League for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The format of the event will be in a Double Elimination Bracket setting. Note that MLG X Games will be played in a best-of-seven format, for every single match.
For those that aren’t familiar with this setting, all eight teams will be placed in the Winner’s Upper Bracket. A loss in the WB will force the team to fall into the Loser’s Lower Bracket. A loss in the LB will result in elimination from the remainder of the event. The Grand Finals will take place between the victors of each bracket.
Teams will be seeded based on their final standings within the regular season:
The prize pool of $75,000 + $96,000 in Regular Season Participation Payments and 90,000 Pro Points will be distributed among the eight teams. Also, the traditional X Games gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded to the top-three teams.
- 1st Place: $30,000 / 25,000 PP’s
*Schedule provided by MLG. All times are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Friday, June 5
- 8:45 AM Pregame Show
Saturday, June 6
- 9:00 AM Pro vs. Pro Exhibition
Sunday, June 7
- 9:45 AM Pregame Show
Matches will be broadcasted live on Major League Gaming’s streaming platform, MLG.tv.
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