MLG X Games Austin Announced + Info
Major League Gaming announced earlier today that they will be returning to Austin, Texas from June 4-7 to host the playoffs for the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Pro League and the joinDota Pro League.
Like last year on Call of Duty: Ghosts, eight teams will be competing for the prestigious X Games medals with one team taking home the Gold at the end of the weekend. However, while last year was decided on pro points and placements at the Call of Duty Championship, this year is decided by the eight teams at the top of the Season Two Pro League standings.
Unlike last year’s CoD event, this year teams will be fighting for $75,000 along with the coveted X Games medals. This is important for the growth of CoD eSports, because teams will now be playing for some serious cash.
Another reason why having the Season 2 playoffs at the X Games is important is because it brings more attention to the league. It also forces players to take it more seriously, because more than just money is on the line. During Season 1 of the CoD Pro League this year, teams became disinterested with the league because preparing for CoD Champs was more important to them.
MLG has also announced that Call of Duty will be joined by another incredibly popular eSport title, Dota 2, in partnership with the joinDota Pro League. It’s important to continue to expand eSports titles in mainstream media. Earlier this year, MLG held a CS:GO invitational event at the Winter X Games in Colorado.
Information From April 3 Press Release
There will be three different levels of ticketing for the event, starting with the base general admission ticket to get into the XGames complex at the Circuit of Americas in Austin, Texas. From there you have three different options to go from. Stay with your general admission ticket leaving your final cost at $109, pay an additional $25 for the Call of Duty upgrade, or pay an additional $75 for the Call of Duty Premium upgrade. Details about each specific ticket level below.
- $109 XGames General Admission - Grants access to all of the XGames events such as extreme competitions, live music shows, and standing room only for the MLG events.
Friday, June 5th Schedule (All times in CDT)
- 10:00 AM Winners Round 1 - Match 1
Saturday, June 6th Schedule
- 10:00 AM Losers Round 1 - Match 1
Sunday, June 7th Schedule
- 10:00 AM Bronze Medal Match
This schedule is taken from the Reddit post by Adam Apicella.
You can purchase tickets for the event here.