MLG Raleigh
Tournament Featured by FluffyZombie 2 years, 9 months ago

MLG's first major tournament without the showing of two powerhouses in the League of Legends North American eSports world.

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It's been almost one year since the first showing of League of Legends at a Major League Gaming event. The first League of Legends MLG event took place in Raleigh, and  Counter Logic Gaming North America took the gold against  Team SoloMid. As we are heading to the anniversary of this LAN we are now aware that two major power houses in the League of Legends eSports world will not be showing. Without both CLG.NA and TSM we will be expecting a very exciting tournament between 12 teams, of which some are fighting for circuit points in order to earn the chance to play in the Season 2 North American Qualifiers

Teams such as  Curse and  Dignitas who are both going to the tournament are expecting to place top 3, but out of the other teams who are fighting for their place in top 8 in the challenger circuit we are not sure what to expect. First place team will receive 400 circuit points which means they’ll be participating in the Season 2 North American Qualifiers no matter the actual current circuit points.  Monomaniac Ferus, Orbit Gaming,  Team Dynamic,  Team Legion,  4Nothing,  Monomaniac Imperium,  unRestricted eSports,  Counter Logic Gaming.Black, and  Meat Playground are the teams that must fight for these circuit points, as it is their last hope for a chance at the Season 2 North American Qualifiers. Now the question is, who will be able to take first place at MLG Raleigh with TSM and CLG.NA gone? The tournament will take place from August 24th to August 26th. You can watch the stream on own3d. You can view the brackets on MLG's website.

Tournament Format

The tournament will be in a double elimination format, with a loser's bracket and a winner's bracket. Whoever loses in the loser bracket will be eliminated from the tournament, and whoever loses in the winner's bracket gets sent to the loser's bracket. The extended series rule, however will not be used in this tournament, unlike the past Major League Gaming events. All matches will be in the best of 3 format, with the finals match being a best out of 5.

Our very own CLG.Black will be participating, so show your support!

Teams Competing

  •  Team SoloMid Evo
  •  Dignitas
  •  Team Dynamic
  •  4Nothing
  •  Orbit Gaming
  •  Team Curse
  •  Monomaniac Ferus
  •  Monomanic Imperium
  •  Team Legion
  •  unRestricted eSports
  •  CLG.Black
  •  Meat Playground


  •  Leigh "Deman" Smith
  •  Dan "Dan Dinh" Dinh
  •  Tom "Optimus Tom" Searfoss
  •  Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles
  •  Steve "Jaws" Jaworski
  •  Joshua "Jatt" Leesman

Blue Bracket

Red Bracket



Update With Finals

Major League Gaming has decided to disqualify both  Dignitas and  Curse from the tournament after they played a best of 5 final. MLG will not be giving out the 1sst and 2nd prizes. MLG has stated this about the issue. 

"MLG regrets to announce that we will not be awarding 1st or 2nd Place finishes for the Summer Championship League of Legends Event. We have determined that there was collusion between the two final teams, Curse NA and Team Dignitas. This is in clear violation of both the letter and spirit of MLG’s Official Pro Circuit Conduct Rules: “competitors may not intentionally Forfeit a Game or conspire to manipulate Rankings or Brackets.” As such, both teams have been disqualified, and no placements or prize money will be awarded."

Adam Apicella from MLG has stated this about the issue. 

The collusion was planned and discussed in a public, crowded setting. The entire venue was aware of it. Not happy to be in this position.

Adam Apicella has also stated that they will be splitting the prize money to the 3rd,4th,5th,6th place winners at the tournament. The prize money consists of $40,000 USD.

Prize Pool

+ 400 Circuit Points  
+ 200 Circuit Points  
$20,000 USD  + 125 Circuit Points  Team Dynamic
$12,000 USD  + 75 Circuit Points  Orbit Gaming
5-6  $4,000 USD + 50 Circuit Points  CLG Black and  MME.Ferus 


Source Leaguepedia, Major League Gaming and Adam Apicella's Twitter



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MasterDude 2 years, 9 months ago
it's a shame about the whole outcome, hopefully next time will be better.
lalalamoo1 2 years, 9 months ago
mlg sucks. i hope clg doesn't go to next one cuz i wont be watching it.
Eladir 2 years, 9 months ago
What a mess. I really want the truth to come out. I'm trusting Dignitas boss Odee to shed some light.
Dysisa 2 years, 9 months ago
What do you know, MLG is still awful at hosting tournaments. The sooner Riot ditches them, the better.
lars 2 years, 9 months ago
That was curse and dignitas fault not mlg there are rules. The same would have happened at any other tournament. It was a dumb mistake.
varantar 2 years, 9 months ago
this! going from the stream performance to the commentators "comments" like " in your face!" and now special effects on the games? really?
Qlown 2 years, 9 months ago
This looks really bad for Dignitas and Curse... a match fixing in major tournament? if this happened and caught in Korea, you players will be permanently banned from esports, fined, and all your previous match recoreds erased. Be thankful you Dignitas and Curse players are still able to play lol.
Eladir 2 years, 9 months ago
Well, let's wait a bit and judge when we know the truth. I don't see much incentive in Curse and Dig match fixing the finals. What would they gain ?
varantar 2 years, 9 months ago
if they wanted to fix the finals, why they did not fixed that before even start playing!....also not make it soo obvious lol.. "" Adam Apicella from MLG has stated this about the issue. "" "" The collusion was planned and discussed in a public, crowded setting. The entire venue was aware of it. Not happy to be in this position. "" regardless of the collusion issue. if they knew these two teams where fixing their games why let them play till the end? 5 games they played and after they have to say about the collusion ? way to go MLG! ofc no money from the stream right? ...lets milk as much we can, then we disqualify them.
lars 2 years, 9 months ago
This is still quite fair to dignitas and curse. As they didnt gave the circuit points to the remaining teams.
Shadowska 2 years, 9 months ago
According to this: Both teams have been disqualified and neither rankings nor points were awarded. Hmm wonder what happened there...
Desiire 2 years, 9 months ago
Bad luck CLG.Black! Season 3 will be your year!
Eladir 2 years, 9 months ago
CLG.Black played well but I think they needed top 2 to qualify for regionals. Their lack of points in previous events hurt them. They have a lot potential though, hope they don't get too mad about not achieving their goal.
Venom 2 years, 9 months ago
i wish l1nk can participate

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