(monkey) Business convincingly bested CISR, 3:1, to qualify for the $250,000 MLG World Finals, scheduled to take place at the Ernest N. Morial Center in New Orleans, LA, between October 16-18. The newly formed team will join MVP.Phoenix, Team Secret, CDEC, LGD, EG and Virtus.Pro.
— (monkey) Business (@monkey_Bzns) September 19, 2015
Out of the ten European contenders – Team Empire, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Alliance, Natus Vincere, Vega Squadron, 5Jungz, (monkey) Business, Monkey Freedom Fighters, Golden Boys, and CIS Rejects – only (monkey) Business will join MVP.Phoenix, Team Secret, CDEC Gaming, LGD Gaming, Evil Geniuses, and Virtus.Pro, in New Orleans. The last team to join will be the winner of the US qualifiers.
(monkey) Business, Johan “BigDaddy” Sundstein’s new team, defeated Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi’s team, 5Jungz, 2:1, in the first round. They then continued to show dominance by sweeping both Vega Squadron and NiP, gaining access to the grand finals.
Ivan “VANSKOR” Skorokhod and Andrey “ALWAYSWANNAFLY” Bondarenko’s mix, CISR, swept through Alliance, 2:0, in the first round and then bested both Na’Vi and Team Empire, 2:1, in the following rounds.
After an intense 67-minute-game, (monkey) Business took the first win of the best-of-five series. They quickly followed up game 2 with a Tiny-Io combo and grabbed the victory in under 30 minutes. However, CISR were not ready to resign from contention yet and struck back taking the third game. In an incredibly dominant fourth game that lasted only 20 minutes, MB secured the qualifying spot.
Despite CISR’s early aggression and early leads in the first three games, they were no match for Amer “Miracle-“ Barqawi’ Anti Mage in game 1, the Tiny-Io combo of game 2 and Johan “BigDaddy” Sundstein’s Phantom Lancer in game 4.
Johan “BigDaddy” Sundstein
Tal “Fly” Aizik
David “MoonMeander” Tan
Andreas “Cr1t-“ Franck Nielsen
Amer “Miracle-“ Barqawi
MLG World Finals
The MLG World Finals, Major League Gaming’s 100th event, will take place between October 16-18, at the Ernest N. Morial Center in New Orleans, LA. Six invited teams – MVP.Phoenix, Team Secret, CDEC Gaming, LGD Gaming, Evil Geniuses, Virtus.Pro – and two qualified ones from the European and North-American regions will compete for a +$250,000 prize pool and the championship title.
Tickets are available for prices ranging from $49 to $249.
MLG concluded their most recent event – the MLG Pro League Season 2 LAN finals hosted at X-Games 2015 – on June 8th. Ninjas in Pyjamas won the title and $66,899 prize money, after defeating Alliance in the Grand Finals, 2:1.
Major League Gaming
Major League Gaming (MLG) is a North American professional esports organization founded in 2002 and headquartered in New York. Pioneer of the competitive gaming industry, MLG has held many tournaments throughout the United States and Canada, awarding over $13.5 million in prize money. Major League Gaming competitions have been broadcast on television, ESPN.com and other broadband sites. The MLG World Finals will be the organization’s 100th gaming event.