Achieve MLG Pro Status! Major League Gaming Unveils Pro Points Rankings

Major League Gaming (MLG) players will now see how they stack up against the competition with the all-new MLG Pro Points Rankings (currently in beta). For the first time, players who compete via MLG: Play and at MLG tournaments will automatically earn points to achieve Pro Status and will be able to access their ranking at any time.

Beginning this Sunday, August 4 with the NA Call of Duty: Black Ops II Xbox 360 Kick-off Tournament, players will now be awarded MLG Pro Points based on their performance in MLG competitions including Pro Circuit Events, Online Tournaments, and Online Ladders. 

Titles featured in the MLG Pro Points Rankings beta stage include Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Gears of War: Judgment, NBA 2k13, FIFA Soccer 13, DOTA 2 and Madden NFL 25 with plans to introduce additional titles moving forward - see Arena list below.

Players who are already signed up with an MLG profile on MLG: Play will automatically begin earning MLG Pro Points when competing in the designated Online Tournaments, Online Ladders, and Pro Circuit Events.  MLG Pro Points Rankings will be accessible via the standings and profile pages. Each Arena’s MLG Pro Points Rankings will be updated every two weeks with Ladder Rankings pulled on the morning of the day that rankings are released. On Tuesday, August 13 th, the first rankings will be released for NA Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Xbox 360).  See the complete schedule below.

To celebrate the launch, all Ladders for MLG Pro Points Arenas will have Double XP from now until their first MLG Pro Points Rankings are released. 

For more details about the MLG Pro Points Rankings, see the FAQ below.

MLG Pro Points Rankings FAQ

What are MLG Pro Points?

For the first time, MLG will be awarding Pro Points to players who compete in Pro Circuit Events, Online Tournaments, and Online Ladders. The Pro Points system will determine a player’s ranking for select MLG: Play Arenas and will enable players to earn Pro status. 

What are the benefits of earning MLG Pro Points?

There are many benefits to earning MLG Pro Points.

1. Players who receive MLG Pro Status will be considered MLG Pro Players. The top 2% of players for each Arena will be considered Pros, not to exceed 100 Players.

                                                                                                                        

2. MLG Pro Points will be used to seed major brackets, including any titles that are featured at the next Pro Circuit Championship event in Columbus, Ohio from November 22-24.

3. In the future, all MLG competitions including Online Tournaments will be seeded by MLG Pro Points.

4. MLG invite-only online and offline competitions will primarily invite the top players and teams based off the MLG Pro Points Rankings.

How do players get MLG Pro Points?

MLG Pro Points are awarded to the top placing players/teams in all MLG competitions.  Since all competitions are not valued equally, players can access the MLG Pro Points Rankings page to see the number of MLG Pro Points awarded based on the competition and other valuable information.

What MLG: Play Arenas will have MLG Pro Points?

During the beta stage, the following Arenas will include MLG Pro Points Rankings, with additional Arenas added moving forward:

NA Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Xbox 360)

NA Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (PlayStation 3)

EU Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Xbox 360)

EU Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (PlayStation 3)

Gears of War: Judgment (Xbox 360)

NBA 2k13 (Xbox 360)

FIFA Soccer 13 (Xbox 360)

NA DOTA 2 (PC)

EU DOTA 2 (PC)

Madden NFL 25 (Xbox 360) - Madden NFL 25 will be released August 27 th

Will other MLG: Play Arenas be added to the MLG Pro Points Rankings?  What if the game I play isn’t on the list?

The MLG Pro Points Rankings is currently in beta stage and additional Arenas featured in the MLG: Play system will be added moving forward.

When will the first MLG Pro Points Rankings be released for each Arena?

Each Arena’s MLG Pro Points Rankings will be released every two weeks with Ladder rankings pulled on the morning of the release day.  The initial schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, August 13th                                   NA Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Xbox 360)

Wednesday, August 14th                             NA NBA 2k13 (Xbox 360)

Thursday, August 15th                                   EU Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Xbox 360)

Friday, August 16th                                         NA FIFA Soccer 13 (Xbox 360)

Monday, August 19th                                    NA Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (PlayStation 3)

Tuesday, August 20th                                    NA Gears of War: Judgment (Xbox 360)

Wednesday, August 21st                              EU Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (PlayStation 3)

Thursday, August 22nd                                  NA DOTA 2 (PC)

Friday, August 23rd                                         EU DOTA 2 (PC)

Monday, September 9 th                                NA Madden NFL 25 (Xbox 360)

Do all Online Tournaments award the same number of MLG Pro Points?

No, all Online Tournaments do not award the same number of Pro Points. The tournaments will be classified as either 250 Series, 2000 Series, or 5000 Series. The 250 Series Tournaments offer the lowest amount of MLG Pro Points to the fewest number of players and 5000 Series Tournaments offer the highest amount of MLG Pro Points to the greatest number of players.

When can I start earning MLG Pro Points?

You can start working toward earning MLG Pro Points by competing in Ladder Matches on any of the aforementioned Arenas.    If you can get your Teams ranked high enough on the Ladders, you’ll earn MLG Pro Points when Ladder Rankings are pulled based on the schedule above.   You can also earn MLG

Pro Points in Online Tournaments starting with your Arena’s 2000 Series Kick-off Tournament.  The Kick-off tournament schedule is as follows:

Sunday, August 4th                                         NA Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Xbox 360) Tournament

Monday, August 5th                                       EU Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Xbox 360) Tournament

Tuesday, August 6th                                       NA Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (PlayStation 3) Tournament

Wednesday, August 7th                               EU Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (PlayStation 3) Tournament

Thursday, August 8th                                     NA NBA 2k13 (Xbox 360) Tournament

Friday, August 9th                                           NA Gears of War: Judgment (Xbox 360) Tournament

Saturday, August 10th                                   NA FIFA Soccer 13 (Xbox360) Tournament

Sunday, August 18th                                      NA/EU DOTA 2 (PC) Tournament

Friday, August 30th                                         NA Madden NFL 25 (Xbox 360) Tournament

How will it be determined if I have earned enough MLG Pro Points to receive MLG Pro Status?

All players who have earned MLG Pro Points will be awarded a status level of Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, or Pro when new MLG Status Rankings are released every two weeks.  Players will be divided among these status levels as follows:

Pro = Top 2%, not to exceed 100 Players

Diamond = 3%-20%, including if necessary Players 101-X within Top 2%

Platinum = 21%-40%

Gold = 41%-60%

Silver = 61%-80%

Bronze = 81%-100%

Will any of this year’s Pro Circuit events count toward the MLG Pro Points Rankings?

Yes, the results of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 event at the MLG Spring Championship in Anaheim, CA will contribute to the MLG Status Rankings for both the NA & EU Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Xbox 360 Arenas.  Also, MLG Status Rankings will be impacted if an Arena’s title is featured at the next Pro Circuit Championship event in Columbus, Ohio from November 22-24. 

How can players tell how many MLG Pro Points they have?

MLG Pro Points will be displayed in two locations and updated when new MLG Pro Points Rankings are released every two weeks:

1. Standings page.  This page will show the leaderboard and how many MLG Pro Points each player has, broken down by Arena.

2. Profile page.  Each player who has MLG Pro Points will have a box on their profile that shows the amount of MLG Pro Points they have for each Arena and their MLG Status level.

Are there any other details to note about Pro Points?

1. One month of inactivity will remove a Player from the MLG Pro Points Rankings, but they’ll keep their MLG Pro Points in case they become active again.

2. MLG Pro Points will degrade over time.  Once MLG Pro Points are older than three months they will count for 75% of their original value, 50% for MLG Pro Points that are older than six months, 25% for MLG Pro Points that are older than nine months, and 0% for MLG Pro Points that are older than twelve months.  The only exception to this rule is MLG Pro Points earned at Pro Circuit Championships, which will retain their original value until the conclusion of the following Pro Circuit Championship.

3. Players will only receive MLG Pro Points for their Team’s Ladder Ranking if they played and won at least one Match during the two-week period. 

 


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