The past weekend we saw the first big offline Halo 4 tournament kick off over at the Major League Gaming Fall Championships event. With around 300 teams participating and $40,000 up for grabs, Western Wolves took the opportunity to send our Halo squad overseas.
The two brothers, Will “BUK 57″ Buck and Alex “BUK 20″ Buck, are no strangers to the MLG circuit, as both have attended MLG Dallas in 2010 under the Power Gaming flag, and more recently MLG Providence under the LowLandLions flag, where they achieved a 5th place finish and a top 16 finish respectively. As for the two newest members of the team, Alex “JC” Haynes and Alex “Fragby” Lee-Warner, this was their first MLG event.
Looking at the tournament bracket, the Wolves were seeded into Round 2 where they faced Mario Moreno in their first Best of 3 match. Even though it was close, MM managed to take home the victory with a 2-1 result. Moving on to the Loser Bracket, Western Wolves kept their head held high and took their first victory against Vicious N Delicious with a convincing 2-0 score.
With a long way ahead, the Wolves continued their dominance in Round 3 and 4 taking two more 2-0 victories against both Wired-In and Subversion. Thanks to their confidence after the past three victories, the players managed to take yet another two 2-0 wins in the fifth and sixth round, against Sparkle Motion and Rebellion.
In the seventh round of the loser bracket, the British rising stars had to face the American powerhouse Status Quo. This resulted into an unfortunate 0-2 result and thus the end of our Wolves’ MLG run.
Despite the unlucky start, the Western Wolves Halo squad managed to perform very well and finished in the Top 32.