BBC and Empire qualify for MLG Pro League, All six LAN finalists confirmed

posted by Doyes,
ru Team Empire and world The Balkan Bears* are the final two teams to qualify for the MLG Pro League Season 1 LAN Finals, after both teams received a forfeit win for their matches against ru HellRaisers*. The forfeit meant BBC finished 1st in their group, while Empire dispensed with the need to play the 2nd place decider. Now all six teams are locked in for the Season 1 Grand Finale at MLG Columbus.

The official reason for ru HellRaisers*'s forfeit in their tie breaker match against world The Balkan Bears* in the jD MLG Pro League was that kz Dulat 'goddam' Seidimomyn would be unable get a visa in time for the LAN. Therefore, Hellraisers decided to spare their opponents of what could have been a superfluous match.

Therefore, ru Team Empire and world The Balkan Bears* will be rounding up the remaining European qualifying teams in the jD MLG Pro League. ru Team Empire will be glad after their loss to NIP in their group tie-breaker put their LAN place in danger.

This will be the first LAN for world The Balkan Bears*, so it'll be very interesting to see how they perform. Also worth noting is that ro Omar 'w33haa' Aliwi has been standing in for various players on the team ever since the disbandment of eu MeePwn'd*. We'll have to wait and see if the team decides to bring him along to Columbus.

With all six teams already decided, this is looking to be one exciting LAN. With heavyweights us Evil Geniuses and ru Team Empire looking to claim another title, while relative newcomers world The Balkan Bears* hoping to deliver major upsets with (hopefully) Meepo shenanigans. Be on the lookout for ph Rave*, se Ninjas in Pyjamas* and pe Not Today, who are most likely hungry for a chance to take home over $34,000. The LAN Finals will take place from 10th-12th April in Columbus, Ohio.

Qualified teams for Season 1 LAN finals
us Evil Geniuses
se Ninjas in Pyjamas
ru Team Empire
world Balkan Bears Corleone
pe Not Today
ph Rave