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MLG Pro Points system ranks players, will determine seeding

Major League Gaming's new Pro Points system will track players' participation and performance for eSports competitions across a wide variety of games, the company announced today.

The Pro Points setup will rank top players across different arenas and tiers, depending on the game in question. MLG will award points in Pro Circuit events, online tournaments and online ladders. Pro Points will be used to signify the top 2 percent of players in a particular MLG arena — no more than 100 players per arena — as MLG Pro Players. And MLG will eventually use Pro Point rankings to seed all competitions, including online tournaments; the first seeding based on Pro Points will come at the Pro Championship set for Nov. 22-24 in Columbus, Ohio.

Pro Points is currently in beta; the first tournament to award Pro Points, the North American Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Xbox 360 Kick-Off Tournament, will take place Sunday, Aug. 4. Games featured in the beta stage include Black Ops 2, Gears of War: Judgment, NBA 2K13, FIFA 13, Dota 2 and Madden NFL 25. New rankings for each game will be released every two weeks.

Players can check out the full Pro Points FAQ on the MLG website for more details.