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North American Pro Circuit Ladder

Total Teams: 138

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General Ladder

  • Players must be physically located in, and a resident of one of the following countries: US or CA.
  • Players may only play using the Xbox One console. PC players are restricted from playing on the Pro Circuit ladders and any teams playing on the PC will be disbanded.
  • Pro Points will be awarded for the following:
    • 5 points per ladder match won
    • Extra 10 points per first win of the day
    • Points are awarded per player and only players participating in the match will earn points per win
  • Looking for teammates? Check out the Official Gears of War Discord Server!

Match Settings

  1. Any Setting not listed below should not be changed from its default state within the private match lobby.

  2. The hosting team is responsible for setting up the private lobby match with the correct settings and the correct map. If the hosting team starts the game with the wrong settings, it will result in the hosting team forfeiting the map in question.


Pro Circuit Settings




  • Fill With Bots: Off
  • Bot Difficulty: Casual
  • Round Score Limit: 210
  • Respawn Escalation: Normal
  • DBNO Time: 15
  • Friendly Fire: On
  • Weapon Respawns: After Pickup
  • Weapon Tuning: Competitive
  • Dam
  • Diner
  • Forge Blitz
  • Foundation
  • Harbor
  • Impact
  • Lift
  • Old Town
  • The Slab


Character Restrictions


  • None

Starting Loadout

  1. Lancer
  2. Gnasher
  3. Snub Pistol
  • Each team is only allowed one iteration of any character on the team at one time irrespective of character skin.
  • For example, “Vintage Kait” is the same as “Armored Kait”.
  • A single COG team is only allowed 2 female characters.
  • Color Blast character are banned in all competitive play. 
  • A single team may only use one Day of the Dead Character and/or one Spectre Character Skin. 
  • A single COG team is only allowed one Zombie character. If a Zombie character is used, a non-Zombie iteration of that character may not be used as well. Ex: Zombie Dom and Commando Dom cannot be used at the same time.
  • A full list of character iterations can be found here.

Match Rules

  1. All matches must be played in their entirety unless both teams agree to postpone or cancel the match.

  2. Randomized maps MUST be used. Verbal agreements will not receive staff support.

  3. All matches should be played on the hosting region selected for that match.
    • The higher ranked team at match time will host the first map.
    • The lower ranked team at match time will host the second map.
    • This will alternate for each map if/until a tie breaker map is needed, when the team that has won the most combined rounds will host the final map.
    • If there is a tie in rank (i.e. both are unranked), the Team ID closest to 0 will host first.
    • If there is a tie in round count, the lower ranked team will host the tie breaker map.
    • If a team does not have any eligible players in the Hosting region selected for that match, that team will not host any maps
  4. The team that is not hosting will pick which side to play on.

  5. A "Lag Test" is not required unless the non-hosting team requests one be completed. This is a test round that doesn't count and uses the standard game settings that will be used during the match. For the lag test, a map that is not scheduled for play must be used. If the game lags during this test, a new host must be chosen. If both teams cannot agree on an acceptable host, a ticket must be submitted by both teams to cancel the match.

  6. Teams may not delay the match for more than 5 minutes between each round/map. A round is defined as a stopping point during the match when match settings may be altered, and/or players may switch sides or change equipment.

  7. We highly recommend that all players appear offline during their match. Users are not to dispute a match on purpose if the other team did not appear offline. If random players enter the room, ask them to leave. If they leave immediately without disrupting the match, the match can continue. If the player disrupts the match, the match is to resume from the score at which the player(s) entered.



Looking for team-mates, free voice chat for your team or just want a place to chill out with GameBattles Staff and Users? Check out the GameBattles Discord Server!


  1. Rules are subject to change at any time. It is the responsibility of all the users participating on this ladder to know and understand the rules before scheduling any matches. By sending or accepting a challenge in the challenge system, you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to abide by the rules posted here. This includes posting or accepting challenges on the Match Finder.

  2. All MLG/GameBattles accounts, teams, roster spots and crowns are property of Major League Gaming Corp. Any advertising of, or attempts to buy, sell, trade, or exchange any aforementioned item is strictly prohibited. This also includes offering to cancel matches in exchange for any item or service. Violators will be removed from all MLG/GameBattles online properties and all related accounts terminated. Furthermore, MLG reserves the right to deactivate, reset or temporarily suspend any account or team, without notice, that violates our Terms of Use.

  3. Users must utilize their own unique username when competing on MLG. This unique username must have been registered on MLG personally by the user. The registered username must contain the correct and complete Name, Address, and Email of the user. If a false Name, Address, or Email was entered, the user voids the privilege to participate in the Ladder/Tournament and receive any prizes.

  4. Users are prohibited from sharing MLG account information. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: usernames, passwords, gamertags, email accounts, etc. If another person accesses your account, you may be disqualified from the Ladder/Tournament you are participating in as well as be removed from MLG. You are responsible for keeping your account secure. MLG is not responsible for any losses incurred as a result of your account being compromised. You are personally responsible for accepting an invitation to a team. Someone else cannot accept a team invitation for you. If you do not personally accept a team invitation, you may be disqualified from competing. You will also forfeit the ability to receive prizes.

  5. Rules are customized for either GameBattles Premium Users (Premium Matches) or Non-Premium Matches. Many rules are universal, but some rules will specify instructions for Premium or Non-Premium Matches. Premium Matches utilize the ticket system and GameBattles Staff to resolve match issues. The Non-Premium Matches use the Community Match Resolution System (CMRS) to resolve match issues.

  6. Our goal here at GameBattles is to provide gamers with a place to find fair and competitive matches. In order to accomplish this goal, we will not tolerate players or teams that cause problems or attempt to undermine the positive atmosphere on GameBattles. This includes teams that cheat, dispute on purpose, or repeatedly abuse other players. The penalties for these offense are listed here. As with all accusations, valid proof must be provided. Please see the proof section below.

  7. MLG prohibits users from creating or managing more than one team on a ladder from the same household as well as competing against each other. Multiple people from the same household may compete on MLG however, only one username can be in a management position on a team. For example, only one username can be a Leader or Captain on a team. All other usernames from the same household cannot be anything higher than member on any team on the same ladder. If a player is banned, no other player within the same household is permitted to participate on GameBattles until the ban is expired for the banned player.

  8. Abuse of our volunteer Staff will not be tolerated in any form. This includes written messages or verbal comments inside and outside of match lobbies. The penalties for these offenses are listed here.

  9. The Leader of a team can change the team name, blast message, logos, avatars and website links. The images/information submitted must be appropriate and cannot violate our Forum Rules. Attempting to bypass the automatic censor by misspelling, inserting spaces or symbols, transposing letters, using look-alike symbols, or any other method is not allowed. Teams that attempt to bypass the censor will be subject to penalties.

  10. Teams on a ladder must contain the minimum number of eligible players to remain active on a ladder. Teams without the minimum number of eligible players - especially teams that are "abandoned" - are subject to removal at our discretion.

  11. Crown holders must play a minimum of 3 matches in the previous 7 days. Otherwise, the crown will be awarded to the 1st place team on the Ladder or be redistributed by GameBattles Staff.

  12. As to ensure fair competition, MLG reserves the right to amend all match-related rules listed herein on a case by case basis. Teams who manipulate these rules maliciously and/or at the expense of other members will be penalized for Unsportsmanlike Conduct.

  13. If you believe a member is evading a ban please file a ticket under the category Report: Evading Ban. No match should be disputed if you believe the opposing team is evading a ban. Finish the match, report the correct match scores then file a ticket under the above category and include your Match ID.

  14. Once a team is disbanded all matches on that team become final, and all disputed and schedule matches are subject to being forfeited.

  15. Players, Coaches, Managers, and Owners may not participate in Fantasy Sports or gambling that use the stats or results of any Pro Points Ladder, Tournament, or League for which they are registered.

General · Disconnection Rules · Rosters · Challenges · No Shows · Reporting
Cheating · CMRS · Proof · Playoffs

Disconnection Rules

  1. If a ladder has a specific rule for disconnection issues that rule would override the rules below.

  2. If a player/host disconnects during the initial launch of a map, the map will be restarted. The initial launch is defined as within the first 30 seconds and before the first kill.

  3. A team can start a map shorthanded unless it is for a Kill Dependent game mode

  4. If a player disconnects after the initial launch in a Kill Dependent game mode the team that had a player disconnect would forfeit the current map.

  5. Players may not leave the game intentionally to cause a disruption in round based game modes. Players caught doing this are subject to penalties.

Host Disconnection Round Based

  • If the hosting team disconnects during a round based game mode the hosting team would forfeit the round. 5 minutes will be given for the host to get back and restart the map. If the host does not rejoin within 5 minutes, another player on the hosting team may start the map and play shorthanded. Failure to start within 5 minutes will result in a forfeit. Please keep note of the round count and play the remaining rounds to determine a winner.

Host Disconnection Map Based

  • If the hosting team disconnects during a map based game mode they would forfeit that map.

Player Disconnection Round Based

  • If a player disconnects mid map in a round based game mode the current round will continue. Before the next round the hosting team will end the game or the opponent will leave the map. 5 minutes will be given to allow the player to reconnect. If the player does not reconnect the team may play shorthanded. Failure to be ready within 5 minutes is a forfeit of the map. Please keep note of the round count and play the remaining rounds to determine a winner.

Player Disconnection Map Based

  • If a player disconnects mid map during a map based game mode the map will continue to the end unless the game mode is Kill Dependent then the team whose player disconnected will then forfeit the map. If the map is not kill dependent the player may be re-invited while the map is still in progress unless otherwise specified on the rules page for that arena.

General · Disconnection Rules · Rosters · Challenges · No Shows · Reporting
Cheating · CMRS · Proof · Playoffs


  1. When you are added to a roster, it may take up to 6 hours before you will be eligible. A green eligibility icon will be displayed once you are eligible.

  2. All gamertags on a team's roster must be valid. The gamertag must be legitimately owned by the user on the roster.

  3. If a team uses an ineligible player in a match they will forfeit the map the ineligible player participated in. Proof must be shown to support any claims of an ineligible player playing in a match.

General · Disconnection Rules · Rosters · Challenges · No Shows · Reporting
Cheating · CMRS · Proof · Playoffs


  1. The only players eligible to play in the match are the players who are selected when the challenge was sent/accepted. Once a match is confirmed, the eligible players from both Teams will be displayed on the Match page. Players who enter the room, but whom were not selected to play beforehand, will be considered ineligible players.

  2. If you need to cancel an already accepted match, you must first select the match you wish to cancel and hit the "Request Cancellation" button. Your opponent will then either accept or decline the request. If the cancellation request is not accepted by your opponent, you will be required to play the match.

General · Disconnection Rules · Rosters · Challenges · No Shows · Reporting
Cheating · CMRS · Proof · Playoffs

No Shows

  1. A team has 15 minutes to show-up with the proper number of eligible players and be ready to start the match. Failure to do so will result in a forfeit. Teams are responsible for all scheduled matches.

  2. If you have a No Show issue, navigate to your match page and update your match status to: "I'm reporting: my opponent did not show up". As the match was not played, do not report any scores.
  3. To receive a no show win, you must submit a ticket within 45 minutes of the scheduled match time. If you have any proof, be sure to submit it in your ticket.

General · Disconnection Rules · Rosters · Challenges · No Shows · Reporting
Cheating · CMRS · Proof · Playoffs


  1. Both teams are responsible for reporting the match within 3 hours of its completion. If teams do not report matching results, the match will result in a dispute. Both teams are then required to submit a ticket regarding the dispute and include any valid proof they have. If you had a problem with the match, please select the Report Problem option and pick the option that best fits the outcome of your match. Then, you can submit a ticket containing your valid proof.

  2. Premium Matches: If you encountered an issue and there is no Report Problem that applies, report the match as a win for the team that won the number of rounds/maps needed to win a match. Then, you can submit a ticket containing your valid proof. If your claims are found to be valid with proof, a staff member has the ability to revert/finalise the outcome of the match.
  3. Non-Premium Matches: Select the appropriate option under Report Problem and follow the instructions on the Match Report screen.

  4. Falsifying match scores may result in a penalty. Do not dispute a match you lost legitimately. Disputing on purpose is defined as knowingly reporting that you won a match despite the outcome of the match resulting in a loss for your team.

  5. Teams that have 5 or more disputed matches will be automatically locked and unable to play additional matches. The team will not be unlocked until they have less than 5 disputed matches. To resolve disputes, please see rule number 1 above.

  6. Matches that go unreported by one team will be reported automatically for the team that did report. Matches that go unreported by both teams will be deleted automatically.

General · Disconnection Rules · Rosters · Challenges · No Shows · Reporting
Cheating · CMRS · Proof · Playoffs


  1. Teams caught cheating, glitching, or abusing in-game mechanics in any way, may forfeit the map, match or be banned at a staff members discretion.

General · Disconnection Rules · Rosters · Challenges · No Shows · Reporting
Cheating · CMRS · Proof · Playoffs

Community Match Resolution System

  1. The Community Match Resolution System (CMRS) is the system that is used for Non-Premium matches when there is a dispute. The GameBattles community will help to resolve the dispute by evaluating the match in the CMRS.

  2. If you have a problem with your Non-Premium Match, select the Report Problem option and pick the one that best fits the outcome of your match. This will put the match in disputed status.

  3. Your ticket must be submitted within 3 hours of the scheduled match time. Include as much detail as possible to help the community understand the problem.

  4. Your ticket must include valid proof to support your claim.

General · Disconnection Rules · Rosters · Challenges · No Shows · Reporting
Cheating · CMRS · Proof · Playoffs


  1. Submission Guidelines:

    • All proof submitted must be from the match in question. If you submit proof from the wrong match/game or links to inappropriate material, you risk being penalized.
    • Direct URLs to proof must be submitted.
  2. Proof Guidelines:

    • Must show proof from each map/game won.
    • Must be clearly visible, showing all gamertags present in the match.
    • Must show full in-game scoreboard (if applicable).
    • Restricted Item proof must show the scoreboard and be in video format.
  3. Suggested Upload Locations:

    • YouTube
    • Twitter
    • Third Party DVR Hosts (Xbox Clips, Xbox DVR etc)
  4. Other Guidelines:

    • All proof should remain available at the provided link for 7 days from the match time. Removing proof may result in the result being overturned.
    • For all glitching and cheating claims, the burden of proof is on the accuser. You must submit a ticket and include the URL link containing valid proof.

How to Capture Proof - What is Valid Proof?

General · Disconnection Rules · Rosters · Challenges · No Shows · Reporting
Cheating · CMRS · Proof · Playoffs


General · Disconnection Rules · Rosters · Challenges · No Shows · Reporting
Cheating · CMRS · Proof · Playoffs


Major League Gaming takes cheating very seriously. Included below is a list of our penalties. All MLG users are subject to these penalties.

As a reminder, Leaders are ultimately responsible for the actions of their team's members. Should a member submit inappropriate content or a Captain dispute a match, the Leader will be held accountable for that action as well. If you are not comfortable with this responsibility, we suggest you transfer leadership to someone who is.

Offense Description Duration Disband Reset Disabled
Ticket Spam/Abuse Spamming or Abusing the Ticket System 2 Days No No No
Managing Multiple Accounts Managing Mult. Accounts or Double Rostering 3 Days No No No
Repeated Evading Territory Restriction Repeated Evading of Tournament Territory Restrictions 3 Days No No No
Regional Rule Violation Violating Regional Rule 4 Days No No No
Attempting Free Wins Attempting Free Wins 6 Days No No No
Selling MLG Property Selling Major League Gaming Property 7 Days Yes Yes No
Staff Abuse Abuse of Support Member 14 Days Yes No No
Disputing on Purpose Disputing a Match Without Valid Proof 14 Days Yes No No
Cheating or Glitching Cheating or Glitching in a Match 15 Days Yes No No
Free Wins Giving or Receiving Free Wins 30 Days Yes Yes No
Disputing on Purpose (2+) Disputing a Match - Multiple Offenses 30 Days Yes No No
Evading - Minor Evading an Active Ban 30 Days Yes No No
Impersonating Staff Impersonating an MLG Staff Member 45 Days Yes Yes No
Arena - 3rd Party Device Uploading Proof from a 3rd Party Device 45 Days No No No
Fake Proof Submitting Fake Proof for a Match 60 Days Yes Yes No
Evading - Severe Evading an Active Ban 60 Days Yes Yes No
Playing with a Hacker/IP Flooder Playing in a match with a teammate using Infections/Modified Console/IP Flooding 90 Days Yes Yes No
Bypassing Age Restrictions Playing on an age restricted ladder while under the required age 180 Days No No No
Chargeback Disputing an MLG Store Purchase 1 Years Yes No No
General Violation Inappropriate social media activity and general misconduct. 1 Years No No No
Hijacking/Phishing Accounts Hijacking/Phishing MLG Accounts 2 Years Yes Yes No
IP Flooding IP Flooding in a Match 2 Years Yes Yes No
Modified Console Using a Modified Console to Cheat in a Match 2 Years Yes Yes No
Evading Hijacking Accounts Ban Evading Hijacking Accounts Ban 2 Years Yes Yes No
Proxy IP Proxies Are Not Allowed on MLG 10 Years No No No