It’s a very exciting time in the Halo eSports scene. As the community is currently seeing it’s biggest surge since the competitive Halo 3 day’s. With Halo 5: Guardians recently launching late last year, the game has received a pretty successful eSports treatment by 343 Industries, the current developers of the Halo franchise. Halo 5: Guardians mutliplayer has been dubbed “The next-gen arena shooter”, and it truly does live up to that title, as we are seeing it in action with every event that goes by.
Late last year, 343 Industries and Xbox also announced the Halo World Championship. The brand new tournament series, already boasting a $2mil prize pool for the championships, is now kicking off with both qualifiers, and invitationals taking place in different regions around the globe.
The latest addition to the series however, is Halo 5’s to-be presence at the upcoming X Games, taking place in Aspen from January 28th-31st. The title will be featured at the games as part of the Halo World Championship Tour. The HWC’s stop at the X Games will also include, for the first time ever, both “segments and highlights of the competition” fully integrated into the X Games Aspen broadcasts on ESPN!
The tournament will feature eight of the top teams from around the globe; six North American teams, and two international teams. All teams will be competing in a group play format that will eventually lead into a single elimination bracket tournament, all taking place on the X Games grounds.
The winning team of the tournament will receive medals as well as their share of the $30k prize pool. It’s also worth mentioning however, that the Halo World Championship Tour: X Games Aspen Invitational will now award points or change placements for the regional finals for ANY teams.
It’s truly great to see competitive Halo making it’s way back on the big screen, in a big way!
You can learn more about the event, as well as purchase tickets by visiting the official announcement page, located here