If you’re unaware of the Halo World Championship, it’s a massive online tournament using the multiplayer of Halo 5: Guardians. 343 Industries and XBOX have partnered up with MLG, ESL, and Gfinity in an effort to bring Gamers from the US, Canada, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Greater Asia, Latin America, New Zealand and Australia.
Starting December 6th, Gamers from these countries will descend into the Halo 5 online arenas, with the sights set on winning the grand prize. Previously, the Halo World Championship grand prize was only $1 million. However, with crowd-funding from the REQ System in Halo 5, the total has increased by $700,000.
The tournament won’t all be on one day, that would somewhat impossible. Instead, they’ve broken up the tournament into these spaced out stages.
- December 6, 2015 – Online Ladders Begin
- December 19, 2015 to January 31, 2016–Online Qualifiers and Regional In-Person Live Events
- January 23, 2016 to February 21, 2016–Regional Finals across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia/Australia/New Zealand
- March 1, 2016 to March 20, 2016–Halo World Championship Prelims and Finals
The whole process is looking to take close to four months to complete but whoever wins will have 1,700,000 reasons to be happy about it.
To register, go to www.Halo.gg. For spectators, check out the XBOX Twitch channel starting December 6th to watch the start of the tournament.