New details regarding the Halo World Championships have been revealed today. After the initial announcement at Gamescom earlier this year, Halo fans around the world have been busting to find out when and where this showdown will happen.
Along with those details comes an update on the crowd-fund assisted prize pool and where you can go to register to take part in one of the most anticipated e-Sports events of 2015.
HaloWC Prize Pool at $1.7 Million and Growing!
Xbox and 343 Industries originally announced a starting prize pool of $1 million for the Halo World Championship, with the potential to grow through crowd-funding via the all-new Requisition System (REQ System) of Halo 5: Guardians. Since launch, the prize pool has grown tremendously because of the Halo community, bringing the prize pool to $1.7 million and is growing daily!
Partnering with MLG, ESL and Gfinity, the Halo World Championship consists of online and in-person live events that will take place in U.S. and Canada, Europe along with the Middle East and Africa, Greater Asia, Latin America, and Australia and New Zealand. Key dates include:
- 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
NOTE: For more information regarding the online ladders, qualifiers and regional in-person live events, please visit: www.Halo.gg.
Anyone who wants to learn more or register in the Halo World Championship should head over to the new Halo esports portal, Halo.gg. For esports fans, we’ll be livestreaming everything from ladders, qualifiers, regionals and finals – be sure to tune-in to the Halo and Xbox Twitch channels! The stakes have never been higher in the world of Halo esports – maybe it’s time to start practicing?