Earlier this year at gamescom, 343 Industries and Xbox announced the Halo World Championship (HaloWC), the biggest Halo esports competition in franchise history that is centered on the ultra-competitive Arena multiplayer mode of Halo 5: Guardians. Exciting new details have been unveiled, including when and where the tournament will take place, an update on the crowd-fund assisted prize-pool, and how you and your friends can register to compete against the very best around the world.
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?