The Halo news keeps on churning out today.The folks at Microsoft put out the debut trailer for the live-action series “Halo: Nightfall” today and now have announced an event for Los Angeles on November 10th, the day before “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” releases.
HaloFest started three years ago to celebrate the 10th anniversary of “Halo: Combat Evolved.” With it, a living museum of Halo history was made. “Halo 2” celebrates its 10th anniversary and the following events will be taking place.
HaloFest will take place in the Avalon Theater. This event serves as an homage to the past, present and future of Halo. It will also give fans exclusive previews of the “Halo 5: Guardians” multiplayer beta, interviews with people from 343 Industries and Microsoft, a Halo Tournament, and the world premiere of “Halo: Nightfall.”
The Halo tournament will feature 32 of the best e-sport players going head-to-head in “Halo 2” multiplayer. The grand prize is $20,000 and being able to be the first ones to play in the “Halo 5: Guardians” multiplayer beta. Second place takes home a cool $12,000. Folks running the event have selected eight team leaders who be team captains. These team captains will decide on three members to have on their team. This tournament will take place on November 8th-9th and will be streamed live on Twitch.tv/halo. Highlights from the tournament will be shown at HaloFest.
The team captains have been notified of their captainship, and are currently selecting their peers to form their rosters for the tournament. Please note that some elite players that you may expect to see on this list were omitted because another team captain had communicated that they had an interest in selecting them for their team. What I’m trying to say is that OGRE2 may be in attendance.
The teams will be fighting for the following prize money:
- 1st – $20,000 USD
- 2nd – $12,000 USD
- 3rd – $6,000 USD
- 4th – $4,000 USD
- 5th/6th – $2,500 USD
- 7th/8th – $1,500 USD
In next week’s Bulletin, we’ll announce the final team lineups that you can expect to see on launch weekend. Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez will be joining me for play-by-play and analysis, and all of the action will be streamed at Twitch.tv/Halo.
There is no ticket information available (if tickets are even being offered.) However, HaloFest will be streamed in its entirety on Twitch starting at 8pm PT.
“Halo: The Master Chief Collection” is set to release on November 11th.
Will any of you be checking out HaloFest? How about the TV show? Let us know in the comments.
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