Major Nelson, announced that the biggest Halo World Championship Tournament ever would begin next month, and feature the newly released Halo 5: Guardians. The tournament, which is being held in partnership with such eSports entities as the MLG, ESL, and Gfinity, will feature a 1.7 million dollar cash prize pool, part of which was funded by the Halo Community via Halo 5’s Requisition System (REQ System), and will consist of both online and in-person tournaments held all over the world.
The timeline of the event, as reported by Majornelson.com, is as follows:
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 event will be open to all who wish to join, and those thinking of entering can head to halo.gg to find more information about the tournament and sign up to compete before things kick off next month. For everyone else, steams of the various events held over the course of the tournament will be broadcast live on both Twitch and Xbox Live.
Halo 5 Guardians launched for the Xbox One earlier this month.