Halo World Championship Latest News & Updates: The Gaming Event Returns in 2017 With a Whopping Prize Pool of $1 Million, More Details Here!
Over the past few years, Halo World Championship event has been a success and with Microsoft's commitment, the company has officially announced that the event is making a comeback in 2017. Its massive prize pool offered in the tournament is what makes people turn their heads.
According to GameSpot, the Halo World Championship Finals will be featuring a dozen teams from different parts of the world to compete for the $1 million prize pool. Microsoft is also working closely with Electronic Sports Leagues well as making few modifications on the format for this year's event.
For the teams to proceed into a double-elimination bracket, they are required to make it out of their group first. The screening to see if players meet the necessary requirements for the Halo World Championship starts in January in St. Louis, which will carry on at different sites throughout the world in the lead-up to the Finals that will happen sometime in April 2017.
According to WWG, the preliminary competitions in January will have $50,000 prize in St. Louis, to be followed by London, Mexico City and Las Vegas before the Halo World Championship event takes place. In 2015 World Championship, team Counter-Logic Gaming won against team Allegiance. Meanwhile, competing teams haven't been announced yet for this year's event.
Microsoft's latest move only proves its profound commitment to "Halo" in the esports world after it was announced that the game will have its own reality-based series. However, it is still unknown whether the Halo World Championship will tie in with the series.
The Halo World Championship Series (HCS) is sponsored by Microsoft and 343 industries. It is a professional "Halo" league, which is governed by Electronic Sports League or ESL.
Microsoft announced in August 2015 that it will increase the total prize pool of the event to $1 million US dollars. The Halo World Championship Series Season 1 took place from Dec. 12, 2014 to March 8, 2015 with 12 official tournaments in total - seven online and five LANs.