Halo 5: Guardians – 343i Announces $1 Million Halo World Championship, Gamescom Invitational Kicks Off Friday

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Following the reveal of Halo 5: Guardians’ new “Coliseum” arena multiplayer map at Gamescom 2015, Microsoft and 343 Industries expressed their excitement over Halo eSports with the announcement of the Halo World Championship.

“The Halo series has always been synonymous with console eSports and online competition,” they explained. “With Halo 5: Guardians we are fully embracing that legacy with the announcement of the inaugural Halo World Championship, which launches later this year, featuring over $1 million dollars in prizing. The Halo World Championship will focus on Halo 5: Guardians’ hyper-competitive Arena multiplayer experience.”

As a preview of things to come, Halo fans will want to tune in to this weekend’s Halo 5: Guardians Gamescom Invitational, taking place on Friday, August 7, starting at 7AM PST / 10AM EST on either the Halo Channel or Twitch.tv/Halo. Invited teams include Epsilon Esports (EU), Supremecy (EU), CAZ.Esports (EU), and OpTic Gaming (NA).

Tune in and keep your eyes and ears open for more details on the Halo World Championship in the future.