Last month we reported on the Halo 5 Guardians tournament at the X Games Aspen Invitational. There is even more Halo competition to report on today, as 16 Halo World Championship teams from around the world are now set to compete in the Halo World Championship finals in Hollywood, California.
Several dramatic stories have already developed in the tournament thus far, perhaps promising for more drama in the finals. The biggest such stories is the rising of team Denial eSports to the top of the ranks. Team Denial defeated top seeded Team Allegiance before pushing Counter Logic Gaming to a six game series, leading to team CLG coming out as the champions of the North American regionals.
As a result, Team Counter Logic Gaming and Denial eSports will join several other teams in March’s Halo World Championship final event. Other teams from North America which will compete in the finals include: Team Allegiance, Evil Geniuses, Team Liquid, Noble eSports, Renegades, Triggers Pound.
Since the event is global, teams from Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Latin America are also represented. For more information on the teams, you can click on their names as seen below.
After crowd funding via the Halo 5: Guardians REQ System, the final prize is now locked in, and players will compete to win a total of $2.5 million. The first place team can take up to $1 million, which is the biggest individual pool prize in console esports history.
If you’re looking to attend this event to see the prize be taken up for grabs, you should stay tuned for more information. The exact venue will be announced on March 4th, and until then you can follow visit Halo.gg or follow Halo on Twitter for more information.
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