Halo’s greatest players in the world will be battling it out for a lot more than just bragging rights. Microsoft has announced that 16 teams across the world will be fighting each other for a shot to win $2.5 million dollars!
According to Esports Earnings tracking site, this is the seventh largest prize pool in eSports history and the highest ever for a first-person shooter. Most of the popular eSports games are played on PC, but Halo is a great example of a console hit finding major success in the eSports world.
Microsoft initially set the prize pool at $1 million, but it that pool was raised via crowdfunding by fans through Halo 5: Guardians’ REQ system of in-game micro-transactions.
The competition features players competing in Halo 5: Guardians and the tournament will take place from March 18th to March 20th in Hollywood CA, but Microsoft has yet to announce an exact venue.
Here are the final 16 teams that will be blowing each other away for the chance to win $2.5 million:
Team Allegiance (North America)
Counter Logic Gaming (North America)
Evil Geniuses (North America)
Team Liquid (North America)
Noble eSports (North America)
Renegades (North America)
Triggers Pound (North America)
Denial eSports (North America)
Epsilon eSports (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa)
FabE (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa)
exceL (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa)
Team Infused (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa)
Team Immunity (Australia)
Team Exile5 (Australia)
Chosen Squad (Latin America)