Today marks a new era in the history of console eSports as we launch head first into Halo 5: Guardians and the $1 Million Halo World Championship. The Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer experience brings a range new features, improving gameplay with new modes, new Spartan abilities and expertly crafted maps.
Along with the evolution of multiplayer gameplay, 343 Industries is expanding on the Halo Championship Series with the announcement of the $1,000,000 Halo World Championship! In a clip from today’s Xbox Gamescom Media Briefing they also hinted at some new partners for the HCS, including ESL, MLG, Twitch & YouTube Gaming. With a squad like that, the possibilities are limitless.
Continuing the hype, ESL is also hosting a Halo 5: Guardians Invitational tournament at Gamescom with 4 professional Halo teams: Supremacy, CAZ, Epsilon & OpTic Gaming. We got a preview of the battles to come during today’s Xbox Gamescom Media Briefing with a showdown between Epsilon eSports & OpTic Gaming.
Last but not least, we were more than excited to premiere our brand new Halo 5: Guardians A40 +MixAmp™ M80 with the Xbox One Limited Edition Bundle. The Guardians-inspired dark chrome A40 + MixAmp™ M80 with metallic blue accents is designed to complement the Halo 5 Xbox One Console and controller, a must-have for Halo fans and gamers alike. More info & dates coming soon!
With the celebration of the Halo 5: Guardians, the HCS and all the new products we’re reminded what really keeps us going, our true inspiration –the community. As we work with Halo to redefine console eSports you can guarantee, big or small, we’ll be giving back to the fans. Be sure to follow our partners at Beyond Entertainment for the latest Halo news and updates on ASTRO tournaments, contests & prizes.
GG Xbox & 343! We can’t wait to play!