Halo World Championship Kicks Off in December | MOUSE n JOYPAD

Earlier this year at gamescom, 343 Industries and Xbox announced the Halo World Championship (HaloWC), the biggest Halo esports competition in franchise history that is centered on the ultra-competitive Arena multiplayer mode of Halo 5: Guardians. We’re excited to unveil new details, including when and where the tournament will take place, an update on the crowd-fund assisted prize-pool, and how you and your friends can register to compete against the very best around the world.

HaloWC Prize Pool at $1.7 Million and Growing!

Xbox and 343 Industries originally announced a starting prize pool of $1 million for the Halo World Championship, with the potential to grow through crowd-funding via the all-new Requisition System (REQ System) of Halo 5: Guardians. Since launch, the prize pool has grown tremendously because of the Halo community, bringing the prize pool to $1.7 million and growing daily.

Tournament Format

Partnering with MLG, ESL and Gfinity, the Halo World Championship consists of online and in-person live events that will take place in U.S. and Canada, Europe along with the Middle East and Africa, Greater Asia, Latin America, and Australia and New Zealand. Key dates include:

• 6th December, 2015 – Online Ladders Begin

• 19th December, 2015 to 31st January, 2016 – Online Qualifiers and Regional In-Person Live Events

• 23rd January to 21st February, 2016 – Regional Finals across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia/Australia/New Zealand

• 1st March to 20th March, 2016 – Halo World Championship Prelims and Finals

To find out more about the tournament including online ladders, qualifiers and regional in-person live events go HERE. We will of course bring you all the news as it happens around this torunament, right here at Mouse n Joypad.