Halo 4 Global Championship announced
$500,000 in prizes up for grabs in the biggest Halo 4 competition yet
343 Industries, Xbox 360 and Virgin Gaming are teaming up to launch the Halo 4 Global Championship, a summer-long tournament that will give gamers around the world a chance to win $500,000 in prizes, including a grand prize of $200,000.
Spanning multiple live events and five weeks of head-to-heads on Xbox Live, the tournament is the biggest Halo 4 competition yet, and will kick off at the Rooster Teeth Expo in Austin, Texas on 5th July, and then on Xbox Live on 15th July. Competitors will test their skill in free-for-all matches over a series of qualifying rounds (based on average scores and elimination matches), for a chance to rise through the global leaderboards. Those interested can get started by registering on the official website.
The tournament will culminate with a two-day Finals competition in Seattle, WA from 31st Aug. to 1st Sept. To qualify for a chance to compete in the Finals in Seattle, players will need to complete a minimum of 20 matches in the tournament playlist per week. At the end of each week the players with the top four average scores will be deemed winners and be eligible to compete in the Finals. Additionally, each week qualifying players will have a chance to randomly win special prizes.
Halo 4 was released last Fall exclusively on Xbox 360.