Microsoft has officially revealed at gamescom 2015’s Xbox press conference that there will be a $1,000,000 World Championship with the addition of crowdfunding for 343 Industries’ Halo 5: Guardians game title. Halo continues to rise as a first-person shooter eSport.https://twitter.com/Halo/status/628587450240233475 As Halo 5: Guardians becomes Microsoft’s primary exclusive shooter, Microsoft in partnership with the Electronic Sports League, Major League Gaming, Amazon.com’s Twitch.tv and YouTube Gaming have delivered a World Championship for Xbox competitors. But that’s not all. Halo presenter and commentator Richard “TheSimms” Simms has recently announced that the Halo World Championship will also include crowdfunding in its $1 million prize pool. https://twitter.com/TheSimms/status/628594631152898048 A prize pool of over $1 million was confirmed within the Halo Championship Series’ announcement for the World Championship, with this statement:
In conjunction with the World Championship, Halo has recently created a Twitter account for coverage and content on the Halo Championship Series and Halo eSports in general. https://twitter.com/HCS/status/628601550148108288 You can preview Halo 5: Guardians live on Twitch.tv/Halo at 4PM CEST / 7AM PDT during the gamescom 2015 Halo invitational, as CAZ.Esports, Surpremency, Epsilon eSports and OpTic Gaming battle it out for the first time.
What new tales will be shared? With a prize pool of over $1 Million, we can’t wait to see how things unfold, and we hope you’ll join us!
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