The stage is truly set for the Halo World Championship, with Microsoft and 343 announcing today that they have narrowed the field down to the final 16 teams. These teams will compete for the grand prize, which will be the majority share of a $2.5 million prize pool. This prize has grown thanks to the microtransactions contained within Halo 5, which adds a portion of its revenue with each purchase. The grand finals of the Halo World Championship will take place between March 18th and the 20th in Hollywood, CA.
“Since we first announced a starting prize pool of $1 million at gamescom 2015, the winnings for the Halo World Championship has grown immensely due to community crowd-funding via the Halo 5: Guardians REQ System. The final prize pool is now locked and players will compete to win their slice of $2.5 million at the Halo World Championship. And if being the best Halo team in the world wasn’t enough of an incentive, this might be: the first place team will take home a total of $1 million – the biggest individual prize pool in console esports history.”
The final 16 teams that will compete for the grand prize are “Team Allegiance (NA), Counter Logic Gaming (NA), Evil Geniuses (NA), Team Liquid (NA), Noble eSports (NA), Renegades (NA), Triggers Pound (NA), Denial eSports (NA), Epsilon eSports (EMEA), FabE (EMEA), exceL (EMEA), Team Infused (EMEA), Team Immunity (AU), Team Exile5 (AU), Skyfire (Asia) and Chosen Squad (LATAM).”