With HCS having a very successful run in Halo 2: Anniversary, 343 is looking to expand that competitive scene with Halo 5: Guardians. Halo 5: Guardians looks to be getting very competitive with its new Arena mode and with all the new spartan ability the pace of the game will be at its best. The highest prize pool Halo has had was $200,000 for the Halo 4 Global Champion in 2013.
“The pros who play e-sports are famous,” said Bonnie Ross, the head of 343 Industries, the Microsoft game studio here in the Seattle suburbs that develops Halo. “They’re icons who people who look up to. These are people that fans aspire to be.”
So Microsoft is announcing $1 Million in prize money for a future Halo Tournament which is huge for Halo. In the past we have seen games like Call of Duty get $1 million in prize money and with Halo doing the same thing says a lot for the competitive scene in the future.
The bottom line is all game developers everywhere are looking for ways to turn their games into e-sports titles,” said Rahul Sood, a former Microsoft executive who is now chief executive of Unikrn, a start-up that runs a site for betting on e-sports.
“For us players, it makes life that much easier,” said Michael Chaves, a professional Halo player who, like his peers, is better known by his online gamer name, Flamesword. “Microsoft is listening.”
Halo 5: Guardians will be available on October 27th, 2015. Will you be getting it?
UPDATE: Halo World Championship coming soon!
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