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Halo World Championship features $2.5m prize pool

Emma Clark

Published 23/02/2016 | 13:28

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The Halo World Championship will feature 16 teams competing for a share of $2.5m, the largest prize pool for a first person shooter tournament.

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The Halo World Championship will see 16 of the best teams from around the globe compete for a share of $2.5m. This is the largest ever prize pool for a first-person shooter and the seventh largest prize pool in esports history, according to Esports Earnings.

The tournament will be held on March 18-20 in Hollywood; Microsoft is yet to announce the exact location of the event.

The prize pool was initially set at $1 million, but like other tournaments of late, fans were able to contribute to the pot via in-game microtransactions.

Here are the 16 teams that will compete in the Halo World Championship:

  • Team Allegiance (North America)
  • Counter Logic Gaming (North America)
  • Evil Geniuses (North America)
  • Team Liquid (North America)
  • Noble eSports (North America)
  • Renegades (North America)
  • Triggers Pound (North America)
  • Denial eSports (North America)
  • Epsilon eSports (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa)
  • FabE (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa)
  • exceL (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa)
  • Team Infused (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa)
  • Team Immunity (Australia)
  • Team Exile5 (Australia)
  • Skyfire (Asia)
  • Chosen Squad (Latin America)

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