Microsoft seems set to develop the model consciousness surrounding its titular gaming franchise, Halo.
Microsoft introduced yesterday January 22, 2019, the all-new Halo Champion Sequence (HCS) Invitational which is able to make its first look on the media, music and know-how competition South by Southwest (SXSW) this March from the 15th to the 17th.
Because the Halo recreation franchise converges on the intersection of media and know-how, providing an esports competitors at this years SXSW looks as if a golden alternative to develop the burgeoning esports viewers as effectively bolster the Xbox model at a comparatively unconventional crowd.
The HCS Invitational at SXSW will function a range a Halo tournaments and experiences for skilled gamers and Halo followers alike. On the principle stage, the highest six Halo groups from the Halo Traditional in St. Louis have been invited for a double elimination Halo three showdown over the $100,000 prize pool. The Microsoft Retailer 2v2 Throwdown will see hometown heroes compete alongside regional execs for a $5,000 prize pool. Professionals, casters, content material creators and followers will come collectively for a Large Group Battle Bonanza to compete collectively on the mainstage. And at last, attendees can have the prospect to compete in an open Free-For-All event with a $5,000 prize pool on the road. For a full breakdown of tournaments and actions, head to Halo Waypoint.
Past being a part of Halo historical past, these in attendance on the SXSW19 HCS will even be aware of some unique bulletins concerning the franchise.
A publish on Halo Waypoint, linked to within the Xbox Wire publish above, additionally contains this tidbit: “Not solely will you be handled to wonderful matches and gameplay, however we’ve additionally received some thrilling MCC information to disclose throughout the present,” so followers of Halo: The Grasp Chief Assortment have added incentive to tune in.