To commemorate the launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection , and as well as the 10th anniversary of the original Halo 2 , some lucky Halo players will a chance to play the multiplayer Beta of Halo 5: Guardians at an event coined as “HaloFest”, which will be taking place in Los Angeles.
On Saturday, November 8, HaloFest will kick off at ESL’s sSports studio in Burbank, California, where 32 of the of the biggest names in eSports will compete for a share $50,000 and a chance to be the first to play the multiplayer Beta of the next Halo game to the series. Appropriately, these 32 players will be playing Halo 2: Anniversary .
Teaming up with ESL and Twitch, 343 Industries has promised to bring two days-worth of “ world-class 4v4 Halo 2: Anniversary tournament gameplay just days before the release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. ” Instead of rostering teams between the 32 players, the Halo developer instead opted to have eight elite Halo players serve as team captains, who’ll have approximately one week to select three other team members to participate in the tournament, dubbed as the “Launch Invitational”.
All of the action will be streamed live via Twitch as the eight teams fight for first place at the Avalon Theater. It’s also implied that the lucky players who win the opportunity to play Halo 5: Guardian’s multiplayer Beta will be showing off the next Halo sequel live for all to see before its December release.
Additionally, the world premier of the first episode of Halo: Nightfall will also debut during the festival. You can find full details for the event via the source link below.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is slated to release on Tuesday, November 11 this year, exclusively for Xbox One–just about exactly 10 years since the original Halo 2 initially launched. We’ll bring you more news on the game should further information reach our ears.
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