July 3rd 2013 6:00 am PT

“Halo 4” Global Championship Announced – $500,000 in prizes are on the line

Today 343 Industries announced the “Halo 4” Global Championship.” They have teamed up with Virgin Gaming for this global tournament. Below are the details from the official press release. Hit this FAQ for more information as well.

“Halo 4” Global Championship Announced

343 Industries and Virgin Gaming reunite to launch the biggest ‘Halo 4’ tournament ever
with $500,000 in prizes

343 Industries, Xbox 360 and Virgin Gaming are teaming up again to launch the “Halo 4” Global Championship, a summer-long tournament that will give gamers around the world a chance to battle* for glory and win $500,000 in prizes, including a grand prize of $200,000.

Spanning multiple live events and five weeks of online competition on Xbox Live, the tournament is the biggest “Halo 4” competition yet, and will kick off at the Rooster Teeth Expo on July 5 and on Xbox Live on July 15. Competitors will test their skill and fortitude against one another in intense free-for-all matches over a series of qualifying rounds (based on average scores and elimination matches) for a chance to rise through the global leaderboards and win coveted prizes.

The tournament will culminate with a two-day Finals competition in Seattle, WA from Aug. 31 to Sept. 1, where players will battle to become the ultimate Spartan, with the top players receiving cash prizes.

Beginning today, players can register for the “Halo 4” Global Championship by visiting www.halo4globalchampionship.com and will be able to participate in two ways:

· Online Competition on Xbox Live. By registering through Virgin Gaming at www.halo4globalchampionship.com and selecting the custom tournament playlist in “Halo 4,” players will be able to join the competition for free on Xbox Live. Each week there will be a different free-for-all mode for players to enjoy.

To qualify for a chance to compete in the Finals, players will need to complete a minimum of 20 matches in the tournament playlist per week. At the end of each week the players with the top four average scores will be deemed winners and be eligible to compete in the Finals. Additionally, each week qualifying players will have a chance to randomly win** special prizes.

· Live Events. Players will also be able to join the tournament by participating in live competitions at the Rooster Teeth Expo in Austin, TX from July 5 to 7 and Gamescom in Cologne, Germany from Aug. 21 to 25. Six finalists from each of the live events and 20 from the online qualifiers will receive an expenses paid trip to participate in the Finals in Seattle, Washington.

For additional information, including the registration process, rules, prizing and a full list of qualifying countries, please visit: www.halo4globalchampionship.com and select the registration link.

Halo By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Xijar

    What better name for a gaming company than “Virgin Gaming”, haha.

  • ErtomicV

    Tried signing up, but it looks like they’re having problems. When I do though, I’m gonna need a montage.

    • hiruu

      The site probably getting slammed with people registering.

  • マリオ

    That’s one way to get people interested in Halo again.

  • Karl Cramer

    How come this isn’t being done through the Xbox Tournaments (Virgin Gaming) app on Xbox 360?

  • Forerunner

    Judging by the volume of comments on this announcement and Halo 4’s seventh place weekly XBL ranking, I’d say too little too late. This entry unfortunately followed the high revenue, quick population drop-off of Wii Fit.

    • マリオ

      Not much to complain about so there are less comments.

    • Jedi

      It’s never too late for a $200,000 first place prize tournament.

      • Forerunner

        Agreed. Great for gamers; I think to keep Halo 4 multiplayer revelant though its too late.

  • SirMegalon

    Keep on flogging that dead horse, microsoft. Halo 4 was such a bitter disappointment. :(

  • Cristian Alexis Colon Torres

    You guys really want people to play this garbage huh?

  • Boss

    Use the $500,000 to give-a-way 500 Xbox One consoles instead

    • Dennis Crosby

      there giving some away this fall through the Doritos and Mountain Dew promotion

      • DarkMaturus

        Heck ya!

  • Boss

    Should make a Titanfall Global Championship I’d smack y’all up

  • Bruce Cassner

    RTX 2013: Suck it Mayans!

  • StudioMultimédia Gon’Interacti

    thats a great opportunity, i’ve always ask myself why there were no tournement on xbox live. Glad to see one, unfortunatly on a game franchise that i’ve never played… thanks to murphy’s law.

  • Justin Gallman

    Ugh, why does Halo have to be M? There’s nothing bad in it!! I want to register in this.