343 Industries, Xbox 360 and Virgin Gaming have launched the Halo 4 Global Championship, a summer-long tournament offering $500,000 in prizes - $200,000 of which goes to the winner.
The competition spans multiple live events and five weeks of online gaming over Xbox LIVE. Everything kicks off at the Rooster Teeth Expo on July 5 and on Xbox LIVE on July 15.
Competitors will battle in 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.
The tournament will conclude with a two-day Finals competition in Seattle, WA from August 31 to September 1, where players will compete to become the ultimate Halo gamer.
Register to take part over on halo4globalchampionship.com, with the option to participate in two wasy:
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 August 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.
Source: Press release