Microsoft and 343 Industries released new details about the upcoming Halo World Championship this week, announcing that the event will kick off next month with a starting prize pool of $1 million.

That pool can and has been increased with the new Requisition System within Halo 5: Guardians, topping the prize pool at a massive $1.7 million at the time of writing, a number which is set to be raised even further as more people acquire REQ packs.

The event will start on December 6th, 2015 when the online ladders commence, shortly after that the Online Qualifiers and Regional In-Person Live Events will start on December 19th, 2015 and run up to January 31st, 2016.

The Regional Finals across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia/Australia/New Zealand will run from January 23rd, 2016 up until February 21st, 2016, all leading up to the Halo World Championship Prelims and Finals will commence on March 1st, 2016 and run up to March 20th, 2016.

This will also be run in a partnership with MLG, ESL and Gfinity.

If you would like to learn more about the event and register then you should head over to the new esports portal for Halo,

Microsoft have also said that they will be live streaming the ladders, qualifiers, regionals and finals on the Halo and Xbox Twitch channels, so if you are just a spectator you will be able to do so there.

Source: Major Nelson

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