Studio 343 Industries concluded a partnership with FACEIT, an eSports organization, and announced the launch of an online Halo: The Master Chief Collection tournament. Primarily, gamers will fight in Halo 2: Anniversary, but matches will also be held in other projects of the collection.
The tournament will begin on May 23. Players will be able to take part in matches every Saturday until July 18th. The format of the competition is designed so that amateur and professional teams can take part in it. The first tournament will be open with up to sixteen teams. Next week, the eight best of them will meet with eight professional teams from the recent DreamHack Anaheim Championship.
The eight best teams will automatically be counted in the next professional tournament, taking the place of first eight teams from DreamHack Anaheim. After the completion of the professional tournament, the cycle will be repeated. Tournaments will be held according to the Olympic system.
Both amateur and professional tournaments have a prize pool for teams who win. Having taken the first place in an open competition, the team will win $ 250. At the same time, a team of professional e-sportsmen will receive 2 thousand dollars for a victory in their league.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is now available on PC and Xbox One. So far, the computer version includes Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo: Reach, and Halo 2: Anniversary, while the console version includes Halo: Reach, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST and Halo 4. All these versions will eventually appear in the collection for the PC.