London-based esports tournament organiser Gfinity will be hosting part of the Halo World Championship once again.
The company is on the lookout for the best Halo players in Europe, and there’s a $25,000 prize pool up for grabs.
The Halo World Championship will return to the Gfinity Esports Arena from February 23rd to 25th 2018 and is open to both teams and newcomers alike. There’s also a new free-for-all tournament that boasts a prize pool of $5,000 for solo players.
The final four teams will take a share of the $25,000 prize pool and will also qualify for the Halo World Championship 2018 Finals, to compete for a share of the overall $1 million prize pool.
Additionally, the top four highest seeded teams from the online qualification cups in the weeks prior to the LAN event will get paid travel and accommodation to the event, courtesy of Halo developer 343 Industries.
Also, UK players will be able to don the Union Jack flag, as Halo World Championship 2018 country flag skins are coming to Halo 5: Guardians.
There’s more details here.
Elsewhere, Gfinity is also hosting the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Winter Series 2018.
This competition is also open to all, with the prize pot shared across amateur, intermediate and the main skill divisions.
There’s over $50,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs and registration is open now.
Participating teams will compete in CEVO’s signature eight-week Swiss-style regular season format in an attempt to qualify for the online playoffs, which take place from March to May 2018, and the chance to climb the ladder of ranked skill divisions.
There’s full details here and here.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.