UPDATE (July 5th 2019): FACEIT has revealed the qualifier and prize pool info.
The open LAN tournament is currently capped at 32 team entries from Europe and North America. Online Open Qualifiers will take place on the FACEIT platform on July 20th and July 27th/28th to determine the best NA and EU teams who will compete at Twickenham Stadium this summer.
The winning team from North America and Europe plus the European runner-up will receive travel, accommodation and event entry to FACEIT Ignite. The online tournaments will also be used in the seeding process for the event. NA teams can now sign up here, and EU teams can sign up here.
The tournament will feature two days of competition, one day of Halo 3 and to take full advantage of the Master Chief Collection, one day of 2v2 Halo 5 on Xbox One, with a $30,000 prize pool on the line across the two tournaments.
The prize pool distribution is as follows:
Halo 3 4v4 - $25000
- 1st - $10000
- 2nd - $6000
- 3rd - $4000
- 4th - $2500
- 5th & 6th - $1250
Halo 5 2v2 - $5000
- 1st - $2400
- 2nd - $1400
- 3rd - $800
- 4th - $400
Spectator tickets and team passes are available now via The Ticket Fairy.
Original article (published June 9th):
FACEIT and 343 Industries have revealed FACEIT Ignite: Halo European Open, a new $30,000 LAN taking place in London.
The open LAN tournament will feature 32 teams from Europe and North America competing across two days of live Halo 3 and Halo 5 action. It will take place from August 17th to 18th at Twickenham Stadium, which is also home to Excel Esports' training facilities.
FACEIT is no stranger to esports events in the UK. It has hosted the FACEIT London Major, Esports Championship Series (ECS, the latest of which took place just this weekend) and FACEIT Global PUBG Summit.
The new Halo tournament will feature two days of 4v4 competition in Halo 3, one day of 2v2 Halo 5 and play out on Xbox One, with a $30,000 prize pool on the line across the two tournaments.
Taking place at Twickenham Stadium, the upcoming open tournament is currently capped at 32 team entries from Europe and North America and will feature a Champions League style format.
"A lot of British talent in esports owe their start to the Halo franchise and we are excited to show the Halo community the FACEIT take on a community-driven, open LAN event."
Michele Attisani, FACEIT
Halo 3 Team Passes will be available for £120. More information regarding tickets will be announced soon.
"Halo has some incredible talent and passionate fans and we're thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with 343 Industries on an open event in London this summer," said Michele Attisani, co-founder and CBO of FACEIT.
"London is such a vibrant hub of industry and entertainment, and the perfect city for esports to thrive. A lot of British talent in esports owe their start to the Halo franchise and we are excited to show the Halo community the FACEIT take on a community-driven, open LAN event."
Tahir 'Tashi' Hasandjekic, lead esports producer for 343 Industries, added: "FACEIT are one of the world's leading tournament operators and content providers, and we couldn't be more excited to partner closely with them on this authentic Halo 3 event for the European community."