Halo 4 Global Championship announced with $500,000 in prizes

Wednesday, 3 July 2013 16:12 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Halo 4 Global Championship has been announced by Microsoft in conjunction with Virgin Gaming.

The summer-long tournament will give participants a chance to win $500,000 in prizes, including a grand prize of $200,000.

The tournament will span multiple live events and five weeks of online competition on Xbox Live, and it will kick off at the Rooster Teeth Expo on July 5 and on Xbox Live on July 15 and Gamescom in Cologne, Germany from August 21 – 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 competition in Seattle, WA from August 31 to September 1.

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 in Seattle, Washington.

Beginning today, players can register for the Halo 4 Global Championship here.

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.

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