Halo 5 will be featured as part of this year’s X Games.
ESPN and Xbox have teamed up to bring Halo 5: Guardians to the X Games in Aspen from January 28 through 31.
The Halo World Championship Tour: X Games Aspen Invitational will see eight international teams go head to head in a single-elimination bracket tournament, with $30,000 up for grabs.
Participants also have a chance to earn X Games medals, and highlights from the tourney will be broadcast alongside other X Games events – the first time eSports have been integrated so completely in the event.
Although the tourney is part of the Halo World Championship it won’t affect regional placements; it’s sort of a fun extra.
343 Industries and Halo boss Bonnie Ross said this is part of Microsoft’s plans to grow Halo as an eSport.
“We are committed to the long-term growth of Halo eSports through world-class events and the expansion of viewership around the globe,” she said.