ESPN X Games and Xbox announce eight of the top esport teams from around the world who will go head-to-head in Halo 5: Guardians at X Games Aspen 2016 from January 28 – 31. The Halo World Championship Tour: X Games Aspen Invitational 2016 teams are as follows:
- Epsilon eSports (UK)
- PENTA Sports (Germany)
- Team Allegiance
- Evil Geniuses
- Dream Team
- Team Liquid
The six teams from North America and two international teams (UK and Germany) – will compete in group play that will culminate in a single-elimination bracket-style tournament onsite at X Games Aspen for medals and $30,000 in prize money. Competing teams will be participating in the Halo World Championship, however, the Halo World Championship Tour: X Games Aspen Invitational will not contribute points or change placements for the regional finals.
The three-day competition will take place onsite in The Gaming Shack located in the X Games Aspen festival villages and for the first time-ever, segments and highlights of the esports competition will be integrated into the X Games Aspen telecasts on ESPN. The event will also be streamed live on WatchESPN, Twitch.tv/Halo and mlg.tv/halo.
More details on X Games Aspen tickets and full music and competition schedules are available at XGames.com/tickets. As always, general admission to the action sports competitions and festival villages is free to the public.