The Halo World Championship is the biggest and most prestigious event in the Halo esports calendar. It’s the crown jewel, with more than a million dollars in prizing on the line as well as the right to claim the title of best Halo players in the world.
Finding a venue to match the spectacle of such an event in Halo esports is always a challenge; you have to find a destination, and one that people can easily travel to and have an unforgettable in-person experience, but also one that ensures a premium experience for viewers at home.
When we announced that a new era of Halo esports had begun in partnership with MLG, we teased that the Finals venue for Halo World Championship is coming home to Seattle. We’re excited to dive deeper today, because 343 Industries and MLG are excited to share that from April 13 to 15, the top 16 teams from around the world will compete for one million dollars inside CenturyLink Field Event Center!
Having the Halo World Championship Finals here in Seattle is going to be huge, literally. At CenturyLink Field Event Center, we’ll be able to support the one of the biggest audiences we’ve had at a competitive Halo event, and we’ll be working with MLG to ensure a fantastic in-person and at home experience – nobody puts on a better show in esports!
We know that having a venue that matches the prestige of the Halo World Championship is very important to our fans, and we hope you’re as excited as we are about seeing your favorite teams and players compete in Seattle. Tickets are planned to go on sale Thursday, February 22 so don’t miss your opportunity to join us for a Halo event like no other.
Don’t forget – today marks the start of the Halo World Championship with the HaloWC 2018 Orlando Open! It’s going to be an incredibly exciting tournament – the first open Halo tournament run by MLG in five years – and more than 100 teams registered to compete! Players will compete for precious HaloWC qualification points to bring back to their respective regions and $50,000 in prizing – solo players can also compete for $5,000 in the FFA tournament.