As previously mentioned in this post, on November the 8th-9th, 343i and ESL will be inviting 32 players to go to ESL's headquarters in California to battle it out for a total of $50,000 in prizes and the chance to be the first people to play the Halo 5 Guardians Multiplayer Beta.
In 343i's latest bulletin, they have announced the captains that they have chosen for this tournament. The captains now have one week to choose three teammates to join them as they battle it out in California.
Today @ESL took yet another step forward in advancing the world of eSports as we know it, and this time it doesn't even require leaving the comfort of your favorite gaming chair! Gamers from Europe and North America will now be able to connect and compete against one another all from one location and one browser! Taken directly from the ESL website we brake down exactly what the ESL Xbox One App does and what's install for us as both as gamers and Halo players!
The ESL Xbox One app allows gamers to:
Find, sign up and submit results for ESL matches and cups
Track their individual progress in past and current ESL competitions
In a post over on Xbox.com, Xbox wire staff have officially announced Halo fest 2014, and boy it's a bumper pack of content coming your way in the lead up to the Master Chief Collection's release!
Starting on November the 8th leading all the way to the 11th, "Microsoft and 343 Industries invite fans to join the celebration as they broadcast special sneak peeks, interviews and exclusive gameplay to the world on Xbox Live, Xbox.com and Twitch – including the first look at the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta and the world premiere of the first episode of Halo: Nightfall."
Details included in this bumper event for Halo fans new...
Here we get a more in depth look at the upcoming Halo web series Nightfall coming November 11th!
"CM/Regal Cinema First Look takes you behind the scenes with Halo franchise director Frank O’Connor, executive producer David Zucker, and actors Mike Colter and Christina Chong of the new live action series “Halo: Nightfall”.
"Secure your access to "Halo: Nightfall" debuting November 11, 2014 in Halo: The Master Chief Collection, only on Xbox One."
Microsoft have announced today that Halo has officially sold 60 million copies world wide! The original, Halo Combat Evolved was released 13 years ago and changed console gaming forever, revolutionising how FPS games were played on consoles by introducing auto aim and functional controller schemes which up to that point had never been done before .
Then, a few years later Halo 2 was released and again changed the face of gaming forever, introducing players to Xbox Live and bringing Halo fans from around the world together for the first time. Since then, over 6 billion hours of gameplay has been completed by fans connected to Xbox Live, 6 Billion! They are some seriously impressive numbers, and with the release of...
Via Xbox's official YouTube channel, we get a first look at the behind the scenes documentary for Halo 2 Anniversary!
"Remaking the Legend - Halo 2 Anniversary is a documentary chronicling 343 Industries’ journey as they re-imagine Halo 2, one of the most beloved video games of all time, for its ten-year anniversary.
Get unprecedented access to the development process as 343 and their team of partners from around the world bring Halo 2 to the Xbox One, while maintaining and honoring its fabled past."
343i's Dan Ayoub has recently posted an article on xbox.com, in which he talks about the fact that the Master Chief Collection is now finished and now has officially gone gold!
He also had more important news directed at Europe to reveal;
"One of the questions we get asked most is about worldwide release plans.The reality of worldwide sales and retail processes always makes simultaneous launches challenging. Some fans expressed disappointment in our original planned release date of November 11 in North America and November 14 in several other territories around the world. We heard you loud and clear, and I am happy to announce that Halo:...
Continuing on with IGN's Firsts, today we've been treated to getting a look at what the classic and updated varieties of Halo 2 will look like in the upcoming Master Chief Collection hitting the shelves this november.
In the video, we get a good look at how stunning the campaign really looks in both classic and anniversary edition. While Chief battles his way through Delta Halo, you can see how improved Halo really looks, while running at that crisp 60 fps that we all can't wait for!
The video then switches its focus towards the anniversary multiplayer, with gameplay from maps we've seen...