Halo World Championship final 16 teams set, as prize pool hits $2.5M

The final 16 teams for the Halo World Championship series have been set, so it's time for the stakes to increase. The original $1 million pot has been increased to $2.5 million, with the first place team now set to bring home a cool million.


The stakes are getting a lot higher in the Halo World Championship series. Over the weekend, the final field of 16 teams was set. The competition has gotten so fierce that the overall prize pot has been increased. Originally set at $1 million, the final prize pool is now at $2.5 million.

The prize pot's increase comes in large part from sales of REQ packs in Halo 5: Guardians. The boost will ensure that the top team goes home with $1 million, the largest individual prize in console esports history. The following teams will seek to win this prize:

  • Team Allegiance
  • Counter Logic Gaming
  • Evil Geniuses
  • Team Liquid
  • Noble eSports
  • Renegades
  • Triggers Pound
  • Denial eSports
  • Epsilon eSports
  • FabE
  • exceL
  • Team Infused
  • Team Immunity
  • Team Exile5
  • Skyfire
  • Chosen Squad

These teams from around the world will compete in the Halo World Championship Finals in Hollywood, CA, starting on March 4. A venue will be selected soon. The final teams will compete on March 18-20.

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