Eight of the best esport teams from North America and Europe will converge on X Games Aspen later this month to compete in an historic Halo 5: Guardians event, officially classified as the Halo World Championship Tour: X Games Aspen Invitational.
From January 28th to the 31st, the Halo Championship Tour will take over the Rocky Mountains, with the squads battling for medals and a share of the $30,000 prize pool.
The three-day competition takes 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 action will also stream live online via WatchESPN.
The Halo World Championship Tour: X Games Aspen Invitational 2016 teams are:
· Epsilon eSports (UK)
· PENTA Sports (Germany)
· Team Allegiance
· Evil Geniuses
· Dream Team
· Team Liquid
Over the course of the three-day competition, the six North American and two European teams will first face off in a group stage format, which will set up and lead into a single-elimination tournament to determine an X Games Aspen Invitational champion. Although all eight of these teams will participate in the Halo World Championship, the Halo World Championship Tour: X Games Aspen Invitational will not contribute points or change placements for the regional finals.