Microsoft today announced that the company’s Xbox team is teaming up with the ESPN X Games team to bring Halo 5: Guardians to the X Games Aspen 2016. The event will start on January 28th, and it will end on January 21st. Microsft says eight teams will be competing in group play to win $30,000 and medals. Six teams from North America and two international teams will participate, according to the company. Tim Reed, the vice president at X Games said:
“We are thrilled to team with Xbox to feature the top gamers at X Games Aspen. Gaming plays a big role in the youth culture and the Halo World Championship Tour: X Games Aspen Invitational nicely complements the world-class action sports competition and musical elements at the X Games.”
Bonnie Ross, Microsoft CVP and head of 343 Industries stated:
“We are committed to the long-term growth of Halo esports through world-class events and the expansion of viewership around the globe. “There is no one better than X Games and ESPN to team up with for the Halo World Championship Tour, and we’re excited to see the best teams compete for gold this January at the X Games Aspen Invitational.”
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