Bravo here with a jam-packed post-E3 Halo Bulletin! The team endured an exciting, chaotic week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, and we’ve survived to tell the tale. However, before we do so, I’ve got something that I am particularly excited to tell you about.
We are proud to announce that we’ll be hosting our biggest Halo 4 tournament yet this summer. The tournament will be a Free-For-All competition with chances to qualify at in-person events as well as online. We’ll kick off the tournament at the Rooster Teeth Expo (RTX) in Austin, TX from July 5-7. More details and pre-registration for the RTX qualifier, as well as registration for the online portion of the tournament, will be opened and detailed on July 1. Last (but certainly not least), the tournament will boast over $500,000 in prizes, so we suggest you start practicing…now. As mentioned above, all of the questions you have will be answered on July 1, so check back to Halo Waypoint for the full breakdown of the tournament.
Now that your fingers are undoubtedly tingling with excitement, continue reading below for more information on E3, Spartan Assault, Matchmaking and more.
The journey to E3 is not always easy. I spent the weekend in Knoxville, Tennessee, checking out and commentating on some of the matches at Arena Gaming League’s Halo 4 tournament and planned on flying to Los Angeles on Sunday night. After being stuck in several airports, sprinting through the entirety of Charlotte Douglas International (with Mobility, thank goodness), and begging some airline gate agents, I somehow ended up on a flight to E3. I’d be in town for the Xbox Media Briefing the next morning. After watching each and every press conference from home for the past few years, you could say that I was excited to attend in person. After sitting in an absurd amount of traffic and watching camera-wielding members of the press begin to walk down the off-ramps, we finally arrived at the venue. Then I made a mistake and let bs angel choose our seats. She just so happened to pick the one seat in the house that had a giant camera boom arm in the way of the screen, which left me standing several feet away from her to watch all of the trailers. I usually try to stand (at least) several feet away from her anyway, so this wasn’t really a big change.