Microsoft Introduces New Halo 5 Map, Announces Halo World Championship

A tournament with a prize pool of $1 million.


Microsoft took to the Gamescom stage today with several Halo 5: Guardians reveals, including a new map and an upcoming tournament with a large prize pool.

The new map, Coliseum, features varying sight lines, with close quarters and long distances alike. The 4v4 capture-the-flag game shown during the presentation also showcased different elevations throughout the map, with players using jetpacks and ground pounds to maneuver through the environment.

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Microsoft also announced Halo World Championship, a tournament with a prize pool of $1 million. The exact dates have yet to be announced, but Microsoft is calling it the "biggest investment in Xbox eSports history."

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