The team at 343 Industries has just announced it has a new partner as it looks to deliver the "best esports program that Halo has ever seen in its 18 year history". Esports Engine is a specialist company involved in the planning and creation of events, and it will be helping the studio build an ecosystem around competitive Halo Infinite, the next game in the series that's due to hit PC and Xbox platforms later this year.
343's Tahir Hasandjekic was joined by Adam Apicella, the CEO of Esports Engine, for the trailer below, and Apicella had the following to say over on Waypoint:
We are extremely excited to work with 343 Industries as their Global Management Partner and leverage our rich Halo history and 20 years of esports operations experience to help build the best program for players, fans, teams, and tournament operators around the world. From our experience running Halo for so many years and also being a third party operator trying to make ends meet - now being able to help design a program that's something the fans want, something the players want, that's great for the teams, great for the other operators - it's super exciting to be involved in such a monumental project.
Halo has a long history in the esports scene, and while it's not top dog these days, the series has been extremely influential in the competitive arena and helped lay the foundations that a lot of games have built on since. Will 343i and its new partner Esports Engine be able to put Halo back at the top table of online gaming?