Faceit and Halo developer 343 Industries have teamed up to reveal the Faceit Ignite: Halo European Open, which is an offline event in the UK coming between August 17 and 18, hosting a 4v4 Halo 3 competition and a day of 2v2 Halo 5 action.
There's a $30,000 USD prize pool across both days, and Twickenham Stadium will be hosting the action, a venue that Faceit is familiar with, since the qualifiers for last year's CS:GO Major were held there.
The open tournament is capped at 32 teams from Europe and North America, and the event will be open for spectators too. Team passes for Halo 3 will cost £120, and more details on tickets will be announced soon.
"Halo has some incredible talent and passionate fans and we're thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with 343 Industries on an open event in London this summer," said Michele Attisani, Co-Founder & CBO of Faceit. "London is such a vibrant hub of industry and entertainment, and the perfect city for esports to thrive. A lot of British talent in esports owe their start to the Halo franchise and we are excited to show the Halo community the Faceit take on a community-driven, open LAN event."
"Faceit are one of the world's leading tournament operators and content providers, and we couldn't be more excited to partner closely with them on this authentic Halo 3 event for the European community," added Tahir "Tashi" Hasandjekic, Lead Esports Producer for 343 Industries.
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