Gamescom 2014 Halo: The Master Chief Collection Showdown Announced

343 Industries has announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be playable at Gamescom 2014.

In addition, the developer announced the Halo: The Master Chief Collection Showdown schedule. Take a look below:

Not only will gamescom be the first opportunity to get hands-on with Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Halo 2: Anniversary multiplayer, but we’re also working with ESL and Twitch to bring you a legendary 4v4 tournament. Open to all gamescom attendees, the tournament will feature $10,000 USD in prizing, four days of qualification on the gamescom show floor, and culminate with the grand finals on Sunday, August 17. Our friends at Twitch will be broadcasting the finals for all the world to see at Twitch.tv/Halo.

To qualify for the finals, swing by the ESL Arena in Hall 9, where ESL will have a dedicated area for Halo: The Master Chief Collection competition. On these stations, we’ll be featuring “winner stays” 4v4 gameplay, so grab three teammates (or form a team on the spot) and come compete on Ascension and one other unannounced map. The rules are simple: If your team wins 10 matches in a row, you’ll take the top spot on the daily leaderboard, and if another team tops your score (and wins 11 in a row), you’ll need to swing back and reclaim your spot. At the end of each day, the top teams will advance to the Sunday finals, where they’ll compete for a prize pool of $10,000 USD on the eSports main stage. If you qualify, but don’t have Sunday passes to gamescom, we’ve got you covered – all qualified teams will receive complimentary Sunday access courtesy of ESL.

The Sunday finals will kick off with a Free-For-All exhibition at 10:30 CEST, and conclude with the 4v4 finals, where the bracket will be whittled down until only one team remains. The broadcast will feature commentary from yours truly and Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez, and run from 10:30 to 17:00 CEST (4:30AM – 11:00AM EDT) at Twitch.tv/Halo. We hope you’ll join us.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection – gamescom Showdown Schedule 

 

  • Wednesday, August 13 – ESL Arena, Hall 9

Qualifier tournament – 14:00 to 19:30 CEST

  • Thursday, August 14 – ESL Arena, Hall 9

Qualifier tournament – 10:00 to 19:30 CEST

  • Friday, August 15 – ESL Arena, Hall 9

Qualifier tournament – 10:00 to 19:30 CEST

  • Saturday, August 16 – ESL Arena, Hall 9

Qualifier tournament – 09:00 to 19:30 CEST

  • Sunday, 17th August – ESL Arena Main Stage, Hall 9 (Watch the finals on Twitch.tv/Halo!)

Pre-tournament Free-for-All – 10:30 to 11:15 CEST (1:30 to 2:15 AM PDT)
4v4 Tournament Final – 11:30 to 17:00 CEST (2:30 AM to 8:00 AM PDT)

ESL Gamescom Showdown Finals Prize Breakdown:

Total Prize Money: $10,000 USD

1st Place: $5,000 USD
2nd Place: $1,500 USD
3rd/4th Place: $750 USD
5th-8th Place:  $500 USD

Gamescom 2014 will take place August 13-17 this year in Cologne, Germany. Are you excited? Let us know if you’ll be attending.

Related: Comic-Con: Halo: The Master Chief Collection Dev Panel

 

Source: Halo Waypoint