Gamers Descend Upon Indianapolis to Compete for Pro Gaming League Halo Championship Series With $50,000 Cash Prize
Indy PopCon welcomes PGL and eSports enthusiasts to celebrate the spirit of pop culture
Jun 16, 2015, 08:45 ET
INDIANAPOLIS, June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Pro Gaming League (PGL) is partnering with 343 Industries (343i) and Twitch.tv to host the Halo Championship Series (HCS) tournament at the Indianapolis Convention Center on June 26- 28, as part of the Indy PopCon pop culture and comic convention.
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The Halo Championship Series (HCS) is a professional video game tournament centered around Halo, the Xbox hit franchise. The HCS features a mix of online and in-person LAN tournaments of varying tournament formats, prize pools and "HCS Points" values. The PGL LAN tournament will showcase more than 60 teams of competitive video gamers including the top eight Halo Pro Teams in the world battling for their share of $50,000 and a chance to be invited to the Season 2 Finals by ESL later this year. The action will be broadcast live via www.Twitch.tv/Halo.
Millions of fans have tuned in to watch Halo on Twitch since the HCS began with the launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The Halo Championship Series is the official Halo eSports league established by 343 Industries to create the best environment and platform for competitive Halo game play.
"We are thrilled to partner with 343 Industries and Twitch.tv, some of the best names in eSports, to host the Indianapolis Halo Championship Series $50,000 LAN tournament," said PGL President Chad Larsson. "One in five U.S. gamers watch or participate in eSports. Events such as these play a major role in growing the PGL community and fan base."
Turtle Entertainment / Electronic Sports League (ESL) is the official tournament organizer. Twitch Interactive, Inc. (Twitch) is the official HCS broadcast partner.
PGL Halo Champion Series Facts:
Who: HCS competitors and fans
What: HCS LAN tournament by PGL
Where: Indy Pop Con 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana
When: Friday, June 26 – Sunday, June 28
Watch: Halo Channel & Twitch.tv/Halo
Stakes: $50,000 and a chance to be invited to the Season 2 Finals by ESL.
For more information check out the event page at: https://lnkd.in/dEnKt4r
About Pro Gaming League
Pro Gaming League (PGL) is the premier video game tournament destination giving millions of aspiring gamers from around the world an opportunity to compete, test their skills and socialize in an online community and live competitions for cash, points and prizes.
For more information visit: http://www.progamingleague.com/
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