Halo 3 Returns to Esports This Weekend in the UGC Halo Classic
The third installment of the Halo series is set to return to the esports scene this weekend as the Halo Classic presented by UGC kicks-off on Friday.
— Halo Esports #HCS (@HCS) January 11, 2019
According to the event’s website, the Halo Classic features 128 teams that will compete in both Halo 3 free-for-all and 4v4 battle modes. The event is taking place in St. Louis and has a prize pool of $35,000.
The competition itself will be double elimination and open bracket, with $30,000 in prizes set to go to winners of the 4v4 games and $5,000 for the FFA champions. Qualifiers for the main tournament ran through December.
“UGC and Halo have a rich history together, housing tournaments for many of the game’s greats for over a decade. With the resurgence and interest in original Halo movement and gameplay, the Halo Classic will furnish a timeless competitive experience with modern broadcasting expertise,” the UGC team said.