Halo Infinite Esports Plans Revealed By Microsoft

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This is the best time to be a Halo fan. The newest entry in the long-running franchise is set to launch this year on Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC. That’s not all, though. Halo became an iconic series due to its multiplayer and that’s why developers at 343 Industries have decided to give that part of the game extra emphasis. Yesterday, Microsoft announced that they have partnered up with Esports Engine to support Halo Infinite’s esports scene.

"It is our mission to deliver the best esports program that Halo has ever seen in its 18 year history and we couldn't think of a better partner to work with than the long time Halo fans and esports veterans at Esports Engine," Microsoft said in a statement.

This news is not surprising as Microsoft has been working with Esports Engine for years now. This partnership has made EE an official "global management partner" for the upcoming Halo game. Microsoft's own Halo Championship Series will work alongside Esports Engine. Both companies will work together on ecosystem design, format, league operations, broadcasts, and more. In the video above, it’s also mentioned that EE will hire sometime to play the game as a full-time job. Looks like tons of Halo players are going to sign up for the job.

The Halo esports scene isn’t as massive as CS: GO, LOL, Dota 2 or even Rainbow Six Siege, but it is there. Halo Infinite hype has been unreal until now, and given that Microsoft is actually interested in supporting an esport scene for the new game, it is possible that competitive gaming for Halo can actually become a big thing. More information about Halo Infinite will come during the Xbox E3 2020 briefing.

So what do you think? Are you interested in Halo's esport scene? Do you think Halo Infinite will be big enough to support an esports league? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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