Microsoft's Xbox division will be teaming up with ESPN to bring the Halo World Championship to the 2016 X-Games Aspen. Segments of the esports tournament will be broadcast as part of the wider ESPN X-Games telecast from January 28-31.
The Halo World Championship will feature eight of the world's top esports teams playing in a single-elimination bracket-style tournament. Winners will receive X-Games medals and $30,000 in prize money. Microsoft does stress that the X-Games Halo invitational results will not impact the wider rankings or contribute points to the championship's regional finals.
The Halo competition will last three days. In addition to being broadcast live on ESPN, the tournament will also be live-streamed on WatchESPN, Twitch.tv/Halo and mlg.tv/halo.