Pro Gaming League (PGL) Indianapolis Halo 2 Anniversary tournament concluded last weekend at the Indy Popcon with Team Evil Geniuses taking home the top prize of $20,000, and the chance to compete in the Grand Final of Season 2 later this month.
The event featured some of the best Halo players in the world competing for $50,000. PGL partnered with 343 Industries (343i) and Twitch.tv to host one of the most successful Halo Championship Series (HCS) tournaments to date.
The tournament was attended by hundreds of fans and was broadcast live via Twitch with more than 14,000 concurrent people tuning in and thousands more following the event on social media.
The HCS, which is centered around Halo, the Xbox hit franchise, featured a mix of online and in-person LAN tournaments. The Pro Gaming League HCS event consisted of a 48 team bracket of competitive video gamers including the top eight Halo Pro Teams in the world.
“The event was extremely well received from the Halo community and establishes PGL as a premier eSports organization,” said PGL President Chad Larsson.
Pro Player Ninja tweeted: Can confirm that this was the best run event yet and best atmosphere! Huge shoutout to @ProGamingLeague for hosting an incredible event.
Can confirm that this was the best run event yet and best atmosphere! Huge shoutout to @ProGamingLeague for hosting an incredible event.
— Tyler Blevins (@Ninja_TB) June 28, 2015
Richard Simms (Halo caster) tweeted: @ProGamingLeague you guys and the team raised the bar!
@ProGamingLeague you guys and the team raised the bar!
— Richard Simms (@TheSimms) June 30, 2015
The finals are scheduled for July 24-26 at the ESL Studios in Burbank, California, with a prize pool of $150,000 dollars.