Expanding Halo – Prize Pool & Donation

Matched by donation, Beyond Entertainment & ASTRO Gaming bolster prize pool.

Heads up, Halo competitors! With support from Beyond Entertainment, ASTRO Gaming, & 343 Industries, we’re proud to announce the Gamers for Giving 2019 HCS Grassroots competition will feature an expanded prize pool!

A total of $20,000 will be up for grabs to those competing at this year’s tournament, with half coming from our friends at 343 Industries, and half coming from our friends at Beyond Entertainment / ASTRO Gaming. This will be our largest pot at a Gamers for Giving event to-date!

What’s more: with respect to the charity objective of Gamers for Giving, each of our partners has pledged to match their prize pool contributions by donating towards our $500,000 fundraising goal. These funds will make a tremendous difference in helping us expand the impact of Gamers Outreach programs throughout the year.

“Beyond and ASTRO Gaming are longtime supporters of Gamers Outreach,” says Joseph Bentley from Beyond Entertainment. “We’re thrilled for the opportunity to support the Halo community and donate to a great cause.”

The prize pool will be broken down as follows:

  • 1st Place: $9,000
  • 2nd Place: $5,000
  • 3rd Place: $3,000
  • 4th Place: $1,500
  • 5th Place: $750
  • 6th Place: $750

“Gamers for Giving has been a staple for the Halo community for over a decade,” said Tahir “Tashi” Hasandjekic, Lead Esports Producer at 343 Industries. “We’re very thankful yet another Halo tournament will be featured in 2019. We’re excited to join forces with Gamers Outreach as part of the HCS Grassroots program and are thrilled that ASTRO Gaming and Team Beyond are contributing as well to take the 2019 event to the next level.”

In addition to this new level of support, we’re excited to share we’ve expanded the available number of team passes to 64. This is the highest number of passes we’ll be making available given our event spans two days. Don’t delay on securing your slot in the competition!

We’re proud to facilitate a heightened level of competition at Gamers for Giving 2019. With this announcement, we hope to play a role in building momentum for Halo esports by continuing the excitement Halo fans experienced during UGC St. Louis. Gamers for Giving has always been an event that brings our community together in celebration of competition – with the added intent of doing good along the way. We’re looking forward to an incredible weekend of high-level play from our fellow Halo fans.

Unable to attend in-person? Catch the action at Twitch.tv/GamersOutreach or donate in support of the cause here.

Team passes are available for purchase through our friends at LANFest here.

We hope you’ll join us on March 23rd & 24th at the EMU Convocation Center!