Major League Gaming will host a Halo 4 multiplayer tournament in November the weekend before the game is released to the general public.
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Halo 4, the next chapter in the Halo universe, will be released Nov. 6. The tournament, held in Dallas, Texas, from Nov. 2 through 4, will be a part of Major League Gaming's annual Fall Championship, where hundreds of players compete for top spots on several different games, from StarCraft II to Mortal Kombat.
The tournament will be the best opportunity for players to preview Halo 4's multiplayer mode. Major League Gaming will get the best Halo competitive players from around the world to compete, and the entire tournament will be viewable online from their website.
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Halo 4 is the first game in a new Halo trilogy called the "Reclaimer Trilogy". It is also the first Halo title under the supervision of Bungie. Instead, the game is being created by Microsoft-backed 343 Industries, which have been reportedly working on it since 2009.
This isn't the first time Major League Gaming has previewed Halo 4 gameplay. During E3 2012, they also had Halo champions play an exposition match. Major League Gaming has not announced yet how many people will be competing, or how much money they're competing for.
Halo and Major League Gaming have a long history, according a spokesperson. The original game's multiplayer mode was the inspiration behind the formation of the competitive gaming company. MLG held its first Halo tournament in 2003. Its most recent Halo tournament in March had 1,500 competitors.
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