A new Xbox Live Halo 2 Challenge is starting next week! With the chance to win some cool prizes, all you have to do is spend a measly $4 to get the new maps. What makes the tournament unique is that it will be played over a period of about 6 weeks and through a Halo 2 Matchmaking playlist! The top 64 on the playlist titled, "H2 Challenge" will be qualified for the final rounds and eligible to win the Elites. All games will be played on Tombstone and Desolation, so this is a bit of a ploy to make some Washingtons…of course…if you don't already have the maps…you shouldn't even consider playing, probably. It's a fun little tournament that will most likely hold off the halo fanatics until Halo 3.
Info from Xbox.com:
Halo 2 Challenge Tournament
First, compete in the Online Tournament from June 11 through July 25, 2007. After a 15-day leaderboard qualification round, the top 64 ranked players on the "H2 Challenge" Rumble Pit playlist will advance to the live bracket round. Matches during the tournament will be played on the new maps, so get them now and practice.
First place prizes: Top three finalists with the highest scores after Grand Final play will receive an Xbox 360 Elite game console with an accessories package including an additional Xbox 360 Wireless Controller (black) and two Xbox 360 Play & Charge Kits.
Runner up prizes: The remaining five finalists not eligible for a Grand Prize will receive a 12 month Xbox LIVE Gold Membership subscription.