November 6th marks the launch of Halo 4, and Xbox South Africa is celebrating by hosting “one of their biggest online projects ever” and offering players the chance to compete in “the largest Halo tournament ever seen on South African soil.” The grand prize for being awesome at Halo and winning at Spartan life is an all expenses-paid trip to Cologne, Germany for Gamescom 2013.
If that sequence of words has you on the verge of falling off your seat in excitement, then click through for more details and the full official word from Xbox SA.
There are two different categories of competitive play here, which equate to team deathmatch and deathmatch. Matches will be played on Xbox LIVE – except for the finals, which will apparently take place at a secret venue. The “clan-based” TDM sees eight players (4v4) battling it out for domination, with the winning team progressing to the next round and competing again, until only one team remains. Then, solo players compete in the “lone wolf” tournament, which is straight-up deathmatch until one player stands victorious. The winning team and solo player are the ones who’ll then be off to Cologne next year.
What you need to do to enter is head on over to this here magical website address and follow the signs leading to you being signed up for the chance to win amazing trips to massive international gaming conventions. Alternatively, you’ll be able to sign up for the tournament at the Microsoft stand at rAge 2012 this weekend.
Now, just to clarify, here’s the full explanation from Xbox SA: