By Pam Renteria




SXSW Gaming & Microsoft Store To Host the Master Chief Collection 2v2 Throwdown

Microsoft Store

The Halo: Master Chief Collection Tournament

In partnership with 343 Industries and Game Pass, Microsoft Store – The Domain and SXSW Gaming will be hosting the Halo: Master Chief Collection tournament featuring 2v2 Slayer Halo 3 gameplay on Sunday, February 24th. Compete against other Halo players in the Austin area for prizes and the opportunity to call yourself the best Halo 3 team in your region!

This tournament can be your key to participate at the Halo Championship Series Invitational taking place on the SXSW Gaming Tournament Stage March 15th! The Microsoft Store 2v2 Throwdown will feature four lucky players to represent their region and compete for a $5,000 prize pool with Pro Halo players as their teammates. View more details on this event on the Halo Waypoint site.


Use this link to RSVP to the event.

PLEASE NOTE: The tournament starts at 1 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m. Please show up at least 30 minutes prior to event start time for check-in and registration. This event is free of charge for all pro and amateur players and all skill levels are welcome. If you do not have a teammate, the store will do their best to combine Free Agents on the day of the event.

There is no cut-off to signup, but there will be a cap at 32 teams.

*No purchase necessary. Open to first 48 store visitors 13+, some restrictions may apply. See store for full Official Rules.

Join us in March!

Can’t make the tournament? Purchase your 3-Day or single day SXSW Gaming wristband today to be a part of the Halo Championship Series Invitational action! With your wristband, you get to experience the best in gaming culture with hands-on play, panels, tournaments, exhibitions, exclusive networking opportunities, and a one-of-a-kind awards show this March!

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Pam Renteria

Gaming Marketing Specialist

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