FFA Open at RTX 2016

By 343 Industries -

This year Halo will be at the Rooster Teeth Expo (RTX) in a big way, and one of the aspects we’re most excited about is the Halo 5: Guardians FFA Open by our friends at Microsoft Store. This tournament will give local Halo fans in Austin, Texas a chance at Halo esports glory, as well as a share of a $5,000 + more prizes! Read on to see the complete format, and how you can register!



The first leg of the Free-For-All tournament will take place on June 28 at The Domain, a Microsoft Store located in Austin, Texas. This qualifying tournament will host up to 36 total combatants, and after the final round is fired, only 6 players will receive a 3-day pass into RTX 2016, and a spot in the Finals on July 3.

Register for free and get the full details here. There are only 36 spots available for this qualifying tournament, so don’t wait to sign up!

RTX 2016

We’ll also be qualifying players on the RTX 2016 show floor at the Halo booth! All you have to do it get in line and be prepared to slay all that stand before you.

  • Friday, July 1 – 12PM – 6PM
  • Saturday, July 2 – 9AM – 4PM

The players in the Top 3 from each day will move onto the Finals on Sunday, July 3 beginning at 2PM.


Each competitor will play three total heats (games) of 6-player FFA in Halo 5: Guardians. After the end of the three heats, the score from each heat is tallied to determine each player’s final score. At The Domain, the 36 competitors will be broken up into six groups of six, with the winner of each group moving on to the Finals. On the RTX 2016 show floor, the players with the Top 3 in score at the end of each day will move on to the Finals.

In our Finals, the 12 qualified players will be separated into two groups of six based on their qualification scores, where they will again play in three heats. The players in the Top 3 from each group will enter one final round where prizes are the distributed after the last three heats of the tournament.

Mode: Free-For-All
Time: 10 minutes to win
Score to win: Unlimited


  • Truth
  • Regret
  • Stasis


  • First: $3,000 + Gaems Monitor + Loot Crate
  • Second: $1,500 + Astro A40 Headset + Loot Crate
  • Third: $500 + Astro A40 Headset + Loot Crate

We hope to see you down in Austin, Texas for the Halo 5: Guardians FFA Open tournament. Best of luck to all competitors!


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