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PSA: Halo 4 World Championship finals streaming live this weekend

The world's top Spartans will finish the fight for a grand prize of $200,000 this weekend at PAX Prime in the Halo 4 Global Championship Finals, Microsoft announced today.

If you're at PAX Prime, Microsoft is hosting the event in Benaroya Hall from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST until Sunday. If you're unable to attend, the rounds leading up to the finals will be streamed on TwitchTV today from 11:30 to 4pm PST. Spectators eager for the the final rounds can watch tensions mount via a livestream on Xbox Live and starting at 4 p.m. PST. The stream will be hosted by Major Nelson, Blair Herter and Jessica Chobot.

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"Halo 4" Global Championship Finals Commence at PAX Prime

World's best "Halo" players battle for glory and share of $300,000 in cash, including a $200,000 grand prize

LONDON, Friday 30th August, 2013 – Spartans, get ready to tune in for the year's biggest live "Halo" competition. The "Halo 4" Global Championship kicked off at the Rooster Teeth Expo, and then invaded gamescom last week. Featuring battles from the best-selling "Halo" game ever*, the "Halo 4" Global Championship Finals Weekend kicks off at PAX Prime in Seattle, Washington, promising heart-pounding competition among the world's most formidable "Halo" players.

With a $200,000 grand prize on the line, Microsoft is hosting the Finals at Benaroya Hall, 30th August until 1st September from 11am to 5pm PT Friday and Saturday, with a live stream from 4pm to 6pm PT on Sunday. Hosted by Major Nelson and former G4TV hosts Blair Herter and Jessica Chobot, the event will feature musical performances by rappers MegaRan and K-Murdock, and a Cortana tribute by singer/songwriter Malukah. There are three ways to watch the weekend-long tournament festivities:

·Xbox Live Dash. The Halo 4 Global Championship Finals will be streamed live on 1st September at 4pm PT on Xbox Live and In addition, viewers will get a first look at Xbox One exclusive launch titles, new announcements, and original content throughout the stream.

·Live Competition at PAX. Come see the action live and watch the competition at Benaroya Hall from 30th August – 1st September. The first 1,000 PAX badge holders will receive a complimentary swag bag that can be picked up after the tournament ends for the day, and everyone who attends in person will have a shot at winning an Xbox One or Special "Halo" Edition Surface Pro!

·Twitch TV. Tune in via the 343 Industries Twitch TV Stream ( as the top "Halo 4" players from around the globe battle it out from 11:30am to 6pm on Friday, and 11:30am to 4pm on Saturday.

"Halo 4" Game of the Year Edition Revealed

In addition, 343 Industries and Microsoft Studios have announced the "Halo 4" Game of the Year Edition, packed with hours of new content including the all-new "Halo 4" Champions Bundle and the War Games Map Pass at a fantastic value**. As a bonus, receive over 15 pieces of in-game and avatar content from the "Halo 4" campaign plus the all-new Master Chief Avatar Cloak inspired by "Halo" for Xbox One. Pricing and availability will be announced during the Global Championship Finals on Sunday 1st September.

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