Yesterday, Arena Gaming League announced that their 10th tournament, AGL 10 Indianapolis, will feature both Halo 3 and Halo 4. The tournament will be broken up as follows: Friday will feature the entirety of the Halo 4 competition, and Saturday and Sunday will feature Halo 3. AGL has opted to shift the entirety of the $10,000 prize pool to Halo 3, with the prize money for Halo 4 being determined by the number of passes sold. Team passes for one game will cost $200, and $300 to play in both games.
The return of Halo 3 is due, in part, to the decision by Microsoft to release Halo 3 for free as a part of the Games for Gold program. This move can no doubt be seen as a blow to the competitive Halo 4 scene, as Team Throwdown playlist settings creator Ghostyame, has announced he will also back away from the Halo scene for now.
In brighter news, AGL 10 will see the return of Halo legends Roy, Lunchbox, FearItself and Ogre 2. Calling themselves Team Grown Ups, AGL 10 will be the first time all four of these men have been on one team. Previously, Roy, Lunchbox, Ogre 2 and IgoturPistola dominated the Halo Reach scene. Ogre 2 and Fearitself have previously won Halo 3 tournaments together, as have Roy and Lunchbox. AGL will be live from Indianapolis from November 1st through the 3rd.
This reporter’s opinion: I am very excited to see Halo 3 being played once again, but I’m conflicted. I really do enjoy Halo 4, and 343 has done a great job (this year) working with the competitive scene. I know I’ll be watching both tournaments that weekend.
by, Bobby Marquardt