343 Industries welcomes another former MLG pro player to it’s ranks: former Halo 2 National Champion and long time competitive Halo veteran Gh057ayame. Beyond Entertainment broke the news, reporting on a tweet by Ghost this Saturday, simply saying “Ready to get back to work?”. It was accompanied by a photo of a boarding pass to Seattle Washington, which as many of you know, is the nearest airport to Microsoft and 343’s campuses. Ghost’s twitter has been updated, simply stating 343 Industries.
Gh057ayame won the 2006 Halo 2 MLG National Championships with Team Carbon. He went on to enjoy top four placings all throughout Halo 3’s run on the MLG pro circuit. During Halo 4’s competitive tenure, Gh057ayame created and tested the gametypes that were used by Gamebattles, UMG, Arena Gaming, and Halo 4’s competitive playlist, Team Throwdown. No word from 343 Industries on the news, or what role Ghost will play. If I had to hazard a guess, he will likely work with the teams working on future Halo game’s playlists, and likely creating competitive settings from day one. Beyond Entertainment will reportedly have a blog post from Ghost in the coming days, so keep it locked there to learn more.
Ghost is not the first former Halo pro or MLG veteran to join 343 Industries. Earlier this year, former MLG MVP Neighbor joined the Redmond based company, as did long time top Halo pro Dersky. On top of that, Andy “Bravo” Dudynsky joined 343 in late 2012 as an Associate Producer. We here at the League of Mediocre Gamers wish all the best to Gh057ayame on this life changing move. He did so much for the Halo community during 2013, and received little praise for it. Thank you Ghost, and we know you’ll do amazing in your new position.
by, Bobby Marquardt