Today teams from North America, the UK and various other places will vie online for a spot in the regionals and a shot at the $US2 ($3) million 2016 Halo World Championship prize pool paid for by REQ-hungry fans.
The biggest prize pools are the crowd-funded prize pools, and REQ purchases since the launch of Halo 5: Guardians earlier this year have raised the grand total for the World Championships to $US2 ($3) million, and my nephew hasn't even gotten his Xbox One for Christmas yet. Once that happens, expect it to skyrocket well past $US2 ($3),000,005.
Here's a run-down of where to watch today's events online. Right now I'm watching the UK series at Twitch.TV/Halo.
Oh man, sorry Germany.
Several other regions have already held their online qualifiers, which will be running up until the end of the year. Then the winning online teams will meet face-to-face in the regionals,
All of this shooting people in shiny armour leads to the World Championship finals in March. You can check out the full schedule by region and find out more about the series at the official website.