Esports tournament

Collegiate Starleague held the first esports tournament hosted by the city in Boardwalk Hall on April 28, 2019. Shaun Bryne, of Windsor, Ontorio, plays Fortnite.

Atlantic City will host another esports tournament later this year.

The Ultimate Gaming Championship announced Saturday that its Halo Classic will take place at Bally’s Atlantic City from Sept. 6-8.

The tournament will be presented by UGC, Caesars Entertainment and INGAME ESPORTS, the company that hosted and co-sponsored the opening night event at the Esports Travel Summit that was held last week at Boardwalk Hall.

The event is the third co-organized or co-sponsored event by INGAME, which has a public-private partnership with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.

Atlantic City has recently become a frequent esports destination. In April, Boardwalk Hall hosted the 10th annual Collegiate StarLeague Grand Finals for collegiate competitive gamers.

Caesars Atlantic City held the city’s first major esports championship — the Gears Pro Circuit Atlantic City Open — in March 2017.

The Halo Classic will be the first INGAME- and CRDA-sponsored event held outside of Boardwalk Hall.

According to the Ultimate Gaming Championship website, the UGC Halo Classic is the most distinguished tournament in modern Halo. The event offers a chance for old school Halo participants and newcomers to compete at a high level.

The “Halo 3” 4 vs. 4 tournament will feature a double-elimination bracket and a $50,000 prize for the winning pool.

Tickets are on sale now at ugcevents.gg/haloclassic.

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