If you didn’t already know, happening this weekend, December 11-12 in New York City, is the WCG Holiday Heroes III event, featuring a Halo: Reach tournament. The Samsung Experience has been playing host for an entire weekend of Halo madness that has gamers fighting for cash and prizes worth over $7,000. The first day has passed, and, rest assured, there was plenty of shooting, shouting and trash-talking.
The 9am check-in got gamers up early, and the action started at around 10am. There were over a dozen teams facing off in best of three series all day long, and teams got eliminated after two losses. The field dwindled away slowly as the day went on, but gamers were kept well occupied as they waited their turn for their next game.
Gamers roaming around were encouraged to attempt to claim the high score for the day for Tron: Evolution. The high scorer for each day wins a Samsung netbook, and that means that there will be another one up for grabs all day today. Gamers were also treated to some apple cider to chug down as they continued to lumber around the store.
Samsung provided the venue, the monitors and the prizes to be awarded for the gamers. Additionally, Astro Gaming provided headsets for gamers to use (unfortunately, not to keep) throughout the tournament, in case they hadn’t already brought in their own.
At the end of the day, the best have shown their true colors, and they are more than likely getting ready to fight for the top-prize later today. Be sure to catch the action if you can, and, although it’s too late to participate in the Halo: Reach tournament, you can still give the Tron: Evolution contest a try. Check out the rest of the pictures from the event below.