Halo 2 Esports

Halo 2

Release Date:
Prize Money Awarded:
$1,626,762.47 From 74 Tournaments
Recorded Date Range:
2005-01-29 to

Halo 2 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie Studios. The game is the second installment in the Halo franchise and the sequel to 2001's critically acclaimed Halo: Combat Evolved. The game features a new game engine, as well as using the Havok physics engine; added weapons and vehicles, and new multiplayer maps. Unlike its predecessor, Halo 2 allows players to compete with each other via Xbox Live, in addition to split-screen and LAN multiplayer features. The game was succeeded by Halo 3 as the competitive Halo game.

Halo 2, along with much of competitive Halo's history, has usually been associated with Major League Gaming. The MLG Pro Circuit was where the best Halo players competed, and professional Halo players were considered to be "MLG pros".

Top Players

 Player IDPlayer NameTotal (Game)
1.United States OGRE2Tom Ryan$119,074.03
2.United States OGRE1Dan Ryan$116,524.03
3.United States WalshyDavid Walsh$116,244.97
4.United States KarmaBen Jackson$109,022.26
5.United States GH057ayameEric Hewitt$81,762.26
6.United States ShockWav3Chris Smith$79,962.26
7.United States StrongsideMichael Cavanaugh$77,547.99
8.United States GandhiScott Lussier$77,212.26
9.United States TsquaredTom Taylor$54,974.51
10.United States LegitBryan Rizzo$50,691.81
11.United States SaiyanRyan Danford$50,475.00
12.United States ElamiteKyle Elam$39,424.51
13.United States NadedBrett Leonard$38,521.31
14.United States FonziAlfonso Chartier$36,950.00
15.United States FoulacyPeter Dietrich$32,225.00
16.United States Cpt AnarchyCarlos Morales$29,550.00
17.United States NeighborMason Cobb$27,674.51
18.United States Victory XCameron Thorlakson$18,830.89
19.United States SKJustin Mann$18,055.89
20.United States MackeoJoseph Reinhart$17,105.00
21.United States AceAaron Elam$13,650.00
22.United States ManiacNick Kershner$12,750.00
23.United States BonfireCorey Howard$12,125.00
24.United States SovietDmitriy Gulyan$11,680.00
25.United States KillerNNick Urso$11,075.00

Online/LAN Breakdown

LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$137,400.008.45%


» Counter-Strike-$11,969,298.19
» StarCraft: Brood War-$5,922,026.83
» Halo 5: Guardians-$5,534,968.50
» Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare-$985,046.46
» Halo 3-$691,316.93
» Call of Duty: Ghosts+$32,577.22
» Call of Duty: Black Ops 2+$147,623.22
» Quake III Arena+$429,209.51
» Painkiller+$611,762.47
» Halo: Reach+$854,672.50

Top Countries

 Country NamePrize Money
1.United States United States$1,529,657.62
2.Canada Canada$22,304.92
3.France France$5,000.00
4.Germany Germany$0.00
5.Netherlands Netherlands$0.00

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