Halo 3 Esports

Halo 3

Release Date:
Prize Money Awarded:
$2,318,079.40 From 43 Tournaments
Recorded Date Range:
2007-12-18 to

Halo 3 is a first-person shooter game developed by Bungie and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360. It is a direct sequel for Halo 2, and replaces it as the competitive Halo game. It was released on September 25, 2007. This is the third installment in the Halo franchise. The game was eventually replaced for competitive play by its successor, Halo: Reach.

Halo 3 concludes the story arc begun in Halo: Combat Evolved and continued in Halo 2. Halo 3's story centers on the interstellar war between twenty-sixth century humanity and a collection of alien races known as the Covenant. The player assumes the role of the Master Chief, a cybernetically enhanced supersoldier, as he battles the Covenant.

The game features vehicles, weapons, and gameplay not present in previous titles of the series, as well as the addition of saved gameplay films, file sharing, and the Forge map editor for modifying existing multiplayer levels.

Halo 3, 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". Halo 3 was considered the best game for competitive play in terms of gameplay and balance.

Top Players

 Player IDPlayer NameTotal (Game)
1.United States ElamiteKyle Elam$134,500.00
2.United States OGRE2Tom Ryan$95,750.00
3.United States Snip3downEric Wrona$87,500.00
4.United States PistolaJustin Deese$84,600.00
5.United States FearItSelfJustin Kats$79,600.00
6.United States LunchboxJason Brown$78,050.00
7.United States RoyJustin Brown$77,300.00
8.United States NeighborMason Cobb$66,025.00
9.United States CloudScott Holste Jr.$64,450.00
10.United States Victory XCameron Thorlakson$61,350.00
11.United States HysteriaJacob Reiser$61,200.00
12.United States LegitBryan Rizzo$61,200.00
13.United States TsquaredTom Taylor$59,700.00
14.United States WalshyDavid Walsh$50,950.00
15.United States APGBradley Laws$48,025.00
16.United States SKJustin Mann$47,450.00
17.United States AceAaron Elam$45,875.00
18.United States ManiacNick Kershner$42,600.00
19.United States Demon DDaniel Yakovleff$42,550.00
20.United States BestManNick Johnson$40,400.00
21.United States StrongsideMichael Cavanaugh$38,900.00
22.United States GH057ayameEric Hewitt$37,100.00
23.United States HeinzRichie Heinz$36,600.00
24.United States ClutchWeston Price$34,700.00
25.United States Soldier187Marcos Sanchez$32,900.00

Online/LAN Breakdown

LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$156,600.006.76%


» Counter-Strike-$11,277,981.26
» StarCraft: Brood War-$5,237,836.28
» Halo 5: Guardians-$4,843,651.57
» Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare-$293,729.53
» Halo 2+$691,316.93
» Call of Duty: Ghosts+$723,894.15
» Call of Duty: Black Ops 2+$838,940.15
» Quake III Arena+$1,119,973.38
» Halo: Reach+$1,545,989.43
» Quake 4+$1,753,623.83

Top Countries

 Country NamePrize Money
1.United States United States$2,153,437.10
2.Canada Canada$71,450.00
3.United Kingdom United Kingdom$38,947.85
4.France France$20,156.84
5.Sweden Sweden$5,414.78
6.Netherlands Netherlands$2,897.90
7.Italy Italy$1,500.00
8.Finland Finland$1,097.76
9.Ireland Ireland$1,000.00
10.Belgium Belgium$470.46

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