No Halo 4 at MLG This Year

Competitive Halo players that were hoping to play Halo 4 for the first time at MLG this year are out of luck, as league co-founder and CEO Sundance DiGiovanni is reporting the company has signed its console shooter deal for 2013 and Halo isn’t in it.

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He followed up the announcement with tweets like “I have loved almost every minute of our time with Halo and wish the competitive Halo community the best.” and “It was a good run”, cementing the game’s persona non gratis status.

The announcement is surprising, as while Halo 4 didn’t prove to be the best-selling entry into the series, it still moved millions of units. If this a foreshadowing of Halo’s waning popularity or if the game simply wasn’t a fit for the league is unclear, but regardless, Halo players will have to compete elsewhere moving forward.