GrifballHub is proud to announce the largest LAN Grifball tournament in the history of the sport: The RTX 2015 Grifball Championship!
Thanks to generous support from 343 Industries and the Grifball, Halo, and Rooster Teeth communities, the RTX 2015 Grifball Championship will feature a $5000 prize pool, the largest cash prize in Grifball history. The tournament will take place Friday, August 7 through Sunday, August 9 at RTX, the Rooster Teeth convention in Austin, Texas.
The 16-team, single-elimination tournament will be played at the 400 square foot GrifballHub booth, #241 on the RTX show floor. Tournament matches will be live-streamed to Twitch.TV/GrifballHub, so Grifball fans not attending RTX can follow the action.
The tournament will be played in Halo 4 on the Xbox 360. The gametype will be AGLA Grifball (nine untimed rounds) and the court will be Acerbus, the standard AGLA court. Streamed matches will be played on the nine-person “neutral host” version of the court.
Early registration for the event will be open on the GrifballHub forums until 11:59PM EST on Thursday, August 6. Early registration reserves one of the 16 team slots for your team. If fewer than 16 teams register for the event on the forums, registration will be open at the GrifballHub booth on Friday, August 7 and will remain open until all 16 spots are filled. Seeds will be assigned randomly.
All players must go to the GrifballHub booth between 12:00PM CST and 2:00PM CST on Friday, August 7 to sign the tournament registration form. Failure to sign the form before the team’s first scheduled match will result in the team being replaced with another team.
All teams must consist of exactly four player. All members of a team must:
The tournament champions will receive:
The tournament runners-up will receive:
GrifballHub’s booth at RTX was completely funded by generous donations from the community for the third year in a row. More than $12,000 was raised this spring from 117 donors in order to bring Grifball to RTX. In addition to the RTX 2015 Grifball Championship, free-play stations will be available at the booth for any attendee to play Halo 4, Halo: Reach, and Halo 3 Grifball. Additional Grifball free-play stations are provided by Gamerz Galaxy in Austin, TX. Attendees can also purchase Grifball t-shirts, drawstring bags, and playing cards at the booth. A multitude of free items will also be available, including stickers, lanyards, buttons, wristbands, and fan-made Halo 5: Grifball Edition and Halo: The Master Grif Collection Xbox One boxart.