Sunday, September 1, 2013

Well, It Does Have Rifles In It

The Halo 4 Global Championship Finals were held this weekend in Seattle in conjunction with PAX Prime 2013. The event was hosted by Microsoft in Benaroya Hall. Over 140 gamers from around the world who had qualified for the event were competing for $500,000 in prize money with $200,000 going to the winner.

As I've mentioned in the past, the Complementary Spouse's nephews are big gamers and play Halo. Her 20-year old nephew Aaron - gamer name LX Ace XL - is a junior at the University of Kentucky majoring in chemical engineering.

We found out that "Ace" made it to the semi-finals earlier today. Then we found out that he made it to the finals and a chance to play for $200,000. At the very least, he would take home $75,000 for second place. "Ace" would be going up against "Pistola" who has been one of the top Halo players for the last few years and widely considered the favorite in the tournament.

The format of the finals was a head to head, one on one, match-up with the player getting the most kills in 10 minutes the winner. If it ended in a tie, then a second round would be played with the first player getting a kill declared the winner. It was the ultimate of sudden death playoffs in the gaming world.

So when all was said and done, "Ace" or Aaron won. He turned out to be the quicker and better shot at the end.

He goes home with $200,000.

He gets publicly congratulated by his older brother Kyle - a top player in his own right under the name Elamite Warrior.

And, he gets a nice hug from the hotty announcer Jessica Chobot.

Not a bad for an afternoon in Seattle. So congratulations to Aaron for a game well-played and for being an all-around nice guy.


  1. Congrats to him! Taxes are going to kill him, but he should get enough to finish college!!!

    1. You're right - the taxes will kill him. He'll be paying at least 33% to the Feds plus whatever KY will charge.

      I think he'll have enough to pay his tuition at UK.

      From another interview, he says he plans to invest most of it so it can grow. Smart kid!

  2. Wow, that is badass-I have been playing Halo for years and know what kind of skill and natural ability that takes. (Oh, and bandwidth too!!!!!)Cobgratulations.