Xbox Newsbeat: March 11, 2016

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This week’s Xbox Newsbeat brings updates on the Halo World Championship, Ori and the Blind ForestSea of Thieves, and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2.


Final Groups for Halo World Championship Revealed

The Halo World Championship kicks off next week on March 18. Ahead of the tournament, organizers have announced the four groups that will duke it out for their part of the 2.5 million dollar crowdfunded prize.

  • Group A: Chosen Squad (Mexico), exceL (UK), Team Allegiance (NA) and Team Liquid (NA)
  • Group B: Team Infused (UK), Team Exile5 (New Zealand), Evil Geniuses (NA) and Renegades (NA)
  • Group C: Team Immunity (Australia), Denial eSports (NA), FabE (Germany) and eLevate Wildcats (NA)
  • Group D: Counter Logic Gaming (NA), Skyfire (Asia), Epsilon eSports (UK) and Cloud9 (NA)


Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition Makes a Great Game Even Better

Critically acclaimed indie game Ori and the Blind Forest released its Definitive Edition today on Xbox One. The Definitive Edition costs $19.99 USD and owners of the original game can buy an upgrade for $4.99 USD. Xbox Wire sat down with Microsoft Studio’s Mark Coates to talk about the game in celebration of the launch of Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition. PC gamers will see the Definitive Edition eventually, but no word on its release date.


Sea of Thieves is Looking for the First Fans in the World to Play the Game

Rare is running a contest to find six Sea of Thieves superfans that will be the first people outside of Rare to play the upcoming game.The six winners will get a trip to Twycross, UK, a three night hotel stay, meals, a tour of Rare Studio, and a chance to play Sea of Thieves. To enter, people will need to express their excitement for the game in either photo or video format that creative and entertaining. Submissions will be accepted on the Sea of Thieves Twitter and Facebook pages using the hashtag #SeaOfThievesContest. The full contest rules can be found at the Sea of Thieves website. The contest runs til April 26, so get cracking on your entry!


The 5 Biggest Reasons We’re Loving Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

Xbox Wire shared their five favourite things about Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, ranging from the game’s co-op modes to the insane character classes that are in the game. Check out their full list at Xbox Wire.

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