Players compete for berth in Melee in Manhattan finals event and a chance to win $5,000
GameStop has announced that Halo aficionados can sign up to compete in the Halo 3: ODST 'Melee in Manhattan' tournament - the retailer will hold in-store tournaments in more than 2,200 stores across the US. The tournaments, which begin on Friday, October 2, give players the opportunity to test their skills one-on-one with other contestants to determine each round one winner. The second round takes place on Friday, October 9, and the third round on Friday, October 23. Sixteen players from the third round will advance to the finals event, Halo 3: ODST 'Melee in Manhattan', which will be held in New York in December. The overall tournament champion receives $5,000 cash. All tournament game play will take place after store hours due to the game's mature rating. Contestants must be at least 17 years old to participate.