TP Vision, Microsoft Xbox and 343 Industries have come together to offer the chance for the top five European “Halo 5: Guardians” teams to prove themselves in battle against the 343 Industries Pro Team and to establish once and for all who really are the ‘Ultimate “Halo 5” heroes.

For the past two weeks, a Halo 5: Guardians ladder tournament has been hosted by ESL, open for all four-person teams to enter and with the chance for the tournaments’ top five teams to qualify for the main event on November 13th 18:00 GMT / 19:00 CET / 10:00 a.m. PST “Halo 5: Guardians” marathon against some of the world’s most experienced and successful players – the 343 Pro Team – all broadcast live from the ESL’s studio.

And it’s not just bragging rights that are at stake. Each of the four players in the marathon’s top performing team will also win the ultimate gaming TV– the recently launched 65” Philips 8601 4-sided Ambilight television – which the 343 Pro Tem has been using to hone their skills for the competition.

The 343 Pro Team features four of the longest serving and most successful “Halo” players, including: Eric “GH057ayame” Hewitt, Mason “Neighbor” Cobb, Sean “Dersky” Swidersky and Michael “Strong Side” Cavanaugh.

The 8601 Philips TV is a razor slim UHD Android TV that provides the ultimate gaming experience. This primarily due to its unique stand out feature: the four-sided Ambilight system, which gives a halo of light and colours, to match the on-screen content, from all four sides of the set onto the wall behind. Ambilight combined with the super-slim bezel and the Arch Stand creates the illusion that the 8601 Philips TV is floating in a halo of light and extends the gaming experience far beyond the boundaries of the set – and beyond anything a normal TV has to offer.

The 8601Philips TV also features a special dedicated Ambilight gaming mode which both reduces input lag within the set to the bare minimum while still improving sharpness and reducing picture artefacts – and also providing a more dynamic and intense Ambilight performance to take immersive game playing to a whole new level.

A superb premium 50 W sound system – delivered through in total 18 speakers where the two sound sticks are detachable – and Philips’ best 4K UHD picture processing technologies complete the package and result in a breath-taking image with incredible levels of sharpness, brightness, colour saturation and contrast while remaining always natural and realistic.

Ben Payne, EMEA Snr. Partnerships & Experiential Manager for Microsoft Xbox, added: “Showcasing Halo 5: Guardians and the Xbox One with Philips TV Ambilight is a great combination of leading-edge technology, allowing our fans to enjoy their gaming experience in a unique way this holiday and beyond. We are excited to see the competitors playing live with 343 Industries Pro Team for what will no doubt be a spectacular event.”

Commenting on behalf of TP Vision Marc Harmsen, Global Marketing Lead said: ‘The partnership with 343 Industries and Microsoft Xbox is very exciting because it gives us a unique opportunity to demonstrate the stand-out qualities of our TV sets directly to a very engaged and motivated community of hard-core console gamers and to show how our technologies can truly enhance their gaming experience.

About TP Vision

TP Vision is a dedicated TV player in the world of visual digital entertainment. TP Vision concentrates on developing, manufacturing and marketing Philips branded TV sets in Europe, Russia, Middle East, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and selected countries in Asia-Pacific. We do this by combining our design expertise and innovative Philips TV heritage with the operational excellence, flexibility and speed of TPV Technology. With these combined strengths, we bring high-quality TV sets to the market: smart and easy to use with sophisticated styling. We believe in creating products that offer a superior TV experience for consumers. With Philips TVs, TP Vision is a global leader in the hospitality market. TP Vision is the exclusive brand licensee of Philips TVs for the above listed countries. The TV Company is 100% owned by TPV, the world’s leading monitor and LCD TV manufacturer, selling and marketing Philips branded TVs in China. The TPV Group has been able to drive its growth over the years by leveraging its economies of scale and core competencies in R&D, manufacturing, logistic efficiency and quality. TP Vision employs close to 2,000 people in several locations around the globe.

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