Tommy Stagliano, Spartan Corps Interview
With the Spartan Corps quickly approaching, iNoob contacted TO Tommy Stagliano to get the inside scoop on the first monthly tournament. Tommy has graciously taken time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions for iNoob and we’re delivering the content directly to our readers. The start of the Spartan Corps season will take place on Saturday, June 4th and will continue every first Saturday of each month.
For those of you who don’t know Tommy, he has been the official for the past two Halo tournaments and has done an excellent job keeping this competitive shooter moving forward. Tommy is an upstanding individual and I feel he was the right choice to lead Spartan Corps in the season to come. With the first monthly Fight Club already in the bag, I expect Spartan Corps to be just as successful for our FPS competitors. Without further ado, here’s Tommy!
iNoob: Can you tell us what inspired Scion eSports to create the Spartan Corps?
Tommy: We were inspired to create the Scion Spartan Corps to help foster the Halo community in the Lake area by providing a monthly tournament series that would lead up to larger Scion eSports tournament events.
iNoob: Which of the Halo games in the series will be played at Spartan Corps?
Tommy: We are playing Halo 5: Guardians.
iNoob: Will there be team matches or will the event be death match only?
Tommy: We plan to be a team-based tournament series. This first FFA event was intended to help players in the area meet each other.
iNoob: Will fans who can’t attend the event still be able to view the matches online?
Tommy: Tournaments will be streamed on our twitch channel: https://www.twitch.tv/sciongorilla
iNoob: Is this your first event you will be the Tournament Official on?
Tommy: I have been TO for two Halo events hosted by Scion eSports. The Thanksgiving Open in 2015 and the Cyphacon tournament in April 2016.
iNoob: Is there a registration fee associated with Spartan Corps?
Tommy: There is a $5 fee for the monthly tournaments, but that fee acts as a buy-in and goes directly into the prize pool.
iNoob: Will there be any other games played under the Spartan Corps banner in the future?
Tommy: For now, it’s just going to be Halo 5, but we aren’t opposed to playing other games in the future!
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