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    The Emotional Stages Of Watching Your First "Halo" Championship IRL

    BuzzFeed x Halo = A match made in heaven.

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    1. Anticipation

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    The calm before the plasma grenade storm.

    2. Nervousness

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    Playing a digital bloodsport in front of a live audience for a six-figure cash prize? No pressure.

    3. Amazement

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    Buckle up. A round of Team Slayer at a pro tournament plays at lightning speed.

    4. Humility

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    You might have thought you were good at Halo. You are not good at Halo. These guys are good at Halo.

    5. Connection

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    Video gaming is often a solo activity. These tournaments remind gamers how big and vibrant the community really is.

    6. Exhiliration

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    The moment of victory is sweet.

    7. Shock

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    These matches unspool like chess games. They can be breathtaking.

    8. Elation

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    The thrill of victory. The love of the game. And the $150K probably doesn't suck either.

    9. Satisfaction

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    Team work makes the dream work.

    10. Appreciation

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    It really is the best FPS.

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