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

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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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