Friday gamers from all over the country will be in the valley to compete in this year’s Halo North American Qualifier Championship.

They will be the first to test out “thE Arena,” a new gaming facility on the third floor of Neonopolis.

The event will last three days and kicks off the inaugural opening.

Officials tell us last year E-Sports brought in more than $260 million for North America alone.

The new arena can sit up to 200 spectators and from March 3rd through the 5th, gamers will compete for a portion of a $50,000 prize pool.