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Halo Championship Series

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About[edit]

The Halo Championship Series is a professional esports series for Halo, hosted and organized by ESL (later changed to Esports Engine in 2020 and is returned to ESL again in 2021 onwards) in association with 343 Industries.[1] The HCS was announced in November 2014 following the launch of Master Chief Collection, using Halo 2: Anniversary as the played version.

During the first two seasons, the HCS featured multiple online cups and LAN events for teams to earned HCS Points which determined the qualification for the Season Finale. In 2016, HCS has replaced the system with the introduction of HCS Pro League, HCS Open Circuit alongside moving to Halo 5: Guardians. The series then changed again in 2018 with the removal of Pro League and returning to a system similar to S1-2, also the last year of the original HCS. From 2019 onwards HCS has launched the Grassroots[2] program to support creators and third-party tournaments. In August 2021 the HCS has been revived[3] with the launch of Halo Infinite and the introduction of Cross-Play and Cross-Input for the first time in the franchise.

Format[edit]

Season 1[edit]

The season consisted of Europe & North America, Teams played in various online cups and 4 LAN events to collect HCS Points. 10 Teams then qualified for the S1 Championship.

Season 2[edit]

Europe has been removed in this season, LAN events are also down to only two events (Atlana & Indy), Similar to Season 1 teams are also played in various online cups to collect HCS Points. 8 Teams then qualified for the S2 Championship. This marks the final HCS under Halo 2: Anniversary, from 2016-2018 the series moved to Halo 5: Guardians.

2016[edit]

At the beginning of the year, Pro League has been announced alongside the returning of Europe Region. Both regions hosted two splits, each including a regular season and Pro League finals for their respective region/split. The worst performed team in each split then proceed to relegation stage against the teams from the newly added Open Circuit.

Open Circuit is an amateur ladder similar to Season 1-2, where teams earned Open Circuit Points in order to qualify for the Open Circuit Championship where top 2 granted a shot to face the relegated teams.

2017[edit]

Regional Finals has been scrapped in favor of the Global Combined finals, Europe Pro League also discontinued in the Fall season, with the Fall Global Finals marks the end of the HCS Pro League

2018[edit]

2018 saw a drastic change as the final year for HCS, only three LAN Events in this year: New Orleans, London and the World Finals in Atlanta.
After the end of the 2018 HCS Finals, HCS has stopped operating the full in 2019/20 with the series returning starting from 2021-22.

2021-22[edit]

In 2020 HCS has partnered with Esports Engine as their new co-organizer, starting from the returning season onwards ESL, Gaming Partners, DreamHack and FACEIT has also joined as the co-organizer in the new HCS.


This season features various 2 Splits each including Online Cups, Regional Championships both as a LAN and Online, culminating in a HCS Global Major which also represents the end of each split. Eventually the HCS will lead up to the world championship. Beside from EU/NA, Oceania and Mexico has returned to the series. Europe however will not contain CIS in this season, same to the rest of South America in the Mexico region.

Events[edit]

World Championship
G & S   Tournament
Date
Prize
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Oct 20 - 23, 2022
$1,000,000
United States Seattle, United States
 
  TBD
  TBD
Majors, Supers and Regionals
G & S   Tournament
Date
Prize
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Sep 23 - 25, 2022
$250,000
United States Orlando, United States
 
  TBD
  TBD
Apr 29 - May 1, 2022
$250,000
United States Kansas City, United States
 
  TBD
  TBD
Mar 25 - 27, 2022
$100,000
Europe Online, Europe
24 teams
  TBD
  TBD
Mar 4 - 6, 2022
$50,000
Mexico Online, Mexico
24 teams
  TBD
  TBD
Mar 4 - 6, 2022
$50,000
Oceania Online, Oceania
24 teams
  TBD
  TBD
Feb 11 - 13, 2022
$125,000
United States Anaheim, United States
24 teams
  TBD
  TBD
Dec 17 - 19, 2021
$350,000
United States Raleigh, United States
272 teams
 Cloud9 C9
 eUnited eU
Pro Series & Open Championships
G & S   Tournament
Date
Prize
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Aug 26 - 28, 2022
 
Mexico Online, Mexico
 
  TBD
  TBD
Aug 26 - 28, 2022
 
Europe Online, Europe
 
  TBD
  TBD
Aug 26 - 28, 2022
 
Oceania Online, Oceania
 
  TBD
  TBD
Aug 26 - 28, 2022
 
North America Online, North America
 
  TBD
  TBD
Jun 16, 2022
 
North America Online, North America
 
  TBD
  TBD
Jun 15, 2022
 
Europe Online, Europe
 
  TBD
  TBD
Jun 14, 2022
 
Mexico Online, Mexico
 
  TBD
  TBD
Jun 14, 2022
 
Oceania Online, Oceania
 
  TBD
  TBD
Jun 9, 2022
 
North America Online, North America
 
  TBD
  TBD
Jun 8, 2022
 
Europe Online, Europe
 
  TBD
  TBD
Jun 7, 2022
 
Mexico Online, Mexico
 
  TBD
  TBD
Jun 7, 2022
 
Oceania Online, Oceania
 
  TBD
  TBD
Jun 2, 2022
 
North America Online, North America
 
  TBD
  TBD
Jun 1, 2022
 
Europe Online, Europe
 
  TBD
  TBD
May 31, 2022
 
Mexico Online, Mexico
 
  TBD
  TBD
May 31, 2022
 
Oceania Online, Oceania
 
  TBD
  TBD
Apr 1 - 3, 2022
 
Europe Online, Europe
 
  TBD
  TBD
Apr 1 - 3, 2022
 
Mexico Online, Mexico
 
  TBD
  TBD
Apr 1 - 3, 2022
 
Oceania Online, Oceania
 
  TBD
  TBD
Apr 1 - 3, 2022
 
North America Online, North America
 
  TBD
  TBD
Jan 27, 2022
 
North America Online, North America
 
  TBD
  TBD
Jan 26, 2022
 
Europe Online, Europe
 
  TBD
  TBD
Jan 25, 2022
 
Mexico Online, Mexico
 
  TBD
  TBD
Jan 25, 2022
 
Oceania Online, Oceania
 
  TBD
  TBD
Jan 20, 2022
 
North America Online, North America
 
  TBD
  TBD
Jan 19, 2022
 
Europe Online, Europe
 
  TBD
  TBD
Jan 18, 2022
 
Mexico Online, Mexico
 
  TBD
  TBD
Jan 18, 2022
 
Oceania Online, Oceania
 
  TBD
  TBD
Jan 13, 2022
 
North America Online, North America
 
 Cloud9 C9
Jan 12, 2022
 
Europe Online, Europe
 
 Acend ACE
 The Lads Lads
Jan 11, 2022
 
Mexico Online, Mexico
 
 Pittsburgh Knights PK
 Timbers Esports TMB
Jan 11, 2022
 
Oceania Online, Oceania
 
 Divine Mind DM
Jan 6, 2022
$2,000
North America Online, North America
16 teams
 Cloud9 C9
 FaZe Clan FaZe
Jan 5, 2022
$1,500
Europe Online, Europe
16 teams
 Acend ACE
 Natus Vincere NAVI
Jan 4, 2022
$1,000
Mexico Online, Mexico
8 teams
 Pittsburgh Knights PK
 Timbers Esports TMB
Jan 4, 2022
$1,000
Oceania Online, Oceania
8 teams
 Divine Mind DM
2018 Season
G & S   Tournament
Date
Prize
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Nov 16 - 18, 2018
$10,000
United States Atlanta, United States
8 teams
 Golden Modem Squad GMS
Nov 16 - 18, 2018
$300,000
United States Atlanta, United States
20 teams
 TOX Gaming TOX
 Team Reciprocity REC
Sep 14 - 16, 2018
$135,000
United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
16 teams
 TOX Gaming TOX
 Splyce SPY
Jul 13 - 15, 2018
$250,000
United States New Orleans, United States
16 teams
 Splyce SPY
 TOX Gaming TOX
Global Finals
G & S   Tournament
Date
Prize
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Oct 20 - 22, 2017
$200,000
United States Denver, United States
16 teams
 Team Liquid TL
Jul 22 - 23, 2017
$200,000
United States Atlanta, United States
16 teams
 Splyce SPY
Pro Leagues & LAN
G & S   Tournament
Date
Prize
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Aug 23 - Sep 27, 2017
$50,000
North America Online, North America
8 teams
 Team Envy Envy
Sep 15 - 17, 2017
$25,000
United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
16 teams
 Team Infused INF
 Supremacy SY
Jun 1 - 22, 2017
$33,000
Europe Online, Europe
6 teams
 Team Infused INF
 Invictus INV
May 24 - Jun 22, 2017
$50,000
North America Online, North America
8 teams
 Splyce SPY
May 12 - 14, 2017
$75,000
United States Daytona, United States
16 teams
 Team EnVyUs Envy
Pro League
G & S   Tournament
Date
Prize
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Dec 11, 2016
$150,000
United States Burbank, United States
4 teams
 Team EnVyUs Envy
Dec 4, 2016
$67,000
United Kingdom Leicester, United Kingdom
4 teams
 FAB Games eSports FAB
 Team Infused INF
Sep 14 - Nov 10, 2016
$75,000
North America Online, North America
8 teams
 Team EnVyUs Envy
Sep 28 - Nov 3, 2016
$33,000
Europe Online, Europe
6 teams
 FAB Games eSports FAB
 Team Vibe Vibe
Jul 30 - 31, 2016
$150,000
United States Los Angeles, United States
4 teams
 Counter Logic Gaming CLG
 Enigma6 Group E6
Jul 24, 2016
$67,000
United Kingdom Leicester, United Kingdom
4 teams
 FAB Games eSports FAB
 XMEN XMEN
Jun 2 - Jul 15, 2016
$75,000
North America Online, North America
8 teams
 Counter Logic Gaming CLG
 Enigma6 Group E6
Jun 2 - Jul 1, 2016
$33,000
Europe Online, Europe
6 teams
 U4X Esports U4X
 Team Infused INF
Season 2
G & S   Tournament
Date
Prize
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Jul 24 - 26, 2015
$150,000
United States California, United States
8 teams
 Evil Geniuses EG
 Counter Logic Gaming CLG
Jul 12, 2015
$3,400
North America Online, North America
16 teams
 Evil Geniuses EG
 Winterfox WFX
Jun 26 - 28, 2015
$50,000
United States Indianpolis, United States
32 teams
 Evil Geniuses EG
 Counter Logic Gaming CLG
Jun 21, 2015
$3,400
North America Online, North America
16 teams
 Evil Geniuses EG
 Winterfox WFX
Jun 14, 2015
$3,400
North America Online, North America
16 teams
 Winterfox WFX
 Evil Geniuses EG
Jun 7, 2015
$3,400
North America Online, North America
16 teams
 Evil Geniuses EG
 Denial eSports DNL
May 31, 2015
$3,400
North America Online, North America
16 teams
 Evil Geniuses EG
 Denial eSports DNL
May 24, 2015
$3,400
North America Online, North America
16 teams
 Evil Geniuses EG
 Denial eSports DNL
May 17, 2015
$3,400
North America Online, North America
16 teams
 Evil Geniuses EG
 Denial eSports DNL
May 10, 2015
$3,400
North America Online, North America
16 teams
 Winterfox WFX
 Denial eSports DNL
Season 1
G & S   Tournament
Date
Prize
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Mar 6 - 8, 2015
$100,000
United States Boston, United States
9 teams
 Evil Geniuses EG
 Counter Logic Gaming CLG
Feb 15, 2015
$1,000
North America Online, North America
64 teams
 Evil Geniuses EG
Feb 8, 2015
$1,000
North America Online, North America
64 teams
 Evil Geniuses EG
Feb 1, 2015
$1,000
North America Online, North America
40 teams
 Denial eSports DNL
Jan 25, 2015
$1,000
North America Online, North America
104 teams
 Denial eSports DNL
 Cloud9 C9
Jan 11, 2015
$1,000
North America Online, North America
138 teams
 Counter Logic Gaming CLG
 Denial eSports DNL
Dec 21, 2014
$1,000
North America Online, North America
136 teams
 Cloud9 C9
 Str8 Rippin Str8
Dec 7, 2014
$1,000
North America Online, North America
172 teams
 Evil Geniuses EG
 Believe The Hype BTH
All HCS FFA Events
G & S   Tournament
Date
Prize
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Dec 18 - 19, 2021
$5,000
United States Raleigh, United States
32 teams
 United States Vetra
Sep 14 - 16, 2018
$5,000
United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
6 teams
 United Kingdom Shabby
 United Kingdom Druk
Jul 13 - 15, 2018
$5,000
United States New Orleans, United States
6 teams
Oct 21, 2017
$5,000
United States Denver, United States
6 teams
 Canada Druk
 United States Ryno
Jul 22 - 23, 2017
$5,000
United States Atlanta, United States
6 teams
 United States Daffs
 United States Burton
May 12 - 14, 2017
$5,000
United States Daytona, United States
6 teams
 United States Juziro
Jan 20 - 21, 2017
$1,000
United States St. Louis, United States
8 teams
 United States Ryno
Nov 19 - 20, 2016
$5,000
United States Las Vegas, United States
6 teams
Oct 8 - 9, 2016
$5,000
United States California, United States
6 teams
 United States Huke

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