On Monday the 15th of November, fans around the world were shocked by the sudden, unforeseen launch of Halo Infinite’s multiplayer. It was an absolute boon for the gaming world, which has sat waiting for a fresh Halo experience for more than six years. Now, fans and critics alike are rejoicing, as the multiplayer pulls in millions of interested gamers. And, to top it all off, we’ve now been given hot, exciting information regarding the Halo Championship Series.
We’ve not seen any top-tier Halo esports events for more than three years. In 2018, the final HCS season took place, before disappearing from the face of gaming. Now, the event is back in earnest, boasting a new structure, a cash-rich backing, and the biggest prize pool in Halo esports history. Between 2021 and 2022, the Halo Championship Series and the Halo World Championship will change the face of esports.
Kicking Off With the Kickoff Major
Let’s put it out there right away – Halo Infinite is already a roaring success. Both newcomers to the franchise and old veterans are praising Halo Infinite’s multiplayer platform, and the pros are already getting their teeth stuck into the gameplay. Right now, fans can begin supporting their chosen team in-game, through the purchase of attractive skin packs. As this iteration of the Halo Championship Series is essentially franchise-driven, with teams investing in the event, there’s plenty of branding to be enjoyed.
Thankfully, fans won’t have to wait long to experience the glory of the Halo Championship Series. In December of 2021, the Kickoff Major will be held, putting 32 teams in the spotlight for the first time in three years. From the 17th to the 19th of December, these teams will play through a three-stage Major, which boasts a massive $250,000 prize pool. Although, that’s just a toe in the water when it comes to the prize pool for the full 2021 – 2022 HCS season. The huge financial backing in place will make the HCS one of the most valuable esports tournaments on the calendar.
This Kickoff Major will be highly anticipated, as only nine of the 32 teams competing are known. These are the ‘invited’ teams that have already invested heavily in the ‘ecosystem’ of the Halo Championship Series, including the likes of:
- OpTic Gaming
- Natus Vincere
- Spacestation Gaming
- FaZe Clan
- G2 Esports
Revealing The Season
It was just days ago that 343 Industries, the developing power behind Halo Infinite, revealed the structure of the Halo Championship Series. For the 2021 – 2022 season, participants from North America, Mexico, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand will do battle. There’s a record-setting $3,000,000 prize pool up for grabs, the most ever seen in the history of competitive Halo. Throughout the entire competition, the play will be broadcast on Twitch and YouTube.
Finally, it has been confirmed that there will be eight in-person events held across all four major regions featured in the competition. And then, at the end of all things, the Halo World Championship will take place in Seattle between the 20th and 23rd of October, 2022. It’ll be the first Halo World Championship event for more than four years.
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