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GRASSROOTS PROGRAM

GRASSROOTS PROGRAM

Today, we’re launching a new initiative for Halo esports called HCS Grassroots. Designed to support the community directly, HCS Grassroots will help tournament operators and content creators continue to do what they love and also introduce new opportunities. Let’s jump in!

HCS Finals 2018 Day 2 Recap

HCS Finals 2018 Day 2 Recap

Saturday action at DreamHack Atlanta was incredible, with TOX Gaming, Reciprocity, Splyce, and Renegades battled through impressive challenges from squads like Lux Gaming and the Anaheim Pirates to stay alive in the HCS Finals 2018. Meanwhile, the Halo 3 2v2 Showdown whipped a raucous crowd into a frenzy with unforgettable performances from some old-school heroes. It all sets up an amazing Championship Sunday, where champions from two different eras of competition will be crowned, and a memorable chapter will come to a close.

Join us tomorrow at 10AM ET | 7AM PT.

HCS Finals 2018 Day 1 Recap

HCS Finals 2018 Day 1 Recap

Day One is in the books from the HCS Finals 2018 at DreamHack Atlanta! Top contenders like Reciprocity and TOX Gaming showed why they are favorites, while teams like Trifecta turned in some double-take performances to put the rest of the field on notice. Advancing into Group play from the Open Bracket were Nemesis Esports, Lux Gaming, Falling Esports, and the Anaheim Pirates – each squad eager to tackle the world’s best and earn an advantageous place in the Championship Bracket. The action continues tomorrow with more top Halo 5 play, plus the Halo 3 2v2 Showdown begins!

HCS Finals 2018 Preview

HCS Finals 2018 Preview

It’s only fitting that we celebrate the end of an era with a showcase of two of Halo’s most successful sporting chapters, as the Halo Championship Series Finals 2018 at DreamHack Atlanta will feature not only the absolute world-class talent Halo 5 has to offer right now, but also a Halo 3 2v2 competition that has legends from the past emerging from their proverbial cornfields. If you haven’t figured it out already, this weekend is going to be one to remember for a long, long time.

HCS 2018 Update

HCS 2018 Update

With HCS 2018 Season Finals at DreamHack Atlanta rapidly approaching, we know many folks across the competitive community have questions regarding what’s next for the HCS and what they can expect from Halo esports going forward. So today, we’d like to share some important esports updates around Halo 5, MCC, and more – and we’ll have more to share at DreamHack Atlanta and beyond.

Upcoming HCS Broadcasts

Upcoming HCS Broadcasts

Make sure to check out all HCS programming on either Mixer.com/Halo, or Twitch.tv/Halo!

  • November 16-18 - HCS Finals 2018

Microsoft Store Tournaments

Microsoft Store Tournaments

Halo 5 Fall 2v2 Series

Halo 3 competition is headed to your local Microsoft Store this Fall! Starting on October 7th, you can play in Halo 3 2v2 tournaments to win prizes at the 81 participating Microsoft Stores across North America, Australia, and Puerto Rico. Not only can you win prizes at the store, but you earn the eternal bragging rights as the best Halo 3 duo in your home town!

The next Microsoft Store Tournament is Sunday, December 2nd!

HCS 2018 ROADMAP

HCS 2018 ROADMAP

While the offseason is good time for both players and fans to catch their breath after another incredible few months of competition, it’s time for Halo esports action to officially return, and with it, even more amazing events – including a few surprises never before seen in the Halo Championship Series.

Hit the button below to see what we have in store for this season of the HCS!

Final HCS 2018 SETTINGS

Final HCS 2018 SETTINGS

After weeks of internal playtesting, and public playtesting with HCS players that joined us, the settings for the 2018 season of the Halo Championship Series are now locked in place and ready for competition! If you’re just joining us, you can catch up on the entire process by hitting the links below!

FORGE MAPS AND PLAYLIST UPDATES

FORGE MAPS AND PLAYLIST UPDATES

We’re excited to officially confirm that after extensive updates and playtests, REFUGE (remake of the legendary Halo 2 map, Sanctuary) will make its way into the upcoming season of the Halo Championship Series. Refuge will be played on Slayer and an updated Capture the Flag variant (more on that later), both of which hit matchmaking today.

Hit the button below to see all the new maps and playlist updates!

Support your favorite HCS team!

Support your favorite HCS team!

Show your HCS team pride in-game! Some of the biggest names in Halo esports are rocking team weapon skins in Halo 5: Guardians. Swing by the skins page to check out the selection of new weapon skins, or hit the links below! 

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Official Halo Esports Merchandise


Pro gear, pro attitude. Get competitive with the official Halo Championship Series hoodies, t-shirts, and more, to look your best on-and-off the virtual battlefield.

Halo Championship Series Handbook

Halo Championship Series Handbook

See the full handbook for the Halo Championship Series including maps and modes, code of conduct, points, and more.