Designing the Halo Esports Ecosystem

January 2021 - Our mission and goals

Welcome to the first installment of our new blog series - Designing the Halo Esports Ecosystem. Month by month we will do a deep dive examination into how we at 343 Industries are working to develop a healthy, sustainable, and long-term Halo esports ecosystem. The main focus of this month's blog is to set the foundation for how we think about the ecosystem as a whole, details of our mission, our overall goals, and more!

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2021 Halo Tournament Update

MCC & H5 Pro Series tournaments return

As Halo Infinite continues to bake in the oven, we wanted to provide some updates on what to expect from Halo esports in early 2021. Since the announcement of the delay, we’ve been working as quickly as possible with our partners to provide competitions for players to keep busy with and sharpen their skills until the HCS returns for Halo Infinite. We're hyped to bring back weekly Open Halo 3 tournaments, as well as continuing to support the Halo 5 Pro Series in NA, LATAM, ANZ, and EMEA!

All OPEN tournaments have changed to Double Elimination.

Register your squad for free and compete for cash prizes!


With the shift in Halo Infinite’s release, we’ve decided to "press play” on moving forward with the HCS Grassroots program. This program remains a key part of our strategy and our partnership with tournament operators and content creators is critical to the long-term success of the competitive Halo ecosystem.

Introducing the newest HCS Grassroots partners:

DreamHack Anaheim 2020

Put it in the books! The DreamHack Halo Series Anaheim 2020 event has concluded after three days of intense competition and leaves us all very excited for the future. Unsung heroes rose to the top, collosal giants were toppled, and struggling veterans finally had their moment in the spotlight. Thank you to all of the players and fans who joined us, thank you to DreamHack for once again hosting the Halo community, and congratulations to Mantra Esports for winning the Halo: Reach 4v4, and Diagram for winning the Halo: Reach FFA.

Halo: Reach 4v4 Results:

  1. Mantra Esports (Spartan, ACE, bubu dubu, Falcated)
  2. Unllimited (Eco, Stellur, DeadZone, Tripppey)
  3. Sentinels (Snakebite, Royal2, LethuL, APG)
  4. Nfinite (Rayne, Ryanoob, Reliable, King Nick)

HCS Partners with Esports Engine

We’re thrilled to announce that Esports Engine will be the global management partner for Halo Infinite esports. It is our mission to deliver the best esports program that Halo has ever seen in its 18 year history and we couldn’t think of a better partner to work with than the long time Halo fans and esports veterans at Esports Engine. For more information on this partnership, check out our blog below!