After a grueling gauntlet of regular season play, Halo 5 players from around the world will descend on Atlanta to vie for the season title at the HCS Summer Finals 2017 at DreamHack Atlanta, July 21 - 23. The open event will host a prize pool of $200,000 -- the largest HCS open event prize pool to date.

The top six North American and top four European teams will be invited directly to the Championship Bracket, while Open Circuit teams in attendance will battle for the final spots in the Championship Bracket.

Finals Wallpaper

Finals Wallpaper

Get hyped and deck out your digital devices with Summer 2017 Finals wallpapers for both desktop and mobile. To download, simply click on the below links and save the classic Red vs Blue image to your device, and don’t forget to tune in July 21-23 on mixer.com/Halo and twitch.tv/Halo to catch all the action live!



DreamHack is the world’s largest digital festival. In addition to a massive LAN party, attendees will be able to check out world-class esport tournaments happening throughout the weekend, making it a perfect host for the HCS Summer Finals 2017. 

For tickets to DreamHack Atlanta 2017, click the link below! If you're competing or spectating two or three days, grab the 3-Day Visitor Pass. If you're spectating for just one day, grab a 1-Day Visitor Pass.

Register to Compete

Register to Compete

With all the incredible action on tap, there’s no way you’re going to want to miss the HCS Summer Finals 2017 at Dreamhack Atlanta, and a chance to compete for the season title and your share of the $200,000 prize pool.

Once you've purchased your DreamHack Atlanta 3-day visitor pass, head to the link below to register to compete!



  • Venue: Georgia World Congress Center -- 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA
  • Airport: Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
  • Ground transportation: Uber, Lyft, taxi, & public transportation
  • Hotels: Nearby partnered hotels include the OMNI Atlanta CNN Center Downtown, Courtyard by Marriott – Atlanta Downtown, and the Fairfield Inn by Marriott – Atlanta Downtown. Please head here for best available rates.
HCS Live Event Emblem

HCS Live Event Emblem

All attendees at the HCS Summer 2017 Finals at Dreamhack Atlanta will be eligible to receive the HCS Live Event emblem for use in Halo 5: Guardians customization. Make sure to provide your main Xbox Live account at time of registration, and you'll receive your emblem within the weeks that follow the tournament.

This awesome animated emblem is exclusive to fans who attend a live HCS event – now you can showcase your passion and pride for Halo esports in game for all to see!


Do I need a DreamHack Atlanta pass to compete in this tournament?

  •  Yes, each player and coach will need to purchase a regular 3-Day Visitor Pass.

Where can I buy a pass for DreamHack Atlanta? How much does it cost?

Is a DreamHack Atlanta pass the only thing I need to buy to compete at this tournament?

  • Yes, all you need to purchase is the DreamHack Atlanta 3-Day Visitor Pass to compete.

Does my whole team (including coach) have to buy their own pass for DreamHack Atlanta?

  • Yes, each individual player and coach will need to purchase their own 3-Day Visitor Pass.

How do I register my team for this tournament?

  • Once you’ve purchased your DreamHack Atlanta 3-day visitor pass, register for the tournament here.

Is there a limit to the amount of teams allowed to compete at this tournament?

  • The tournament is limited to the first 64 teams to register. However, a waitlist will be available for those who do not register in time.  

Will there be a Free-For-All (FFA) tournament to compete in?

  • Yes! DreamHack Atlanta will feature a $5,000 FFA tournament for any and all competitors. Best of luck to those competing! Be on the lookout for specific format details in the coming weeks.

I don’t live in North America – can my team compete in this tournament?

  • Yes, if your team is from outside North America, you may still compete at DreamHack Atlanta. However, only eligible teams may qualify for the NA HCS Fall 2017 Season through the Open Bracket.

What’s the age limit for this tournament?

  • The age limit to compete in this tournament at DreamHack Atlanta is 13 years old.

If I’m under 18 years old, do I need to have a signed parental consent form?

  • Yes, participants under 18 will need a parent/guardian consent form signed prior to the tournament starting. If applicable, parent/guardian consent forms will be sent to players via the provided email after they register. 

My friends and family want to watch me play – is there a separate spectator-only ticket they need to buy?

What equipment should I bring to the tournament if I’m competing?

  • You will need to bring your controller and a micro-USB cable for a wired connection from the controller to the Xbox One.
  • Batteries must be removed from the controller so they are unable to power the controller.

What monitors will be used for this tournament?

  • The monitors that will be used at this tournament are the BenQ RL2455.

I have other questions – where’s the best place to ask them?