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Halo Championship Series announced

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The Halo Championship Series is the official Halo eSports league, designed to curate a quality experience for pro players, enthusiasts and spectators. The HCS will celebrate Halo’s rich competitive gaming legacy while building an all-new platform for the future of Halo eSports.

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The Halo Championship Series is the official Halo eSports league, designed to curate a quality experience for pro players, enthusiasts and spectators. The HCS will celebrate Halo’s rich competitive gaming legacy while building an all-new platform for the future of Halo eSports.

Click here to read more
Unbelievably good news for the competitive scene. Finally regular dev-supported tourneys are a reality. :D
This is such great news! Unbeli343able HYPE
Awesome. Hopefully it gets as big as MLG Halo used to be back in the day. League of Legends LCS is massive now and I hope halo can return to the competitive scene.
This is amazing but all I'm curious about is how the HCS points will work and how the LAN games will work.

Will the points be viewable in game and on your waypoint profile and will the LAN parties be like mini events that eventually build up to a championship like with League of Legends?

In LoL you have the "mini"-events which is LCS and that' regional. each region (NA, EU, Asia) have their own LCS. The top teams move to Worlds Championship and then it repeats istelf. The only way to get into LCS is through an invitation and you need to be at a surten division and have a surten amount of LP (League Points)
Will HCS work the same?

They said that it'll be broken down into tiers so I guess something in the style like LoL has? Bronze, Silver, Gold, Plat, Diamond, Master, Challenger. And the one's who get invited to the mini-series, which are LAN, must be in the last division and you need a surten amount of HCS points gained from the online tourneys.

Then top teams (which are determined with the HCS points gained from the mini series on LAN) move towards the end-game tourney and get an invite there then play.
The one's who get invited should be treated with a paid flight and hotel :P
This is just unbelievable. There is just too much greatness in the MCC and I'm soo glad 343i is supporting halo this ambitiously :D
It was more than that, missing a competition official Halo by developers. This is the top !
It has definitely been a long time coming for a game that undoubtedly deserves all the glory that is has coming to it. Thank you to everyone that has invested their energies into making Halo all that it can and will be. Seriously, the thanks is from the bottom of my heart. Here's to the Renaissance Age of Halo!

- Hoaxer
This is pretty exciting news :)
This is so awesome! just when I think the halo universe cant get any better, it dose. Also now i can finally get into mlg, both viewing and possibly playing.
Will it be available for us europeans too?
I admit that I'll probably never compete professionally, but I love competitive Halo and I can't wait to prove my worth against friends online in official settings. Whether someone competes or not, this kind of thing only encourages everyone to improve their skill. That in turn makes the game that much more enjoyable.

You're really impressing me, 343i. I knew that Halo 4 was not what we wanted because of a disjointed and incomplete studio running around like headless chickens, not because you didn't understand what Halo was about. A complete and well oiled 343i is looking super awesome right now.
Yeah it's back, so much win going on!
The Halo Championship Series is the official Halo eSports league, designed to curate a quality experience for pro players, enthusiasts and spectators. The HCS will celebrate Halo’s rich competitive gaming legacy while building an all-new platform for the future of Halo eSports.

Click here to read more
Does this mean Sundance isn't picking Halo 2 up again?
With ESL's partnership with Halo, it just means that MLG won't be the forerunner in Halo eSports. I can't imagine MLG not picking Halo back up though...it wouldn't be in their best interest not to do so imo.
Competing leagues would be...unique. It'd make the leagues meta competitive with how they do things? I don't know. It'd be fun and cool to see, but Microsoft is basically throwing money at anything Halo related now. Halo is a GOOD cash cow. It's going to be hard for MLG to compete against the big MS itself.
November-March? Jesus Christ!
I love competitive FPS gaming, I love Halo. I have a problem however that I need to bring up because it affects my ability to participate in such competitive events and I want to start a public / community debate on what I am about to bring to the table.

I have Cerebral Palsy, for your convenience I have copy / pasted a basic description of what the condition is, you can read more about it at the source…

http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/brain/cerebral_palsy.html

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About Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is one of the most common congenital (existing before birth or at birth) disorders of childhood. About 500,000 children and adults of all ages in the United States have the condition.

The three types of CP are:

Spastic cerebral palsy — causes stiffness and movement difficulties
Athetoid cerebral palsy — leads to involuntary and uncontrolled movements
Ataxic cerebral palsy — causes a disturbed sense of balance and depth perception

Cerebral palsy affects muscle control and coordination, so even simple movements — like standing still — are difficult. Other vital functions that also involve motor skills and muscles — such as breathing, bladder and bowel control, eating, and learning — may also be affected when a child has CP. Cerebral palsy does not get worse over time.

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The disability can affect people in a variety of ways as you have just read above, in my case I have been fortunate in the sense that I could be much worse off than I actually am… I live a normal life, at least for the most part.

My hands attempt to mimic each other, if I move one wrist / finger the other hand will try to copy those movements no matter how much I focus on resisting said motions. Imagine how that translates to using a controller and two thumbsticks that perform two completely different and important actions in FPS games. My thumbs can’t do it, not well enough for the precise aiming required to play at a competitive level.

I have found a solution to that problem, in fact I have been using it for years on my consoles… the only problem is that the use of the device I am about to speak about is frowned upon by most because they consider it cheating, I’ve even received hate messages after I explain why I use what I do.

I play on my X1 / PS4 with a gaming mouse / keyboard like I would on my PC. I use a device known as the XIM4 that translates the controller functions over to my PC setup and it works wonderfully. Movements with my thumbs that affect my ability to aim / move within the game using your standard X1 controller suddenly vanish, the act of using a mouse / keyboard setup solves a problem I cannot physically help and allows me to perform to the best of my ability.

You can read more about the XIM4 here…
www.XIM4.com

So that brings us to my dilemma, I want to participate in tournaments online that have the potential to lead to LAN events if my team performs well enough to qualify. I want to enjoy the LAN experience like anyone else would without being harassed about how I play the game… and that’s if they would even let me compete at a LAN event with my mouse / keyboard setup.

Would I even be good enough to make it onto a team that has a chance of going to a LAN event? I doubt it to be honest, but you never know… right? What I want is written and clear as day permission from those who run LAN events to play Halo the only way I can where my disability does not affect my ability to compete. Without that I would feel guilty about joining a competitive team that would have to replace me for LAN events because of my XIM4.

So what does this community think? Am I crazy for hoping to be treated like a normal person wanting to compete at LANS? My XIM4 only translates the controls, it does not add anything a regular controller user cannot do.
This is so awesome! My question though is, how do people get to enter or compete? I've never competed before but think I'm capable for competition and tourneys. How does the process work? Is it for anybody and everybody? If anyone can let me know please reply.
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