MCC Pro Series
Last Friday we announced the MCC Pro Series, a new online tournament series for pro players and amateurs, which will start on May 23 and run to July 18. We hope that this new online format with cash prizes will be able to scratch that itch for high-octane Halo while the world takes a break from large in-person events.
If you're interested in competing or just want to learn more, here's high-level overview of how the MCC Pro Series will operate week to week:
- Open tournaments and Pro tournaments will alternate every Saturday, starting with our first Open tournament on May 23.
- The Top 8 teams from that first Open tournament will qualify for the first 16 team Pro tournament, where they will be met by the Top 8 teams from DreamHack Anaheim. From there, the Top 8 teams from each Pro tournament will automatically qualify for the next Pro Tournament – and the cycle will be set into motion.
- Since Halo 2: Anniversary arrived on PC this week, it is poised to be our headline title. However, as the HCS Team stated in their announcement, we’ll be listening to player feedback to help determine which game(s) to play over the course of the program.
- May 23 (Open)
- May 30 (Pro)
- June 6 (Open)
- June 13 (Pro)
- June 20 (Open)
- June 27 (Pro)
- July 4 (Holiday, no tournament)
- July 11 (Open)
- July 18 (Pro)
REGISTRATION & BRoadcast
Think you've got what it takes to throwdown against the best? Want to give it a try just to see where you stack up? Either way, the MCC Pro Series is meant for you. Sign up and register for the upcoming competition through FACEIT at aka.ms/PSRegistration!
As mentioned in our announcement, we're currently exploring the possibility of hosting at-home remote broadcasts so that we can bring the action directly to you on twitch.tv/Halo & mixer.com/Halo. If that doesn't become a reality immediately, we encourage you to tune in to your favorite players' streams at aka.ms/HaloMCCStreams.
We hope you all enjoy this new format and series!
The Division 3 Finals of the Europa Doubles Series take place this Saturday, May 16. See which teams will be facing off in their bracket here and be sure to catch the broadcast live over on twitch.tv/EuropaHalo!
The GTHalo crew have been putting on a series of tournaments where you sign up with a partner and then get randomly paired with another duo to form your full squad. These Schoolyard Redux events are a fun way to mix things up a little. Registration for this weekend's tournament on May 17 is closed, but you can still tune in to their broadcast live on mixer.com/GTHalo starting at 9am PT / 12pm ET!
Next Sunday, May 24, SWAT Nation is hosting a 2v2 SWAT tournament as the first installment of our their new Challenger Series. Head here to learn more and register or tune in next weekend on mixer.com/SWATNation and twitch.tv/SWATNationLive!
Lastly, even though they aren't Grassroots, I did want to point out that Esports Arena will also be hosting a Halo 5 2v2 tournament this Sunday. You can find all the information for that right here!