5 Years of HCS
To celebrate the Halo Championship Series' upcoming 5th anniversary on November 5, we're taking some time to look at where we've been, highlight some of our favorite moments, and then take a moment to talk about where we're going next with the HCS.
In the video retrospective below, we take a look back at one of the greatest matches in competitive Halo history. At the HCS Season 1 Finals, the surging rag-tag group of underdogs in Noble Black would go face-to-face against one of the tournament favorites CLG in the Elimination Bracket Finals. The winners were decided in a grueling and historic two-hour match full of upsets and never-before-seen tiebreaker scenarios.
The HCS Team has also kicked off a fun little bracket for the community to decide which Pro stands above the rest. I know I'll be voting!
To celebrate '#5YearsOfHCS' with us, and stay up to date with the latest in Halo esports, be sure to follow @HCS on Twitter!
DreamHack Atlanta | November 15-17
The road to DreamHack Atlanta's Halo 3 tournament starts this weekend with the first online qualifier on Saturday, October 12! Once the ball gets rolling this weekend, it won't stop until just before the in-person event, as UGC hosts four consecutive weekends of competitve Halo action. And yes, there's still time to register your team for the first qualifier, so head to aka.ms/DHQualifier and sign up today!
- October 12: Online Qualifier #1
- October 19: Online Qualifier #2
- October 26: Online Qualifier #3
- November 2: Online Qualifier #4
Can't compete on one of these Saturdays? Be sure to check out MCC's streams on Mixer and Twitch to watch some of your favorite players improve their seeding and practice for the big event at the same time!
HALO 5 DOUBLES
Earlier today, DreamHack unveiled that they will also be hosting a Halo 5 2v2 tournament with a $5,000 prize pool at the event. At UGC's Atlantic City event we saw Shotzzy and Renegade take home the crown in an intense Grand Finals series against Saiyan and Neptune that went the full 14-game distance. Will Shotzzy & Renegade emerge victorious yet again or will we see a new duo come out on top?
If you skipped straight to the esports section of the Community Update, this is my chance to point out that 2v2 Competitive playlist is now live and ready for you to start practicing in ranked matchmaking. To learn more about this side tournament, including how to register and compete, be sure to visit DreamHack.com/Halo!
To be sure that you're catching all of the latest information about the event, be sure to keep an eye on (and maybe bookmark/follow) these links:
Microsoft Store Events
The upcoming Microsoft Store event will be running the same settings that are in Halo 5's 2v2 Competitive playlist and take place on Sunday, October 27. This friendly doubles tournament will provide a great opportinuty for you to find likeminded players to party up with online and play for prizes at the same time. There's never an entry fee at these MS Store events, so feel free to register online with your friend on smash.gg/mrshalo and start practicing to win!