Halo Championship Series
The next HCS Grassroots event is nearly here thanks to our friends at DreamHack! They've been working hard to build out both the 4v4 tournament as well as the recently announced Free-For-All competition at DreamHack Dallas, and we're excited to be supporting them. Those two events, combining for over $50,000 in prizing, are sure to bring some memorable matches to the mainstage in front of thousands of attendees and online spectators.
The DreamHack crew has also put together a lovely landing page at DreamHack.com/Halo which can point you in the direction of event and hotel information as well as ticket information, so be sure to take advantage of it.
We hope too see you in Texas or tuning in online to catch the Halo festivities on May 31 – June 2!
Community Tournament Organizers
While we're on the topic of HCS Grassroots, the team just announced that we have accepted the program's first two Community Tournament Organizers. Each of these groups has been hosting events and have helped foster the growth of competitive Halo for years. Read up on what the HCS Team had to say about the two newest recruits to their program below!
With the goals of creating a platform to grow European Halo as a competitive force in the HCS, Europa Halo has been running online leagues and tournaments for over two years. Now partnered with the HCS Grassroots program, Europa Halo will be offering monthly tournaments for Halo 5: Guardians. Here’s a look at the next five months of tournaments:
- June 9: Double Down (2v2)
- July 7: FFA Frenzy (FFA)
- August 4: Team Takedown (4v4)
- September 8: Double Down (2v2)
- October 13: FFA Frenzy (FFA)
If you're a European Halo player, be sure to keep an eye out for updates on their channels right here:
Greater Toronto Halo
For over ten years, the Greater Toronto Halo group (GTHalo) have been running consistent competitions and creating content with the goal of growing the love for Halo in Toronto and also fostering Canada’s next greatest Halo players and content creators. Their impact thus far has been immense, and they’ve also begun inspiring other city-based communities to form within North America. Now part of the HCS Grassroots program, we hope even more people will join the cause and participate in their upcoming tournaments:
- May 24: GTHalo LAN at Lords Gaming Centre (703R Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6G 1L5)
- June 30: GTHalo Schoolyard Roulette Tournament at Yorkdale Microsoft Store (3401 Dufferin St #305, North York, ON M6A 3A1)
To follow them and get updates on their future events, hit them up on Twitter at @GTHalo!
Microsoft Store Halo
This month's Halo 3 2v2 Microsoft Store Halo tournament is happening this Sunday, May 19, so as to not interfere with Memorial Day in the US next weekend. As for our next Microsoft Store event, we're still working to lock down the specifics, but I hope to have news to share with you in the next Community Update. In the meantime, you can always visit aka.ms/MCCHalo to get the latest information!
For those of you who don't know, Mixer helps us broadcast these monthly events on mixer.com/Halo so that we can highlight players at stores around the country. Tashi and I usually host these together, but unfortunately he'll be on vacation and we'll be unable to keep our casting streak alive. Although that is a bummer, I'm very pleased to say that our very own Richie Heinz will be joining in his place to make sure the show goes on.