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The Halo Championship Series (HCS) is the official Halo eSports league established by 343 Industries to create the best environment and platform for competitive Halo gameplay. 343 is responsible for the coordination of partner management, direction, and government of the HCS.

The Halo Championship Series Handbook contains the official rules and guidelines for all parties involved in the HCS including players and tournament organizers.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL HALO CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES HANDBOOK

Amendments

Below, you'll find amendments to the HCS Handbook, in reverse chronological order.

12.8.14 Amendment
We have updated the online points structure to accommodate a single elimination bracket. All teams from the December 7, 2014 HCS Online Cup have received the updated point totals.

12.26.2014 Amendment
Oddball has been added to the Halo Championship Series gametypes.

1.8.2015 Amendment
Updated Season 1 Roadmap with EGL, Gamers For Giving, Season 1 Final, and remaining ESL online cups. Updated dates for ESL online cups.

1.24.2015 Amendment
Updated "Team Structure and Player Trading” rules. Additionally, Online Cup #5 has been rescheduled from Sunday (2/1) to Saturday (1/31) to avoid the conflict with Super Bowl Sunday. Full details can be found here.

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