Road to Season 1 Finals

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This is it – the final weekend of regular season competition in Season 1 of the Halo Championship Series. This weekend, we find out who will make it to PAX East in Boston to compete on the ESL Arena stage for $100,000 in prizing. We recommend you clear your schedule this weekend and get comfortable because we have two full days of incredible Halo action coming your way.

Beginning Saturday, February 21, the Halo community descends upon Ann Arbor, Michigan for Gamers For Giving 2015, the annual charity event by our friends at Gamers Outreach Foundation. This sold out HCS tournament is a Platinum event and will dish out 3,000 HCS points to the winner. This is the final event to award HCS points and we’re expecting teams to pull out all the stops in order to secure a spot in the Season 1 Finals. Be sure to view the current standings on our official HCS page. Here’s what else you’ll need to know:

When: Saturday 2.21.15 @ 12PM EST & Sunday 2.22.15 @ 10AM EST
Watch: Halo Channel or
Stakes: $10,000 & Platinum level HCS Points. Top 8 in standings receive a trip to PAX East to compete in Season 1 Finals.

Early Sunday morning, EGL will host the Battle of Europe straight from London, England. Four teams have qualified on Xbox Live, and will duke it out for a Wildcard seat in the Season 1 Finals. The stakes are high as the Battle of Europe winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to PAX East in Boston to compete against North America’s best Halo teams. Here’s what you need to know about this tournament:

When: Sunday 2.22.15 @ 3AM – 12PM PST | 11AM GMT – 8PM GMT
Watch: Halo Channel or
Stakes: Winner receives a trip to PAX East to compete in Season 1 Finals.

Lastly, if you’re just joining us this season, we’ve got you covered. We just released the HCS Update, the first in a series of videos that dive into the Halo Championship Series. The premiere episode will recap all the events that took place in Season 1 and we catch up with two of Halo’s finest, Snip3down of Evil Geniuses and Chig of Denial eSports. You can find this live now on Halo Channel as well as YouTube.

We hope you’ll join us for this weekend’s competition!


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Update: Season 1 Finals Prizing and More

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Season 1 Finals Invitations

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After three months of rigorous competition on Xbox Live and several LAN tournaments around the United States, regular season competition of Halo Championship Series’ inaugural season has come to an end. The following teams and players have accrued enough HCS points to secure and invitation to Season 1 Finals at PAX East in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Gamers for Giving 2015 & Battle of Europe recap

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This past weekend, thousands tuned in to watch the final regular season LAN tournament before the Halo Championship Series Season 1 Finals. The gaming community came together for a great cause at Gamers for Giving in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Attendees and viewers raised over $50,000, more than doubling the original donation goal. We’d like to start by saying thank you to all who participated in this event - whether through donation, supporting the stream, or competing at the event.