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HaloWC London Finals Preview

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The dust may have barely had a chance to settle on the Orlando Open, but Halo World Championship action waits for no one, as all eyes turn east across the Atlantic for the HaloWC 2018 London Finals. Feb. 23-25, Europe’s finest Spartans will take to the virtual battlefield to make one final push towards a berth in the HaloWC Finals in Seattle.

In the end, only four teams can emerge from the fray to qualify – will your favorite squad be among those heading back to the States to fight for a million bucks?

EVENT DETAILS

For in-depth information on event details, travel, registration, ticket sales, and more, make sure to head over to the official Event Hub at halo.gg/London2018 . Also note that Team Passes will be on sale until Thursday at 6PM GMT. Get yours today as they will not be sold at the door.

TEAM PASSES | SPECTATOR PASSES

VENUE

Gfinity Arena, Fulham Broadway Retail Centre

Fulham Rd, London SW6 1BW

HOW TO WATCH

mixer.com/Halo | twitch.tv/Halo | live.twitter.com/Halo

Can’t make it to the festivities in person? Have no fear – viewers all across the globe have a fantastic broadcast in store on both Mixer, Twitch, and Twitter, as well as facebook.com/Halo for Championship Sunday. Of course, it wouldn’t be an epic Halo show without an equally legendary lineup of broadcast talent on hand to deliver every clutch kill and every flag cap with both unbridled emotion and unrivalled professionalism. Check out the full roster below.

EVENT & BROADCAST SCHEDULE

  • FRI – 3:30pm GMT | 7:30am PT

  • SAT – 12:00pm GMT | 4:00am PT

  • SUN – 12:00pm GMT | 4:00am PT

FORMAT

The EU HaloWC 2018 London Finals will feature open 4v4 and FFA tournaments for any players residing in Europe or the Middle East. The 4v4 tournament will qualify the top four teams for the HaloWC 2018 Finals in Seattle, Washington, via a 32-team, double elimination bracket. Matches will feature a combination of best of 5 and best of 7 matches.

FFA

Another exciting element of the HaloWC season is the addition of epic FFA showdowns, letting lone wolves prove themselves against top competition. As with every open event in the HaloWC 2018 season, the London Finals will feature a $5,000 FFA tournament taking place before the 4v4 tournament begins on Friday morning. The action from each FFA tournament throughout the season will culminate at the Halo 5 FFA @ HaloWC 2018 Finals in Seattle, WA on April 13-15 where 12 qualified players will duke it out for an additional $10,000.  

TOP STORIES

  • Europe will be hoping to build on their strongest collective performance back at the HCS Fall 2017 season finals. Team Infused will once again be leading the way and looking to re-write history with an aim to not just make it back to the HaloWC Finals, but further improve on their historic Top 6 placing back in Denver. At the Orlando Open, they would fall just short of matching that mark, but look to make a statement at the London Finals to prove they are still the best in the region.
  • Infused’s nearest rivals Vexed will be looking to make a statement of their own, and with multiple online 2k wins already in the bag, they are looking stronger than ever – particularly with their recent acquisition of Snipedrone.
  • Alongside Infused and Vexed, four other teams made the journey across the ocean to Orlando with the aim of really making a name for themselves. Myztro Gaming, Fable, Endpoint and Mockit joined the fray as one of the strongest European contingents ever seen at a global event. By the end, Fable and Myztro had joined Infused and Vexed in the Orlando Open Champ Bracket, helping the EU field surpass overall expectations considering the depth of competition.

Best of luck to all teams and players competing this weekend, we can’t wait to see the action unfold! For all the latest on the Halo Championship Series and the Halo World Championship, keep it locked to Halo.gg and follow @HCS and @MLG on Twitter.

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