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9.30.16 FFA Update: Settings and Details

For the Halo 5 FFA powered by ASTRO Gaming at HCS Orange County, we’ll be using the same maps and settings used this past summer at the RTX 2016 FFA, and the Halo 5 FFA at the HCS Pro League Summer 2016 Finals.

Maps:

  • Truth
  • Regret
  • Stasis

Weapon Layout:

Maps will use the same weapon layout as the Free-For-All playlist.

The game type settings used in this tournament are also the same as they are in the Free-For-All playlist, with the exception of “Score to Win,” which will be set to “Unlimited.” This means that the player with the highest score after 12 minutes will win the game.

Best of luck to all players competing next weekend at HCS Orange County!

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Since the beginning, live events and tournaments have been at the heart of competitive Halo. From late-night, living-room LAN parties to unforgettable championship events, there’s just something special about seeing the action unfold right in front of you surrounded by both fellow spectators – and fellow Spartans.

In August, we announced the initial details for the Halo Championship Series Fall 2016 Season. As a part of that information salvo, we revealed some exciting live events that will be joining the HCS Open Circuit schedule, and immediately fans and competitors were keen to hear more details on how they could get involved. Today, we’re excited to talk more about some of those details, so without further ado, let’s take a look at the format details for the HCS Orange County and HCS Las Vegas events. 

HCS Orange County by esports arena, Oct. 7-9

Open Bracket

  • 64 team cap
  • Double Elimination
  • Best of 5
  • Seeded by HCS points
  • Top 4 qualify for Open Circuit Finals

Pro Groups

  • 2 GSL groups of 4
  • Groups made based on Pro League standings
  • Best of 5
  • Seeds championship bracket

Championship Bracket

  • 16 teams
  • Double Elimination
  • (1-8 Pro teams, 9-16 Open teams)
  • Best of 5 -> Best of 7 

HCS Las Vegas by pgl (Open Circuit Finals), Nov. 18-20

Open Bracket

  • Double Elimination
  • Best of 5
  • Seeded by HCS points
  • Top 4 teams go to Open Circuit Finals Bracket

Open Circuit Finals Bracket

  • Top 4 teams from Orange County (Seeds 1-4)
  • Top 4 teams from Vegas Open Bracket (Seeds 5-8)
  • Double Elimination
  • Top 2 go to Relegation tournament at HCS Pro League Fall 2016 Finals

Pro Groups

  • 2 GSL groups of 4
  • Groups made by Pro League standings
  • Ties across groups are broken by Pro League standings
  • Best of 5
  • Seeds championship bracket

Championship Bracket

  • 16 teams
  • Double Elimination
  • (1-8 Pro teams, 9-16 open teams)
  • Best of 5 -> Best of 7

Tickets for HCS Orange County are available now, so head here to secure your spot. Also, don’t forget – attending any official HCS events will nab you this sweet animated (and exclusive) emblem to showcase in Halo 5: Guardians (emblem to be delivered at a later date). See you in SoCal!

 

As always, for all updates on the Halo Championship Series, follow @HCS and @ESLHalo on Twitter, keep it locked to Halo.gg and ProLeague.com/Halo.