Halo Championship Series
The HCS Team is right in the middle of back-to-back events. Last weekend's event brought us down to Texas for the HCS Invitational at SXSW and this weekend's Gamers For Giving event will take us over to Michigan. Since this section might get a little heavy, let's dive right in!
HCS Invitational at SXSW
Bringing Halo to SXSW was no easy feat, but the team brought it together and made it something truly special. Whether it was the $5,000 Free For All for attendees, a ProAm featuring players from Microsoft Stores around the country, a Big Team Battle Bonanza between Walshy and Goldenboy, HCS Grassroots Content Creators Streaming from the showfloor, a counseling session before the Snip3down and Lethul Rivals match, or the $100,000 Invitational, we made sure to fit as many good times into one weekend as possible.
Tashi made sure to wrap up everything nicely in a recap that covered the highlights, which you can read by clicking anywhere here. However, if you'd like to rewatch the broadcast, I'll provide some timestamps for your convenience:
We hope this myriad of activities helped keep you entertained throughout the weekend, because I know I enjoyed it!
Pictures by David Doran
Gamers For Giving
This weekend, Halo will be part of one of the biggest LANs in North America – Gamers For Giving. The team at Gamers Outreach have been running Halo tournaments since their inception, so we knew we had to lend our support for the event as well as their amazing charitable efforts. We'll be providing a helping hand via the HCS Grassroots program to assist with prize pool, promotion, content, and a Gamers Outreach GO Kart.
To ensure you don't miss a moment of the charitable event or our HCS Grassroots tournament, keep an eye on the GamersOutreach Twitch & Twitter accounts!
Our next Microsoft Store 2v2 Tournament is happening next Sunday, March 31! As always, you can get all the information and details possible about your local Microsoft Store at aka.ms/MCCHalo. To help you plan your next trips to the MS Store with your duo, be sure to mark the dates of these events in your calendar!
You'll also be able to catch a cross-store competition hosted on our Mixer channel each Sunday at 12pm PT. Tashi and I will be hosting the shindig live from Mixer's Studio One, interviewing people in Microsoft Stores, and enjoying some fun-spirited competitive Halo action. We hope you tune in and join us!