Summer Qualifier - Online Groups Revealed

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Last weekend at PAX East, four teams took the ESL Arena stage fighting not just for placement, but for pride. After all the flags were captured, Strongholds secured, and Spartans slain, it was Evil Geniuses that stood atop the rest, claimed a highly coveted spot in the HCS Pro League alongside defending World Champions Counter Logic Gaming.

This weekend, qualification continues with the online portion of the Summer Qualifier, and today we’re excited to reveal the teams that have been invited, as well as which groups they’ve been placed in. But first, let’s take a quick look at the format these teams will be competing in.


  • Double elimination groups
  • Top 2 teams from each group advance to ESL Studios in Burbank, California
  • Halo World Championship map pool


After brief but eventful offseason following the Halo World Championship Finals, several rosters have been substantially shuffled , setting the stage for some very intriguing matchups over the next few months. Let’s see where Halo’s top players have landed.


  • Commonly
  • Ninja
  • Victory X
  • Penguin

Soul Red

  • Gabriel
  • JuicyFruit
  • Who is KingNick
  • Munoz

Team Liquid

  • Spartan
  • Stellur
  • APG
  • Eco (formerly Unlegit)


  • Cratos
  • Shooter
  • Huke
  • bubu dubu


  • Winntur
  • Squallaye
  • Cpt Anarchy
  • Soul Swish


  • Kephrii
  • MudVayne
  • KuavoKen
  • JR2

Crowd Control

  • Very Nerdy
  • Levy
  • Scaryotic
  • Tragic


  • G00fy
  • RyaNoob
  • Contra
  • PreDevoNatoR


  • Heinz
  • Hysteria
  • Randa
  • Aries Caries

Team EnVyUs

  • eL ToWn
  • Mikwen
  • iGotUrPistola
  • Rayne


  • Lifestyl3
  • Blakerz
  • Zenchaser
  • Prototype

Denial esports

  • Ogre 2
  • Seduce
  • Nemassist
  • Arkanum

OpTic Gaming

  • MaNiaC
  • Naded
  • Str8 Sick
  • ACE

God Tier

  • Cloud
  • Swift Kill
  • Danoxide
  • Tire Ironic


  • Vetoed
  • Kampy
  • Trunks
  • Yoshi

Str8 Rippin

  • TSquared
  • Rammy
  • DomeRocked
  • ShaZaM

Be sure to tune in on Saturday, April 30 at 11AM PT by heading to the Halo 5: Guardians page on to watch from your favorite player’s perspective. Best of luck to all teams competing!

As always, follow @HCS and @ESLHalo for the latest on the HCS Pro League and join the discussion!


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