Launch Invitational

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In just a few short days, the world’s top Halo players will meet at ESL’s Burbank, CA eSports studio for a tournament that is sure to be nothing short of Killtacular. Err, we mean spectacular.

The teams will be fighting for a $50,000 prize pool, which breaks down as follows:

  • 1st – $20,000 USD
  • 2nd – $12,000 USD
  • 3rd – $6,000 USD
  • 4th – $4,000 USD
  • 5th/6th  - $2,500 USD
  • 7th/8th – $1,500 USD

We selected 8 legendary captains for the event, and gave them one week to form their teams. Here are the finals rosters:

These teams will be competing in a mix of Team Slayer, Neutral Bomb, 3 Flag CTF, 5 Flag CTF and King of the Hill on Shrine, Lockdown, and Warlord.

The Launch Invitational will be viewable on on November 8 starting at 2pm PST, and November 9 at 10am PST.

Be sure to keep an eye on @Halo on Twitter during the Launch Invitational for updates on the event as well as awesome giveaways. We’ll see you then!


Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Launch Invitational Wallpapers

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In anticipation for this weekend’s Launch Invitational, we are providing you with a way to show some love to your favorite teams. We’ve got 1920x1080 wallpapers showcasing Halo 2: Anniversary Spartans decorated in their respective team’s colors. Which team is your favorite?

Halo Championship Series


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We’ll be releasing the official HCS rules in the coming weeks, but for now, here’s a quick look at what the Halo Championship Series is all about.

The Halo Bulletin

Your Journey Begins

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At the time of this writing, there are approximately five days left until the 11th day of November. In past years, this date may not have held great significance, but if you’re like us, you may have had a figurative “X” on the calendar since June of this year. In just five days’ time, experiences both familiar and new await. On its 10-year anniversary, Halo 2 will return to Xbox Live, and bring with it a broad package of games and content.