Whether you’re looking to get sweaty and competitive or you just want to dive in for some for-fun-throwdowns – the HCS Team have been hard at work making sure that you’ve got plenty to sink your proverbial teeth into. Across the Pro Series, Halo Infinite Esports, Playdates, Esports Arena Tournaments, Cliptrocity – and even a $25k tournament sponsored by Kellogg’s, there’s a lot to make sure you’re caught up with!
Lucky for you, we’ve got you covered:
HALO INFINITE ESPORTS
The HCS Team have dropped another Esports Ecosystem blog, which expands on their previous post from January! This time around, they give a rundown of just what Tournament Operators will be up to, and the role they’ll play in the grand scheme of things.
You can read the full blog right here – and if you missed it, you can get caught up on January’s blog which introduces the Esports Ecosystem, right here!
First things first, congratulations to the Season 3 Halo 5 Pro Series Champions, Inconceivable! They locked in the $10k grand prize after a stellar final match with Cloud9. If you missed the event, be sure to check out the full rebroadcast of the day’s action.
And whether you’re an aspiring pro or a seasoned vet, the Halo 5 Pro Series has a whole new gamut of events for you to dive into!
HALO 5 PRO SERIES, North America
- Saturday, March 13 – Open
- Saturday, March 20 – Pro
- Saturday, March 27 – Open
- Saturday, April 3 – Pro
- Saturday, April 10 – Championship (broadcasted on Twitch and YouTube)
For the North American tournaments, the following prizes will be up for grabs:
- Open – $1,000
- Pro – $5,000
- Championship – $10,000
HALO 5 PRO SERIES, International
- Saturday, March 13 – Open (includes ANZ)
- Saturday, March 20 – Open
- Saturday, March 27 – Open (includes ANZ)
- Saturday, April 3 – Championship (includes ANZ)
For the international tournaments, the following prizes will be up for grabs:
- Open – $1,000
- Championship – $5,000
For the full details on Halo 5 and MCC Pro Series events, be sure to check out the full post here on Waypoint!
And of course, the Clip Showdown will be returning on our North American Championship broadcasts! Now's your chance to join some of your favorite pros on the big stage during an HCS event – so get those clips ready to share! The Halo Clip Showdown is back on the books for April 10, and the team is on the lookout for some great clips to put on display during the Halo 5 Pro Series NA $10K Championship.
Share those clips with @HCS on Twitter and be sure to use #ClipShowdown! May the -taculars and -trocities be ever in your favor.
Want a chance to play with some of your favorite Halo creators? Looking for a chance to shoot your shot (literally) while standing side-by-side with members of the Halo community? We've got some Grassroots Playdates on the way, just for you!
MARCH 21 - HALO AUSTRALIA PLAYDATE
- What: Social 4v4 across H2A & H3 in MCC
- When: Sunday, March 21 @ 6-8PM AEDT
- Rewards: Beach Life namplate for matching, Grassroots nameplate giveaways on stream
- Creators: Lunchy (Twitch), Monza (Twitch), JayceOCE (Twitch), SSJ4 (Twitch)
March 23 - GTHalo Playdate
MARCH 27 - SWATNation PLAYDATE
Halo 5 Esports Arena Tournaments
KELLOGG'S HALO 5 TOURNAMENT SERIES
- What: 5 weeks of FFA tournaments in Halo 5
- When: Sundays, from April 18th to May 16th
- Rewards: $25K USD Prize Pool
- To register, purchase qualifying Kellogg's products at any Walmart to gather an entry code. Full list of qualifying products can be found right here. Full details can be found on their site, here.
MICROSOFT SUNDAYS WITH ESPORTS ARENA
Halo Cliptrocity is back! With monthly opportunities to submit your clips, there's never been a better time to put those highlights on display! To submit your best plays, just follow the instructions below before the April 5 deadline:
- Go live on Twitch and clip your best moments
- Add "#HaloCliptrocity" to the title of your Twitch clips
- Share it with us on Twitter by tagging @HCS and #HaloCliptrocity (be sure to include a link to your Twitch clip)
- That's it!
Every month, the following prizes will be up for grabs for those that land in the Top 10 plays:
- Grand Prize: Astro A10/M60 MixAmp + "Clip That" & "Cliptrocity" Nameplates
- Second Prize: Two Halo MCC Steam Bundle codes + "Clip That" & "Cliptrocity" Nameplates
- Third Prize: Two one-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Codes + "Clip That" & "Cliptrocity" Nameplates
- Fourth-10th Prize: 1x "Cliptrocity" Nameplate
For full details, you can check out the official site right here!