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Spotlight: October 4, 2018

Halo Community Spotlight

Spotlight: October 4, 2018

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It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, and a beautiful day for another Halo Community Spotlight. This week we’re stacked with more superlative-surrounded fan-fueled content for folks to feast their VISRs on, from renders and videos to screenshots and sketches.

HCS London 2018 Recap

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HCS London 2018 Recap

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The 2018 season continued to deliver as HCS London provided an incredible slate of international Halo competition. The Gfinity Arena played a perfect host to an event that proved in many ways that the competition at the top is closer than ever. Spectators both in attendance on-site and checking the broadcast online were blessed with yet another fantastic display of top-level Halo 5 gameplay, with TOX Gaming coming out atop a packed field to claim the spoils in a shock Grand Finals victory over...

HCS London 2018 Preview

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HCS London 2018 Preview

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In a franchise full of storied esports moments over the years, 2018 continues to break new ground for competitive Halo. Punctuated by another rousing Halo World Championship that provided an incredible fan experience, HCS London adds another feather in 2018’s cap by showcasing the largest European Halo prize pool ever and the first pro global open on foreign soil in series history.

2v2 Showdown and More

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2v2 Showdown and More

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At HCS New Orleans, we announced that we are dipping our toes back into competition for Halo: The Master Chief Collection with a Halo 3 2v2 tournament during the HCS 2018 Finals at DreamHack Atlanta on November 16-18. The reception to the announcement has been amazing and honestly surpassed our expectations. We're hoping this excitement from the community thus far results in strong participation and great online viewership, as we hope to continue investing in MCC esports in 2019. With so much...

HCS New Orleans 2018 Recap

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HCS New Orleans 2018 Recap

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Congratulations to Splyce! The young guns proved they were more than worthy kings of the French Quarter. An amazing weekend was had at HCS New Orleans 2018 by MLG - let's recap all the action!

HCS New Orleans 2018 Preview

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HCS New Orleans 2018 Preview

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With the dust of the Halo World Championship firmly settled, and the spectacle of Splyce’s dominating run in our collective rear-view mirrors, all eyes have turned towards the Gulf Coast, where the next chapter in Halo esports looks to unfold at HCS New Orleans 2018 by MLG.

Oddball and CTF Refuge Update

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Oddball and CTF Refuge Update

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Last week in an HCS forum post, I mentioned that we had received reports of Oddball and CTF Refuge matches taking far too long and ending based on time rather than score more often. We didn’t want to be reactive because the settings had just come out so we’ve been monitoring feedback and data. While we didn’t want to be reactive, we also didn’t want to wait too long and knew we had to make some decisions before the big event in New Orleans. We’ve been reviewing data based on Champion rank play...

Online Format and Dates

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Online Format and Dates

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A few weeks ago we shared the first details on the upcoming 2018 season of the Halo Championship Series. Today, we’ll be sharing more information about each event including formats and roster deadlines, online tournament information, and more. Let’s get right into it.

Final 2018 Settings

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Final 2018 Settings

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After weeks of internal playtesting, and public playtesting with HCS players that joined us, the settings for the 2018 season of the Halo Championship Series are now locked in place and ready for competition!

2018 Season Announce

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2018 Season Announce

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Just last month the Halo World Championship 2018 season reached its climactic crescendo right here in Seattle as Splyce took home the trophy, the title, and the lion’s share of the $1,000,000 prize pool. While the offseason is good time for both players and fans to catch their breath after another incredible few months of competition, it’s time for Halo esports action to officially return, and with it, even more amazing events – including a few surprises never before seen in the Halo...

HCS 2018 Check In

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HCS 2018 Check In

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Back in October when we announced the Halo World Championship 2018, we also talked about where the Halo Championship Series had been, where it was at the time, and what the future looked like. We asked, “What are the things we want to be reflected in the Halo Championship Series?”. We wanted to focus on hitting a consistent and high quality bar across our events, broadcasts, and everything that we do. We wanted to have more open and honest communication with our fans, players, and team...

Forge Maps & Abilities

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Forge Maps & Abilities

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Last Friday we released a blog detailing our plan to update the tournament settings for the next season of the Halo Championship Series, which you can read here: https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/news/hcs-2018-settings-update. For this first week of the settings update process, we had two main objectives to tackle: Forge maps and continuing the exploration of removing of Spartan Charge and Ground Pound Spartan Abilities. Overall, we’ve made great progress towards these two objectives and we...

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