Live from Atlanta, the Halo Championship Series makes its way back to the east coast for the 2018 season finals! Teams from around the world have fought all season long - in New Orleans and London - and now their story culminates in one tournament to determine who is the HCS 2018 Champion. For this year's season finals we've joined forces with DreamHack and will be a part of their massive gaming festival with tens of thousands of fans attending all weekend long.
HCS Finals 2018 kick off on Friday, November 16th! Check out the links below for more details!
HCS 2018 Update
With HCS 2018 Season Finals at DreamHack Atlanta rapidly approaching, we know many folks across the competitive community have questions regarding what’s next for the HCS and what they can expect from Halo esports going forward. So today, we’d like to share some important esports updates around Halo 5, MCC, and more – and we’ll have more to share at DreamHack Atlanta and beyond.
Microsoft Store Tournaments
Halo 5 Fall 2v2 Series
Halo 3 competition is headed to your local Microsoft Store this Fall! Starting on October 7th, you can play in Halo 3 2v2 tournaments to win prizes at the 81 participating Microsoft Stores across North America, Australia, and Puerto Rico. Not only can you win prizes at the store, but you earn the eternal bragging rights as the best Halo 3 duo in your home town!
The next Microsoft Store Tournament is Sunday, November 4th!
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. With so much excitement building for the tournament, we knew we had to take it up a notch to make the tournament experience even better for players and viewers alike.
To start, the tournament now has an official name and logo to match. Introducing the Halo 3 2v2 Showdown!
Hit the link below to learn more!
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 rivals Splyce.
Final HCS 2018 Format
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. Plus we have a few updates as we head into our first LAN of the season.
Hit the links below for more details!
HCS 2018 ROADMAP
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 Championship Series.
Hit the button below to see what we have in store for this season of the HCS!
Final HCS 2018 SETTINGS
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! If you’re just joining us, you can catch up on the entire process by hitting the links below!
FORGE MAPS AND PLAYLIST UPDATES
We’re excited to officially confirm that after extensive updates and playtests, REFUGE (remake of the legendary Halo 2 map, Sanctuary) will make its way into the upcoming season of the Halo Championship Series. Refuge will be played on Slayer and an updated Capture the Flag variant (more on that later), both of which hit matchmaking today.
Hit the button below to see all the new maps and playlist updates!
Official Halo Esports Merchandise
Pro gear, pro attitude. Get competitive with the official Halo Championship Series hoodies, t-shirts, and more, to look your best on-and-off the virtual battlefield.
Halo Championship Series Handbook
See the full handbook for the Halo Championship Series including maps and modes, code of conduct, points, and more.