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Next weekend, Halo esports is headed to Atlanta, GA!

Join us July 26-28 as FaZe Clan hosts the Halo community at the $250,000 HCS Atlanta Major 2024!

Think you have what it takes to take on the world's best teams? Assemble your squad and grab your Team Pass now!


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HCS Atlanta Major 2024, July 26th to 28th, Gateway Center Arena at College Park in Atlanta, Georgia.

Key Info

Date: July 26-28
Location: Atlanta, GA
Venue: Gateway Center Arena
Tickets: Available Now!
Team Pass: Available Now!
Watch: Twitch + YouTube
4v4 Prize Pool: $250,000
FFA Prize Pool: $5,000
Side Events: $5,000

Event Schedule

HCS Atlanta Major - Event Schedule, July 26-28

Note: Early Player Check-in is Thursday July 25 @ 6-8p ET!

Friday, July 26
9:00a - Doors Open (Pros)
9:30a - Player Check-in (Ends @ 10:30a)
10:00a - Doors Open (GA + Open Bracket)
11:00a - Open Bracket Starts
12:00p - Pool Play Starts
2:30p - Halo 3 4v4 Sign-ups (End @ 3:30p)
3:45p - Halo 3 4v4 Starts
4:15p - Halo 5 2v2 Sign-ups (End @ 5:15p)
5:30p - Halo 5 2v2 Starts
7:30p - Pro Play Ends
11:00p - Open Bracket Ends
Saturday, July 27
9:00a - Doors Open
10:30a - $5K FFA Sign-ups (End @ 11:45a)
10:30a - Pool Play Resumes (Ends @ 3:00p)
12:00p - $5K FFA Starts
12:30p - Halo 3 2v2 Sign-ups (End @ 1:45p)
2:00p - Halo 3 2v2 Starts
2:15p - Halo Infinite 2v2 Sign-ups (End @3:30p)
3:30p - Champ Bracket Starts
3:45p - Halo Infinite 2v2 Starts
10:00p - Side Events Play Ends
11:00p - Pro Play Ends
Sunday, July 28
9:00a - Doors Open (Pros)
11:00a - Doors Open (GA)
11:00a - Free Play Starts
12:00p - Champ Bracket Resumes
12:00p - Halo Infinite 2v2 Finals
3:30p - Free Play Ends
4:30p - Grand Finals

Tickets & Team Pass

Join us live from Atlanta - Tickets and Team Passes are AVAILABLE NOW!

3-Day GA Tickets

Purchase Tickets

Discount Codes

In order to provide extra value to fans and also allow fans to support their favorite teams directly, you can use any of the Unlock Codes below at check out to receive a 10% discount on your tickets. When you save 10%, the Teams receive 10%!

Support your favorite team and get a discount on spectator tickets. If you use a team's code, be sure to share on Twitter and tag the teams so they know you've supported them!

Team Pass

Team Passes are available now!

  • Price: $250
  • Covers (4) Players and (1) Coach.
Team Pass

If you plan on competing at any HCS events, be sure to check out the links below!

Halo players competing in the Open Bracket at the H C S Arlington Major 2024

Tournament Format

  • 64-Team Open Bracket
  • 16-Team Pool Play
  • 12-Team Champ Bracket

Open Bracket

  • Open Bracket will start and end on Friday July 26th
  • Top 4 teams will advance to Pool Play

Open Bracket Map Rotations

(Subject to change. Check back for final details before event start.)

Winners Round 1
Live Fire - Strongholds
Recharge - Slayer
Aquarius - CTF
Winners Round 2
Solitude - KOTH
Aquarius - Slayer
Recharge - Oddball
Winners Round 3
Argyle - CTF
Live Fire - Slayer
Interference - Strongholds
Winners Quarters
Live Fire - Oddball
Streets - Slayer
Recharge - Koth
Winners Semi-Finals
Recharge - Strongholds
Solitude - Slayer
Empyrean - CTF
Streets - Oddball
Recharge - Slayer
Elim. Round 1
Streets - Oddball
Live Fire - Slayer
Recharge - Strongholds
Elim. Round 2
Forbidden - CTF
Recharge - Slayer
Live Fire - KOTH
Elim. Round 3
Live Fire - Strongholds
Streets - Slayer
Recharge - Oddball
Elim. Round 4
Recharge - KOTH
Solitude - Slayer
Aquarius - CTF
Elim. Round 5
Empyrean - CTF
Recharge - Slayer
Live Fire - Oddball
Elim. Round 6
Interference - Strongholds
Aquarius - Slayer
Solitude - KOTH
Elim. Quarters
Streets - Oddball
Live Fire - Slayer
Argyle - CTF
Recharge - Strongholds
Solitude - Slayer
Elim. Semi-Finals
Live Fire - KOTH
Streets - Slayer
Recharge - Oddball
Forbidden - CTF
Aquarius - Slayer

Pool Play

Pool Play at the Atlanta Major will feature 12 Auto-Qualified teams and 4 teams from the Open Bracket.

  • 4 Pools of 4
  • Single Round Robin
  • 1st/2nd in Pools go to Winners Round 1
  • 3rd in Pools go to Lower Round 1
  • 4th in Pools is eliminated

The Top 6 teams from the HCS London Major have locked in their respective seeds in Pool Play at the HCS Atlanta Major!

Pool Play Map Rotations

HCS Atlanta Major - Pool Play Map and Mode Rotations.

Championship Bracket

The Championship Bracket is where the best of the best will clash for their share of $250,000 and a paid trip to the HCS Salt Lake City Major!

  • 12-Team Double Elimination
  • Top 6 teams will lock in those seeds at the HCS Salt Lake City Major hosted by Spacestation (September 6-8)
Pro Player, Frosty, sat in front of his monitor on the HCS London main stage.

$250K 4V4 PRIZE BREAKDOWN

  • 1st: $100,000
  • 2nd: $60,000
  • 3rd: $30,000
  • 4th: $17,500
  • 5-6: $8,000
  • 7-8: $5,000
  • 9-12: $2,500
  • 13-16: $1,625

Champ Bracket Map Rotations

HCS Atlanta Major - Champ Bracket Winners Map and Mode Rotations.
HCS Atlanta Major - Champ Bracket Elimination Map and Mode Rotations.

HCS Open Series: Road to Atlanta

GGs to everyone who competed throughout the month of June and congratulations to everyone who qualified - We'll see you in Atlanta!

Road to Atlanta Results

Travel Coverage

Congratulations to each region's Open Bracket Contenders on securing travel coverage to compete at the HCS Atlanta Major!

HCS Atlanta Major 2024 - Open Bracket Travel Coverage Teams
NA
Native Gaming
EU
Anita Max Wynn
MX
Alpha Esports
ANZ
Mindfreak

HCS Side Events

Attendees will have the chance to compete in side tournaments featuring various Halo titles! Registration will take place on site and will be first come, first served - see the schedule below!

Friday - July 26

Halo 3 MCC - 4v4
- Prize: 1st/$800, 2nd/$300
- Team Cap: 16
- Registration: 2:30-3:30p ET
- Start: 3:45p ET
Halo 5 - 2v2
- Prize: 1st/$700, 2nd/$200
- Team Cap: 32
- Registration: 4:15-5:15p ET
- Start: 5:30p ET

Saturday - July 27

Halo 3 MCC - 2v2
- Prize: 1st/$1,100, 2nd/$400
- Team Cap: 64
- Registration: 12:30-1:30p ET
- Start: 2:00p ET
Halo Infinite - 2v2
- Prize: 1st/$1,100, 2nd/$400
- Team Cap: 64
- Registration: 2:15-3:15p
- Start: 3:45p ET

$5,000 FFA Tournament

As with every Major, HCS Atlanta will feature a $5,000 FFA tournament open to all event attendees!

Registration will take place on site.

FFA PRIZE BREAKDOWN

  • 1st: $2,000
  • 2nd: $1,200
  • 3rd: $800
  • 4th: $425
  • 5th: $200
  • 6th: $150
  • 7th: $125
  • 8th: $100

Players from Team Spacestation fist bumping after winning a game.

Where to Watch

Catch all the action live July 26-28.


Talent

Our Talent is set!

HCS Atlanta Major 2024

Talent

Lottie, Blaze, Onset, Bravo, Gaskin, Sherzy, Walshy, Clutch, Tony, and Active

Watch Live July 26-28 at Twitch.tv/Halo
Desk Host
Lottie
Caster
Onset
Caster
Gaskin
Caster
Walshy
Caster/Analyst
Tony
Stage Host
Blaze
Caster
Bravo
Caster
Sherzy
Caster/Analyst
Clutch
Caster/Analyst
Active

Players of team Optic Gaming competing on the HCS main stage

Twitch Drops

Tune into the HCS Atlanta Major all weekend and you will unlock exclusive Twitch Drops!

HCS Atlanta Major 2024 - Twitch Drops
Watch 3 Hours

- HCS Major (Charm)
Watch 6 Hours

- Artisanal Arms (Multi-Use Weapon Coating)
- Killtrocity (Charm)
Watch 9 Hours

- Steel Legion (Mult-Use Armor Coating)
- Killimanjaro (Charm)
Watch 4 Hours
(Co-streamers)


- Cherry Bomb (Mongoose Coating)
- Go Milk (Emblem/Nameplate)

Fans joining us live will receive a code card at check-in that unlocks all HCS Atlanta 2024 drops!

For help with unlocking drops, head to: aka.ms/DropsHelp


Travel

  • Airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
  • Ground TransportationUber | Lyft
  • Hotels: Click here for a list of nearby hotels.

Renegade, from Faze Clan, poses in front of a red screen while wearing a Faze Clan jersey.

FAQ

Event FAQ

When will the HCS Major Atlanta 2024 take place?The HCS Major Atlanta 2024 will take place July 26-28, 2024.
Where is the event taking place?The HCS Major Atlanta 2024 will take place at the Gateway Center Arena at College Park.
- 2330 Convention Center Concourse, College Park, GA 30337
Where can I purchase tickets?You can sign up for Tickets Pre-sale here.
I can't attend the event, but want to watch online. Where can I tune in?You can tune into these links to watch the action:
 
Twitch
A stream - twitch.tv/halo
B stream - twitch.tv/hcs
C stream - twitch.tv/hcs_red
D stream - twitch.tv/hcs_blue
 
YouTube
All Streams - YouTube.com/@HCS
Is there an age limit?All 4v4 and FFA Players must be 13 years of age or older to compete at HCS Major Atlanta. Players 13 years of age or older require a signed parental consent form if under the age of 18.
 
Spectators 13 years of age or older require a signed parental consent form if under the age of 18.
Spectators under 13 years of age will need to be accompanied by guardian. Children ages 3 and under will not require a ticket, but will require a completed parental consent form and be accompanied by a guardian at all times.
 
Download the Parental Consent Form.
 
Please bring the completed form to the event and have ready to hand in at the ticketing desk.
What time do the doors open?Event Times are TBD.
Where should I park and is parking free?Please refer to the Gateway Center Arena Website for Parking Info.

https://gatewaycenterarena.com/getting-here/parking/
Do you have appropriate seating and parking for individuals with medical conditions?The event is ADA compliant and accessible.
Are pets allowed?Only service animals are allowed at the event.
What is your bag policy?Spectators: All Bags must be clear and under 12in x 12in x 6in to be allowed in the venue, and are subject to wanding and searches as needed. Wallets and wristlets no larger than 5in x 8in x 1in are permitted -Anything larger must follow the clear bag guidelines.
Are there any prohibited items?Halo Championship Series Prohibited Items
 
ACCEPTABLE:
- Cosplay and other costumes determined to be safe by security
- Prop/Replica weapons as part of cosplay or other costumes: Must be submitted to security for review. Cannot contain a functioning bolt mechanism or fire a projectile of any kind. Any bow-type weapons must be unstrung or strung with a low-tensile thread. All prop arrows must have soft, non-metal, blunted tips made out of foam or cardboard only. Cannot be pointed at any individual in such a way to cause fear of harm or distress. Cosplay firearms must have brightly colored safety tips. Must be visibly tagged and visually identified as “safe” or “peace bonded”.
- Cell Phones
- Action cameras, such as GoPro’s
- Prescription medication (you must have the prescription/label in your name with you)
 
PROHIBITED ITEMS* (below list is a guide, not all inclusive):
- Illegal or illicit substances, drugs, or drug paraphernalia
- Weapons of any kind including, but not limited to, guns, ammo, pocket knives, sharp-edge blades, self-defense sprays, or any item deemed as unsafe by security staff.
- Flammable items or liquids including aerosols and fireworks
- Bags larger than 12″ x 12″ x 6″ max
- Coolers, sleeping bags, tents, and chairs: An exception will be made for medically necessary items after thorough inspection.
- Outside alcohol
- Outside food and beverage
- Bicycles, skateboards, hover-boards, scooters, or personal motorized vehicles
- Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles
- Animals except for service animals assisting an individual with a disability. “Comfort,” “therapy” or “emotional support” animals do not meet the ADA definition of a service animal. Security may permit working dogs or other animals as required.
- Laser pens, laser pointers, or similar focused light devices
- Noisemakers such as megaphones, air horns, sirens, whistles, or other devices which may interfere with others’ experience
- Any item that is not lawfully permitted to be carried in the locality or City of Seattle
- Additional items may be prohibited at the discretion of Microsoft staff or security
 
*Note: Prohibited items and items determined to not be appropriate for entry into Halo Championship Series will be the responsibility of the attendee and cannot be accepted, stored, or checked by Microsoft or Convention Center.
What are the closest hotels to the event venue?Please use this link to find nearby hotels options and rates.
I have other questions – where’s the best place to ask them?For HCS program and eligibility questions, email us at HCS@ee.gg

Player FAQ

Where can I find the Event Rules?Click Here: HCS Atlanta Major 2024 Rules
Where can I find the Handbook & Code of Conduct?Click Below:
- HCS Handbook
- Code of Conduct
Will there be a Free-For-All (FFA) competition at this event?Yes! The event will feature a free-to-enter Halo Infinite FFA tournament, which will be open for up to 256 players and spectators.

Best of luck to those competing for their share of $5,000!

Must have a Spectator ticket to participate. Registration will take place on site!
I don't live in the US. Can I still compete in this tournament?To check your specific country’s eligibility, please see the list of eligible countries as listed in the Handbook here.
Is there a limit to the number of teams eligible to compete in this tournament?Yes. The 4v4 tournament open bracket has a max capacity of 64 teams.
When do rosters lock?For Pool Play and Travel Coverage teams:
6:00 PM EST on Monday, July 1st.

If teams earned travel coverage via the Atlanta Major Qualifier, they must retain that same roster.

For all other teams, roster lock is Monday, July 22nd at 10:00a EST.
What equipment should I bring if I'm competing?All players competing must bring:
 
- Your preferred wired peripheral (Xbox wired Controller or Mouse and Keyboard)
- USB cord required for your preferred peripheral
- Headset with no power outlet and a 3.5 mm plug
- Wired Earbuds (needed for Feature Station and Main Stage play)
- If you plan on competing with Keyboard & Mouse, you must submit your model number for each device to hcs@ee.gg ahead of the event.
 
Mixamps will be provided. Bringing backup equipment is recommended.
Which monitors will be used for the tournament?All tournament and warmup monitors will be the Zowie XL2540K model.
How do I earn travel coverage?Lodging and travel coverage will be offered to (12) pool play teams based on previous Major placement, placement in the Atlanta Major Qualifier, and HCS Points.

Additionally, (1) NA team & (1) EU team will be granted travel coverage based on aggregate points after the Atlanta Major Qualifiers. Also, (1) ANZ team & (1) MX team will be granted travel coverage based on placing 1st in their respective Atlanta Open Championships.

NA Players may qualify through:
- Top two (2) placement in the Atlanta Major Qualifier.
- Top three (3) in HCS points after the Atlanta Major Qualifier.
 
EU Players may qualify through:
- 1st place in the Atlanta Major Qualifier.
- Top two (2) in HCS points after the Atlanta Major Qualifier.
 
MX Players may qualify through:
- 1st place in the Atlanta Open Championship.
 
ANZ Players may qualify through:
- 1st place in the Atlanta Open Championship.
 
For further information including complete tournament format and seeding , please review the Event Rules.
 
Note: Teams who earn travel coverage for the HCS Atlanta Major 2024, via the Atlanta Major Qualifier, must compete with the same roster.
How does travel coverage work?More information on how to use earned travel coverage will be delivered to qualified teams after the completion of the Atlanta Major Qualifier.
What is the Prizing Breakdown?HCS Major 4v4 - $250,000 prize pool
1st: $100,000
2nd: $60,000
3rd: $30,000
4th: $17,500
5th/6th: $8,000
7th/8th: $5,000
9th - 12th: $2,500
13th - 16th: $1,625
 
HCS Major Free-For-All - $5,000 prize pool
1st: $2,000
2nd: $1,200
3rd: $800
4th: $425
5th: $200
6th: $150
7th: $125
8th: $100
What is the Pro Point Breakdown?Pro Points Breakdown - HCS Major 4v4
(Team Total)
1st - 25,000
2nd - 15,000
3rd - 11,000
4th - 9,000
5th - 6th 8,000
7th - 8th 7,000
9th - 12th 5,500
13th - 16th 4,500
17th - 20th 3,000
21st - 24th 2,000
25th - 32nd 1,800
33rd - 40th 1,600
41st - 56th 1,400
57th - 72nd 1,000
 
Pro Points Breakdown - HCS Major Free-For-All
1st: 15,000
2nd: 13,500
3rd: 12,750
4th: 12,000
5th: 11,250
6th: 10,500
7th: 9,750
8th: 9,000
9th - 10th: 6,000
11th - 12th: 5,250
13th - 14th: 4,500
15th - 16th: 3,750
17th - 20th: 2,800
21st - 24th: 2,450
25th - 28th: 2,000
29th - 32nd: 1,650
33rd - 40th: 1,300
41st - 48th: 1,125
49th - 56th: 950
57th - 64th: 750
65th - 128th: 375
I have other questions – where’s the best place to ask them?For HCS program and eligibility questions, email us at HCS@ee.gg

Ticket FAQ

What types of payment do you accept? Online and onsite?All major credit cards are accepted. Cash payments will not be accepted at the event.
How will I get my tickets if I buy them online?You will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite with a QR code and printable tickets. Digital or print tickets will be accepted and scanned at the door at the event.
Do you offer refunds?We offer refunds up till 7 days before the event.

Note: Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.
What if the event is cancelled?If the event is cancelled all tickets purchased will be refunded in full.
Can I show my tickets on my phone at the door or do I need to have the physical tickets with me?Digital or print tickets will be accepted and QR codes scanned upon entry. You must have all members of the parties accounted for with multiple tickets present to check in at the same time. Tickets are only scanned once.
 
Fans will receive a wristband that corresponds with their ticket type.
Do you offer military or senior citizen discounts?If you are purchasing a ticket online - please use the code MILITARY or SENIOR to receive 10% off your ticket.
 
For the Military discount, please be prepared to present your Military ID. For a senior discount, you must be 55+ years of age.
 
Any questions about codes or eligibility please email HCSeventsNA@ee.gg.
What does general admission mean?General Admission (GA) refers to seating or standing areas that are not assigned or reserved.
Will my seats be together?Seating or standing areas are occupied on a first-come, first-served basis.
Is my multi-day ticket good for either or both days?3 Day GA tickets are acceptable for all days of the event.

You will receive a wristband or credentials that you must keep with you for all of the days to re-enter.
The name on the ticket doesn't match the attendee’s name. Is that okay?This is allowed, however you must have all members of the parties accounted for with multiple tickets present to check in at the same time.

Tickets are only scanned once.