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HALO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2022

Halo World Champions 2018
Halo World Championship 2022

KEY INFO

  • Date: October 20 - 23 (spectators only October 21-23)
  • Venue: Seattle Convention Center (FKA Washington State Convention Center) - The Arch, Halls DEF, 705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Event Type: World Championship
  • Eligibility: Invite Only
  • Broadcast: Twitch and YouTube
  • Spectator Tickets: Available here Wednesday June 29th at 10:00 AM PT
  • HaloWC Prize Pool: Starts at $1,000,000
  • FFA Prize Pool: $5,000

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

The Halo World Championship will feature a 16-Team Pool Play into Double Elimination Championship Bracket.

  • Qualification: The Top 12 placing teams from Orlando (regardless of region) will qualify for Pool Play.
  • Play-In Stage: The Top 2 placing teams from each region (outside of the top 12 at Orlando, HCS points used as tiebreaker) will be invited to an 8-team play-in bracket at the Halo World Championship. The Top 4 placing teams from the Play-in Stage will join the other Top 12 teams in Pool Play.
  • Pool Play: 4 groups of 4, Round Robin. The Top 2 teams from each Pool will advance to the Championship Bracket. The bottom 2 teams will be eliminated from the tournament.
  • Championship Bracket: Double Elimination, Best of 5 until Grand Finals (Best of 7)
Halo World Championship Trophy hoisted by Splyce

VENUE, TICKETS, AND TEAM PASSES

Venue:  Seattle Convention Center

Address: 705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101

GENERAL ADMISSION 3-DAY TICKETS 

VIP 3-DAY TICKETS (VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY) 

  • Price: $250
  • Early Entry to the Venue on Friday (Get the first look at the stage and venue)
  • Dedicated Entry Line at Check-In
  • Access to the VIP Lounge and private bar
  • Limited Edition VIP Credential
  • Exclusion Production Tour on Friday morning with backstage access and onstage photo opportunity.
  • A rundown of the venue and various areas including knowledge and insight on what it takes to get everything set up and working. The tour ends with an opportunity to get on the main stage for a group photo. More information will be emailed out closer to the event.
  • Early access to the Free-for-All Competition Check-in (30 minutes before general admission)
  • Chance to win Exclusive Surprise Exclusive Giveaways
  • 10% off on HCS Apparel and Merchandise
  • VIPs will earn the "Grand Finals" exclusive Twitch Drop. (without having to watch Grand Finals)
  • Early access to merch store on Friday
  • Exclusive VIP Swag Bag including HaloWC Poster
  • Exclusive VIP Meet and Greet with 343 and Guest Celebrities
  • Exclusive chance a win a VIP 343 Studio Tour Package. (The tour would occur on Monday, October 24th, 2022 - The winner can bring a +1 for a total of 2 guests. HCS will not provide additional hotel or flight for the winners. The time of the tour is subject to 343 availability and will be confirmed once the winner is selected.)
  • Activity Fast Pass
  • Playable stations
  • Signings and panels

Partnered Team 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 below codes 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! 

Military Discount: MLT for 10% off

Senior Discount: SNR for 10% off

TRAVEL

  • Airport:  Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
  • Ground Transportation: Uber, Lyft
  • Hotels: Click HERE

WHERE TO WATCH

Catch all the action live October 20 - 23.

TWITCH DROPS

As always, Twitch Drops will be available all weekend long. More info on what will be up for grabs will be shared at a later date!

EVENT SCHEDULE

Check back soon!

FAQ

When will the Halo World Championship 2022 take place?The Halo World Championship 2022 will take place October 20th to 23rd, 2022.
Where is the event taking place?The Halo World Championship 2022 will take place at the Seattle Convention Center (FKA Washington State Convention Center) - The Arch, Halls DEF 705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
Where can I purchase tickets?You can purchase Spectator passes here on Wednesday June 29th.
Is there an age limit?All 4v4 and FFA Players must be 13 years of age or older to compete at Halo World Championship 2022. 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 if I am under the age limit at the time of qualification but meet the age requirements by the event date? Can I still participate?Players will need to be of age by September 5th to compete.
Where should I park and is parking free?You can check here for all paid parking options near the event.

https://seattleconventioncenter.com/parking-garage-information
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.
I am with the press and would like to cover the event. Who should I reach out to for information and Press Access?Please submit your inquiry using our Press Credential Request form. For any additional help, email xboxpress@assemblyinc.com
I have other questions – where’s the best place to ask them?For Seattle specific questions, email us at HCSeventsNA@ee.gg

For HCS program and eligibility questions, email us at HCS@ee.gg
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 lager 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 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.
What are the closest hotels to the event venue?Please use this link to find nearby hotels options and rates.

https://reservations.arestravel.com/hotel/list/15823/i6061?poiDistance=5
Where can I find the Handbook & Code of Conduct?You can find the HCS Handbook & Code of Conduct by clicking here.
Will there be a Free-For-All (FFA) competition at this event?Yes! The event will feature a free Halo FFA tournament, which will be open for up to 256 players and spectators. Best of luck to those competing for their shot at the $5,000 prize pool!

Must have a Spectator ticket or Team Pass to participate. More information will be released at a later date.
I don't live in the United States. 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 competition will include 20 invited teams. The FFA competition will feature a maximum of 256 competitors
When do rosters lock?For Pool Play and Travel Coverage teams, by 6:00 PM EST on Monday, September 5th 2022.

If teams earned travel coverage via the Orlando Major, they must retain the same roster they used in the Orlando Major that takes place from September 23rd - September 25th, 2022. (HWC teams are required to maintain the same roster from the Orlando Major.)
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 played on BenQ Model XL2540K
How do I earn travel coverage?Lodging and travel coverage will be offered to the top 12 teams in placement via the Orlando Major. Additionally 2 NA teams, 2 EU teams, 2 ANZ teams & 2 MX Teams will be granted travel coverage based on runner up placement at the Orlando Major.

NA Players may qualify through:
- Top 12 teams in placement (of any region) from the Orlando Major will earn travel coverage to pool play.
- The top 2 NA teams in placement (outside the top 12) from the Orlando Major will earn travel coverage to the play in bracket.

EU Players may qualify through:
- Top 12 teams in placement (of any region) from the Orlando Major will earn travel coverage to pool play.
- The top 2 EU teams in placement (outside the top 12) from the Orlando Major will earn travel coverage to the play in bracket.

ANZ Players may qualify through:
- Top 12 teams in placement (of any region) from the Orlando Major will earn travel coverage to pool play.
- The top 2 ANZ teams in placement (outside the top 12) from the Orlando Major will earn travel coverage to the play in bracket.

MX Players may qualify through:
- Top 12 teams in placement (of any region) from the Orlando Major will earn travel coverage to pool play.
- The top 2 MX teams in placement (outside the top 12) from the Orlando Major will earn travel coverage to the play in bracket.

For further information including travel coverage and seeding into the Halo World Championship 2022, please review the Event Rules linked here.

Note: Teams who earn travel coverage for the Halo World Championship 2022 via the Orlando Major must compete with their full roster from the Orlando Major (no roster changes will be permitted).
How does travel coverage work?More information on how to recieve earned travel coverage will be detailed at a later date.
What is the Prizing Breakdown?More information will be provide at a later date.
What is the Pro Point Breakdown?Pro Points Breakdown - Halo World Championship
1st: 50,000
2nd: 30,000
3rd: 22,000
4th: 18,000
5th - 6th: 16,000
7th - 8th - 14,000
9th - 12th: 11,000
13th - 16th: 9,000
17th - 18th: 7,500
19th - 20th: 6,000

Pro Points Breakdown - Halo 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 Seattle City specific questions - HCSeventsNA@ee.gg

For HCS Program and eligibility questions - HCS@ee.gg
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.
What if my tickets are lost or stolen?Please contact HCSeventsNA@ee.gg for more information.
Do you offer refunds?Seattle Spectator and VIP Ticket - Refund Policy: Esports Engine will only be considering refunds for tickets until September 13th, at 6:00 PM ET. Refunds requests will not be accepted after September 13th, at 6:00 PM ET, and must be emailed to HCSEventsNA@ee.gg. No tickets may be exchanged for event credit with Eventbrite or 343/HCS events. Tickets are non-transferable. In the event that the event is canceled due to the organizer or COVID restrictions, refunds will be processed for all purchasers.
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 MLT (for Military) or SNR (for 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, and are occupied on a first-come, first-served basis.
Will my seats be together?General Admission (GA) refers to seating or standing areas that are not assigned or reserved, and are occupied on a first-come, first-served basis.
What should I do if I don't receive my tickets?Please contact HCSeventsNA@ee.gg for more information.
Is my multi-day ticket good for either or both days?3 Day GA or VIP 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.
What does a VIP ticket include? HaloWC VIP Package includes:
- Early Entry to the Venue on Friday (Get the first look at the stage and venue)
- Dedicated Entry Line at Check-In
- Access to the VIP Lounge and private bar
- Limited Edition VIP Credential
- Exclusive Production Tour on Friday morning with backstage access and onstage photo opportunity. (A rundown of the venue and various areas including knowledge and insight on what it takes to get everything set up and working. The tour ends with an opportunity to get on the main stage for a group photo. More information will be emailed out closer to the event)
- Early access to the Free-for-All Competition Check-in (30 minutes before general admission)
- Chance to win Exclusive Surprise Giveaways
- 10% off on HCS Apparel and Merchandise
- VIPs will earn the "Grand Finals" exclusive Twitch Drop. (without having to watch Grand Finals)
- Early access to merch store on Friday
- Exclusive VIP Swag Bag including HaloWC Poster
- Exclusive VIP Meet and Greet with 343 and Guest Celebrities
- Exclusive chance a win a VIP 343 Studio Tour Package. (The tour would occur on Monday, October 24th, 2022. The winner can bring a +1 for a total of 2 guests. HCS will not provide additional hotel or flight for the winners. The time of the tour is subject to 343 availability and will be confirmed once the winner is selected.)
- Activity Fast Pass
- Playable stations
- Signings and panels
What are the COVID event's guidelines?Per current federal, state and event organizer guidelines, Halo World Championship will have no COVID requirements for teams or spectators for entry or while in the building. Halo and event organizers will work to continue to monitor the situation and update protocols for safety as needed.
Do I need to present proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test?Per current federal, state and event organizer guidelines vaccine or test results will not be required.
Will I be required to wear a mask or face covering, or other PPE, while at the event?Per current federal, state and event organizer guidelines masks are recommended but not required.