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HCS Major London, hosted by Quadrant (May 31 – June 2)

Team Quadrant celebrating with a fist bump on the H C S mainstage

Next weekend, Halo esports is taking over London!

Team Quadrant will be hosting the first-ever Halo Infinite EU Major at the Twickenham Stadium from May 31st to June 2nd. Join us as the world's best teams throw down for their share of $250,000 and a paid trip to the HCS Atlanta Major this summer!

The action kicks off Friday May 31st at 7a ET / 12p BST - Watch live on Twitch and YouTube!

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Halo Championship Series Major London 2024, hosted by team Quadrant.

Key Info

Date: May 31 - June 2
Location: London UK
Venue: Twickenham Stadium
Tickets: Available Now!
Team Pass: Available Now!
Watch: Twitch + YouTube
4v4 Prize Pool: $250,000
FFA Prize Pool: $5,000
Side Events: $5,000

Tickets & Team Pass

Join us live from London - Grab your tickets now!

GA 3-Day Tickets

Buy Tickets
- Price: £30.00
- Entry into the venue for the entirety of the event.
- Free Access to compete in FFA and Side Tournaments.
- GA will receive a Halo Waypoint token that unlocks all in-game Twitch Drops offered during the event.

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 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!

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

Team Pass

Team passes are available now - Assemble your squad and throw down live in London!

Buy Team Pass

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

Tournament Format

HCS Major tournament structure for 2024 will be similar to the tried-and-true format we used in Year 2.

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

Open Bracket

It wouldn't be a proper HCS Major without a bustling passion pit.

- Open Bracket will start and end on Friday May 31st
- Top 4 teams will advance to Pool Play

Congratulations to the following teams on earning Travel Coverage to compete through the London Major Open Bracket!

NA

Native Gaming
- aPG
- Barcode
- Gilkey
- Mikwen
EU

Mamma Mia
- i7948
- Mqse
- Phlux
- Shad
MX

SWAT Esports
- Acid
- Drift
- Noblc
- Tapping Buttons
ANZ

MindFreak
- Plasma
- Scoobmeistr
- Swayz
- Wryce

Pool Play

Pool Play at the London 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

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 Atlanta Major!

- 12-Team Double Elimination
- Top 6 teams will lock in those seeds at the HCS Atlanta Major

$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
Team Quadrant celebrating with a fist bump on the H C S mainstage

$5,000 FFA Tournament

As with every Major, HCS London 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

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!

HCS London Major - Side Events
FRIDAY, MAY 31

MCC Halo 3 2v2
- Prize: 1st. $600 / 2nd. $250
- Capacity: 16 Teams
- Sign-ups: 3:45p BST
- Start: 5:15p BST

Halo 5 2v2
- Prize: 1st. $600 / 2nd. $250
- Capacity: 16 Teams
- Sign-ups: 4:45p BST
- Start: 6:15p BST
SATURDAY, JUNE 1

Halo Infinite 2v2
- Prize: 1st. $1,200 / 2nd. $500
- Capacity: 64 Teams
- Sign-ups: 12:00p BST
- Start: 2:15p BST

MCC Halo 3 4v4
- Prize: 1st. $1,200 / 2nd. $400
- Capacity: 16 Teams
- Sign-ups: 4:30p BST
- Start: 5:45p BST

Talent

Announcing the Talent that will bring you all the action from the HCS London Major!

HCS London Major 2024 - On Air Talent
Desk Host
Lottie
Caster
Onset
Caster
Gaskin
Caster
Walshy
Caster/Analyst
Tony
Stage Host
Blaze
Caster
Bravo
Caster
Sherzy
Caster/Analyst
Clutch
Caster/Analyst
Lethal

Where To Watch

Catch all the action live May 31 - June 2.

A Stream: Twitch.tv/Halo
B Stream: Twitch.tv/HCS
C Stream: Twitch.tv/HCS_Red
D Stream: Twitch.tv/HCS_Blue
All Streams: YouTube.com/@HCS
Co-Streamers: Halo Infinite Live Streams
Spartan Cosplayer enjoying Halo Infinite matches in the crowd at an HCS event

Twitch Drops

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

Stay tuned to @HCS on socials for more info on which Drops will be available!

Travel

Airport: London Heathrow (LHR)
Ground TransportationUber
Hotels: Click here for a list of nearby hotels.

FAQ

Event FAQ

When will the HCS Major London 2024 take place?The HCS Major London 2024 will take place May 31-June 2, 2024.
Where is the event taking place?The HCS Major London 2024 will take place at the Twickenham Stadium.

Twickenham Stadium, 200 Whitton Rd, Twickenham TW2 7BA, United Kingdom
Where can I purchase tickets?You can purchase Spectator passes here.
I am with the press and would like to cover the event. Who should I reach out to for information?Please contact events@quadrant.gg and xboxpress@assemblyinc.com.
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 London. 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 May 22, 2024 to compete.
What time do the doors open?Doors open at 10:00 AM BST
Where should I park and is parking free?Please refer to the Twickenham Website for Parking Info.

https://www.twickenhamstadium.com/getting-here
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?There is no limit on bag size at the stadium.

All bags will be checked upon arrival. All individuals will be wanded by security upon arrival as well.
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 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 London specific questions, email us at events@quadrant.gg

For HCS program and eligibility questions, email us at HCS@ee.gg

Player FAQ

Where can I find the Event Rules?Click Here: HCS London 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 512 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 UK. 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 48 teams.
When do rosters lock?For Pool Play and Travel Coverage teams:
6:00 PM EST on Monday, May 13th.

If teams earned travel coverage via the Major #2 Online Qualifier they must retain that same roster.

For all other teams, roster lock is Monday, May 27th at 10:00a EST / 3:00p BST.
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 Major #2 Qualifier, and HCS Points.

Additionally, 1 NA team& 1 EU team will be granted travel coverage based on aggregate points after the Major #2 Qualifier.

1 ANZ team & 1 MX team will be granted travel coverage based on placing 1st in their respective Open Championships.

NA Players may qualify through:
Top two (2) placement in the Major #2 Online Qualifier.
Top two (2) in HCS points after the Major #2 Online Qualifier
 
EU Players may qualify through:
1st place in the Major #2 Online Qualifier.
Highest team aggregate HCS points after the Major #2 Online Qualifier
 
MX Players may qualify through:
1st place in the Major #1 Open Championship.
 
ANZ Players may qualify through:
1st place in the Major #1 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 London Major 2024 via the Major #2 Online 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 Major #2 Online 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 London specific questions, email us at events@quadrant.gg

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.
What if my tickets are lost or stolen?Please contact events@quadrant.gg for more info.
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.
What should I do if I don't receive my tickets?Please contact events@quadrant.gg for more info.
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.