343 Industries today announced the “Halo Championship Series”, the official eSports league that will celebrate Halo’s rich competitive gaming legacy while building an all-new platform for the future of Halo eSports. anticipation of the release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection next week,
Halo Championship Series Details:
- The first season of the Halo Championship Series will kick off shortly after the launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and run from November (preseason) through March of 2015.
- Teams of four Spartans will compete in a structured series of online and in-person LAN events.
- All officially sanctioned tournaments (LAN and online) will award HCS points to the top teams.
- At the end of each season, teams with the highest HCS point totals will be invited to compete at the HCS season finals in March 2015. More details to be announced.
The “Halo Championship Series” is designed to foster the best environment and platform for competitive multiplayer, the HCS will showcase, sponsor and support existing tournament organizers in the growing landscape of eSports today. 343 Industries has partnered up with Twitch, ESL, and various tournament organizers to create a year of high-stakes action featuring Halo 2: Anniversary, the newly reimagined multiplayer engine within Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
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