The Halo Pro Series continues into 2021

The Halo Championship Series (HCS) starts the year strong with “Pro Series” competitions announced for both Halo 5 and the Master Chief Collection (Halo 3).

Continuing their partnership with FACEIT, starting 6 February players will be able to compete in double elimination brackets with revised seeding for each Halo 5 Pro and Championship tournament.

Format and ANZ

Via Halo Waypoint, the HCS team confirmed that this season will see continued support across all regions but a reduction in open/championship tournaments for the Australian and New Zealand region (ANZ).

With the main competition moving to Halo 5 last fall and the reintroduction of the 4 major regions, it’s been amazing to see the energy week in and week out from the community. Just like with MCC, the format and structure here remains the same but there are some notable changes:

Double Elimination Format: For the open tournaments, the format will move away from single elimination and into double elimination. The formats for the Pro and Championship tournaments (group play into single elimination) will remain the same.

ANZ Schedule: For the upcoming seasons of Halo 5 Pro Series, we have reduced the number of tournaments featured in ANZ and have spread out the dates a bit further as well. Overall, the participation numbers in ANZ at the moment aren’t to the level we had anticipated. Our hope is that with more time between tournaments, we will allow for individuals and Teams of 2 or 3 more time to complete their rosters and sign-up for each tournament. We will of course continue to monitor participation in the region and feedback.

Halo 5 Pro Series on Xbox

Starting 6 February we will see double-elimination return for opens and revised seeding for each Pro and Championship competition.

Here are the dates for each region competing in the Halo 5 Pro Series

Europe/Latin America:

  • Saturday, February 6 – Open
  • Saturday, February 13 – Open
  • Saturday, February 20 – Open
  • Saturday, February 27 – Championship
  • Saturday, March 13 – Open
  • Saturday, March 20 – Open
  • Saturday, March 27 – Open
  • Saturday, April 3 – Championship

Prizing:

  • Open – $1,000
  • Championship – $5,000

Australia and New Zealand:

  • Saturday, February 6 – Open
  • Saturday, February 20 – Open
  • Saturday, March 13 – Open
  • Saturday, March 27 – Open
  • Saturday, April 3 – Championship

Prizing:

  • Open – $1,000
  • Championship – $5,000

North America:

The top 8 North American teams from last season have automatically advanced into the first Pro competition on 13 February*.

*Teams must submit their rosters to haloevents@faceit.com, and the roster must maintain 3 of the 4 players from the prior season championship. Rosters for the first North American Pro tournament must be submitted by Tuesday, February 9.

  • Saturday, February 6 – Open
  • Saturday, February 13 – Pro
  • Saturday, February 20 – Open
  • Saturday, February 27 – Pro (Top 8 Last season automatically qualify)
  • Saturday, March 6 – Championship (Broadcasted on Twitch and YouTube)
  • Saturday, March 13 – Open
  • Saturday, March 20 – Pro
  • Saturday, March 27 – Open
  • Saturday, April 3 – Pro
  • Saturday, April 10 – Championship (Broadcasted on Twitch and YouTube)

Prizing:

  • Open – $1,000
  • Pro – $5,000
  • Championship – $10,000
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Master Chief Collection (Halo 3)

Halo 3 will also be continuing on PC and Xbox, starting on Sundays across all regions.

Here are the dates for each competition in the Master Chief Collection (Halo 3).

All Regions:

  • Sunday, February 14
  • Sunday, February 21
  • Sunday, February 28
  • Sunday, March 7
  • Sunday, March 14
  • Sunday, March 21
  • Sunday, March 28
  • Sunday, April 11

Prizing:

  •  $1,000

Abramelin says: With a solid timeline on what to expect for the next few months and double elimination returning to online play, we are excited to see what the next couple of months are going be like for Halo 5 in 2021.

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