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Halo Championship Series Coming to London

The next Halo Championship Series Major is coming to London, and all of the action is going to be played from May 31st through June 2nd. While Halo is not a game that is on par with some of the other esports, things really take off when it’s time for every single HCS Major. 

Quadrant is going to be hosting this major event, and there will be a loaded field ready to battle it out once again. Even though the action is going to be coming quick, there will be some different formats of matchups throughout this event. 

This will be the first ever Halo Infinite EU Major, and fans can travel to Twickenham Stadium in order to check out the live action. With $250,000 on the line, as well as a trip to the next major in Atlanta, teams will be pushing hard to come away with a win. 

For those that are unable to make it to London to check out the action, Twitch and Youtube will have all of the top matches available on live stream as well. Betting odds for this event will be coming out closer to the start of the action, and there will be a number of ways to wager. 

A Look at the Format

The one interesting thing that all HCS Major Tournaments feature is an open bracket, which gives teams a chance to qualify for the actual event. There are 64 teams that will be competing on May 31st, and four of those teams will end up advancing to the pool play stage. 

Pool play is really where you start to see the best action at an HCS Major as there will be four pools of four teams each. The bottom team in each pool will be eliminated in this stage, leaving just 12 teams competing for a chance to win the title. 

Earning a top seed in the pool is also a huge bonus as that will earn those teams a bye heading into the next rounds. Once the 12-team bracket play begins, those teams that lose are going to be heading home from London. 

Pool play is a single round robin, and that means that teams will only have to battle it out with the other teams one time. Since there are plenty of local EU teams in this field, there are already some big rivalries established. 

Teams Ready to Roll

Spacestation Gaming is currently the number 1 seed entering this event, and they are in a pool with BH3 Esports and Proton Gaming. Optic Gaming is the top seed in Pool B, and they will be competing with Quadrant and Team Sentinels. 

Pool C looks to be extremely competitive as that is where you will find FaZe Clan, Complexity, and Cloud9 Gaming. Rebellion is sitting in the top spot in Pool D, and they will be joined by Into the Breach and Still Deciding. 

Each pool will also have a qualifying team thrown into the mix, but it would be a shock to see any of those teams winning the pool. Seeds don’t really matter once the action begins, but it’s a way for HCS to keep things in line moving forward. 

1st prize in this tournament is $100,000, and that is money that any of these esports organizations could use. There will also be side games taking place at the HCS Major, and that will give teams a chance to earn some more money along the way. 

Twitch drops are also going to be available to fans throughout the event, giving them more of a reason to tune into the action.