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Halo World Championship Power Rankings – UGC St. Louis

By : Ryan Cox | Thu, Jan 19, 2017

With two Pro League seasons behind us, and multiple ranking periods logged away, it’s time for the next chapter of Halo esports—the 2017 Halo World Championship. With this years annual worldwide tournament now featuring LAN qualifiers, professional and amateur teams are more dedicated than ever to grind Halo 5: Guardians and fight for a chance...

ESL Announces Destiny Esports Ruleset

By : Ryan Cox | Thu, Jan 5, 2017

In September of 2016, Bungie released Rise of Iron, the newest expansion for Destiny. Alongside the expansion came the arrival of a frequent item of community demand—Private Matches. Private matches in Destiny would of course pave the way for competition and esports, something that is on plenty of gamers’ minds. ESL, one of the leaders in esports...

Xbox January Games With Gold Announced

By : Ryan Cox | Mon, Jan 2, 2017

As gamers head into the new year, they set their eyes on new console developments as well as new and exciting titles. However, one gift from Xbox will always remain constant—Xbox Games with Gold. Here are the free games you can pick up in January 2016! Xbox One World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap: January 1-31 Dive in to competitive, cooperative,...

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Sabotage DLC Revealed

By : Ryan Cox | Wed, Dec 21, 2016

Infinite Warfare is still young, and the fans of Infinity Ward’s new sci-fi shooter will be happy to find that the first batch of new content for the game is on its way. The Sabotage DLC pack for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has been revealed, and will introduce new maps for the Multiplayer and Zombies game modes. On the Multiplayer front,...

Halo Championship Series 2017 Format Announced

By : Ryan Cox | Sun, Dec 11, 2016

At the HCS Pro League Fall Finals, 343 Industries and ESL unveiled their plans for the 2017 Halo World Championship, an international tournament featuring 12 teams, a $1,000,000 prize pool, and open LAN qualifiers. Today, championship Sunday, ESL unveiled what they have in store for the rest of the 2017 Halo Championship Series season. Format &...

Halo World Championship 2017 Information Revealed

By : Ryan Cox | Sat, Dec 10, 2016

After the stunning conclusion to the 2016 Halo World Championship, fans set their eyes to the HCS Pro League, where numerous teams competed in both seasonal pro play as well as the open circuit competitions. However, there were always murmurs of another international tournament on the horizons. Today, at the HCS Pro League Fall Season Finals, 343 Industries...

Halo 5: Guardians – Monitor’s Bounty Update

By : Connor Murphy | Thu, Dec 8, 2016

It has finally arrived! Monitor’s Bounty, what could be argued as the most anticipated Halo 5 content drop to date, has finally been revealed! The new update delivers Halo fans new Forge canvases, a Custom Games browser, Observer Mode, new customization, and more! Let’s dive right in. New REQs & Customization As expected with 343’s...

HCS Power Rankings: EU Fall Finals

By : Ryan Cox | Sat, Dec 3, 2016

Today is the first day of the European HCS Pro League Fall Finals event, featuring a four pro team playoff bracket, and a four team relegation tournament to determine next season’s HCS participants. We had the pleasure of sitting down with European HCS talent Simms, Gaskin, and Onset to talk about their predictions heading into the season’s...

Halo Wars 2 Atriox Trailer Revealed

By : Ryan Cox | Thu, Dec 1, 2016

At the Game Awards 2016, Dan Ayoub of 343 Industries took the stage to share some information with gamers and fans regarding the upcoming release of Halo Wars 2. First, Ayoub announced that anyone who pre-orders the digital Deluxe Edition of Halo Wars 2 will gain access to Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, which is an upgraded current-generation port for...