Halo Championship Series 2017 Format Announced | Beyond Entertainment


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 & Information

  • Summer and Fall Seasons w/ Finals @ Dreamhack Atlanta and Denver
  • 8 Team Finals (Top 6 + Top 2 from Relegation Tournament)
  • Relegation w/ Open Bracket at Dreamhack
  • All REQ Packs contribute to events via crowdfunding


Season Finals

After much player and community feedback, ESL and 343 have confirmed their plans for future HCS Pro League finals events. The upcoming 2017 Summer and Autumn seasons will both feature expanded eight-team finals events, which will take place at Dreamhack in Atlanta and Denver.

These same events will feature an open bracket that┬áserve as the season’s relegation tournament. The top two teams from this bracket will join the HCS Pro League and will compete against the other Top 6 pro teams in the season’s final bracket.

In addition, 343 Industries will work with grassroots tournament organizers to supplement the already improved format for the 2017 competitive season.

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