HCS Pro League Fall Season Information Released | Beyond Entertainment


After a long season of ups and downs, as well as some stellar competition, the HCS Pro League Summer 2016 Season came to an end. With months of competition, roster changes, and more behind us, as well as CLG taking home another championship, fans are now looking ahead to find what comes next in Halo eSports. Today, ESL and the eSports team at 343 have revealed the information for the HCS Pro League Fall 2016 Season.

EU Pro League FInals


North America

  • August 25: NA Roster Lock
  • August 26: NA Rosters Announced
  • September 14: Pro League Season Begins
  • October 7-9: Esports Arena Open LAN
  • November 18-20: Open Circuit Finals hosted by PGL
  • December 10-11: NA Pro League Relegation & Playoffs (Burbank, CA)



  • August 24: EU Rosters Announced
  • September 10: EU Open Circuit Begins
  • September 14: Pro League Season Begins
  • October 15: EU Open Circuit Finals
  • December 3-4: EU Pro League Relegation & Playoffs (Leicester, UK)


Stream Schedule

  • North America: Wednesday and Thursday @ 4:30pm PDT/7:30pm EDT
  • Europe: Wednesday @ 11:30am PDT/7:30pm BST


HCS Fall Schedule



HCS Orange County by eSports Arena

The first HCS-sanctioned Open LAN for Halo 5: Guardians will take place at the eSports Arena in Santa Ana, CA. The Top 4 placing amateur teams will earn a spot to compete at the Open Circuit finals in Las Vegas (see below).

In addition to the awesome opportunity for amateur players, there will be a Championship Bracket that all eight Pro League teams will be competing in alongside the Top 4 Open Circuit teams. If all of this 4v4 action wasn’t enough, the HCS has teamed up with ASTRO Gaming to host a $5,000 FFA tournament at the arena as well!


PGL Las Vegas

Unlike the HCS Summer Season, the NA Open Circuit finals will take place at a live LAN event, hosted by PGL! This bracket will decide the final two teams that will be heading to relegation in Burbank to fight for a future Pro League spot.

Additionally, there will be an Open Bracket and Championship bracket that will seed a $25,000 4v4 Tournament. Just like the eSports Arena event, there will be another ASTRO Gaming-sponsored FFA with $5,000 up for grabs!


  • NA Prize Pool: $225,000
  • EU Prize Pool: $100,000


Season Finals

This season will bring both region’s competitors to the homes of ESL, starting with the European Relegation and Playoffs taking place at the ESL Studio One in Leicester, UK.

EU HCS Trophy

The North American Finals will take place in Burbank, CA, once again at the ESL Studio. Ticket and hotel for the event will be revealed at the end of September.


Halo 5 Guardians Cartographer’s Gift Screenshot 3

Thanks to the recent HCS Pro Player Summit, where Pro Teams were invited out to 343 Industries, a new lineup of gametypes and maps is being locked in for the Fall Season, as well as Team Arena matchmaking. You can play the current proposed lineup of gametypes in the Team Arena Fall Preview playlist in Halo 5 matchmaking. The final list of gametypes will be announced soon.

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