Get ready for the Halo Championship Series: Pro League Fall 2016 Season!

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Judy Heflin
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A few weeks ago, we saw the top Halo teams in the world battle in the Halo Championship Series: Pro League Summer 2016 Season Finals where European frontrunners Fab Esports and defending world champions Counter Logic Gaming came out on top. 343 Industries and ESL are happy to announce more details about the upcoming Fall Season, which will once again follow the top teams across Europe and North America, culminating in the Fall 2016 Season Finals to be held later in the year.

The initial rosters will be locked in on Sunday, August 21 for EU and Friday, August 26 for NA. The official rule set for both regions, including new maps and gametypes, will be published on Tuesday, September 6. Just like Summer Season, the top teams will be battling for a share of the US$100,000 European prize pool and $225,000 North American purse, along with the Fall 2016 Season championship titles.


The European HCS Pro League Fall Season will begin at 19:30 BST on Wednesday, September 14, with broadcasts every Wednesday and non-broadcasted matches every Thursday. Keep in mind that there will be a break for the first week of October and a back to back broadcast for the final two days of play in the regular season. Your Summer Season broadcast team will be returning for the fall, with Richard Simms, Dan Gaskin, and Harry Channon casting and analyzing all the action.

One notable change, based on community feedback, is that the European Open Circuit Legendary Bracket has been lowered to eight teams from last season’s 16, allowing for stronger competition amongst HCS Pro League hopefuls! The eight teams will consist of the top four from the previous week’s Legendary Bracket along with the top four from the Saturday Open Bracket.


  • August 24 EU rosters announced
  • September 10 EU Open Circuit starts 
  • September 14 EU Fall Season starts
  • October 15 Open Circuit Finals
  • December 3 Relegation
  • December 4 Finals at ESL Studio One in Leicester, UK

More details about attending the live European Fall Season Finals will be announced mid-September.


The North American side of things will feature weekly broadcasts every Wednesday and Thursday beginning at 4:30PM PDT starting on September 14 with a break for the first two weeks of October.


  • August 26 NA rosters announced
  • October 7-9 Esports Arena Open LAN
  • November 18-20 Open Circuit Finals hosted by PGL
  • December 10 Relegation
  • December 11 Finals at the ESL Studios in Burbank, California

Stay tuned for more details about tickets to the NA HCS Pro League Fall Season Finals coming at the end of September.

Be sure to follow ESL Halo on Facebook and Twitter and check out the HCS Pro League site for the latest #HCS Fall Season news!