With the Halo Championship Series: Pro League Summer 2017 Season just around the corner, it’s time to finalize the lineup of teams and players! Last Chance Qualifiers will be held in both Europe and North America to determine which teams will compete throughout the online Summer Season.
Fab eSports dominated both the Summer and Fall European HCS Pro League 2016 Finals and will head into the Summer 2017 Season with the rest of their region’s top talent:
- FAB Games eSports
- Team Infused
- Team Supremacy
- London Conspiracy
- TBD - EU LCQ
- TBD - EU LCQ
Throughout five live match days this season, Europe’s best Halo teams will battle online for the chance to claim the HCS Pro League Summer 2017 Championship title, with the top four earning a trip to DreamHack Atlanta to play in the tournament.
Tune into the European HCS Pro League on the Halo Twitch channel and ESL Halo Facebook page at 19:00 CET every Thursday starting on June 1 to watch Europe’s top Halo teams battle for over $30,000 in seasonal standing prize money and fight their way to the Summer 2017 Finals at DreamHack.
The EU HCS Pro League will recruit two more teams to its ranks through the Spring Qualifiers, held on May 20-21. Players are invited to submit rosters for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org for the chance to join the Closed Online Qualifier on May 21. The deadline for these submissions is 23:59 CET on May 14, 2017. Any teams that are not invited must battle their way through the single-elimination Open Bracket on May 20, with the top finishers joining the invited teams in an eight-team double-elimination Closed Bracket on May 21. The top two teams from this bracket will join the EU HCS Pro League.
Before the NA HCS Pro League kicks off on May 24, we must find an eighth and final team. Here is the North American HCS Pro League lineup so far based on the Fall 2016 Season:
- OpTic Gaming
- Team EnVyUs
- Team Liquid
- Str8 Rippin
- Luminosity Gaming
- Evil Geniuses
- TBD - NA LCQ
There will be two single-elimination open qualifiers to find the last NA HCS Pro League team, one on May 18 and one on May 19. The top four teams from each Open Qualifier will move into a double-elimination Last Chance Qualifier on May 20. The winners final, losers semifinals, losers finals, and grand finals of the NA LCQ will be broadcast live on the Halo Twitch channel and ESL Halo Facebook page.
Registration for both NA Open Qualifiers will begin at 12:01AM on May 15 and will close at 11:59PM on May 17 for Open Qualifier 1 and 11:59PM on May 18 for Open Qualifier 2. Seeding for the Open Qualifiers will be based on HCS points earned in the HCS Open Circuit.
Keep your eyes on the ESL Halo Twitter and Facebook for the LCQ sign-up links and additional #HCS Pro League updates. Be sure to tune into the LCQ broadcasts on the Halo Twitch channel and ESL Halo Facebook page and don’t miss the first official HCS Pro League Summer 2017 broadcasts on May 24 for North America and June 1 for Europe!