Hcs  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Hcs  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network ESL Announces Halo Pro League Return this Summer 2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/qc07g/esl-announces-halo-pro-league-return-this-summer-2017 https://www.gameskinny.com/qc07g/esl-announces-halo-pro-league-return-this-summer-2017 Sun, 16 Apr 2017 11:20:42 -0400 tofuslayer

ESL and 343 Industries has announced that the Halo Championship Series: Pro League is returning for its summer 2017 season starting May 24. Teams will have the opportunity to collect over $150,000 in prize money throughout the course of the season. ESL also announced that they will be crowd funding extra prize money to be added to the prize pool at season finals at DreamHack Atlanta in July.

The announcement from ESL also revealed the lineup of teams for the North American Pro League:

  • OpTic Gaming
  • Team EnVyUs
  • Team Liquid
  • Str8 Rippin
  • Luminosity Gaming
  • TMMT Crowd Pleasers
  • Evil Geniuses

In a surprising turn of events, the eighth seeded team, Allegiance, disbanded and lost their spot this season. In the wake of these events, the final team set to compete this season will be decided at the NA Last Chance Qualifier.

The top six NA teams will compete at Finals at DreamHack Atlanta at the end of the season. With OpTic returning to the HCS Pro League as the 2017 World Champions, it'll be interesting to see how the season plays out!

Who are you rooting for this season? Let us know in the comments below!

Halo 5: Pro-League and Podcast announcements https://www.gameskinny.com/wkihi/halo-5-pro-league-and-podcast-announcements https://www.gameskinny.com/wkihi/halo-5-pro-league-and-podcast-announcements Sun, 12 Jun 2016 09:36:58 -0400 Melissa Crawford

For those who aren't aware of what's going on in the Halo scene, it may be wise to catch up on the various updates before E3. The updates we're talking about concern the HCS Halo Invitational, Warzone Firefight skin-packs, and HCS podcasts!

Before heading to E3 in less than a week, Andy "Bravo" Dudynsky (@Brav on Twitter), a community manager for 343 Industries, decided to give the low-down on a few tidbits of news concerning the Halo 5 competitive scene for the HCS Halo Invitational. That is the high-tier competitive play, for all the non-MLG savvy out there. The first piece of data, for those who may have missed the news, was the 3-0 win of the Online Warriors team versus the Xmen in Europe, and the Team EnVyUs over Allegiance.

If that isn’t enough information for you, then here are some simple charts showing the basic statistics for the competitive teams (collected as of June 3rd, 2016).

For those whose favorite team may not be doing quite as well as you had hoped, take comfort in the fact that you may be graced with some skin-packs courtesy of Counter Logic Gaming, Evil Geniuses, and OpTic Gaming. The skins will be available for the Magnum and Assault Rifle weapons, as well as an emblem. Look for these skins around the same time of the Warzone Firefight release.

Also, if you aren’t getting quite enough of the HCS in your life, then fret not and check in to the “HCS Listen In” podcast that will be debuting within a week or so. The podcast will help you to get caught up on key match-ups, player history, opinions, and even more from experts and personalities such as Strongside, Tashi, and Dersky, as well as special guests including Pro League players. The first episode will air on June 8th, and the team is open to questions. Just tweet @HCS with the hashtag #HCSListenIn.