Hwc 2016  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Hwc 2016  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Noble eSports Contract Scandal https://www.gameskinny.com/04lhp/noble-esports-contract-scandal https://www.gameskinny.com/04lhp/noble-esports-contract-scandal Fri, 06 May 2016 15:00:32 -0400 Ian Ilano

In recent news, Noble e-Sports has been accused of not fulfilling contractual obligations to its players. The team managed to secure a win back at the HWC NA Regional Finals in February, and players have just received their money now — and only a small portion of it, actually.

And as if the tardiness of the payment was unappealing enough, player Tyler "Calm Mentality" Mozingo reportedly received only $206.5 — a mere 8% of the actual prize money. He later took to Twitter to voice his discontent.

Pictured above is Mozingo's split of the $2,500 prize money.

It was discovered that NJRecon, the founder of Noble e-Sports, contacted MLG in order to have the money sent to the organization rather than directly to the players, an act which according to Mozingo, is a direct "breach in contract." Mozingo later attempted to contact both organizations in order to get a better explanation of the situation.

So far, MLG has yet to respond. However, NJRecon has.

The above picture is NJRecon's response to Mozingo's emails.

In light of the recent allegations, NJRecon released a Twitter statement hoping to further explain the situation.

Although his response seems to briefly cover the reason why the money was sent to the organization rather than directly to the players, the statement failed to provide adequate reasons for why each player only received 8% of the actual earnings. The rest of the statement seems to be more of a personal tirade.

The exact response can be found here.

Provided by Mozingo, pictured above is the supposed Noble player contract.

While it does state specifically in the contract that all prize money shall be paid directly to the company rather than the player, the problem seems to radiate more from how vague and unclear the process of splitting the money between player and organization is. The contract is riddled with percentages and cuts that are confusing without deep consideration.

Official word from Noble eSports regarding how the money was split would be more than enough to put this incident at rest. Until then, the fire grows. The Halo community seems to be up in arms about this latest incident. 

This post will be updated as more information comes in.

Everything you need to know about Halo World Championship Finals https://www.gameskinny.com/paty3/everything-you-need-to-know-about-halo-world-championship-finals https://www.gameskinny.com/paty3/everything-you-need-to-know-about-halo-world-championship-finals Thu, 17 Mar 2016 11:46:01 -0400 Sergey_3847

After a long and exciting period of qualifier tournaments that have spanned four continents since December 20, 2015, the Halo World Championship series will come to an epic conclusion on March 18-20, 2016 with the HWC Finals. The grandiose Halo 5 competition will be held in Hollywood, California.

This is going to be the first Halo event of this scale, gathering 16 of best teams from all over the world for the ultimate prize of $1,000,000, and an overall prize pool of $2,500,000.

The teams in competition

The winners of regional tournaments are selected for the championship finals with the following line-ups:

Eight teams representing North America:

  • Team Allegiance (Naded, Suspector, Cratos, eL TowN)
  • Team Liquid (Ace, APG, Heinz, UnLegit)
  • Evil Geniuses (Snipedown, Commonly, Lunchbox, Roy)
  • Renegades (Ninja, Spartan, StelluR, Victory X)
  • Denial eSports (ContrA, Huke, PreDevoNatoR, bubu dubu)
  • Team eLevate (Rayne, Penguin, Calm, Swift Kill)
  • Counter Logic Gaming (SnakeBite, Lethul, Frosty, Royal2)
  • Cloud9 (Hysteria, Assault, Cloud, Danoxide)

Four teams representing Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA):

  • exceL eSports (CreepeazY, Lunny, Snakey, Riotz)
  • Team Infused (Chalkie, TuFoxy, BlackJack, Ramirez)
  • FAB Games eSports (Kimbo, MonKey, Speed, Doodle)
  • Epsilon eSports (BUK 20, BUK 57, Jimbo, Snipedrone)

Two teams representing Australia and New Zealand (ANZ):

  • Team Exile5 (Adz, Bald, Colt, Zerkil)
  • Team Immunity (Benno, Junior, Voltage, Seduce)

One team representing Asia:

  • Team Skyfire (Axis, BLaQkRoW, Avenger, Mobius)

One team representing Latin America (LATAM):

  • Chosen Squad (Rinnegan, Dualitat, S3lioh, Dragoniak)


Halo World Championship Finals bracketsClick to enlarge

All teams will compete against each other in 4 groups in the single-elimination bracket – 4 teams per group in a Red vs Blue (4v4) format in the following game types and respective maps:

  • Team Slayer: Coliseum, The Rig, Plaza, Eden, Regret, Truth
  • Capture the Flag: Coliseum, Truth, Fathom
  • Strongholds: The Rig, Eden, Empire, Plaza

Prize pool

When the Halo World Championship was announced on August 4, 2015, the initial prize pool was $1,000,000. However, players around the world got the chance to support the competing teams by purchasing REQ packs in Halo 5: Guardians.

During the fall of 2015, the prize pool had increased up to $2,000,000 just through the crowdfunding. And on February 19, 2016 it reached its peak of $2,500,000.

The distribution of the prize pool will be following:

  • 1st place - $1,000,000 (40%)
  • 2nd place - $500,000 (20%)
  • 3rd-4th places - $250,000 (10%)
  • 5th-8th places - $75,000 (3%)
  • 9th-16th places - $25,000 (1%)

Schedule and where to watch

Halo World Championship Finals main stage schedule

Halo World Championship Finals secondary stage schedule

On March 18th two stages will hold 8 matches each at the same time slots (PST).

You can watch all matches on the official Halo and ESL Twitch channels:

The following casters have been confirmed: Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez, Dave "Walshy" Walsh, Michael "StrongSide" Cavanaugh, Mark "Onset" Hatcher, Andy "Bravo" Dudynsky, Richard "TheSimms" Simms and Miles "Wra7h" Ross.

Follow the event on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and Instagram as well.

Which team do you think will win the HWC 2016? Share your predictions in the comments section below.