If you’re a one of those sporting impeccable timing with your plasma grenades, or can do a perfect rocket jump to gravity overhead smash but are somehow not in the Halo Championship League, chances are you’re going to PAX East 2016, where a competition for a direct invitation to the League is happening. For the rest of us, details about it have been posted on Xbox Wire. Let’s check them out.
For those unfamiliar, the Halo Championship Series (HCS) Pro League is “the next evolution of Halo e-sports”, where the world’s best of the best in handgun headshotting and more go against each other weekly in scheduled Halo matches, while other ambitious-but-not-there-yet players fight their ways into the League at the end of each season. How good must you be to enter the Pro League? Consider this: a direct invitation is only handed out to the second and first team in the Halo World Championship. That’s the near-best and best players in the world. Yeah, it’s tough.
Those who follows the professional Halo scene may know of the recent disbanding of one of the World Championship finalists, Team Allegiance, which opened up a slot in the Pro League that amateur teams will be competing for at this year’s PAX East, Sunday April 24 at 12p.m EST. The detailed information about teams, members and format are as follows:
- Bubu Dubu
- El Town
We could not have anticipated a more heavy-hitting lineup of teams, and can’t wait to see them duke it out on the ESL stage at PAX East 2016! Here’s a breakdown of the format for this LAN tournament.
- Winner qualifies for HCS Pro League
- Double elimination
- Matches will be a “Best of 5,” until the Winner’s Finals, Loser’s Finals, and Grand Finals, which will be a “Best of 7.”
- Teams will be seeded based upon Halo World Championship performance
- Halo World Championship map and game type rotation will be used
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