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Halo Infinite: How to Watch 1-20 HCS Pro Series

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ESTNN provides a look at the upcoming HCS Pro Series event for January 20.


The Halo Championship Series (HCS) rolls forward today with another action-packed Pro Series event. Thus far, Cloud9 has continued to look unbeatable against the other best North American teams. The HCS Raleigh Champions collected victories in week one and two of the Pro Series, so the other 15 teams have a tall mountain to climb. 

With a small prize pool and ample HCS Points up for grabs, let’s see what the top North American teams and fans can expect today. 

January 20 HCS Pro Series

Sixteen qualified teams will square off in a double-elimination bracket. All series will be a best-of-three except for Winner’s Finals, Loser’s Finals and Grand Finals — all of which are best-of-five. The goal is simple, win more games than the opposing team, and you’ll move on in the upper bracket. Otherwise, they’ll need a strong showing in the lower bracket. 

Qualified Teams & Bracket

  • Cloud9
  • FaZe Clan
  • OpTic Gaming
  • XSET
  • Built By Gamers
  • eUnited
  • Kansas City Pioneers
  • Spacestation Gaming
  • Angry Birds
  • ANIME
  • Complexity Gaming
  • G2 Esports
  • Four ata Time
  • Sentinels
  • Unsigned Talent
  • Oxygen Esports 

Prize Distribution 

  • 1st: $1,125 $ 2,000 HCS Points
  • 2nd: $375 & 1,500 HCS Points
  • 3rd: 1,250 HCS Points
  • 4th: 1,000 HCS Points
  • 5th-6th: 800 HCS Points
  • 7th-8th: 600 HCS Points
  • 9th-12th: 550 HCS Points
  • 13th-16th: 450 HCS Points

Map Rotation

Winner’s Round 1

  • Live Fire Oddball
  • Bazaar Slayer
  • Recharge Strongholds

Winner’s Round 2

  • Aquarius CTF
  • Recharge Slayer
  • Streets Oddball

Winner’s Round 3

  • Live Fire Strongholds
  • Aquarius Slayer
  • Bazaar CTF

Winner’s Round 4

  • Recharge Strongholds
  • Streets Slayer
  • Bazaar CTF
  • Recharge Oddball
  • Live Fire Slayer

Grand Finals

  • Aquarius CTF
  • Recharge Slayer
  • Streets Oddball
  • Live Fire Strongholds
  • Bazaar Slayer

Grand Finals Reset

  • Live Fire Oddball
  • Aquarius Slayer
  • Streets Strongholds
  • Bazaar CTF
  • Live Fire Slayer

Loser’s Round 1

  • Aquarius CTF
  • Bazaar Slayer
  • Streets Strongholds

Loser’s Round 2

  • Recharge Oddball
  • Aquarius Slayer
  • Bazaar CTF

Loser’s Round 3

  • Live Fire Strongholds
  • Recharge Slayer
  • Streets Oddball

Loser’s Round 4

  • Aquarius CTF
  • Streets Slayer
  • Recharge Strongholds

Loser’s Round 5

  • Recharge Oddball
  • Live Fire Slayer
  • Bazaar CTF

Loser’s Finals

  • Streets Strongholds
  • Recharge Slayer
  • Live Fire Oddball
  • Aquarius CTF
  • Streets Slayer

How to Watch

The HCS provides several viewing options for those looking to watch the action unfold. Primary broadcasts happen over on Twitch and YouTube, where casters call the matches and analysts break everything down. Other options include individual player streams, most of which occur on Twitch. Be sure to follow your favorite player’s to see when and if they go live for the Pro Series. 

It’ll be interesting to see if Cloud9 can earn their third straight win or if another top squad can sit on the throne. Tune in tomorrow to see who captures the Pro Series title for January 20. 

Check out the FACEIT website for more information! 

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