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Halo Infinite: How To Watch January 6 HCS Pro Series

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Competitive Halo’s first Pro Series tournament of the year begins tomorrow.


Sixteen North American teams earned the right to compete for additional HCS Points ahead of next month’s DreamHack Anaheim event. Eight teams secured their spot in tomorrow’s Pro Series following HCS Raleigh, and another eight did so in last week’s Open Series tournament.

Now, these outstanding top 16 North American teams will square off in a best-of-three, double-elimination bracket until the Winners and Losers Finals. As usual, teams compete for more HCS Pro Points used for seeding in future competitions. Join ESTNN as we provide you with all the information you need before the HCS Pro Series begins tomorrow.

January 6 HCS Pro Series Tournament

As previously mentioned, the top 16 qualified teams will be divided into a double-elimination bracket. All series are best-of-three games until the Winners Finals, Losers Finals and Grand Finals, which are each a best-of-five with a potential bracket reset.

Here is a list of teams and more information you might find helpful in preparation for the competition!

Qualified Teams & Bracket

  • Cloud9
  • eUnited
  • OpTic Gaming
  • Kansas City Pioneers
  • FaZe Clan
  • Sentinels
  • G2 Esports
  • Spacestation Gaming
  • Built By Gamers
  • Complexity Gaming
  • EXO Esports
  • Falling Esports
  • Gamers First (G1)
  • Oxygen Esports
  • Team WaR
  • Unsigned Talent
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Prize Distribution

HCS has not revealed a prize pool or point distribution for this Pro Series. We’ll be sure to update this section if anything changes.

Map Rotation

Winners 1

  • Recharge Oddball
  • Live Fire Slayer
  • Streets Strongholds

Winners 2

  • Bazaar CTF
  • Aquarius Slayer
  • Streets Oddball

Winners 3

  • Recharge Strongholds
  • Bazaar Slayer
  • Aquarius CTF

Winners 4

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

Losers 1

  • Aquarius CTF
  • Bazaar Slayer
  • Streets Oddball

Losers 2

  • Live Fire Strongholds
  • Recharge Slayer
  • Bazaar CTF

Losers 3

  • Live Fire Oddball
  • Aquarius Slayer
  • Recharge Strongholds

Losers 4

  • Bazaar CTF
  • Streets Slayer
  • Recharge Oddball

Losers 5

  • Streets Strongholds
  • Live Fire Slayer
  • Aquarius CTF

Losers 6

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

Grand Finals

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

Grand Finals (Reset)

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

How to Watch

The HCS has provided a dedicated stream for tomorrow’s action. Viewers can head to Halo’s Twitch and YouTube channel to watch the tournament tomorrow at 6 PM ET. Otherwise, be sure to check out the Halo directory when the HCS Pro Series goes live for more perspectives and broadcasts. Most of the top professional players will stream their points of view.

Be sure to tune into the high-level Halo Infinite tournament tomorrow as the best of the best square off!

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