HCS Global Invitational: Schedule, Teams, How to Watch and More

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HCS Global Invitational: Schedule, Teams, How to Watch and More

The HCS Global Invitational, hosted by Spacestation Gaming, is less than a week away! Here's everything you need to know.

HCS Global Invitational: When and Where

The HCSSLC23 Global Invitational goes down at The Depot in Salt Lake City, Utah. The tournament begins on August 4 and runs through August 6. General Admission tickets are on sale now for $36.75 + fees. There are no VIP ticket package options. You can purchase tickets here.

The Depot is the Main Stage for the HCSSLC23 Global Invitational, but more fun and activities will be available at The Underground. Located a short walk from The Depot, The Underground will have free entry for those without tickets. The Underground will host the B, C, and D streams for the HCSSLC23 Global Invitational. It will also have booths, merch, games, freeplay areas, and more. 

HCS Global Invitational: How to Watch

Fans can tune into the action on either Twitch or YouTube. The HCS Global Invitational will have Twitch Drops active, so Twitch is recommended for those who want free Halo Infinite goodies. 

A Stream: Twitch | YouTube

B Stream: Twitch | YouTube

C Stream: Twitch | YouTube

D Stream: Twitch | YouTube

HCSSLC23 Global Invitational: Teams

The top 16 teams have qualified for the HCSSLC23 Global Invitational.
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The 16 best teams have qualified through points, tourney finishers, or regional qualifier placement.
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The 16 qualified teams earned their spots in the HCSSLC23 Global Invitational through season points, Arlington Major finishes, or respective regional Qualifier finishes. 

1st Seed: FaZe Clan

2nd Seed: Spacestation Gaming

3rd Seed: Quadrant

4th Seed: Sentinels

5th Seed: OpTic Gaming

6th Seed: Cloud9

7th Seed: Native Red

8th Seed: Complexity

9th Seed: G1

10th Seed: Carpe Noctum

11th Seed: Native White

12th Seed: Shopify Rebellion

13th Seed: Natus Vincere

14th Seed: The Last Dance

15th Seed: No Org

16th Seed: Mind Freak

HCSSLC23 Global Invitational: Team Pools

The HCSSLC23 Global Invitational is about to kick off! Who is your pick to win it all?
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HCSSLC23 Global Invitational: Tournament Format

The 16 qualifying teams will engage in 4-Team Pools of Bo5 Single Round Robin. The top 2 teams of each pool will advance to the Winners Bracket while the 3rd place teams advance to the Elimination Bracket. The 4th-place teams of the four Pools face instant elimination. 

Once the Championship Bracket begins, the remaining 12 teams will engage in Bo5 Double Elimination matches until only two remain. The final two teams will duke it out in the final Best-of-7 match to determine who wins it all. 

HCSSLC23 Global Invitational: Prizes

The 16 qualifying teams will compete for their share of the $125,000 4v4 Prize Pool. The top 6 teams will also lock in those seeds for the upcoming HCS Major Fort Worth.

HCSSLC23 Global Invitational: Schedule

Which team will you be tuning into first?
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One of the biggest HCS showdowns of the year is ready to kick off! Don't forget to tune in!
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HCSSLC23 Global Invitational: Host Talent

Which host is your favorite for the HCSSLC23 Global Invitational?
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HCSSLC23 Global Invitational: Twitch Drops

Tune into the HCSSLC23 Global Invitational to receive the Lucky Marks weapon coating Twitch drops!
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Fans who tune into the HCSSLC23 Global Invitational on Twitch can unlock the Lucky Marks weapon coatings for the AR, Bulldog, Commando, Hydra, Sidekick, Rockets, Sniper, and BR. 

From August 4-6, watch three hours of CoStreamers to unlock the AR, Bulldog, and Commando coatings. From August 5-6, watch two hours of /Halo to unlock the Hydra and Sidekick coatings. And for one day only, on August 6, watch two hours of /Halo to earn the Rockets and Sniper coatings. Fans who watch at least 45 minutes of the Grand Finals will receive the BR coating. 

HCS Global Invitational: Schedule, Teams, How to Watch and More
Xavier Geitz
When not busy writing about Esports, the latest and greatest digital gaming deals, and reviewing video game, you can find Xavier wandering Morrowind's Telvanni Coast, tirelessly petitioning for a Timesplitters 2 remake, or trying to understand the Concept of Love.