How to Watch HCS Kansas City 2022 & Earn Twitch Drops

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How to Watch HCS Kansas City 2022 & Earn Twitch Drops

Get ready for HCS Kansas City Major 2022!

The Halo Championship Series (HCS) is days away from the third LAN of the Halo Infinite season. Top teams such as OpTic Gaming, Cloud9, Sentinels will clash alongside amateur challengers hoping for a breakout event. Hundreds of players will soon begin their journey to Kansas City, Missouri, for HCS Kansas City 2022. 

Following Cloud9’s dominance beginning at HCS Raleigh, their roster has looked unstoppable. That remained the case until OpTic Gaming, with newly added player Matthew “FormaL” Piper, dethroned Cloud9. This storyline and many others will boil over in Kansas City from April 29 to May 1. 

Today, ESTNN brings you a comprehensive viewing guide for the event ahead, including the complete Group Stage, schedule and how to earn Twitch Drops while watching. 

HCS Kansas City 2022 Pools

The Group Stage features all the HCS’ heavy-hitters, including dominant forces Cloud9 and OpTic Gaming. Four teams out of the Open Bracket will also find themselves in the Group Stage. All 16 teams that reach pool play hope to finish first or second, which would move them to Winners Round 1. The remaining Group Stage teams will have to battle through the Losers Bracket. 

Here is a complete list of the groups at HCS Kansas City:

Group A

  • Acend
  • Cloud9
  • Chiefs Esports
  • XSET
  • Open Bracket Team

Group B

  • FaZe Clan
  • Natus Vincere
  • OpTic Gaming
  • Fnatic
  • Open Bracket Team

Group C

  • eUnited
  • G2 Esports
  • Quadrant
  • Team Cruelty
  • Open Bracket Team

Group D 

  • JLINGZ esports
  • Pioneers
  • Pittsburgh Knights
  • Sentinels
  • Open Bracket Team

How to Watch HCS Kansas City 2022 

There is no shortage of options to watch this weekend’s HCS action. You’ll want to bookmark either Twitch or YouTube for the official broadcasts, which include casters and analysts such as David “Walshy” Walsh, Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez, Andy “Bravo” Dudynsky and Mark “Onset” Hatcher. These talented personalities and many more will call the action on the channels listed below. 



How to Earn HCS Kansas City 2022 Twitch Drops

Those who watch HCS Kansas City on Twitch can earn themselves some excellent in-game items. The HCS recently revealed the Twitch Drops that are up for grabs for viewers who link their Twitch account to their Halo Waypoint account.

There are five in-game items that you can unlock, and here’s a breakdown explaining how:

  • HCS Banners Backdrop — Watch the competition with a partnered co-streamer for one hour between April 29 and May 1
  • HCS Trophy Backdrop — Watch the competition with any HCS Grassroots streamers during their Make-A-Wish Donation Drive for one hour
  • Midnight Gold Vehicle Coating — Watch an official broadcast for three hours between April 29 and May 1
  • Shuksan Bumper — Watch an official broadcast for three hours between April 29 and May 1
  • Clean Sweep Charm — Watch the Grand Finals for one hour on May 1

That covers everything you need to know about HCS Kansas City 2022. Be sure to check back with ESTNN for more updates throughout the weekend and a complete event recap on Sunday!

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Matt Pryor
Matt is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University. He appreciates all esports titles but primarily focuses on Fortnite and Call of Duty. Matt continuously analyzes gameplay and plays the games himself to better understand in-game decisions by the best players in the world.