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Spacestation Gaming Win HCS Salt Lake City Championship

Spacestation Gaming Win HCS Salt Lake City Championship

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Spacestation Gaming takes home the HCS Salt Lake City Championship in front of their home crowd. . YOUR SLC HCS GLOBAL INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONS 🏆 @Bound2K @pznguin @StelluR 🏆 🏆 @KevinEcoSmith @Elamite 🏆 pic.twitter.com/t03cZh12e8 — Spacestation Gaming (@Spacestation) August 6, 2023 Spacestation Gaming Win HCS Salt Lake City Championship The hometown heroes of the event: Kevin […]


HCS Salt Lake City Bracket, Schedule, and Results

HCS Salt Lake City Bracket, Schedule, and Results

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HCS Salt Lake City leads into the last Major of the year before the World Championship. Who will grab qualifications for the Fort Worth Major? The Global Invitation hosted by Spacestation Gaming takes place from Friday, August 4th to Sunday, August 6th. 🏆 1 HOUR UNTIL KICKOFF 🏆#HCSSLC23 pic.twitter.com/xtrVknqfvq — Halo Esports (@HCS) August 4, […]


HCS Major Fort Worth Details

HCS Major Fort Worth Details

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The HCSSLC23 Global Invitational is several days out and will keep Halo fans entertained this month. But once September comes, the finale for the HCS season will begin.  Texas has been the place to be for Halo Esports in 2023, and it’s finishing the season with a bang. Beginning September 1 and running through September […]


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

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

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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 […]


HCS OpTic Arlington Major 2023 Details

HCS OpTic Arlington Major 2023 Details

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The next HCS Major is coming soon, and it’s coming to Arlington. Texas is going to have its hands full with Halo Infinite action in June. HCSDallas23 kicks off in less than a week, and to close out the month of June, we’ve got the next HCS Major: Arlington 2023.  Defending World Champions, OpTic Gaming […]



HCS: OpTiC Gaming Win HCS Charlotte Major

HCS: OpTiC Gaming Win HCS Charlotte Major

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OpTiC Gaming round out an HCS threepeat with the first Major of the year. Even after coming in as the second seed, OpTiC still manage to take it all. Is there any team that can dethrone them? HCS CHARLOTTE CHAMPIONS BACK2BACK2BACK 🏆🏆🏆@Lucid_TW @aPureGangster @TriPPPeY @FormaL @Lunchbox pic.twitter.com/bwl0vhr2Lr — OpTic Gaming™ (@OpTic) February 26, 2023 Back […]


HCS: FaZe Clan Wins Charlotte Major Qualifier

HCS: FaZe Clan Wins Charlotte Major Qualifier

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FaZe look to carry a Winner’s Bracket run into the Charlotte Major. Up against the reigning HCS World Champions, a new FaZe sets a standard of the season. Congratulations to @FaZeClan as they go B2B to claim the #1 Seed ahead of the #HCSCharlotte23 Major! 🏆 🥇 @FaZeClan 🥈 @OpTic 🥉 @G1Official Full Bracket⚔️ https://t.co/K4dpEOXBKb#FaZeUp […]


Charlotte Major Will Kick Off HCS 2023

Charlotte Major Will Kick Off HCS 2023

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HCS 2023 will begin with the Charlotte Major February 24-26. The first even of the new Halo Championship Series season all starts in just over a month. 🥂 New Year👥 New Rosters⚔️ New Rivalries Join us next month in Charlotte, NC as we kick off the first Major of the 2023 HCS Season! Spectator tickets […]


HCS: Native Gaming Picks Up Coach Hoaxer

HCS: Native Gaming Picks Up Coach Hoaxer

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Emanuel “Hoaxer” Lovejoy will start HCS 2023 with Native Gaming. Native Gaming tries to throw its hat in as a top-level Halo team with a championship-winning coach. This is not a Hoax. I repeat, this is not a Hoax. Please join us in welcoming Coach @HoaxerTV to the Native Family. pic.twitter.com/bfm4AZ76Qz — Native Gaming (@NativeGaming) […]


HCS: OpTic Gaming Win Halo World Championship 2022

HCS: OpTic Gaming Win Halo World Championship 2022

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OpTic Gaming close out a historical HCS season as World Champions. They may have traded Majors with Cloud9 and Sentinels all season, but the Green Wall stood tall against all other forces to take home the HCS World Championship. 2022 HCS World Champions: OpTic Gaming Some said they wanted it to happen. Others said they […]


HCS NA Super 2022 Day 2: OpTic and Sentinels dominate

HCS NA Super 2022 Day 2: OpTic and Sentinels dominate

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OpTic Gaming and Sentinels meet in the upper bracket finals, while Cloud9 has everything to do in the lower bracket. With Championship Sunday about to commence, ESTNN does a quick rundown of day two for the HCS NA Super. All eyes were on three teams as the tournament moved into the bracket stage; OpTic Gaming, […]


Sentinels Dominate Cloud9, Win HCS Kansas City 2022

Sentinels Dominate Cloud9, Win HCS Kansas City 2022

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Sentinels return to glory following a win at HCS Kansas City 2022. Not many knew what to expect heading into the HCS’ visit to Kansas City. OpTic Gaming was scorching hot following an online win over Cloud9. All eyes were on these two teams throughout the week, with many believing this matchup to headline the […]


How to Watch HCS Kansas City 2022 & Earn Twitch Drops

How to Watch HCS Kansas City 2022 & Earn Twitch Drops

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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, […]


Halo: Luminosity Gaming Returns to the HCS, Sign Incognito Roster

Halo: Luminosity Gaming Returns to the HCS, Sign Incognito Roster

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Luminosity Gaming announced its roster for the Halo Championship Series (HCS).  The HCS is less than a week away from the highly-anticipated LAN event in Kansas City, Missouri. Many of the world’s best teams, including OpTic Gaming, Cloud9 and Sentinels, will appear for a chance to secure the latest major tournament win. While those squads […]


Cloud9 Wins HCS Anaheim 2022

Cloud9 Wins HCS Anaheim 2022

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Cloud9 defeated a tough OpTic Gaming squad to earn their second consecutive LAN victory. HCS Anaheim began with sixteen teams who battled through the Group Stage into the Championship Bracket, where all challengers hoped to overcome the seemingly unsolvable Cloud9 roster. C9 — composed of Renegade, StelluR, Penguin and Eco — have looked otherworldly since […]



HCS Anaheim Day 1 Results: The Favorites Dominate

HCS Anaheim Day 1 Results: The Favorites Dominate

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Day one of the HCS Anaheim North American Regional Finals is in the books. The competition began with the Group Stage, where four groups of four teams battled against each other for Championship Bracket positioning. Overwhelming favorites Cloud9 led the way ahead of the tournament, while OpTic Gaming, Sentinels and FaZe Clan hoped to stop […]


HCS Anaheim 2022 Preview & Predictions

HCS Anaheim 2022 Preview & Predictions

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ESTNN predicts which team will triumph in each pool before selecting a tournament winner. This weekend, sixteen North American Halo Infinite teams have prepared for an intense battle in Anaheim, California. The second HCS LAN event of the season features intriguing storylines, three days of action and a whopping $125K USD prize pool. Only the […]


Halo Infinite: How to Earn HCS Anaheim Twitch Drops

Halo Infinite: How to Earn HCS Anaheim Twitch Drops

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This weekend, the Halo Championship Series (HCS) heads to Anaheim, California, for the first North American regional competition. Sixteen teams earned the right — either through HCS Raleigh or the HCS Anaheim Online Qualifier — to compete for a share of $125K USD. The tournament features Halo Infinite’s best teams, including Raleigh Champions Cloud9 and […]


Halo Infinite: HCS Anaheim Pools Revealed

Halo Infinite: HCS Anaheim Pools Revealed

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See who will compete in pool play at next weekend’s Halo Championship Series (HCS) event in Anaheim, California. The first offline event for the 2022 Halo Infinite competitive season is nearly here. Next weekend, 16 of North America’s best teams compete for a $125K USD prize pool in Anaheim, CA. Some of the teams involved […]


HCS Anaheim Regional: Qualified Teams, Prize Pool, Format & More

HCS Anaheim Regional: Qualified Teams, Prize Pool, Format & More

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The stage is set for HCS Anaheim following this past weekend’s online qualifier.  Sixteen of North America’s best Halo Infinite teams have punched their ticket to the Halo Championship Series (HCS) LAN in Anaheim, CA, next month. The first eight qualified teams earn the right after achieving a top-eight at HCS Raleigh. Only eight more […]


Halo Infinite: FormaL’s HCS Free Agency Begins, TSM Tease Interest

Halo Infinite: FormaL’s HCS Free Agency Begins, TSM Tease Interest

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ESTNN discusses what could be next for FormaL in the Halo Championship Series. The Halo Infinite journey of retired Call of Duty player Matthew “FormaL” Piper has been quite interesting from the get-go. A former professional Halo player himself—FormaL’s return to his old stomping grounds became a significant storyline. Which team would he play for, […]


Cloud9 Defeat Sentinels, Claim Fourth Straight HCS Pro Series

Cloud9 Defeat Sentinels, Claim Fourth Straight HCS Pro Series

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Cloud9 continued their dominance in Halo Infinite in Pro Series Week 4. The Halo Championship Series (HCS) is in full swing following the Raleigh Kickoff LAN and four subsequent Pro Series competitions. Top team Cloud9 captured the title in each of those tournaments. Every team not named Cloud9 has done their best to match Renegade, […]


Cloud9 Complete the Three-Peat, Beat OpTic in HCS Pro Series Week 3

Cloud9 Complete the Three-Peat, Beat OpTic in HCS Pro Series Week 3

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Cloud9 continues it’s North American dominance in HCS Pro Series Week 3.  Halo Infinite is witnessing a dynasty of sorts develop only two months following the game’s release. OpTic Gaming and Sentinels were the first two teams to establish themselves in the early going. However, the guard shifted significantly, and Cloud9 now has a stranglehold […]


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

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 […]


Sentinels’ LethuL & Royal1 Fined For Violating HCS Code Of Conduct

Sentinels’ LethuL & Royal1 Fined For Violating HCS Code Of Conduct

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The fallout from last month’s geo-filtering scandal involving Sentinels player Matthew “Royal 2” Fiorante continues. Halo Championship Series (HCS) league officials announced today that Sentinels player Tony “LethuL” Campbell Jr. and coach Chris “Royal1” have received fines following their conduct toward HCS Administration’s investigation. Both team members made their opinions known in early December when […]


Cloud9 Do It Again, Defeat OpTic Gaming In HCS Pro Series Week 2

Cloud9 Do It Again, Defeat OpTic Gaming In HCS Pro Series Week 2

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Cloud9 earned their second straight HCS Pro Series after conquering OpTic Gaming. The Halo Championship Series (HCS) rolled forward with the second Pro Series event this year. Last week, Cloud9 continued its dominance with an undefeated tirade through the tournament. The HCS Raleigh Champions (https://estnn.com/cloud9-wins-hcs-raleigh-kickoff-major/) toppled FaZe Clan in the Grand Finals and were the […]


Halo Infinite: FNATIC Officially Reveals HCS Roster

Halo Infinite: FNATIC Officially Reveals HCS Roster

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FNATIC signs a North American Halo Infinite team. Five months ago, the Halo Championship Series (HCS) revealed a partnership with nine well-known esports organizations ahead of Halo Infinite’s highly-anticipated release. OpTic Gaming, Sentinels, Cloud9 and FaZe Clan were among the marquee brands committed to Halo Infinite in the early going. One team — London-based organization […]


HCS Anaheim Will No Longer Welcome In-Person Spectators, Qualifiers To Occur Online

HCS Anaheim Will No Longer Welcome In-Person Spectators, Qualifiers To Occur Online

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The Halo Championship Series (HCS) announced today that next month’s Anaheim event would not allow spectators in the venue, and online qualifiers shall determine half the field. Competitive Halo is booming less than a month following the ultra-successful HCS Raleigh Kickoff Major. The first offline event of Halo Infinite pulled record viewership and participation one […]


Cloud9 Go Undefeated, Win HCS Pro Series 1

Cloud9 Go Undefeated, Win HCS Pro Series 1

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Cloud9 picks up their second consecutive tournament win in the Halo Championship Series. Competitive Halo Infinite is booming early in the season, and the totem pole has already taken shape following the first offline Major of the year. Two weeks removed from HCS Raleigh, the season’s first significant online event featured the cream of the […]


Halo Infinite: How To Watch January 6 HCS Pro Series

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, […]


Halo Infinite: How To Watch January 2 HCS Open Series

Halo Infinite: How To Watch January 2 HCS Open Series

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Learn everything you need to know about the HCS Online Open on January 2. Competitive Halo players are mere hours away from the first online tournament of 2022. The series’ latest title — Halo Infinite — is in the midst of an insanely successful launch. Participation and viewership figures are through the roof, and there […]


Halo Infinite: The Best Plays & Moments From HCS Raleigh

Halo Infinite: The Best Plays & Moments From HCS Raleigh

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ESTNN recaps the best plays and moments from the HCS Raleigh Kickoff. Halo Infinite’s inaugural Major tournament — the HCS Raleigh Kickoff — rightfully became the most-watched competition of all time by a wide margin. The Halo Championship Series welcomed hundreds of teams and thousands of fans to the Raleigh Convention Center for a hype-filled […]


HCS Raleigh Surpasses 250K Viewers On Championship Sunday

HCS Raleigh Surpasses 250K Viewers On Championship Sunday

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Competitive Halo Infinite is here to stay. The Halo Championship Series (HCS) hosted the first Major of the season in Raleigh, North Carolina, this past weekend. Expectations were at an all-time high following a successful Halo Infinite multiplayer launch last month. The first few weeks of the HCS saw record-breaking viewership for online seeding tournaments […]


Cloud9 Wins HCS Raleigh Kickoff Major

Cloud9 Wins HCS Raleigh Kickoff Major

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Eco, StelluR, Renegade and Penguin captured the HCS Raleigh Championship. Halo Infinite’s first Major of the season is in the books following a pulse-pounding weekend of action at HCS Raleigh. The Halo Championship Series alongside Esports Engine produced a spectacular event from top to bottom despite early hiccups. More than 270 teams worldwide journeyed to […]


HCS Raleigh: Big Team Battle Bonanza II Results

HCS Raleigh: Big Team Battle Bonanza II Results

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Who would win the highly-anticipated Big Team Battle Bonanza runback between Team Walshy and Team Goldenboy? The Halo Championship Series (HCS) is in the midst of its first LAN event of the year — the Raleigh Kickoff Major. Teams at the professional and amateur level threw their hats into the ring for a share of […]


HCS Raleigh: Twitter Reacts To OpTic Gaming vs. Sentinels

HCS Raleigh: Twitter Reacts To OpTic Gaming vs. Sentinels

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No one expected OpTic Gaming versus Sentinels this early in the going at Halo Infinite’s first Major of the season. The stars aligned following Sentinels’ Pool Play forfeit and subsequent undefeated Open Bracket run. Most viewers anticipated seeing the match in the Grand Finals. Instead, it occured in round two of the Championship Bracket. Both […]


HCS Raleigh: Complete Pool Play & Open Bracket Recap & Results

HCS Raleigh: Complete Pool Play & Open Bracket Recap & Results

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ESTNN recaps the Pool Play and Open Bracket results from HCS Raleigh. The Halo Infinite competitive season is off to a roaring start. Following several record-breaking online tournaments, teams worldwide ventured to Raleigh, North Carolina, to pursue a share of $250K USD in this weekend’s Halo Championship Series (HCS) Kickoff Major. Day one continued a […]



Halo Infinite: $250K HCS Raleigh Kick-Off Preview & Predictions

Halo Infinite: $250K HCS Raleigh Kick-Off Preview & Predictions

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ESTNN sets the stage for this weekend’s HCS showdown in Raleigh, North Carolina, including Pool Play and more! Competitive Halo is off to a hot start following the release of the series’ latest title — Halo Infinite. Viewership and participation numbers have set quite the precedent just one month following the game’s multiplayer release. The […]


Halo Infinite: Sentinels Reset Bracket, Defeat OpTic Gaming In HCS Kick-Off Qualifier Finals

Halo Infinite: Sentinels Reset Bracket, Defeat OpTic Gaming In HCS Kick-Off Qualifier Finals

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Sentinels take down two-time winners OpTic Gaming in the HCS Kick-Off Grand Finals. Two long days of competition have ended in the Halo Championship Series (HCS) Kick-Off Qualifier ahead of the first LAN event in Raleigh. Through three weeks of competition, OpTic Gaming appeared borderline unstoppable. The four-person squad with Lunchbox handling coaching duties won […]


Halo Infinite: OpTic Gaming Goes Back-To-Back, Defeats Cloud9 In HCS Open #2

Halo Infinite: OpTic Gaming Goes Back-To-Back, Defeats Cloud9 In HCS Open #2

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OpTic and Cloud9 square off for the second straight week in the HCS Open Finals. Competitive Halo is trending in the right direction ahead of the first Halo Infinite LAN. Amateur and professional teams have worked diligently since the early release of Infinite’s multiplayer mode. Countless scrimmages and VOD reviews helped produce last weekend’s HCS […]


Halo Infinite: HCS Online Open #2 Sees Record Participation With 512 Registered Teams

Halo Infinite: HCS Online Open #2 Sees Record Participation With 512 Registered Teams

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Competitive Halo is buzzing ahead of the $250K USD Raleigh Kick-Off Major. The hype surrounding Halo Infinite is not an exaggeration. Players worldwide have enjoyed what 343 Industries has brought to the table, with a ranked playlist on day one and fluid gameplay. The competitive scene, in particular, has responded positively to the game thus […]


HCS Announces $250K Raleigh Kickoff Major To Open Halo Infinite Season

HCS Announces $250K Raleigh Kickoff Major To Open Halo Infinite Season

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The Halo Championship Series (HCS) announces the first major LAN tournament for Halo Infinite. Competitive Halo is iconic in every sense of the word. Since the early 2000s, the Bungie Studios turned 343 Industries franchise has been responsible for paving the way for esports as we experience today. While Halo has undergone many fundamental changes […]