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HCS Pro Talk
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Overview

HCSProTalk is a podcast, presented by Joshua Kramer and William Boyer. The weekly podcast brings the Halo community the latest information within the competitive Halo scene, in audio format, ready to listen anywhere you want! The first episode of the podcast aired on 1st January 2018 with the podcast celebrating it's one year mark, this past Christmas day.

Episodes

Episode # Release Date Episode Details (Provided by HCSProTalk) Link
60 Feb 19th, 2019 Hello and welcome to episode 60 of HCS Pro Talk! This week, we have a ton of tournaments to cover along with some competitive controversy regarding the UGC Winter Series and the competitive Halo 3 settings changes that are being tested. We also talk about some other games including Anthem, Smash, and more! Thank you for listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. 60
59 Feb 12th, 2019 Hello and welcome to episode 59 of HCS Pro Talk! This week, Halo Outpost Discovery has officially been announced so of course we are going to talk about it! We also talk a good amount about Apex Legends because yes, Josh has found a BR he actually enjoys. For tournaments this week, The Halo Draft League playoff picture has been finalized, the AGLA matches continue, and the UGC Winter Series began with a couple slippery spots. Thank you for listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. 59
58 Feb 5th, 2019 Hello and welcome to episode 58 of HCS Pro Talk! This week, it is your turn to tell us what your hot takes of Halo are. We also go over plenty of rosters, news, and tournaments. Oh yeah, stay until the end of the show for a special announcement of something awesome coming soon! Thank you for listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. 58
57 Jan 29th, 2019 Hello and welcome to episode 57 of HCS Pro Talk! This week, while we do not have a normal topic of discussion, we do have so many tournaments pouring out that you would think the competitive Halo faucet is broken. We also have plenty of news to talk about along with some other fun to be discussed. Thank you for listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. 57
56 Jan 22nd, 2019 Hello and welcome to episode 56 of HCS Pro Talk! This week, it is time for another interview but not just any old interview. This time it is with a longtime community member, professional competitor, military veteran, and all around class act, PaulShi. We also have plenty of news to discuss along with a massive amount of tournaments that were announced. Finally? Some NFL talk. Thank you for listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. 56
55 Jan 15th, 2019 Hello and welcome to episode 55 of HCS Pro Talk! This week, it's the big one. The return of classic Halo has begun with our UGC Halo Classic Post-Show. It is time to go over the event from beginning to end, for better or worse. Prepare for hot takes because they are a plenty. Thank you for listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. 55
54 Jan 8th, 2019 Hello and welcome to episode 54 of HCS Pro Talk! This week, it is time for our UGC's The Halo Classic Pre-Show. Confirmed rosters, event information, and predictions galore. Of course we have plenty more to talk about within the episode including news stories, tournaments, and other games. Thank you for listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. 54
53 Jan 1st, 2019 Hello and welcome to episode 53 of HCS Pro Talk, and HAPPY NEW YEAR! This week... MORE rosters, who would have thought. We also have some news to cover (including that hot #RoadTo152 information) along with a few great tournaments. The topic for this week? With 2018 having come to a close, we thought it would be nice to go over some new years resolutions. Thank you for listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. 53
52 Dec 25th, 2018 Hello and welcome to episode 52 of HCS Pro Talk, our one year anniversary and our holiday show! This week, it is time for even MORE rosters. Of course there is plenty of news to cover along with tournament results galore. For the main topic of the show, we look back on the year of 2018 and how far this podcast has come. We also look toward the future and what is in store for all of you wonderful listeners. Merry Christmas and happy holidays. Thank you for listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. 52
51 Dec 18th, 2018 Hello and welcome to episode 51 of HCS Pro Talk, only one week until our big one year anniversary! This week, there are rosters. Rosters on rosters on rosters. We also have plenty of news to talk about including an update to the Pro Battle League situation. Getting back to the positives, we have tons of tournaments to cover including the introduction of a brand new league, the Halo Draft League! Finally, we discuss the results of the Halo Bowl 2.5. Thank you for listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. 51
50 Dec 11th, 2018 Hello and welcome to episode 50 of HCS Pro Talk! This week, the UGC qualifiers for The Halo Classic have begun. This means ROSTERS! We also have plenty of tournaments to recap along with our main topic of the show and this one may surprise you. It is time to have a talk about Taco Bell. Oh yeah, this is one of those episodes. Thank you for listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. 50
49 Dec 4th, 2018 Hello and welcome to episode 49 of HCS Pro Talk! This week, even though the MCC resurgence has been incredible, there have been some underlying issues we finally have some information on. Time to see what is going on with the DDoS attacks and excessive bans. We also dive deep into the upcoming UGC Halo Classic along with other tournaments! Thank you for listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. 49
48 Nov 27th, 2018 Hello and welcome to episode 48 of HCS Pro Talk! This week, when one door closes, another opens. Halo 5's book is finished while new life is given to Halo 3 with the announcement of the UGC Halo Classic. The level of excitement cannot be contained so we dive deep into everything that has happened since the announcement of the HCS Grassroots program. Thank you for listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. 48
47 Nov 20th, 2018 Hello and welcome to episode 47 of HCS Pro Talk! This week marks an end of an era. We go over the results of HCS Atlanta, the final HCS Halo 5 event. We also look toward new beginnings. Thank you for listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. 47
46 Nov 13th, 2018 Hello and welcome to episode 46 of HCS Pro Talk! This week, we go in depth on the upcoming final Halo 5 tournament of the HCS season, Dreamhack Atlanta. Predictions, rants, expectations, upsets, we talk about it all along with your discussion. Thank you for listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. 46
45 Nov 6th, 2018 Hello and welcome to episode 45 of HCS Pro Talk! This week, things get personal. We talk about how this show came to be, reflecting on where we are almost a year in, and what the future looks like for the podcast and this incredible community. Thank you for listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. 45
44 Oct 30th, 2018 Hello and welcome to episode 44 of HCS Pro Talk! This week, the community discussion is in and we go over your thoughts on the recent announcement in regards to the future of the HCS after Atlanta. We also have a couple of pretty cool announcements near the end of the show so make sure to stay tuned for that! Thank you for listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. 44
43 Oct 23rd, 2018 Hello and welcome to episode 43 of HCS Pro Talk! This week, we finally have the information we have all been waiting for... What does the future look like for the HCS? We briefly discuss that (due to it being the main topic of next weeks show) and more. We also go over the community discussion in whether or not Halo should have a Battle Royale mode. Finally, we have our hotly anticipated interview with "The Man Who Has Done It All" Wes "Clutch" Price. We cannot wait for you to hear it. Strap in, because this is going to be a long one. Thank you for listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. 43
42 Oct 16th, 2018 Hello and welcome to episode 42 of HCS Pro Talk! This week, Will and Josh go on even more rants! Also, while we originally did not have a topic for the show, we decided to have an impromptu topic. Due to the success of basically all others within the genre, we have to revisit this discussion... Should Halo have a BR mode? Does Halo need one? All of that and more on this weeks episode! Thank you for listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. 42
41 Oct 9th, 2018 Hello and welcome to episode 41 of HCS Pro Talk! This week, tournaments, on tournaments, on tournaments! Seriously though, we have tournaments to talk about. We also have more pro Halo players thinking of moving on to other games. Finally, we have out main topic for the show this week. What does Halo esports need to do to get back on top? We go over your thoughts and provide our own for good measure. Thank you for listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. OH! In a first this week, ALL of the show notes are within the Google Doc link below. This will hopefully make it so all notes are able to be seen regardless of the platform that you are listening. 41
40 Oct 2nd, 2018 Hello and welcome to episode 40 of HCS Pro Talk! This week, the rants are back in full form! We really don't have a lot of information for the upcoming seasons of the HCS and on top of that, more and more professional Halo players are in talks about moving on to other competitive shooters. Therefore, we start to talk about what Halo needs to do to step their game up. Thank you for listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. 40
39 Sep 25th, 2018 Hello and welcome to episode 39 of HCS Pro Talk! This week, after a couple weeks of teasing, we finally bring to you the Onset interview! We also go over all of the rosters going into the Europa Halo tournament this weekend and the AGLA rosters. Along with the news, we also cover all of the tournaments that took place over the week including the start of the AGLA season! Thank you for listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. 39
38 Sep 18th, 2018 Hello and welcome to episode 38 of HCS Pro Talk! This week, it is none other than our HCS London post-show! We go over all of the rosters we could find, all of the upsets, all of the results, all of the fun! Thank you for listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. 38
37 Sep 11th, 2018 Hello and welcome to episode 37 of HCS Pro Talk! This week, we bring you the latest rosters, news, scrims, and tournament recaps per usual. Of course the main topic of this week is our HCS London pre-show. We discuss predictions along with potential upsets and what we expect to see during the tournament. Thank you for listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. 37
36 Sep 4th, 2018 Hello and welcome to episode 36 of HCS Pro Talk! This week, we bring you the latest rosters, news, scrims, and tournament recaps per usual. We also go over the results of our most recent poll of what you would like to see for upcoming HCS seasons up to Halo Infinite's release. The big topic of this weeks show is that of the Pro Battle League. What originally appeared as some fishy views and follows within a stream, turned into something far worse. We dive deep into that among other aspects of the league. Thank you for the listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. 36
35 Aug 28th, 2018 Hello and welcome to episode 35 of HCS Pro Talk! This week, we got a LOT of rosters to go over, Will and I played through Fireteam Raven, and there a plenty of news stories to cover. Along with the Gamebattles 2K tournaments, the Pro Battle League season 3 keeps going strong as we have a ton of series to cover. For the main topic of this episode, we discuss why organizations are leaving competitive Halo. Oh yeah, and you get a little Josh ranty rant somewhere in this episode. Thank you for the listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure, along with timestamps for the first time! 35
34 Aug 21st, 2018 Hello and welcome to episode 34 of HCS Pro Talk! This week, the Pro Battle League Season 3 has officially begun and with it we have some big matchups to discuss! We also have the results of the 2K's that happened over the weekend along with the Midwest Esports Halo 3 2v2 results among other tournaments. Along with the slew of news and scrims, we also have our main topic of this weeks show... What is your favorite mainline Halo multiplayer of all time? We discuss the results of the poll along with your thoughts! Stay tuned until the end of the episode as we may or may not (don't worry, we will) reveal who our very first interviewed guest will be on the show for our HCS London Pre-Show episode. Thank you for the listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. 34
33 Aug 14th, 2018 Hello and welcome to episode 33 of HCS Pro Talk! This week, while there were not any 2K's happening over the weekend, instead there are some other tournaments to recap including the Microsoft Store Halo 5 Summer Series 2v2's! Of course we have the news, rosters, and more to discuss. As our main topic of this weeks show, we discuss whether or not Radar should be within Halo moving forward. Thank you for the listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. 33
32 Aug 7th, 2018 Hello and welcome to episode 32 of HCS Pro Talk! This week, the Europa Halo Champions League Grand Finals took place along with a ton of other community run tournaments. Of course there is plenty of news to cover, scrims to recap, and other things to talk about. Finally, we get into the main topic of the show which is maps and map design within Halo. Thank you for the listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure. 32
31 Jul 31st, 2018 Hello everyone and welcome to episode thirty one of HCS Pro Talk! This week the major topic of the show is wether or not ADS (Aim Down Sights) should be within Halo. Of course we have plenty of news, scrims, and tournaments to recap. 31
30 Jul 24th, 2018 Hello everyone and welcome to episode thirty of HCS Pro Talk! For this week, we have a fairly basic show for everyone but that doesn't mean there isn't stuff to talk about. Quite the opposite actually! This week, we have some brand new Pro Battle League news to share along with what the topics will be for the upcoming weeks of shows leading to HCS London. 30
29 Jul 17th, 2018 Hello everyone and welcome to episode twenty nine of HCS Pro Talk! In this weeks episode, HCS NOLA has concluded and we have some results (and upsets) to talk about! Not only that but we also got details on the upcoming HCS 2018 Finals so of course we need to talk about that as well! 29
28 Jul 10th, 2018 Hello everyone and welcome to episode twenty eight of HCS Pro Talk! In this weeks episode, the road to MLG NOLA is coming to an end which means it is time for our pre-show! Of course we have more roster mania, news, scrims, and tournaments to cover as well. As for the main topic of this weeks show? We asked for your Halo Infinite wishlist which means it is time to talk about what you want within the next game within our beloved franchise! 28
27 Jul 3rd, 2018 Hello everyone and welcome to episode twenty seven of HCS Pro Talk! In this weeks episode, rosters are changing and forming all over the place! Will finishes the fight in Halo 3, we have more news stories to discuss, and along with the normal tournament and scrim results, the Pro Battle League had their North American Season 2 finals (along with a huge announcement). Finally, we discuss the results within our most recent poll, should hit markers be within Halo? 27
26 Jun 26th, 2018 Hello everyone and welcome to episode twenty six of HCS Pro Talk! In this weeks episode, rosters have been locked for the upcoming Gamebattles tournaments leading up to New Orleans so we have a lot to talk about! Will begins his journey within Halo 3, we have some news to discuss, and scrims/tournaments to recap. Finally, we discuss the poll results of the Sprint VS No Sprint in Halo debate along with posing a new question. 26
25 Jun 18th, 2018 Hello everyone and welcome to episode twenty five of HCS Pro Talk! In this weeks episode, E3 is behind us but that doesn't mean the competitive Halo scene is slowing down. Quite the contrary as we have tons of scrims to cover and some major tournaments are happening with Europa Halo and Pro Battle League. Also in this episode, Will finally completed Halo 2, more news stories enter the fold, and for the main topic; should Sprint be a mechanic within Halo Infinite? 25
24 Jun 12th, 2018 Hello everyone and welcome to episode twenty four of HCS Pro Talk! In this weeks episode, Will and Josh bring you the latest news stories, scrim and tournament recaps, and we finally have a new Halo game to talk about with Halo Infinite. 24
23 Jun 5th, 2018 Hello everyone and welcome to episode twenty three of HCS Pro Talk! In this weeks episode, Will and Josh bring you the latest news stories, scrim and tournament recaps, and we speculate what we are hoping to see at this years E3. 23
22 May 29th, 2018 Hello everyone and welcome to episode twenty two of HCS Pro Talk! In this weeks episode, Will and Josh bring you the latest news stories, scrim and tournament recaps, and we FINALLY HAVE SOME ROSTERS TO TALK ABOUT! 22
21 May 22nd, 2018 Hello everyone and welcome to episode twenty one of HCS Pro Talk! In this weeks episode, Will and Josh bring you the latest news stories, scrim and tournament recaps, and the HCS 2018 roadmap has finally been officially announced. We break down all of that along with information on our first official community playdate! 21
20 May 15th, 2018 Hello everyone and welcome to episode twenty of HCS Pro Talk! In this weeks episode, Will and Josh bring you the latest in roster changes, tons of news stories, along with some scrim and tournament recaps galore! For the main segment in this weeks show, we break down the HCS 2018 Settings article that was posted over at Halowaypoint.com. 20
19 May 8th, 2018 Hello everyone and welcome to episode nineteen of HCS Pro Talk! In this weeks episode, Will and Josh bring you the latest in roster changes, tons of news stories, along with some scrim and tournament recaps galore! For the main segment in this weeks show, we break down the HCS 2018 Settings article that was posted over at Halowaypoint.com. 19
18 May 1st, 2018 Hello everyone and welcome to episode eighteen of HCS Pro Talk! In this weeks episode, the Europa Halo Champions League continues and we have some information to discuss! Will continues his journey through Halo 2, multiple news stories enter the fold, and we have some scrim results. Finally, the big segment of this episode is the news surrounding the Halo Online/ElDewrito/Microsoft/343/Community situation. We aim to bring you all of the information from the moment Halo Online was started to the news we have today. 18
17 Apr 24th, 2018 Hello everyone and welcome to episode seventeen of HCS Pro Talk! In this weeks episode, the Europa Halo Champions League has begun and we have some information to discuss! Will begins his journey through Halo 2, multiple news stories enter the fold, and we have some scrim results. Finally, we get into the brad and butter of the episode, our thoughts and predictions on the future of competitive Halo. Let us know your thoughts via the multitude of social networks we have pages on! 17
16 Apr 17th, 2018 Hello everyone and welcome to episode sixteen of HCS Pro Talk! In this weeks episode, the largest Halo Esports event has concluded and a Halo World Champion has been crowned. Will and Josh bring you the HWC 2018 Finals Post-Show. As a first for the show, we break down every single game of every single series of the tournament, so yes. This one is long. Like, three hours long. So strap in and get ready. Also, let us know your feedback on this new format for the Series Recap. Do you like it? Do you hate it? LET US KNOW! 16
15 Apr 10th, 2018 Hello everyone and welcome to episode fifteen of HCS Pro Talk! In this weeks episode, Will has completed Halo: CE and we talk about it!, We also talk about some actual Rosters, news, scrim recaps, some tournament results, and more. The meat and potatoes of this episode is of course, the Halo World Championship 2018 Pre-Show. We have predictions and we want you to know about them. We finally wrap the show up with some shout-outs along with some classic HCS Pro Talk rambling that you have come to know and expect. 15
14 Apr 3rd, 2018 Hello everyone and welcome to episode fourteen of HCS Pro Talk! In this weeks episode, Will finally starts his Halo journey, we talk about a good amount of news along with some April Fools related pieces. We also have some more shout-outs and we break down the previous weeks Scrim results! 14
13 Mar 27th, 2018 Hello everyone and welcome to episode thirteen of HCS Pro Talk! In this weeks episode, Will and Josh bring you the post-show for HWC Columbus. We also finally have some information in regards to the Optic split, a new Halo novel coming soon, among many other things! 13
12 Mar 20th, 2018 Hello everyone and welcome to episode twelve of HCS Pro Talk! In this weeks episode, Will and Josh bring you the latest Gamebattles tournament results, news, roster changes, HWC Mexico results, and even more including a new segment titled Shoutouts! 12
11 Mar 13th, 2018 Hello everyone and welcome to episode eleven of HCS Pro Talk! In this weeks episode, Will and Josh bring you the latest Gamebattles tournament results, news (along with some controversy), roster changes, EGLX tournament results, HWC Sydney results, and even more! 11
10 Mar 6th, 2018 Hello everyone and welcome to episode ten of HCS Pro Talk! In this weeks episode, Will and Josh bring you the latest Gamebattles tournament results along with a small pre show for HWC Sydney which is taking place this upcoming weekend! 10
9 Feb 27th, 2018 Hello everyone and welcome to episode nine of HCS Pro Talk! In this weeks episode, Will and Josh bring you the latest Gamebattles tournament results along with the results of HWC London. 9
8 Feb 20th, 2018 Hello everyone and welcome to episode eight of HCS Pro Talk! In this weeks episode, Will and Josh bring you the MLG Orlando recap while also discussing the upcoming HWC London! 8
7 Feb 16th, 2018 Hello everyone and welcome to episode seven of HCS Pro Talk! In this weeks episode, the first half works like our normal shows. We will talk about roster changes, news, gamebattles tournament results and more. What this episode is really about is the second half. We will discuss the MLG Orlando Open tournament including the format, group play teams, and more! 7
6 Feb 6th, 2018 Hello everyone and welcome to episode six of HCS Pro Talk! In this weeks episode, Will and Josh bring you the latest roster changes, MCC news, tournament results, community creations, among other tidbits of information. 6
5 Jan 30th, 2018 Hello everyone and welcome to episode five of HCS Pro Talk! In this weeks episode, Will and Josh bring you the latest roster changes, Oddball news, tournament results, community creations, among other tidbits of information. 5
4 Jan 23rd, 2018 Hello everyone and welcome to episode four of HCS Pro Talk! In this weeks episode, Will and Josh bring you the latest roster changes, Oddball news, tournament results, community creations, among other tidbits of information. 4
3 Jan 16th, 2018 Hello and welcome to episode 3 of HCS Pro Talk, our longest yet! In this episode, Will and Josh bring you the latest information in regards to roster changes, Gamebattles tournament results, and some controversies within the Halo Esports community. We end the show with Community Creations along with a little treat for Minnesota Vikings fans. 3
2 Jan 9th, 2018 Will and Josh bring you the confirmed rosters going into the Halo World Championships 2018. They also discuss confirmed maps/gametypes along with the first entry in the Community Creations segment! 2
1 Jan 3rd, 2018 Hello and welcome to the very first episode of HCS Pro Talk, your weekly Halo Esports podcast. In this episode Joshua and William discuss what the podcast is all about along with MLG coming back to the Halo Esports scene and other HWC 2018 information. We hope you enjoy it and stay tuned to next week where we dive deep into all of the confirmed rosters going into the HWC 2018. 1