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Halo Championship Series
League Information
CountryUnited States USA

The Halo Championship Series (HCS) is the official Halo eSports league, organized by ESL and 343 Industries. It is based in North America.


The HCS operates in a seasonal format, with offline events and Online Cups concluded by a Season Finals LAN event featuring the top 8 teams determined by points gained in the cups and events.

HCS's flagship game is currently Halo 2: Anniversary for the Xbox One, which is only available as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

HCS Points

The HCS point system.

Teams are seeded in HCS events by the amount of HCS points they have accrued. HCS points are obtained through tournament placings, with the amount of points up for grabs based on the event tier. At the end of the season, the 8 teams with the most points attend the finals where they have the opportunity to compete for a large cash prize.

Diamond Events

  • Minimum prize pool: $20,000
  • 14,600 HCS Points up for grabs, with 4,000 going to the winning team.

Platinum Events

  • Minimum prize pool: $10,000
  • 11,100 HCS points up for grabs, with 3,000 going to the winning team.

Gold Events

  • Minimum prize pool: $5,000
  • 5,890 HCS points up for grabs, with 1,500 going to the winning team.

Online Events

  • Weekly prize pool: $1,000
  • 2,160 HCS points up for grabs, with 550 going to the winning team.
  • Only North American teams may participate in online cups due to latency issues.

Special Events

  • Unique events in which an HCS-related prize is up for grabs, such as a trip to the finals for a European team.


Season 1

Full article: Halo Championship Series/Season 1

Season 2

Full article: Halo Championship Series/Season 2