Mark your calendars or ask Cortana to remind you: we’re now two weeks out from the Halo World Championship (#HaloWC)! Starting on March 18, the final 16 qualifying teams from around the world will travel down to Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA, to compete for the title of best in the world and their share of the $2.5 million crowdfunded prize pool, the biggest individual prize pool in console esports history.
In case you missed it, the full Halo World Championship groups are set and teams now know who they’ll be facing at the tournament. Here’s the full rundown:
- Group A: Chosen Squad (Mexico), exceL (UK), Team Allegiance (NA) and Team Liquid (NA)
- Group B: Team Infused (UK), Team Exile5 (New Zealand), Evil Geniuses (NA) and Renegades (NA)
- Group C: Team Immunity (Australia), Denial eSports (NA), FabE (Germany) and eLevate Wildcats (NA)
- Group D: Counter Logic Gaming (NA), Skyfire (Asia), Epsilon eSports (UK) and Cloud9 (NA)
Check out the spotlight feature on one of the most dangerous teams competing in the Halo World Championship: Counter Logic Gaming (CLG). Competing since the start of the Halo Championship Series in 2014, CLG saw a series of second place finishes throughout all of Season 1 and 2 against rivals Evil Geniuses (EG). However, the last minute signing of “Lethul” from rivals EG was a complete surprise, shaking up the Halo esports world and left many wondering whether Lethul had made a smart decision, given EG’s dominance in past tournaments.
Though CLG came in second for Silver at the Halo World Championship Tour: X Games Aspen Invitational, CLG was an absolute powerhouse at the North American Regionals, eliminating EG 4-0 and taking the final victory over Denial Esports 4-2. All eyes are on this squad for the Halo World Championship.
Be sure to stay tuned to Xbox Wire, Halo.gg and follow Halo and HCS on Twitter for more daily content leading up to the Halo World Championship (#HaloWC)!