This weekend, DreamHack Atlanta saw the world’s best Halo 5: Guardians players and Halo legends come together for the Halo Championship Series 2018 Finals. The resulting action was a worthy community celebration, sending Halo 5: Guardians esports into the sunset in dramatic fashion.
During the tournament, we were delighted to announce the next chapter of Halo esports: HCS Grassroots. Designed to help the community directly, this new initiative will assist tournament operators and content creators to continue to do what they love while introducing all-new opportunities for growth. Halo wouldn’t be what it is today without a rich history of community contribution, and we’re excited to continue fostering this spirit moving forward.
HCS Grassroots is a partnership program where tournament organizers big and small, along with content creators, can apply for support from 343 Industries for the facilitation and promotion of their esports activities. For example, tournament organizers can receive assistance in the form of prize pool contributions, loaner consoles, social media promotion and sponsor acquisition support, while content creators can receive social media promotion, hosting opportunities on broadcast channels, graphics and content. Our goal is for these offerings to evolve over time alongside the support of our community and partners. Head to Halo.gg/Grassroots to apply, and for a full breakdown of the program check out Halo Waypoint.
Our goal with HCS Grassroots is to give back to the community through the fostering and support of Halo’s diverse competitive community. We want to support all flavors of competitive multiplayer, from whether its Halo 5: Guardians or our first LAN event of the program – The Halo Classic, featuring Halo 3 from Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Whether you are brand new to Halo esports or have been part of the competitive scene since Halo: Combat Evolved, HCS Grassroots is here to grow your community. We’re thrilled to begin the next chapter of competitive Halo, and can’t wait to experience the action alongside you.