More team funded events as HCS moves into year 2.
Year 2 of the Halo Championship series is officially underway. With major teams like Cloud9 and eUnited out of the mix, it is time for new rosters to take their place. Fans have already been treated to some fun and competitive Halo with the SSG Spartan Showdown.
Complete roadmap for HCS Year 2 announced, includes OpTic Major
On February 4, finally announced its complete lineup for year 2 (2023). After some confusion about which tournaments will exist in the HCS's second season, the confusion has been put to bed with this announcement. Here is the complete roadmap for HCS 2023:
- February 24-26: HCS Charlotte major
- April 22-23: Quadrant online event
- May 12-13: FaZe Clan online event
- June 2-4: HCS Global Invitational at DreamHack
- June 30-July 2: HCS major hosted by OpTic Gaming
- August 4-8: HCS Global Invitational hosted by SSG
- September 1-3: HCS Fort Worth Major
OpTic Gaming will host a LAN after all with HCS major
OpTic Gaming fans can rejoice, they will be seeing the Greenwall host an HCS event in year 2. The 2022 HCS World champs originally had a LAN event in Texas lined up to kick off the HCS season. Unfortunately, OpTic postponed the event after "struggling to get HCS teams to commit".
On December 1st, OpTic Gaming founder and CEO Hector 'H3CZ' Rodriguez announced during a podcast that the Halo LAN would not be going forward as planned.
Fortunately for the fans of the Greenwall, OpTic Gaming will be hosting an event after all after it was announced the second HCS major of the year will be hosted by the world champions. With OpTic heavily linked to Texas, this year should be a great one for them with three HCS events taking place in the state.
HCS Charlotte will be the first HCS Year 2 Major
The final announcement from Tashi on the desk at Worlds 2022 was the first major for the 2023 HCS season. The 2023 HCS Kickoff Major will take place in Charlotte NC from February 24 and will conclude on February 26. This will be the first official HCS event of the year and once again Esports Engine will be helping to run the tournaments for Halo this year.