All you need to know about the Arlington Major

The Halo Championship Series returns with the best teams from all over the world competing for glory and for a substantial prize pool. The Arlington Major also serves as a qualification for the top teams into the London Major later this year. Here’s all you need to know about the Halo Championship Series - Arlington Major.

What is the HCS Arlington Major tournament format?

There are three stages to the tournament: 

  • Open Bracket
  • Pool Play
  • Championship Bracket

The Open bracket is open signups and has a upper limit of 64 teams. The top two from the Upper Bracket advance to the Pool play. The Top two from the Lower bracket also go forth to the Pool Play

The Pool Play has sixteen teams comprising four groups of four teams each in a round-robin format. The top two teams of each group advance to the Championship Upper Bracket Round 1

The third-placed team of each group advances to the Championship Lower Bracket Round 1. The final team of each group faces elimination. All matches in the event are best-of-five series

The Championship Bracket is when things get spicy as only the best teams will still stand tall to compete. Twelve of the best teams in the world will face each other in a double-elimination bracket. All matches except the Grand Finals are bo5, while the Grand Finals are bo7 with a Bracket reset.

Which teams are participating in the HCS Arlington Major?

There are sixteen teams taking part in the HCS Arlington Major. The teams qualify for the event via the qualifiers and the open bracket. There will be four teams via the Open Bracket, eight via the NA qualifiers. Two teams will come via the NA HCS Points while one team will come via EU HCS points.

We will update this section with the HCS Major participant information when it becomes available.

Where can I watch HCS Arlington Major?

The HCS Arlington Major will broadcast live on Twitch. We have embedded the stream below for your convenience. 

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