We are excited to announce that we have been selected as one of nine partnered organizations to participate in the first two years of the Halo Championship Series (HCS) for Halo Infinite! This partner spot comes with numerous benefits that we will be announcing over the coming months but most importantly, it provides us with an exclusive opportunity to compete at the highest level in one of the world's most popular titles. 343 Industries has selected the following nine teams to for this partnership:
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Halo Infinite officially launches on December 8, 2021 and is the latest installment in the Halo franchise and has been in development since 2015. It's launch will mark a number of firsts for the series including first title to launch on multiple generations of Xbox consoles, first title to launch simultaneously on consoles and PC, first title to natively support input via controller or keyboard and mouse, first title to support full cross-play and cross-progression on Xbox and PC at launch, and first title to launch with free-to-play multiplayer. Developer, 343 Industries, has emphasized on numerous occasions that this title will represent the Halo franchise for at least the next 10 years.
The HCS has been the premier competitive league for Halo esports since 2014 and has spanned several Halo titles from Halo 2: Anniversary to Halo 5: Guardians with prize pools reaching as high as $1,000,000. HCS matches have traditionally consisted of various modes of 4 vs 4 gameplay including Capture the Flag, King of the Hill and Slayer. Halo esports lead Tahir ‘Tashi’ Hasandjekic recently confirmed that the date and venue for the first HCS event have been booked and will take place in December of 2021.
Halo Infinite and participation in the HCS will be a crucial component of Spacestation Gaming. Announcements for our initial roster as well as other involvement surrounding the game are forthcoming and we can't wait to share everything we've been working on since being invited to the league over two years ago. As we do with every title that we participate in, we plan to support the community as much as we support our own players and look forward to adding our voice and style to such a storied and renowned scene.