According to a press release, Complexity has re-entered Halo esports for the first time since 2011.
They’ll field a roster comprised of Jacob “Hysteria” Reiser, Justin "HuNteR Jjx" Joseph, Robert “Rob The Turtle” O’Connor, and James “TritonJB” Bolling.
Their first competition under the Complexity banner will be at the HCS Raleigh Kickoff Major open bracket.
“The energy and excitement around Halo Infinite is a testament to the franchise’s staying power and the role it has played in the lives of millions of gamers, including myself,” said Jacob “Hysteria” Reiser in the press release.
The eyes of the esports world at large will be squarely on Raleigh, North Carolina from Dec. 17-19, as the HCS debuts its first competition for the newly-released Halo Infinite. Halo is a legacy esport in North America, in the same vein as Counter-Strike and Starcraft, although it hasn’t aged as gracefully. A combination of formatting missteps, poorly balanced multiplayer, and the general move away from controller esports have hindered Halo’s ability to progress into the modern age.
Although the esport is still widely played on controller, the HCS has stated that the Infinite competition will be cross-input: mouse and keyboard users will be eligible to compete.
Halo’s popularity has skyrocketed recently, leading to a flood of players from other console esports making the switch, and rejuvenated interest in North America’s original headline esport.
“Halo Infinite provides an exciting new chapter in my career and for the franchise at-large. To make my competitive reprise representing a brand like Complexity is a truly unique opportunity,” Hysteria said in the press release.
Complexity will begin its campaign for a title on Dec. 17 in Raleigh, North Carolina.