Unlike past titles, Halo Infinite’s esport scene has an official partnership program where organizations can apply for revenue-sharing opportunities such as in-game skins and promotions. These teams generally represent the best talent in the game and since their inclusion have become a large part of the esports narrative.
In total nine organizations have been accepted into the program:
- FaZe Clan
- OpTic Gaming / Team Envy
- G2 Esports
- Spacestation Gaming
With more teams poised to be announced in June following a month-long application window for the program that took place in March. After what the Halo Championship Series, or HCS, described as "record viewership, participation, and attendance since launch" it seems very likely that a number of high-profile organizations will be joining the game in the future.
Here's a list of the professional team rosters playing at the next HCS event:
Cloud9 - Eco, Penguin, Renegade, StelluR
OpTic Gaming - aPG, Trippy, Lucid, Formal
eUnited - Spartan, Rayne, RayNoob, King Nick
FaZe Clan - Snip3down, Bound, bubu dubu, Falcated
Sentinels - Snakebite, Royal2, Frosty, Lethul
XSET - Cratos, Suspector, Arctic, Suppressed
G2 Esports - Gilkey, Sabinater, Str8 Sick, Tusk
Pioneers - Druk, Soul Snipe, Taulek, Manny
Spacestation Gaming - Ace, Tylenul, Kuhlect, Rammyy
Acend - Snipedrone, Lqgend, Shaady, Sica
NaVi - Kimbo, Jimbo, Respectful, tuf0xy
Quadrant - SLG, Fragxr, Shad, TchiK
JLINGZ Esports - Septiq, Quadios, Morguhhh, Qristola
Chiefs ESC - Barcode, Pipz, Slayz, Madsy
Cruelty - DanyKnight, Rinnegan, Dragoniak, Nugget
Pittsburgh Knights - Tapping Buttons, Atzo, Drift, Gambino
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What is the HCS?
The Halo Championship Series, or HCS, is where these partnered organizations, as well as any team who decides to sign up, compete both online and LAN for official seeding points and prize money that has totaled over $6,000,000 since 2014.