According to a press release provided to Forerunner, UMG Gaming is kicking off the Lady Spartan Pro Series, a tournament for women with a $20,000 prize pool. The tournament is officially licensed by the HCS and will be featured on the Halo Twitch channel.
The Series is “aimed at shining a spotlight on the underserved female Halo community, offering a place for the women of Halo esports to build their skills in a safe, non-toxic and harassment-free environment,” according to the release.
LSPS, the colloquial acronym for the site, has partnered with Hayley “Veronickuh” Legros as a community liaison and planner.
“We are beyond excited to support and uplift the female Halo community and truly build on the ground floor to empower them with a place to build their skills, confidence and encourage these skilled players to make the jump into the HCS Open ecosystem,” said John DeHart, Director of Business Development at UMG.
There will be four separate 32-team qualifier events with a $2,500 prize pool for each.
- Pro Series 1 Open: March 5th
- Pro Series 1 Finals: March 12th
- Pro Series 2 Open: March 19th
- Pro Series 2 Finals: March 26th
- Pro Series 3 Open: April 15th
- Pro Series 3 Finals: April 16th
- Pro Series 4 Open: May 7th
- Pro Series 4 Finals: May 14th
The grand finals will feature the top eight teams at the end of the season and will distribute a $10,000 prize pool among the participants.