When is the next Halo major?

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When is the next Halo Championship Series Major?

The next Halo Major is fast approaching.

With Split 1 coming to an end, the final event for this portion of the Halo Championship Series season takes place in Kansas City, Missouri from April 29th until May 1st.

The previous event, HCS Anaheim, saw a dominant Cloud9 roster finally challenged in the form of a new look OpTic Gaming featuring FormaL in place of Pistola, who despite their best efforts would ultimately fall short in a six-game series versus C9 in the Grand Finals.

The event will feature the top professional Halo teams from North America, Mexico, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand all competing for the lion's share of the tournament’s $250,000 prize pool.

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Kansas City Major: Format

The Kansas City Major will also feature a double-elimination Open Bracket that will advance eight teams into the Championship Bracket.

Four teams from the Open Winner's Bracket will be placed in Pool Play above, with the four teams coming from the Open Lower Bracket being placed directly into the Championship Bracket on the elimination side.

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There will also be a $5,000 FFA tournament open to all attendees, but you will need to preregister on hcs.ee.gg prior to checking in, check-in takes place on Saturday with the competition itself beginning Sunday at 10 AM local time.

Where to Watch

Fortunately for those who are watching from home HCS has been nice enough to provide four different streams on both Twitch and YouTube that will cover every match that takes place in Pool Play, as well as the Championship Bracket itself, so you won’t miss any of the action.

The “A” stream will cover the games that take place on the main stage, the “B” stream will be for other important matches and will also feature commentary, and typically the “C” and “D” streams will just be gameplay only.

There will also be exclusive HCS item drops that are only available if you tune in, so be sure to link your Twitch and Xbox accounts before next weekend.

A Stream: Twitch - YouTube

B Stream: Twitch - YouTube

C Stream: Twitch - YouTube

D Stream: Twitch - YouTube

How to Attend

The event will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center the weekend of April 29th and you’ll either need a 3-day spectator pass if you’d like to watch in person or play in the FFA, and a team pass if you plan on entering the main tournament. Feel free to use any partnered team name as a discount code to recieeve 10% off your tickets, as well as support the HCS partnered teams directly.

All spectators and competitors under 13 years old are required to submit a parental consent form.

Pool Play teams

Cloud9 - Eco, Penguin, Renegade, StelluR

OpTic Gaming - aPG, Trippey, 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

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

PK Knights - Tapping Buttons, Atzo, Drift, Gambino

Be sure to check the official Halo Waypoint blog for additional information and resources, as well as ForerunnerGG during the tournament for updates and highlights.

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