Halo World Championship 2018 Road Map

POSTED BY Chris Jones January 30, 2018 in News
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We recently announced the pick up of the Myztro Gaming Halo team just a few days ago, the boys have already seen some action online and we are looking forward to their performances in the near future. With both Quake and Halo players on our growing roster, we are confident we have solid roots to grow our organisation in the future. Where Halo is concerned, the long march towards the Halo World Championship 2018 has already begun. Below is a quick rundown of what it takes to get your hands on that elusive Halo World Championship win.

For HaloWC 2018 season settings and future updates, you can check out Halo Waypoint, the number one stop for all things Halo.

The Halo World Championship returns in all its glory in 2018 and if the past couple of years are anything to go by, competition is going to be tough! Players will climb to the top of their respective regions in hopes of qualifying for the main event, where they’ll battle for their share of $1,000,000 at the Halo World Championship Finals. The OpTic Gaming squad has won back-to-back world championships, it is up to another team to try and stop them getting a third.

Over the past three years, the impact of Halo esports has grown at a rapid pace, with the introduction of the Halo Championship Series, Halo World Championship, and incredible accompanying partners and tournament programs. From the X-Games in Aspen, CO and dominant dynasties, to epic upsets and underdog stories, modern competitive Halo has been punctuated by a litany of legendary moments. We are excited to play a small part in the growing legacy of Halo esports.

For 2018, we see an increased in the total number of teams competing from 12 to 16, which should see a deeper field of competition for qualifiers as well as the grand finale itself.

16 TEAMS

  • 9 teams from North America
  • 4 teams from Europe and Middle East
  • 2 teams from Australia and New Zealand
  • 1 team from Latin America

The above breakdown is nearly identical to 2016’s Halo World Championship, with one key difference being that Asia will not be featured in the competition. Based on performance on international stages and depth of competitive field, the 16th spot will be given to North America, bringing their total count up to 9. Overall, organisers want the regional split to not only represent that of a global tournament, but also ensure that each region’s competitiveness is also reflected.

Check out the Halo World Championship 2018 roadmap reveal below.

Following online play in January teams will battle it out to represent their region before going on to the finals in Seattle in mid April, check out the full schedule below.

Beginning on January 13, teams will compete online on GameBattles.com ladders and single elimination tournaments to earn qualification points based on their performance. Points will be used to determine qualification for travel and hotel accommodations for each region, including the Orlando Open. Points will also be used to determine seeding for all HaloWC online tournaments and live event qualifiers.

LATAM Update: Historically, LATAM tournaments have been split up into multiple sub-regions. For 2018, LATAM will be split in two sub-regions – Mexico, and South America (Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile). We feel this change will help unite the player base to create a more competitive scene over time, while also ensure that online play isn’t impacted by the geography of the region.

FEB 16-18 – ORLANDO OPEN

  • Open to all competitors from any region
  • $50k prize pool
  • Teams will qualify for group play and travel compensation via weekly online tournaments.
  • Teams will not qualify directly to HaloWC Finals during this event but will earn crucial points for their standing in their respective regions.
  • $5,000 FFA.

FEB 23-25 – LONDON FINALS

  • European Open Regional Final
  • $25k prize pool
  • Teams will qualify for free travel via points accrued online and from Orlando.
  • This event will qualify the Top 4 teams directly to the HaloWC Finals.
  • $5,000 FFA

MARCH 9-11 – SYDNEY FINALS

  • ANZ Open Regional Final
  • $25k prize pool
  • Teams will qualify for free travel via points accrued online and from Orlando.
  • This event will qualify the Top 2 teams directly to the HaloWC Finals.
  • $5,000 FFA

MARCH 17-18 – MEXICO CITY FINALS

  • LATAM Open Regional Final
  • $25k prize pool
  • Teams will qualify for free travel via points accrued online and from Orlando
  • This event will qualify the top team directly to the HaloWC Finals.
  • $5,000 FFA

MARCH 23 – MARCH 25 – COLUMBUS FINALS

  • NA Regional Final
  • $50k prize pool
  • Top 16 teams in points only
  • Teams will qualify for full or partial travel coverage via points accrued both online and from the Orlando event.
  • This event will qualify the Top 9 teams directly to the HaloWC Finals.
  • $5,000 FFA

HALOWC FINALS – APRIL 13-15 – SEATTLE

Following the aforementioned qualifiers, the HaloWC 2018 Finals will be held right here in the home of Halo – Seattle, WA, where the top 16 teams from around the world will battle it out for a $1,000,000 prize pool. We couldn’t be more excited to be working with MLG to ensure that both the venue and spectacle will match the epic scale that a Halo world championship deserves – both on broadcast and in-person. Additional specific format details for each event are on the way, including where to sign up to compete online, purchasing a team pass, spectating, and more, but for opening details, head over to our official format breakdown.

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So as you can see it is a tough nut to crack, our team will have to ensure they are racking up the pro points to ensure they can battle their way to the top. Make sure you support our team and follow them over on Twitter (links below) to see when they are streaming and when they are competing. We love Halo here at Myztro and we are immensely proud and excited to be part of the scene we have admired for so long.

As always thank you for reading and being part of the Myztro family, we’ll see you online!

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