The first series of the Halo Wars Championship League of 2019 is here. The league consists of two tournament organizations, The Banished and Halo Wars Tournament Central (HWTC). Each of these organizations will be putting on official tournaments and side-events throughout the season leading up to the main event, The HWCL Summer Invitational. The top 12 players will be invited to the Invitational. Standings are based on HWCL points, which are earned by competing in official tournaments. The top eight will come from The Banished with the last four positions coming from the HWTC. The prize for the Invitational will be provided by 343. Here are the specifics of the HWCL taken from Waypoint:
- All tournaments worth HWCL points will be in 1v1 deathmatch format.
- All HWCL events will be live-streamed and casted on Twitch by the hosting organization.
- HWCL points are awarded as follows:
- 1st Place: 30 pts
- 2nd Place: 20 pts
- 3rd Place: 15 pts
- 4th Place: 10 pts
- 5th/8th place: 5 pts
If a tournament has over 32 participants, 1st through 8th place will receive an additional 5pts.
Conduct Rules of the HWCL include:
- 3 Tournament no-shows result in a tournament ban.
- Harassment will result in a ban, be that of a HWCL staff member or a player.
Gameplay Rules of the HWCL include:
- Decimus is banned until further notice.
- Glassing Beam level 3 is banned until further notice.
- January 28th – HWTC
- February 2nd – Banished
- February 16th – HWTC
- March 2nd – Banished
- March 16th – HWTC
- March 30th – Banished
- April 13th – Invitational
To sign up for the tournaments, visit this Challonge page: https://hwcl.challonge.com/
Want to get involved in the Halo Wars Championship League? The Banished and Halo Wars Tournament Central both have discord servers where you can jump in and have conversations with other Halo Wars players.