Halo 5 and MCC Pro Series Returns for 2021

HCS has announced the return of the MCC and Halo 5 Pro Series. Tournaments for each will begin in February and run into April. A lot of the details remain the same, but there are some details that have changed that are important. Here’s what you need to know:

MCC Pro Series

  • Tournaments have moved from Fridays to Sundays
  • Bracket format has changed from single-elimination to double-elimination
  • The tournament platform has changed from PC to cross-play (PC and/or Xbox)

Halo 5 Pro Series

  • Bracket format has changed from single-elimination to double-elimination
  • The ANZ region will have two less Open Tournaments and one less Season Championship than the rest of the regions

Below is the list of dates and prize pools for each series/region:

MCC Pro Series ($1,000 USD/each tournament)

  • Sunday, February 14
  • Sunday, February 21
  • Sunday, February 28
  • Sunday, March 7
  • Sunday, March 14
  • Sunday, March 21
  • Sunday, March 28
  • Sunday, April 11

Halo 5 Pro Series

North America (Open – $1,000, Pro – $5,000, Championship – $10,000)

  • Saturday, February 6 – Open
  • Saturday, February 13 – Pro
  • Saturday, February 20 – Open
  • Saturday, February 27 – Pro
  • Saturday, March 6 – Championship (Broadcasted on Twitch and YouTube)
  • Saturday, March 13 – Open
  • Saturday, March 20 – Pro
  • Saturday, March 27 – Open
  • Saturday, April 3 – Pro
  • Saturday, April 10 – Championship (Broadcasted on Twitch and YouTube)

EU, LATAM, and ANZ (Open $1,000 USD, Championship – $5,000 USD)

  • Saturday, February 6 – Open (Includes ANZ)
  • Saturday, February 13 – Open
  • Saturday, February 20 – Open (Includes ANZ)
  • Saturday, February 27 – Championship
  • Saturday, March 13 – Open (Includes ANZ)
  • Saturday, March 20 – Open
  • Saturday, March 27 – Open (Includes ANZ)
  • Saturday, April 3 – Championship (Includes ANZ)

The Top Eight teams from the last Season Championship in North America will automatically qualify for the first Pro Tournament and must have 3/4 of the same roster or else they will forfeit their spot. Rosters must be submitted by Tuesday, February 9th to haloevents@faceit.com.

Registration for all of the Open Tournaments is now live. You can find the details on our Events page.

To read the official announcement from HCS, head over to Waypoint.