We’ve all seen it happen. A player on our favorite team goes to make a play, only to be foiled by their equipment. Whether it be holes in baseball gloves, or a broken stick ruining a slapshot. It’s a common sight and not one that’s limited to traditional sports. Esports has seen its fair share of equipment failures over the years, and Halo is no exception, even on its biggest stage. When disaster struck for Spartan at the 2018 World Championship, everyone watching knew they were seeing a piece of history. This is the story of a team’s effort to maintain composure in the face of catastrophe. This is the story of one of Halo’s most iconic controller disconnects.