Guide to the 2023 Halo World Championship

The 2023 Halo World Championship is coming up fast! Here’s some information we think you should know:

LOCATION/DATES
  • Seattle Convention Center – The Arch, Halls DEF, 705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Friday, October 13th
  • Saturday, October 14th
  • Sunday, October 15th
FORMAT
  • LAN (Global)
  • PC & Xbox
  • 4v4
    • Invite-only
    • $1,000,000 prize pool
    • Pool Play
      • 4 Pools of 4 teams (16 teams total)
        • Top 8 teams from HCS Fort Worth
        • Top 4 NA teams by HCS Points
        • Top 2 EU teams by HCS Points
        • Winner of MX Playoff
        • Winnter of ANZ Playoff
      • Single round-robin, best-of-five series
      • Top 2 teams from each Pool advance to Winner’s Bracket Round 1
      • 3rd team from each Pool advance to Elimination Bracket Round 1
      • 4th team from each Pool eliminated
    • Championship Bracket
      • 12 teams
      • Double-elimination, best-of-five series until best-of-seven Grand Finals.
  • FFA
    • Open
    • $25,000 prize pool
  • MCC & Halo 5 Side Tournaments
    • Open
    • Various prizing
AGE REQUIREMENTS
  • Competitors must be at least 13 years of age.
  • Spectators between the ages of 13 and 17 require signed parental consent form
  • Spectators under the age of 13 must be accompanied by guardian
    • Children under the age of two will not require a ticket, but must be accompanied by guardian and require a signed parental consent form
TICKETS
  • General Admission/VIP
    • 3-Day General Admission – $75
    • 3-Day VIP – $250 (Sold out)
    • 10% Discount Codes
      • CLOUD9
      • COMPLEXITY
      • FAZE
      • NAVI
      • OPTIC
      • SENTINELS
      • SPACESTATION
      • QUADRANT

Bags are allowed in the venue but must be clear and 12″x12″x6″ or smaller

COMPETITORS
  • All players must provide
    • Preferred wired Xbox controller or Mouse and Keyboard
    • USB cord for peripheral(s)
    • Headset with no power outlet and 3.5mm plug
    • Wired earbuds (needed for Feature Stations and Main Stage)
  • Handbook
  • Code of Conduct
TEAMS
  • Pool Play
    • Pool A
      • (NA) OpTic Gaming – APG, FormaL, Lucid, Trippy
      • (NA) G1 – Boam, Huss, Precision, Swish
      • (NA) Complexity – Gilkey, Karmea, King Nick, Tusk
      • (ANZ) Divine Mind – BZIIRK, Noobles, Slayz, Swayz
    • Pool B
      • (NA) Spacestation – Bound, Eco, StelluR, Penguin
      • (NA) Sentinels – Lethul, Falcated, bubu dubu, Spartan
      • (NA) Cloud9 – Sceptify, Rammyy, Triton, Nemassist
      • (MX) Luminosity Gaming – Atzo, Drift, Acid, Noble
    • Pool C
      • (NA) Native Gaming Red – Taulek, Manny, Soul Snipe, Suppressed
      • (NA) Shopify Rebellion – Cykul, Mental, RyaNoob, Rayne
      • (NA) Native Gaming White – Mikwen, Kuhlect, Suspector, Tapping Buttons
      • (EU) Ascending Baseline – Respectful, Mose, Phlux, Septiq
    • Pool D
      • (NA) FaZe Clan – Frosty, Renegade, SnakeBite, Royal2
      • (EU) Quadrant – SLG, Tchik, Legend, Sica
      • (NA) LVT – Diagram, Piggy, King Jay, Sab
      • (EU) NAVI – Glory, Jimbo, Snipedrone, zMightys
COMMUNITY STAGE
  • Community Stage featuring cosplay contests, Halo developer panels, special guest signings, and more
PRIZE POOL
4v4 FFA
1st – $400,000 1st – $10,000
2nd – $220,000 2nd – $6,000
3rd – $110,000 3rd – $4,000
4th – $70,000 4th – $2,125
5th/6th – $45,000 5th – $1,000
7th/8th – $25,000 6th – $750
9th/12th – $10,000 7th – $625
13th/16th – $5,000 8th – $500
BROADCASTS

You can find a full list of frequently asked questions and more information over on Halo Waypoint.