The Halo Championship Series is back underway for the Halo Infinite season and it all kicked off at the $350,000 Raleigh Major. While over 200 teams competed, Cloud9 ultimately came away with the win and we’ve got you covered with all the info you need to catch up on the first Major LAN event.
Cloud9 close out 4-1 Grand Final win over eUnited.
Sentinels, OpTic, & FaZe Clan all bow out among the Top 6.
$350K total prize pool ($250K + $100K crowdfunded bonus)
The first Halo Infinite LAN was certainly one to remember. With hundreds of teams descending on Raleigh, a sold-out crowd, and six-figure viewership all weekend, the opening tournament couldn’t have made a bigger splash.
What began with a 200+ team Open Bracket quickly dwindled to a 32 team Championship Bracket. Teams from North America, Europe, and Australia all pushed through the double-elimination bracket to make their mark.
Three days of action culminated in a 12+ hour Championship Sunday.
For veterans like OpTic, Sentinels, and FaZe Clan, a Top 6 finish is where their runs came to an end. Some extremely close matchups paved the way for a Grand Final showdown between eUnited and Cloud9.
Despite taking one map win on the main stage, eUnited couldn’t quite keep up in the final series. Cloud9 proved too strong on the day as they took out Infinite’s first Major with a 4-1 victory.
HCS Raleigh Major: prize pool & placements
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HCS Raleigh Major: schedule & format
The HCS Kickoff Major was streamed across four separate channels including the official Halo Twitch account, embedded above. Secondary streams, including the HCS channel, kept on top of every Championship Bracket match throughout the event.