The $1m Halo Infinite World Championship 2022 event is now in the books as OpTic Gaming battled back in the grand finals to win the trophy over Cloud9. If you missed any of the action across the four-day event, we’ve got everything you need to know right here.
The biggest Halo tournament of the year is now in the rearview mirror. The 2022 Halo World Championship is all said and done as the world’s best teams battled it out for ultimate bragging rights and a hefty $1 million prize pool.
On the back of OpTic’s dominant showing at Orlando, the likes of Cloud9, Sentinels, FaZe, and many others were looking to tear down the Green Wall and etch their spot in the history books with the biggest win of the year. Try as they did, however, none could accomplish the task. OpTic swept every series in the winner’s bracket before winning the second best of seven series against Cloud9 in the Grand Finals.
If you’re looking to catch up on results, we’ve got you covered below with everything there is to know about the Halo World Championship event.
HCS Halo World Championship 2022: Schedule & Results
October 22 to October 24 sees the latter rounds commence. Championship Sunday kicks off with Lower Bracket Quarter Finals, before OpTic Gaming and Cloud9 go head to head in a mouthwatering Grand Final.
|Upper Bracket QF||OpTic Gaming 3-0 Gamers First||12pm||3pm||8pm|
|Upper Bracket QF||Sentinels 3-0 G2 Esports||12pm||3pm||8pm|
|Upper Bracket QF||FaZe Clan 3-2 eUnited||1:30pm||4:30pm||9:30pm|
|Upper Bracket QF||Cloud9 2-3 Native Gaming Red||1:30pm||4:30pm||9:30pm|
|Lower Bracket R1||Fnatic 3-2 Gamers First||3pm||6pm||11pm|
|Lower Bracket R1||Oxygen Esports 3-2 G2||3pm||6pm||11pm|
|Lower Bracket R1||JLINGZ esports 0-3 eUnited||4:30pm||7:30pm||12:30am|
|Lower Bracket R1||Acend 0-3 Cloud9||4:30pm||7:30pm||12:30am|
|Upper Bracket SF||OpTic Gaming 3-0 Sentinels||6pm||9pm||2am|
|Lower Bracket R2||Fnatic 1-3 Oxygen Esports||6pm||9pm||2am|
|Upper Bracket SF||FaZe Clan 2-3 Native Gaming Red||7:30pm||10:30pm||3:30am|
|Lower Bracket R2||eUnited 0-3 Cloud9||7:30pm||10:30pm||3:30am|
|Lower Bracket QF||Oxygen Esports 0-3 FaZe Clan||12pm||3pm||8pm|
|Lower Bracket QF||Sentinels 0-3 Cloud9||12pm||3pm||8pm|
|Lower Bracket SF||FaZe Clan 1-3 Cloud9||1:30pm||4:30pm||9:30pm|
|Upper Bracket Final||OpTic Gaming 3-0 Native Gaming Red||3pm||6pm||11pm|
|Lower Bracket Final||Cloud9 3-0 Native Gaming Red||4:30pm||7:30pm||12:30am|
|Grand Final (First bo7)||OpTic Gaming 1-4 Cloud9||6pm||9pm||2am|
|Grand Final (Bracket Reset)||OpTic Gaming 4-0 Cloud 9||7pm||10pm||3am|
HCS Halo World Championship 2022: Groups
The Group Stage is now complete, with OpTic Gaming, Cloud9, FaZe Clan, and Sentinels all topping their respective groups when it wrapped on October 22.
Elsewhere, it was disappointment for NaVi, TSS, Complexity, and Team WaR, all of whom failed to progress after losing all three of their pool play groups.
HCS Halo World Championship 2022: Format
While Majors all retained the same format throughout the year, things were a little different at Champs. Brand new to the final event of 2022 was the Play-In stage. Here, teams from around the world wee given another chance in order to “guarantee global representation,” as Tashi recently explained.
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The top two teams from each HCS region (North America, Europe, Mexico, & Australia and New Zealand) that didn’t place in the Top 12 at Orlando were granted another chance in this Worlds Play-In Stage. At the conclusion of a double-elimination bracket, the top four squads punched their ticket to the Group Stage.
Speaking of, the Group Stage then followed as 16 teams were split into four batches before competing in a single round robin. From here, the fourth-place team in each group was knocked out while the top three advancde. All matches were best of five.
Next came the final Bracket Stage of the event, as the remaining 12 teams were dropped into a double-elimination bracket. The better their placing in the Group Stage, the better their seeding into the bracket. Once again, all matches were best of five except for the Grand Final which bumped to a best of seven.
HCS Halo World Championship 2022: Stream
The Halo World Championship event got underway at 12PM PT Thursday, October 20 and ran through until Sunday, October 23.
As always, matches were on display across four separate broadcasts. Games were split among the main Halo Twitch channel along with HCS, HCS Red, and HCS Blue.
HCS Halo World Championship 2022: Teams & Players
|OpTic Gaming||aPG, FormaL, Lucid, Trippy|
|Gamers First||bubu dubu, PreDevoNatoR, Squalleye, Swish|
|Sentinels||Frosty, LethuL, Royal2, Snakebite|
|Cloud9||Bound, Eco, Penguin, StelluR|
|eUnited||Rayne, RyaNoob, Snip3down, Suspector|
|G2 Esports||Barcode, Gilkey, Sabinater, Str8 Sick|
|Native Red||Druk, Manny, SoulSnipe, Taulek|
|FaZe Clan||Falcated, KingNick, Renegade, Spartan|
|Natus Vincere||Jimbo, Kimbo, Mighty, Snakey|
|Oxygen Esports||Boamx, Kuhlect, Nemassist, TritoN|
|Team WaR||Envore, Hysteria, Rammyy, tonisun|
|TSS Esports||Ace, Huss, Mortally, SuperCC|
|Fnatic (Play-In)||Arctic, Juziro, Sceptify, Suppressed|
|Complexity Gaming (Play-In)||CyKul, MoNsTcR, Neuronical, Vetra|
|Acend (Play-In)||Lqgend, Respectful, Sica, Snipedrone|
|JLINGZ esports (Play-In)||Morguh, Phlux, Quadios, SeptiQ|
|Spacestation (Play-In)||Atzo, Drift, Nugget, Tapping Buttons|
|Team Cruelty (Play-In)||DragoniaK, Goriloco, Noblc, Rinnegan|
|Chiefs Esports Club (Play-In)||Beastn, BZIIRK, Madsy, Slayz|
|Divine Mind (Play-In)||Pipz, Plasma, Rated, Swayz|