FaZe beats OpTic to win Halo World Championship 2023: Final results

Declan Mclaughlin
FaZe Clan Halo World Championships 2023

The battle for the Halo World Championship 2023 trophy is underway. Here is everything you need to know about the biggest Halo tournament of the year.

The 2023 edition of the Halo World Championship is the second for Halo Infinite and the modern Halo esports era. The event will take place in Seattle, Washington, at the Seattle Convention Center and feature a $1,000,000 prize pool that will be split amongst the 16 qualified teams.

The field of teams includes squads from North America, South America, Europe, and Australia, all fighting for a world title. Fans will get to see whether OpTic Gaming can win back-to-back world titles, or if teams like Spacestation Gaming or FaZe Clan can put together a monster tournament run to steal the crown.

The event will also feature an FFA side tournament and a cosplay contest for fans in attendance to participate in.

Below you can find everything you need to know about the 2023 Halo World Championship.


The Halo World Championship will be broadcast on Twitch. The stream is embedded below for your convenience.

Halo World Championship 2023: Dates and format

The tournament will start on October 13 and run through October 15 at the Seattle Convention Center. The broadcast will start each day at 3 p.m. EST. Unlike in 2022, the tournament will not feature a play-in stage and instead only have a pool play stage and championship bracket.

Bear in mind that pool play has been hit by multiple delays, offsetting the initial timings listed on the schedule.

  • Pool Play Stage: October 13
  • Championship Bracket: October 14 – 15

Pool Play (October 13)

  • four groups of four teams will face off in a round-robin format.
  • The top two teams are seeded into the upper bracket.
  • The third-place teams are seeded into the lower bracket.
  • Fourth-place teams are eliminated.
  • All matches BO5.

Championship Bracket (October 14-15)

  • 12 teams face off in double elimination bracket.
  • All matches BO5, except for the Grand Final which is a BO7.

Halo World Championship 2023: Schedule and results

Pool Play

Pool A

Placement Team Record
1 OpTic Gaming 3-0
2 Complexity 2-1
3 Gamers First 1-2
4 Divine Mind 0-3

Pool B

Placement Team Record
1 Spacestation Gaming 3-0
2 Sentinels 2-1
3 Luminosity Gaming 1-2
4 Cloud9 0-3

Pool C

Placement Team Record
1 Native Gaming Red 2-1
2 Shopify Rebellion 2-1
3 Native Gaming White 2-1
4 Ascending Baseline 0-3

Pool D

Placement Team Record
1 FaZe Clan 3-0
2 Quadrant 2-1
3 NAVI 1-2
4 LVT 0-3

Day 1: October 13

Stage Match PT ET BST
Pool A  OpTic 3-0 Complexity 1 PM 4 PM 9 PM
Pool A  G1 3-0 Divine Mind 1 PM 4 PM 9 PM
Pool C GR 3-0 AB 1 PM 4 PM 9 PM
Pool C SR 2-3 NGW 1 PM 4 PM 9 PM
Pool B SSG 3-1 C9 2:30 PM 5:30 PM 10:30 PM
Pool B Sentinels 3-0 Luminosity 2:30 PM 5:30 PM 10:30 PM
Pool D FaZe 3-1 LVT 2:30 PM 5:30 PM 10:30 PM
Pool D Quadrant 3-1 NAVI 2:30 PM 5:30 PM 10:30 PM
Pool A OpTic 3-0 Divine Mind 4 PM 7 PM 12 AM
Pool A G1 1-3 Complexity 4 PM 7 PM 12 AM
Pool C NGR 2-3 SR 4 PM 7 PM 12 AM
Pool C NGW 3-0 AB 4 PM 7 PM 12 AM
Pool B SSG 3-0 Luminosity 5:30 PM 8:30 PM 1:30 AM
Pool B Sentinels 3-0 C9 5:30 PM 8:30 PM 1:30 AM
Pool D FaZe 3-2 Quadrant 5:30 PM 8:30 PM 1:30 AM
Pool D LVT 0-3 NAVI 5:30 PM 8:30 PM 1:30 AM
Pool A OpTic 3-0 G1 7 PM 10 PM 3 AM
Pool A Complexity 3-0 Divine Mind 7 PM 10 PM 3 AM
Pool C NGR 3-0 NGW 7 PM 10 PM 3 AM
Pool C SR 3-0 AB 7 PM 10 PM 3 AM
Pool B SSG 0-3 Sentinels 8:30 PM 11:30 PM 4:30 AM
Pool B C9 2-3 Luminosity 8:30 PM 11:30 PM 4:30 AM
Pool D FaZe 3-0 NAVI 8:30 PM 11:30 PM 4:30 AM
Pool D Quadrant 3-1 LVT 8:30 PM 11:30 PM 4:30 AM

Championship Bracket

Stage Match
Quarter-Finals OpTic Gaming 3-0 Sentinels
Quarter-Finals FaZe Clan 3-0 Shopify Rebellion
Quarter-Finals Native Gaming Red 2-3 Quadrant
Quarter-Finals Spacestation Gaming 3-0 Complexity
Semi-Finals OpTic Gaming 3-2 FaZe clan
Semi-Finals Quadrant 0-3 Spacestation Gaming
Winners-Finals Spacestation Gaming 2-3 OpTic Gaming
Grand Finals (First Bo7) OpTic Gaming 2-4 FaZe clan
Grand Finals (Bracket Reset) OpTic Gaming 0-4 FaZe clan

Elimination Bracket

Four teams joined the Elimination Bracket after narrowly missing out on the Championship Bracket: Gamers First, Luminosity Gaming, Native Gaming White, and NaVi.

Stage Match
Elimination Round 1 Native Gaming White 2-3 Sentinels
Elimination Round 1 Gamers First 0-3 Shopify Rebellion
Elimination Round 1 Luminosity Gaming 1-3 Native Gaming Red
Elimination Round 1 NaVi 3-2 Complexity
Elimination Round 2 Sentinels 3-1 Shopify Rebellion
Elimination Round 2 Native Gaming Red 3-1 NaVi
Elimination Round 3 Quadrant 0-3 Sentinels
Elimination Round 3 FaZe Clan 3-0 Native Gaming Red
Elimination Bracket Semi-Final Sentinels 0-3 FaZe Clan
Elimination Bracket Final  FaZe Clan 3-0 Spacestation Gaming

Halo World Championship 2023: Prize pool and standings

The prize pool for the event is $1,000,000 with the lion’s share, $400,000, going to the winners of the event. The prize pool distribution is shown below.

Placement Team Prize Winnings
1st FaZe Clan $400,000
2nd  OpTic Gaming $220,000
3rd Spacestation Gaming $110,000
4th Sentinels $70,000
5th-6th Quadrant $45,000
Native Gaming Red
7th-8th NaVi $25,000
Shopify Rebellion
9th-12th Complexity
Luminosity Gaming 
Native Gaming White
13th-16th Divine Mind $5,000
Ascending Baseline

Halo World Championship 2023: Teams and Rosters

Teams qualified for this tournament based on placement at the Fort Worth Major, HCS points and Regional Playoff results.

Team Roster
OpTic Gaming Trippy, aPG, Lucid, FormaL, Lunchbox
Spacestation Gaming StelluR, Penguin, Eco, Bound, Elamite
Native Gaming Red Suppressed, Taulek, Manny, SoulSnipe, Jamiwas
FaZe Clan SnakeBite, Renegade, Frosty, Royal2, Royal1
Shopify Rebellion RyaNoob, MentaL, CyKul, Rayne, BesT MaN
Quadrant Lqgend, Sica, SLG, Tchik, KronosZer
Sentinels Spartan, Lethul, Falcated, bubu dubu, Chig
G1 Huss, Precision, Swish, BoamX, Trey
Complexity Gilkey, Karmea, King Nick, Tusk, Mikren
Cloud9 Nemassist, Rammyy, Sceptify, Triton, SenscR
Native Gaming White Mikwen, Tapping Buttons, Kuhlect, Suspector, Hoaxer
LVT Diagram, KingJay, Piggy, Sab, Nick Lavid
NAVI Jimbo, GloryGGz, Sniperdrone, zMightys, Wonderboy
Ascending Baseline Baxter, Mose, Respectful, Septiq
Luminosity Gaming Drift, Magico, Noble, Atzo, Nugget
Divine Mind Swayz, BZIIRK, Noobles, Slayz, Bdiz25
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