The 2023 Halo Championship Series is officially underway, with the best Halo pros in the world taking to Charlotte, NC for the HCS Kickoff Major, an event which saw OpTic Gaming achieve a historic third consecutive major Halo victory. Here are all the details.
The HCS 2022 season saw OpTic Gaming become Halo world champions once again as former Call of Duty star Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper made his grand return to Halo, and they look to be continuing in the exact same fashion.
Here’s exactly what went down at the HCS Charlotte Major, including final results, standings, and prize money earned.
HCS Charlotte Major standings
Final standings for the HCS Kickoff event:
|Placement||Team||Prize Money (USD)|
|4||Native Gaming White||$17,500|
|9-12||Believe the Hype||$2,500|
HCS Charlotte Major results
Here is the full set of bracket results from the HCS Charlotte Major.
HCS Charlotte Major groups
Below are the full groups at the HCS Kickoff, with an Open Bracket team joining each group after the action on Friday.
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|Pool A||Pool B||Pool C||Pool D|
|FaZe Clan (3-0)||OpTic Gaming (3-0)||Gamers First (3-0)||Spacestation Gaming (3-0)|
|Shopify Rebellion (1-2)||Sentinels (2-1)||Native Gaming White (2-1)||Complexity (2-1)|
|Proton Gaming (1-2)||Quadrant (1-2)||Believe the Hype (1-2)||TSS Esports (1-2)|
|Natus Vincere (1-2)||Cloud9 (0-3)||Luminosity (0-3)||Divine Mind (0-3)|
HCS Charlotte Major stream
The $250k tournament took place on the official Halo Twitch channel, with the action kicking off on Friday, February 24.
The grand finals were settled on Sunday, February 26, with OpTic Gaming taking down FaZe Clan.
HCS Charlotte Major teams
Here is the full list of players and teams in Pool Play, featuring veteran stars, world champions, and young talent gunning for their first taste of glory.
|FaZe Clan||Snakebite, Frosty, Renegade, Royal 2|
|OpTic Gaming||Trippy, aPG, FormaL, Lucid|
|Gamers First (G1)||bubu dubu, Falcated, Svspector, Sabinater|
|Native Gaming Red||Druk, Taulek, Mannny, SoulSnipe|
|Spacestation||Eco, StelluR, Bound, Pznguin|
|Believe the Hype||MoNnsTcR, Boammx, Precisin, Neuronical|
|Sentinels||Spartan, KingNick, Lethul, Kuhlect|
|Spotify Rebellion||MentaL, Karmea, Rayne, RyaNoob|
|Natus Vincere||Jimbo, Snipedrone, SoSnakey, zMightys|
|Quadrant||SLG, Sica, Lqgend, TchiK|
|Luminosity||Drift, Atzo, Bullet, Noble|
|Divine Mind||Madsyy, Swayz, BZIIRK, Slayz|
Teams now look ahead to the next major event of the HCS 2023 season: the Arlington Major at the end of June.