Halo World Championship 2016

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Halo World Championship 2016
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League Information
Organizer: 343 Industries
Event Type:
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Offline
Game:
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Format: 4v4
Number of Teams: 16
Prize pool: $2,500,000
Start Date: 2015-3-18
End Date: 2015-3-20
Links: Website
Results
Winner:
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 Counter Logic Gaming
Second:
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 Team Allegiance
Third:
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 Team eLevate
Fourth:
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 Denial eSports
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Halo World Championship 2016 was the culminating event of the Halo World Championship 2016 season, taking place at Raleigh Studios Hollywood in Hollywood, California from March 18-20, 2016. Halo 5 was played in 4v4 competition. It featured the largest prize pool in console esports history, with a total of $2,500,000 USD on the line.

Overview

The Halo World Championship was announced on August 4th, 2015 with a trailer shown during Microsoft's Gamescom showcase.[1] With a prize pool of over $2,500,000 USD, there has never been a Halo tournament with higher stakes. It is also the first major tournament featuring invited teams from all regions of the world.

Format

  • 16 teams invited[2] as specified, based on performance in regional qualifiers:
    • 8 North American (NA) teams
    • 4 European/Middle Eastern/African (EMEA) teams
    • 2 Australian/New Zealand (ANZ) teams
    • 1 Asian (Asia) team
    • 1 Latin American (LATAM) team
  • Group play, four teams per group
    • Top two teams from each group advance to Championship Bracket, bottom two finish 9th-16th.
    • Best-of-5 series
  • Championship bracket
    • Single-elimination bracket, best-of-5 series (quarterfinals), best-of-7 series (semifinals, finals)
    • Group winners drawn into bracket against group runner-ups with a restriction on teams from same group being on same half of bracket

Prize Pool

The prize pool was initially announced to be starting at $1,000,000, with possible increases from the purchase of REQ packs in Halo 5. On November 4, 2015, 343 announced that the prize pool had reached $1,500,000 through REQ pack crowdfunding[3], with the possibility of growing all the way until March.[4] On November 19th, the prize pool was confirmed to have hit $1,700,000.[5] On December 3rd, MLG confirmed that it had reached $2,000,000.[6] On February 19th, during the pre-show for the NA Regional Finals, Goldenboy and Benson confirmed that the prize pool had reached $2,500,000.

The prize money is distributed as follows:

Place Percentage
Gold.png 1st 40%
Silver.png 2nd 20%
SF.png 3rd-4th 10%
5th-8th 3%
9th-16th 1%

[7]

Game Types and Maps

  • Capture the Flag - Coliseum, Fathom, Truth
  • Strongholds - Eden, Empire, Plaza, The Rig
  • Slayer - Coliseum, Eden, Plaza, Regret, The Rig, Truth

Personalities

The on-air personalities at the event included Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez, Dave "Walshy" Walsh, Michael "StrongSide" Cavanaugh, Mark "Onset" Hatcher, Andy "Bravo" Dudynsky, Richard "TheSimms" Simms and Miles "Wra7h" Ross.

Results

A total of $2,500,000 USD is awarded.

Place Prize (USD) Team Roster
Gold.png 1st $1,000,000 CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming SnakeBiteRoyal2FrostyLethulClutch
Silver.png 2nd $500,000 ALGlogo std.png Team Allegiance NadedeL TowNSuspectorCratos
SF.png 3rd-4th $250,000 ELvlogo std.png Team eLevate RaynePenguinSwift KillCalmChig
SF.png 3rd-4th $250,000 DNLlogo std.png Denial eSports ContrAPreDevoNatoRHukebubu dubuElumnite
5th-8th $75,000 Epsilogo std.png Epsilon eSports BUK 20BUK 57JimboSnipedroneFlamez
5th-8th $75,000 RNGlogo std.png Renegades SpartanNinjaStelluRVictory XSymbolic
5th-8th $75,000 EGlogo std.png Evil Geniuses SnipedownCommonlyLunchboxRoyTowey
5th-8th $75,000 TLlogo std.png Team Liquid AceAPGHeinzUnLegitElamite

Full Results

Group Stage

Group A
1. TLlogo std.png Team Liquid 3-0 9-0
2. ALGlogo std.png Team Allegiance 2-1 6-3
3. XLlogo std.png exceL eSports 1-2 3-7
4. CS-Hlogo std.png Chosen Squad 0-3 1-9


Group B
1. RNGlogo std.png Renegades 3-0 9-2
2. EGlogo std.png Evil Geniuses 2-1 8-3
3. Infslogo std.png Team infused 1-2 3-8
4. X5logo std.png Team Exile5 0-3 2-9
Group C
1. ELvlogo std.png Team eLevate 3-0 9-0
2. DNLlogo std.png Denial eSports 2-1 6-3
3. IMlogo std.png Team Immunity 1-2 3-6
4. FabElogo std.png FAB Games eSports 0-3 0-9
Group D
1. CLGlogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming 3-0 9-1
2. Epsilogo std.png Epsilon eSports 2-1 7-4
3. C9logo std.png Cloud9 1-2 4-6
4. SKFlogo std.png Team Skyfire 0-3 0-9

Bracket

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
  
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eLv
3
  
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Epsi
0
  
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eLv
2
  
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ALG
4
  
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RNG
2
  
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ALG
3
  
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ALG
0
  
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CLG
4
  
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EG
0
  
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CLG
3
  
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CLG
4
  
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DNL
2
  
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TL
2
  
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DNL
3

Media

VoD

Articles

Interviews

Videos

External Links

References

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvMit2pDax0
  2. https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/community/blog-posts/halo-world-championship-regions-prizing-update
  3. https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/community/blog-posts/halo-world-championship-regions-prizing-update
  4. https://twitter.com/chespace/status/661935201078013954
  5. https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-gb/community/halo-championship-series
  6. https://twitter.com/MLG/status/672615062343847936
  7. HWC Rule Handbook