HCS Pro League Details
In a post at Halo Waypoint, it is stated that the HCS Pro League will host a weekly event from April 24 - May 22. The HCS Pro League has a total of eight spots, one of which is already taken by Counter Logic Gaming because of their HWC win.
The first event is the PAX East LAN Qualifier, which will see the ex-members of Team Allegiance fighting for the second spot of the HCS Pro League. Our preview article can be read here.
The next event is the Invite Online Qualifier on April 30. A total of 16 teams will be invited based on HWC placings. The top eight teams will advance to the Qualification LAN Tournament on May 8. The top four teams will secure a spot in the HCS Pro League.
The May 14-15 event is the Open Qualifier. All teams are welcome to compete, but only the top four teams will advance to the Last Chance Qualifier. Taking place May 21-22, the Last Chance Qualifier will crown the two teams the final spots in the HCS Pro League.
The Qualifiers will use the same map rotation as the HWC 2016 Finals. Also, there will be eight NA and six EU teams in the HCS Pro League. Once the HCS Pro League competitors are decided, they will begin competing against each other with two matches and broadcast days per week. The season schedule will be revealed at the beginning of the season in June. Each team will play each other twice during the regular season. The top four teams will advance to the Pro League Finals. The teams in fifth and sixth place will have their spots guaranteed for the Fall 2016 season. The seventh and eighth place teams will have to fight for their Pro League spot in HCS Open Circuit to either retain their place, or lose it to another team.
We can expect more info on the HCS Pro League in the coming weeks.
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