Jan 13 2016 - 2:33 am

HWC Qualifier Tournament #3

Over the weekend, North America played in their third Halo World Championship Qualifier.
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Over the weekend, North America played in their third Halo World Championship Qualifier. Despite its name, the tournament doesn’t actually award a spot in the final tournament, only Pro Points that contribute towards a spot at each region’s respective Regional Finals. The results of the previous qualifier for North America can be found here on eSports Guru.

The tournament was single elimination and used team's HWC pro points for the seeding. The winner received $1,000 split between the team as well as points based on the following breakdown:

1st – 5,000 Points

2nd – 3,000 Points

3rd/4th – 2,000 Points

5th to 8th – 1,500 Points

9th to 16th – 1,000 Points

17th to 32nd – 500 Points

33rd to 64th – 250 Points

These points totals are also rewarded to each player, meaning the first place team actually gets 20,000 points total.

Top Eight Results

1st – Counter Logic Gaming

2nd – Allegiance eSports

3rd/4th – Team eLevate

3rd/4th – Team Liquid

5th to 8th – Winterfox

5th to 8th – Dream Team

5th to 8th – Leftovers

5th to 8th – Disobey

The full MLG bracket can be found here.

It's clearly worth mentioning that this is Evil Genius' first time not finishing in the top eight! They were knocked out by Winterfox 2-0 to be left with a 9th-16th placing. The team has done progressively worse over the course of the qualifiers but still have their place at the North American Regionals secured.

Due to the results of this qualifier, the top three teams for pro points now sits at:

1st (39,895) Allegiance eSports

2nd (34,975) Counter Logic Gaming

3rd (32,740) Evil Geniuses

Can CLG or EG pull through in the next two qualifiers and dethrone Allegiance, or will they hold on to the first seed? It's interesting to note that the fourth place team, Leftovers, currently sits over 10,000 points behind EG! The holdings are certainly very top heavy right now, perhaps they can even out closer to the finals event.

The next American qualifier will be on January 17th. Hopefully the teams that didn’t do as well will be able to grind the ladder and get themselves a better seed! Stay tuned for an updated eSports Guru power ranking based on the results as well!

What did you think about the tournament? Let us know in the comments below and remember to follow us here at eSports Guru for all you Halo World Championship needs!

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