Official details on the European Halo Championship Pro League Summer 2016 Season have been made available earlier today. Here are the main takeaways.
- The qualifiers will feature six teams matching off against each other twice a week to progress up the ladder.
- Each game will have three matches and each team will go up against each of the others at least twice per session.
- Only the top four teams will progress to the Season Finals, which will earn them a position in the Fall 2016 Season.
- Those in 5th and 6th position will participate in a relegation event against the top teams from the HCS Open Circuit.
- The HCS Open Circuit will feature new teams wanting to play in the HCS Pro League Fall 2016 Season.
Here are the official dates:
Descriptions of the qualifiers were provided:
Summer Qualifier: May 8
Eight teams will be invited to the Summer Qualifier based on their performance in the Halo World Championship. This qualifier will see the top two teams advance directly to the HCS Pro League, while the remaining six will drop to the Last Chance Qualifier and secure seeds 1 through 6.
Open Qualifiers 1, 2 and 3: May 17-19
Open to all competitors, these three tournaments will determine which teams will advance to the Last Chance Qualifier. In the Open Qualifiers, the top four teams will advance from Open 1 and 2 but only the top two will advance from Open 3.
Last Chance Qualifier: May 21
Like its name implies, the Last Chance Qualifier will be the final opportunity for teams to qualify for HCS Pro League, with three final spots up for grabs. The winners from Open Qualifiers 1, 2, and 3 will meet the bottom six teams from the Summer Qualifier who are already holding seeds 1- 6. This will be the biggest, best and final chance to grab a spot in the European HCS Pro League for the Summer Season!
Team Epsilon has already earned a place in the Pro League due to their performance in the HaloWC.
Here is the current breakdown of the team standings:
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