HCS Atlanta Major, Hosted by FaZe Clan (July 26-28) (2024)

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HCS Atlanta Major, Hosted by FaZe Clan (July 26-28)

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This Summer, Halo esports is headed to Atlanta, GA!

Join us this July 26-28 as FaZe Clan hosts the Halo community at the $250,000 HCS Atlanta Major 2024!

Think you have what it takes to take on the world's best teams?

Assemble your squad and compete in the HCS Open Series: Road to Atlanta, more details below!

Key Info
Tickets
Team Pass
Tournament Format
How To Qualify
$5,000 FFA
HCS Side Events
Twitch Drops
Travel
Event FAQ
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Date: July 26-28
Location:Atlanta, GA
Venue: Gateway Center Arena
Tickets:Sign up for Pre-Sale
Team Pass: Available Soon!
Watch:Twitch+YouTube
4v4 Prize Pool:$250,000
FFA Prize Pool:$5,000
Side Events:$5,000

Join us live from Atlanta - Sign up for Tickets Pre-sale to be notified once tickets go live!

Tickets Pre-Sale

GA Tickets Pre-Sale

Discount Codes

In order to provide extra value to fans and also allow fans to support their favorite teams directly, you can use any of the codes below at check out to receive a 10% discount on your tickets. When you save 10%, the Teams receive 10%!

Support your favorite team and get a discount on spectator tickets. If you use a team's code, be sure to share on Twitter and tag the teams so they know you've supported them!

Team Pass

Team Passes will be available at a later date. Keep it locked on @HCS on Twitter for more details!

If you plan on competing at any HCS events, be sure to check out the links below!

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HCS Major tournament structure for 2024 will be similar to the tried-and-true format we used in Year 2.

  • 64-Team Open Bracket
  • 16-Team Pool Play
  • 12-Team Champ Bracket

Open Bracket

It wouldn't be a proper HCS Major without a bustling passion pit.

  • Open Bracket will start and end on Friday July 26th
  • Top 4 teams will advance to Pool Play

Pool Play

Pool Play at the Atlanta Major will feature 12 Auto-Qualified teams and 4 teams from the Open Bracket.

  • 4 Pools of 4
  • Single Round Robin
  • 1st/2nd in Pools go to Winners Round 1
  • 3rd in Pools go to Lower Round 1
  • 4th in Pools is eliminated

The Top 6 teams from the HCS London Major have locked in their respective seeds in Pool Play at the HCS Atlanta Major!

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Championship Bracket

The Championship Bracket is where the best of the best will clash for their share of $250,000 and a paid trip to the HCS Salt Lake City Major!

  • 12-Team Double Elimination
  • Top 6 teams will lock in those seeds at the HCS Salt Lake City Major hosted by Spacestation (September 6-8)

$250K 4V4 PRIZE BREAKDOWN

  • 1st: $100,000
  • 2nd: $60,000
  • 3rd: $30,000
  • 4th: $17,500
  • 5-6: $8,000
  • 7-8: $5,000
  • 9-12: $2,500
  • 13-16: $1,625

Teams will qualify for the HCS Atlanta Major in (2) ways: Atlanta Major Qualifiers, or HCS Point Totals.

  • NA/EU teams will compete for Pool Play spots in their Atlanta Major Qualifiers.
  • MX/ANZ teams will compete for Open Bracket Travel Coverage in their Atlanta Open Championships (Atlanta Major Qualifiers).
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HCS Open Series: Road to Atlanta

The HCS Open Series will take place in all regions as teams stack up HCS Points ahead of the Atlanta Major Qualifiers.

Tournament Registration

  • Free to Enter
  • Double Elimination
  • Prize: Cash & HCS Points (2K Series distribution)

Atlanta Open Series Dates

North America
Starts @ 12p ET

June 9, June 13: Open #1
June 16, June 20: Open #2
June 23, June 27: Open #3
June 29-30: Atlanta Qualifier

July 26-28: Atlanta Major

Europe
Starts @ 12p BSTJune 9: Open #1
June 16: Open #2
June 23: Open #3
June 30: Atlanta Qualifier

July 26-28: Atlanta Major (NA)

Mexico
Starts @ 12p CTJune 9: Open #1
June 16: Open #2
June 23: Open #3
June 30: ATL Open Championship

July 26-28: Atlanta Major (NA)

Australia / New Zealand
Starts @ 12p AESTJune 9: Open #1
June 16: Open #2
June 23: Open #3
June 30: ATL Open Championship

July 26-28: Atlanta Major (NA)

Note: NA's Open Series' will take place over 2 Days. (Day 1 ends at Top 12 and the remainder of the tournament is played on Day 2.)

Atlanta Major Qualifiers / Open Championships

Following the HCS Open Series, teams from all regions will battle it out in their respective Atlanta Major Qualifiers (or Open Championships), for Pool Play seeds and Travel Coverage.

  • Free to Enter
  • Double Elimination
  • NA/EU Prize: Pool Play Seeds, HCS Points, & Travel Coverage
  • MX/ANZ Prize: HCS Points & Travel Coverage

ATLANTA MAJOR QUALIFIER / OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP DATES

NORTH AMERICA

June 29-30: Major Qualifier

EUROPE

June 30: Major Qualifier

MEXICO

June 30: Open Championship

AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND

June 30: Open Championship

POOL PLAY QUALIFICATION

  • NA Major Qualifier: Top 2
  • NA HCS Point Totals: Top 2 (After Atlanta Qualifier)
  • EU Major Qualifier: Top 1
  • EU HCS Point Totals: Top 1 (After Atlanta Qualifier)

Travel Coverage

Additional teams from each region will earn Travel Coverage to compete in the Atlanta Major Open Bracket!

  • NA: 3rd Highest HCS Points (After Atlanta Qualifiers)
  • EU: 2nd Highest HCS Points (After Atlanta Qualifiers)
  • MX: Winner of MX Open Championship
  • ANZ: Winner of ANZ Open Championship
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$5,000 FFA Tournament

As with every Major, HCS Atlanta will feature a $5,000 FFA tournament open to all event attendees!

Registration will take place on site.

FFA PRIZE BREAKDOWN

  • 1st: $2,000
  • 2nd: $1,200
  • 3rd: $800
  • 4th: $425
  • 5th: $200
  • 6th: $150
  • 7th: $125
  • 8th: $100

Attendees will have the chance to compete in side tournaments featuring various Halo titles! Registration will take place on site and will be first come, first served.

More details on Side Events featured at the Atlanta Major will be shared at a later date.

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Catch all the action live July 26-28.

Tune into the HCS Atlanta Major all weekend and you will unlock exclusive Twitch Drops!

Stay tuned to @HCS on socials for more info on which Drops will be available!

  • Airport:Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
  • Ground Transportation:Uber | Lyft
  • Hotels:Click herefor a list of nearby hotels.
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Event FAQ

When will the HCS Major Atlanta 2024 take place?The HCS Major Atlanta 2024 will take place July 26-28, 2024.
Where is the event taking place?The HCS Major Atlanta 2024 will take place at the Gateway Center Arena at College Park.
- 2330 Convention Center Concourse, College Park, GA 30337
Where can I purchase tickets?You can sign up for Tickets Pre-sale here.
I can't attend the event, but want to watch online. Where can I tune in?You can tune into these links to watch the action:

Twitch
A stream - twitch.tv/halo
B stream - twitch.tv/hcs
C stream - twitch.tv/hcs_red
D stream - twitch.tv/hcs_blue

YouTube
All Streams - YouTube.com/@HCS
Is there an age limit?All 4v4 and FFA Players must be 13 years of age or older to compete at HCS Major Atlanta. Players 13 years of age or older require a signed parental consent form if under the age of 18.

Spectators 13 years of age or older require a signed parental consent form if under the age of 18.
Spectators under 13 years of age will need to be accompanied by guardian. Children ages 3 and under will not require a ticket, but will require a completed parental consent form and be accompanied by a guardian at all times.

Download the Parental Consent Form.

Please bring the completed form to the event and have ready to hand in at the ticketing desk.
What time do the doors open?Event Times are TBD.
Where should I park and is parking free?Please refer to the Gateway Center Arena Website for Parking Info.

https://gatewaycenterarena.com/getting-here/parking/

Do you have appropriate seating and parking for individuals with medical conditions?The event is ADA compliant and accessible.
Are pets allowed?Only service animals are allowed at the event.
What is your bag policy?There is no limit on bag size at the stadium.

All bags will be checked upon arrival. All individuals will be wanded by security upon arrival as well.

Are there any prohibited items?Halo Championship Series Prohibited Items

ACCEPTABLE:
- Cosplay and other costumes determined to be safe by security
- Prop/Replica weapons as part of cosplay or other costumes: Must be submitted to security for review. Cannot contain a functioning bolt mechanism or fire a projectile of any kind. Any bow-type weapons must be unstrung or strung with a low-tensile thread. All prop arrows must have soft, non-metal, blunted tips made out of foam or cardboard only. Cannot be pointed at any individual in such a way to cause fear of harm or distress. Cosplay firearms must have brightly colored safety tips. Must be visibly tagged and visually identified as “safe” or “peace bonded”.
- Cell Phones
- Action cameras, such as GoPro’s
- Prescription medication (you must have the prescription/label in your name with you)

PROHIBITED ITEMS* (below list is a guide, not all inclusive):
- Illegal or illicit substances, drugs, or drug paraphernalia
- Weapons of any kind including, but not limited to, guns, ammo, pocket knives, sharp-edge blades, self-defense sprays, or any item deemed as unsafe by security staff.
- Flammable items or liquids including aerosols and fireworks
- Bags lager than 12″ x 12″ x 6″ max
- Coolers, sleeping bags, tents, and chairs: An exception will be made for medically necessary items after thorough inspection.
- Outside alcohol
- Outside food and beverage
- Bicycles, skateboards, hover-boards, scooters, or personal motorized vehicles
- Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles
- Animals except for service animals assisting an individual with a disability. “Comfort,” “therapy” or “emotional support” animals do not meet the ADA definition of a service animal. Security may permit working dogs or other animals as required.
- Laser pens, laser pointers, or similar focused light devices
- Noisemakers such as megaphones, air horns, sirens, whistles, or other devices which may interfere with others’ experience
- Any item that is not lawfully permitted to be carried in the locality or City of Seattle
- Additional items may be prohibited at the discretion of Microsoft staff or security

*Note: Prohibited items and items determined to not be appropriate for entry into Halo Championship Series will be the responsibility of the attendee and cannot be accepted, stored, or checked by Microsoft or Convention Center.
What are the closest hotels to the event venue?Please use this link to find nearby hotels options and rates.
Ihave other questions – where’s the best place to ask them?For HCS program and eligibility questions, email us at HCS@ee.gg

Player FAQ

Where can I find the Event Rules?Click Here: HCS Atlanta Major 2024 Rules
Where can I find the Handbook & Code of Conduct?Click Below:
- HCS Handbook
- Code of Conduct
Will there be a Free-For-All (FFA) competition at this event?Yes! The event will feature a free-to-enter Halo Infinite FFA tournament, which will be open for up to 512 players and spectators.

Best of luck to those competing for their share of $5,000!

Must have a Spectator ticket to participate. Registration will take place on site!

Idon't live in the US. Can I still compete in this tournament?To check your specific country’s eligibility, please see the list of eligible countries as listed in the Handbook here.
Is there a limit to the number of teams eligible to compete in this tournament?Yes. The 4v4 tournament open bracket has a max capacity of 64 teams.
When do rosters lock?For Pool Play and Travel Coverage teams:
6:00 PM EST on Monday, July 1st.

If teams earned travel coverage via the Atlanta Major Qualifier, they must retain that same roster.

For all other teams,roster lock is Monday, July 22nd at 10:00a EST.

What equipment should I bring if I'm competing?All players competing must bring:

- Your preferred wired peripheral (Xbox wired Controller or Mouse and Keyboard)
- USB cord required for your preferred peripheral
- Headset with no power outlet and a 3.5 mm plug
- Wired Earbuds (needed for Feature Station and Main Stage play)
- If you plan on competing with Keyboard & Mouse, you must submit your model number for each device to hcs@ee.gg ahead of the event.

Mixamps will be provided. Bringing backup equipment is recommended.
Which monitors will be used for the tournament?All tournament and warmup monitors will be the Zowie XL2540K model.
How do I earn travel coverage?Lodging and travel coverage will be offered to (12) pool play teams based on previous Major placement, placement in the Atlanta Major Qualifier, and HCS Points.

Additionally, (1) NA team & (1) EU team will be granted travel coverage based on aggregate points after the Atlanta Major Qualifiers. Also, (1) ANZ team & (1) MX team will be granted travel coverage based on placing 1st in their respective Atlanta Open Championships.

NA Players may qualify through:
- Top two (2) placement in the Atlanta Major Qualifier.
- Top three (3) in HCS points after the Atlanta Major Qualifier.

EU Players may qualify through:
- 1st place in the Atlanta Major Qualifier.
- Top two (2) in HCS points after the Atlanta Major Qualifier.

MX Players may qualify through:
- 1st place in the Atlanta Open Championship.

ANZ Players may qualify through:
- 1st place in the Atlanta Open Championship.

For further information including complete tournament format and seeding , please review the Event Rules.

Note: Teams who earn travel coverage for the HCS Atlanta Major 2024, via the Atlanta Major Qualifier, must compete with the same roster.

How does travel coverage work?More information on how to use earned travel coverage will be delivered to qualified teams after the completion of the Atlanta Major Qualifier.
What is the Prizing Breakdown?HCS Major 4v4 - $250,000 prize pool
1st: $100,000
2nd: $60,000
3rd: $30,000
4th: $17,500
5th/6th: $8,000
7th/8th: $5,000
9th - 12th: $2,500
13th - 16th: $1,625

HCS Major Free-For-All - $5,000 prize pool
1st: $2,000
2nd: $1,200
3rd: $800
4th: $425
5th: $200
6th: $150
7th: $125
8th: $100
What is the Pro Point Breakdown?Pro Points Breakdown - HCS Major 4v4
(Team Total)
1st - 25,000
2nd - 15,000
3rd - 11,000
4th - 9,000
5th - 6th 8,000
7th - 8th 7,000
9th - 12th 5,500
13th - 16th 4,500
17th - 20th 3,000
21st - 24th 2,000
25th - 32nd 1,800
33rd - 40th 1,600
41st - 56th 1,400
57th - 72nd 1,000

Pro Points Breakdown - HCS Major Free-For-All
1st: 15,000
2nd: 13,500
3rd: 12,750
4th: 12,000
5th: 11,250
6th: 10,500
7th: 9,750
8th: 9,000
9th - 10th: 6,000
11th - 12th: 5,250
13th - 14th: 4,500
15th - 16th: 3,750
17th - 20th: 2,800
21st - 24th: 2,450
25th - 28th: 2,000
29th - 32nd: 1,650
33rd - 40th: 1,300
41st - 48th: 1,125
49th - 56th: 950
57th - 64th: 750
65th - 128th: 375
I have other questions – where’s the best place to ask them?For HCS program and eligibility questions, email us at HCS@ee.gg

Ticket FAQ

What types of payment do you accept? Online and onsite?All major credit cards are accepted. Cash payments will not be accepted at the event.
How will I get my tickets if I buy them online?You will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite with a QR code and printable tickets. Digital or print tickets will be accepted and scanned at the door at the event.
Do you offer refunds?We offer refunds up till 7 days before the event.

Note: Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

What if the event is cancelled?If the event is cancelled all tickets purchased will be refunded in full.
Can I show my tickets on my phone at the door or do I need to have the physical tickets with me?Digital or print tickets will be accepted and QR codes scanned upon entry. You must have all members of the parties accounted for with multiple tickets present to check in at the same time. Tickets are only scanned once.

Fans will receive a wristband that corresponds with their ticket type.
Do you offer military or senior citizen discounts?If you are purchasing a ticket online - please use the code MILITARY or SENIOR to receive 10% off your ticket.

For the Military discount, please be prepared to present your Military ID. For a senior discount, you must be 55+ years of age.

Any questions about codes or eligibility please email HCSeventsNA@ee.gg.
What does general admission mean?General Admission (GA) refers to seating or standing areas that are not assigned or reserved.
Will my seats be together?Seating or standing areas are occupied on a first-come, first-served basis.
Is my multi-day ticket good for either or both days?3 Day GA tickets are acceptable for all days of the event.

You will receive a wristband or credentials that you must keep with you for all of the days to re-enter.

The name on the ticket doesn't match the attendee’s name. Is that okay?This is allowed, however you must have all members of the parties accounted for with multiple tickets present to check in at the same time.

Tickets are only scanned once.

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