After a two week break from the Halo Championship (HCS) Pro League, teams return with new players and LAN practice. While teams did not compete online, four pro teams and various players participated in a mid-season LAN in Orange County, California. The open bracket tournament saw OpTic Gaming protect their position as the best Halo team in the world.
With the Fall Season returning to its weekly schedule, teams hope for a top-four spot for the Fall Season Finals.
Luminosity Gaming vs. OpTic Gaming | OpTic wins 3-2
OpTic kept their dominant roster intact, but Luminosity made an unexpected change by dropping Eco for Evil Geniuses’ (EG) Victory X. The change reunites two long-time Halo veterans, Naded and Victory X, with their first match against the world’s best.
Luminosity’s changes make an immediate impact as Victory X helps start the series with a win on Fathom - Capture the Flag (CTF). Although OpTic captures the first two flags, Victory X turns the game around with the Camouflage. His sneaky plays starts a run of three unanswered flags for Luminosity.
The series goes to game five where OpTic steals a win from Luminosity on Rig – Slayer. Both teams trade kills up until the 25 kill mark, but OpTic Lethul use the sniper rifle to builds a small lead. The game ends with time and not kills, the final score recorded at 48-45 for OpTic.