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Halo World Championship 2023 – Dates, Format & Schedule

07 Sep 2023
Tit Krajnik 07 Sep 2023
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  • Halo World Championship 2023 kicks off on October 13, 2023
  • 16 Halo esports teams
  • $1,000,000 prize pool
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Halo World Championship 2023 is the final event of the Halo Championship Series (HCS) and one of the biggest esports events of the year. The tournament will return to Seattle, Washington, for the third consecutive time, welcoming the world's best Halo esports teams vying for the coveted title of Halo world champions and the lion's share of the $1,000,000 prize pool.

Here is everything you need to know about the Halo World Championship 2023, including the dates, schedule, format, teams, and where to bet on Halo World Championship 2023. 

When Is the Halo World Championship 2023

Halo World Championship 2023 is scheduled to kick off on Friday, October 13, 2023. The tournament will run for three days and conclude with the grand finals on Sunday, October 15, 2023.

Where Is Halo World Championship 2023?

HWC 2023 will take place at the Seattle Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. It'll mark the third time that the HWC will be hosted in Seattle, and the second time, it'll take place at the Seattle Convention Center, which previously hosted the HWC 2022.

Halo World Championship 2023 Format

HWC 2023 will be divided into the Pool Play and the Championship Bracket. The Pool Play will conclude in one day, with teams playing all their games on the same day, whereas the Championship Bracket will take place over the weekend, October 14-15.

Pool Play (October 13, 2023)

  • 16 teams seeded into four groups of four
  • All matches are best-of-five (Bo5)
  • Top 2 teams from each group advance to upper bracket round 1
  • 3rd-placed team of each group advance to lower bracket round 1
  • The 4th-placed team of each group gets eliminated

Championship Bracket

  • 12 teams
  • Double-elimination bracket
  • All matches are best-of-five (Bo5) except fort he final
  • The grand final is best-of-seven (Bo7)

Halo World Championship 2023 Teams

Halo World Championship 2023 will welcome 16 Halo esports teams who have earned their spot at the season-culminating tournament by either placing in the top-eight at the Forth Worth Major, have made the most HCS points in the respective regions, or have qualified through regional qualifiers.

  • OpTic Gaming – Top 8 at Forth Worth Major
  • Spacestation Gaming – Top 8 at Forth Worth Major
  • Native Gaming Red – Top 8 at Forth Worth Major
  • FaZe Clan – Top 8 at Forth Worth Major
  • Shopify Rebellion – Top 8 at Forth Worth Major
  • Quadrant – Top 8 at Forth Worth Major
  • Sentinels – Top 8 at Forth Worth Major
  • G1 – Top 8 at Forth Worth Major
  • Complexity Gaming – Top 4 NA HCS Points
  • Cloud9 – Top 4 NA HCS Points
  • Native Gaming White – Top 4 NA HCS Points
  • LVT – Top 4 NA HCS Points
  • Natus Vincere – Top 4 EU HCS Points
  • Impact Team – Top 4 EU HCS Points
  • Luminosity Gaming – MX Regional Playoff
  • Divine Mind – ANZ Regional Playoff

  • Group A: OpTic Gaming, G1, Complexity Gaming, Divine Mind
  • Group B: Spacestation Gaming, Sentinels, Cloud9, Luminosity Gaming
  • Group C: Native Gaming Red, Quadrant, Native Gaming White, Impact Team
  • Group D: FaZe Clan, Shopify Rebellion, LVT, Natus Vincere 

What Is the Halo World Championship 2023 Prize Pool?

Halo World Championship 2023 will have a $1,000,000 prize pool divided among all 16 participating teams. The champions will take home a $400,000 winner's share, with the runners-up taking home a $220,00 consolation prize. The four teams that get eliminated first will receive $5,000 each.

  • Champions - $400,000
  • Runners-up - $220,000
  • 3rd-place - $110,000
  • 4th-place - $70,000
  • 5th-6th-place - $45,000
  • 7th-8th-place - $25,000
  • 9th-12th-place - $10,000
  • 13th-16th-place - $5,000

Where To Bet On Halo World Championship 2023?

Halo used to be one of the world's most popular FPS esports titles, but slowly, it lost its appeal, particularly after the 2028 Halo Championship Series (HCS), which marked the last season before a three-year break. However, things started to pick back up in 2022 when HCS made a comeback following the release of Halo Infinite.

Even though Halo has yet to reach the same level of popularity it once had, it is still one of the biggest esports titles and a very popular game among esports punters. This, in part, has to do with the readily accessible Halo esports betting markets available on most esports bookmakers and traditional sportsbooks.

Stake.com joins the list of the best bookmakers to bet on Halo esports with its competitive betting odds, good market coverage, and excellent betting bonuses, including a generous welcome bonus, which you can grab by using promo code "NEWBONUS" and secure a joining bonus up to $3,000.