The Halo World Championship is one of the world’s largest, most-watched and most lucrative pro gaming tournaments. It hosts regional champions from the Halo Championship Series, and is run and sponsored by game publisher Microsoft, and Halo series developer, 343 Industries.
The Halo World Championship is governed by the Electronic Sports League (ESL), with the current game played being Halo Infinite. The prize pool in 2016 of $2.5 million was one of the highest ever for a console-game tournament, with the winning team taking home a whopping US$1 Million first-place prize. The Halo World Championship 2023 will have a $1 million prize pool.
Qualification for Halo World Championship 2023
Qualification for the Halo World Championship is through the Fort Worth Major results. The top eight teams from the Fort Worth Major will automatically qualify for the 2023 World Championships. The final places are taken up by the top Halo Championship Series points from; North America (4) and Europe (2), while one representative will come from each of the Australia/New Zealand and Mexican regional playoff.
The two main events for the Halo World Championship Series are the Fort Worth Major and World Championship, the dates of all Halo Championship events are below.
|Year 2 Kickoff Major Charlotte||US$250,000||February 24 -26|
|Halo Championship Series 2023: Arlington Major||US$250,000||June 30 – July 1|
|Halo Championship Series 2023: Fort Worth Major||US$250,000||September 1 – 3|
|Halo World Championship 2023||US$1,000,000||October 12 – 15|
- Game played: Halo Infinite
- Mode played: 4v4
- Team must have 4 players
- Each player must have an active gamertag for Xbox or PC
Halo World Championship 2023 Odds
When odds are available for the Halo World Championship, ESB will update this page.
Halo World Championship Teams
The teams taking their place in the Halo World Championship will be announced closer to the start of the event.
Halo World Championship Format
- Four groups of four teams play a single round-robin
- All matches are best-of-five
- Top two teams from each group advance to upper-bracket round one
- Third team in each group advances to lower-bracket round one
- fourth team in each group is eliminated
- Remaining teams play in a double-elimination bracket
- All matches are best-of-five, except the grand final that is best-of-seven
Prize pool distribution for the 2023 Halo World Championship
The US$1,000,000 prize pool for the 2023 Halo World Championship will be distributed as the table shows below.
|Place||Prize Money $USD||Halo WC Series Points|
History of Halo World Championship winners
Below is the list of Halo World Championship winners throughout its history.
- 2016 : Counter Logic Gaming
- 2017 : OpTic Gaming
- 2018 : Splyce
- 2022 : OpTic Gaming
- 2023 : FaZe Clan
50% matched deposit up to USD $5,000
Live Betting Odds
Claim a 50% deposit bonus up to the value of USD $250