FaZe Clan wins first ever Halo Championship

FaZe Clan wins first ever Halo Championship

5. June 2023 by Andrew Williams

From 2 to 4 June, sixteen of the world’s best Halo teams gathered in Dallas, Texas to compete against each other. They were invited to participate in DreamHack 2023 and compete for the lion’s share of the $125,000 prize pool.

It was a big event, with the most famous names in Halo gaming taking the stage. In the end, FaZe Clan came out on top, taking home their first ever trophy in the esports title!

FaZe Clan makes history in Halo Esports

FaZe Clan went 3-0 in the pools and then defeated Hive, Native and SSG twice to eventually win the trophy. It was widely assumed that OpTic would win the DreamHack tournament, given the team’s recent success – including winning the Year 2 Kickoff Major in Charlotte and success at the HCS World Championship in 2022. However, a tough loss to Quadrant and two consecutive defeats to SSG were enough to knock OpTic out of the race.

It was an impressive win for FaZe Clan during the DreamHack tournament, and it was the first Championship the organisation has won in Halo Esports history. The Kickoff Major earlier in the year saw a close final, but OpTic Gaming proved too strong a team for FaZe Clan to pull off.

Clear the stage for the Arlington Major

The stage is now set for the HCS Arlington Major. Between 30 June and 2 July, these great teams will touch down in Arlington to compete for a prize pool of $250,000. It is one of the most important events in the Halo Championship Series calendar, where a considerable amount of points can be earned to motivate the teams for the upcoming competition. Following this event is the Fort Worth Major later in the year, and finally the Halo World Championship event, which will take place in October.

OpTic Gaming is still the favourite to win the HCS Arlington Major, despite only finishing third at DreamHack. Underdog fans should keep an eye on the unique esports organisation Quadrant, owned by Formula 1 driver Lando Norris. She was able to defeat OpTic at DreamHack with a perfect 3-0 record. So far, Quadrant hasn’t won any major tournaments, but if this keeps up, that will change quickly.

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