Microsoft has announced that the next Halo Infinite pro tournament will be undergoing some significant changes as a result of the pandemic. In a statement, the Halo Esports account announced that in the first place, there will be no more spectators at the upcoming Anaheim Regional Championship in February.
In addition, the tournament’s open bracket will now be an online event. The winners of the open bracket determine the teams that play in person in Anaheim Regional. In addition, Microsoft said: “To ensure a competitive tournament that includes the wider community, we will instead host an online qualifier to find the remaining 8 teams and that will join the Top 8 teams of the HCS Kickoff Raleigh 2021.”
These changes are being made “due to the rapidly changing environment surrounding COVID-19 and the rising number of cases,” Microsoft said.
“The safety of the Halo community and of our staff is and will always be the top priority,” Microsoft said. “And we will be taking additional measures on-site in Anaheim to ensure the highest level of safety while complying with local regulations.”
More details about the Anaheim Regional Championship will be announced on Friday, January 14, so check back often for more information.
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