Halo 3 is making its return to the competitive scene through HCS Grassroots, a new program designed to support organizers and creators continue to do what they love.

Time to get the band back together, Halo 3 is making its 4v4 competitive return in 2019, with the first events taking place as a part of HCS Grassroots. The first event, The Halo Classic, hosted by UGC Events will be taking place January 11-13 in St. Louis, Missouri. The second event will be taking place at Gamers for Giving 2019, March 23-24, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The Halo Classic will hold both 4v4 and Free-for-all tournaments, and Gamers for Giving will be hosting a 2v2 event, similar to the event at Dreamhack Atlanta this past weekend.

HCS Grassroots is a “partnership program where tournament organizers big and small, along with content creators, can apply for support that comes in a number of different ways that will evolve over time.” The role of the program is to offer official support to organizers and creators to grow the community and offer events globally alongside the official HCS competition.

Halo 3 MCC Tournaments Announced Through HCS Grassroots - n3rdabl3

Tournament organizers can apply for support including:

  • Prize pool contributions
  • Loaner consoles
  • Giveaways and digital prizes
  • Promotion on social media and Halo.gg
  • Content
  • Graphics
  • Sponsor acquisition support
  • Sanctioning

Content creators can also seek support:

  • Promotion on social media and Halo.gg
  • Giveaways and digital prizes
  • Hosting on broadcast channels
  • Content
  • Graphics

HCS Grassroots has already partnered with some of the community’s favorite content creators, including Vetoed, Ac7ionman, UberNick, and Halo esports legend, Naded.

Those interested can read the full details regarding the HCS Grassroots announcement on the official 343 Announcement. You can watch the announcement trailer for HCS Grassroots below:

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If the Halo 3 2v2 over the weekend is anything to go by, seeing the game return to the scene will be nothing short of brilliant. What do you think? Excited to see Halo 3 making a return or is the prospect of Halo news simply too little too late? Let us know in the comments below!

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