Episode 33 - Dots Or Not?

Hello and welcome to episode 33 of HCS Pro Talk! This week, while there were not any 2K's happening over the weekend, instead there are some other tournaments to recap including the Microsoft Store Halo 5 Summer Series 2v2's! Of course we have the news, rosters, and more to discuss. As our main topic of this weeks show, we discuss whether or not Radar should be within Halo moving forward. Thank you for the listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure.

Housekeeping

  • Last week we discussed the results of the North America Gamebattles 2K and Elevate’s win over Hitmen. What we failed to discuss was Bound was subbing in for ElTown on the Elevate roster. That was a major oversight and will not happen again. Thank you to Mark Francis (@MarkOwnsUrFace) for pointing this out for us.
  • Just a reminder that the Midwest Esports Halo 3 2v2 tournament is coming up this weekend at Next Level Expo
    • http://midwestesports.com/nle/h3/
      • Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at Next Level Expo
        • At Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, 2100 Green Hills Dr, Ames, IA 50014
      • Format
        • Xbox 360
        • 2v2 Double-elimination
        • Best of 3
        • Maps: MLG Guardian 8, MLG Heretic 8, MLG The Pit 8
        • Gametype: MLG TS8
        • First to 25 kills wins
        • Starting Saturday, August 18th at 2pm
      • Price
        • Tournament Entry $10 per player
      • Prize pool
        • 1st Place (50% )
        • 2nd Place (25%)
        • 3rd Place (15%)
        • 4th Place (10%)
      • What to Bring?
        • Xbox 360 Headset

Roster Mania!

  • LATAM
    • Nothing to report at this time
  • Australia/New Zealand
    • Nothing to report at this time
  • EU
    • Team Upsla
      • Morguh
      • Batchford
      • Renan
      • Shaadyzer
    • Raidant Esports
      • Jimbo
      • Lunny
      • Riots
      • Mose
  • North America
    • Nothing to report at this time

Wills Adventures Within the Haloverse

  • What kinds of Halo has Will been playing recently?

News

News (Competitive)

  • Roy Playing MCC Insider!?
  • Roster Lock for HCS London August 20th
  • Tashi On Halo 3 2v2 Dreamhack Tournament
    • https://twitter.com/Tashi343i/status/1028092988071657472
      • Quick update on the Halo 3 2v2 at @DreamHack Atlanta: Based on some concerns raised by you beautiful people, we will now be offering a separate team pass just for the 2v2 rather than requiring people to register onsite only. This will allow people to register before flying out.
      • The price will be the same as two normal DreamHack spectator tickets, so no extra charges to compete in the tournament. When 4v4 passes go on sale for open teams, there will be an option to select for the 2v2 to secure a spot in both tournaments if you'd like to play in both.
      • Team passes will go on sale next month. Info regarding team caps, formats, settings, and more will come in a few more weeks. Thanks, and have a great weekend!
  • Flamesword Creating LAN?

Europa Halo News

Pro Battle League News

  • Season 3 Format Announcement
    • https://www.battleleague.com/single-post/2018/08/07/Season-3-Format
      • We believe that Season 3 is going to be another big leap forward for the PBL. Our overall season format isn’t changing much. There will still be three phases to the season.  1. Regular Season 2. Qualification Tournament and 3. North American Championship.
      • The PBL has four conferences, Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western. Now each conference has six teams. During the regular season, teams play each of their conference opponents twice. Conference matches are Best of Five. The team with the best conference record at the end of the regular season is the Conference Champion. The four Conference Champions go straight to the North American Championship.  
      • One change with our expansion to 24 teams is that the bottom 2 teams with the worst records in each conference are eliminated from the post season. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th place teams in all the conferences are placed in a seeded Qualification Bracket. The 2nd place teams earn a first-round bye.  The teams that finish in the top four go on to meet the Conference Champs in the North American Championship. The Qualification Bracket matches are Best of Seven
      • The Qualification Bracket seeding is heavily based on the performance of the teams in the regular season. In addition, there are mid-season matches between conferences.  The matches against another conference do not count toward a team’s season record and are only used for later seeding in the Qualification Bracket and North American Championship Bracket
      • The North American Championship bracket is seeded based on strength of the conference determined during the inter-conference matches and the results of the Qualification Bracket.  North American Championship matches are Best of Seven.
  • St. Louis Sentinels
    • Squallaye is now the team captain
  • New York Titans
    • Rob the Turtle is now the team captain
  • Chicago United
    • My Tails is now the team captain
  • Kansas City Lightning
    • Vulcan is now the team captain
  • Portland Tempest
    • Trailblazer is now the team captain

Scrim Recap

  • Monday, August 6th
    • Lucid VS Online Warriors
      • Series Score - 7-2 - Lucid
      • Stats - http://halodatahive.com/Scrim/Summary/10882
        • Lucid had 44 more kills
        • Lucid had 17 more assists
        • Lucid had 45 less deaths
        • Lucid had 19 more power kills
        • Lucid had 20 more precision kills
        • Lucid had 9 more magnum kills
  • Tuesday, August 7th
  • Wednesday, August 8th
  • Thursday, August 9th
    • Radiant Esports VS MockIt Esports
      • Series Score - 8-2 - Radiant
      • Stats - http://halodatahive.com/Scrim/Summary/10887
        • Radiant had 25 more kills
        • MockIt had 16 more assists
        • Radiant had 25 less deaths
        • Radiant had 13 more power kills
        • MockIt had 15 more precision kills
        • MockIt had 22 more magnum kills
    • TOX VS Team Reciprocity
      • Series Score - 10-5 - TOX
      • Stats - http://halodatahive.com/Scrim/Summary/10888
        • TOX had 54 more kills
        • TOX had 23 more assists
        • TOX had 56 less deaths
        • Both teams had 38 power kills
        • TOX had 73 more precision kills
        • TOX had 78 more magnum kills
  • Friday, August 10th

Tournament Recap

  • The Focus Fire Weekly FFA Tournament Recap
    • No tournament took place last week
  • Noble Halo Wars 2 3v3 Open Tournament
  • Female Pro League/Acron Esports Halo 5 2v2 Tournament Recap
    • 1st Place
      • MLGQueen
      • Katey Marie
    • 2nd Place
      • Monza
      • Krandapus
  • Astro Spartans Halo 5 1v1 Tournament Recap
  • Astro Spartans Monthly FFA Recap
  • Halo 5 Summer Series 2v2 Tournament Recaps - https://bit.ly/2B6MdU9
    • Midwest Stores
      • Woodland Hills
        • 1st Place
          • Oklahomies
      • Woodfield Mall
        • 1st Place
          • Bubbalicious
      • St. Louis Galleria
        • 1st Place
          • Ligma
      • Penn Square Mall
        • 1st Place
          • Click
      • Oakbrooks Center
        • 1st Place
          • More ‘Nades Plz
      • Oak Park Mall
        • 1st Place
          • Walking Trashcans
      • Mall of America
        • 1st Place
          • Strafe
      • Kenwood Town Center
        • 1st Place
          • Those Guys
      • Easton Town Centrer
        • 1st Place
          • HTC Esports
      • Beachwood Place
        • 1st Place
          • Wolfblade
    • Northeast Stores
      • 5th Ave - NYC
        • 1st Place
          • Sesame Street
      • Destiny
        • 1st Place
          • Tenacious Two
      • King of Prussia Mall
        • 1st Place
          • Asylum
      • Montgomery
        • 1st Place
          • Lil Clan
      • Walden Garden
        • 1st Place
          • MOUSE RAT
      • Westfarms
        • 1st Place
          • CT Fives
    • South Stores
      • Baybrook
        • 1st Place
          • Bloods
      • Houston Galleria
        • 1st Place
          • Mynx wit da Cheese
      • La Cantera
        • 1st Place
          • Red Elotes
      • Lakeside Mall
        • 1st Place
          • Final Bass
      • Northpark
        • 1st Place
          • No Idea
      • The Domain
        • 1st Place
          • Old Timerzz
      • The Woodlands
        • 1st Place
          • Titans Needler
    • Southeast Stores
      • Florida Mall
        • 1st Place
          • Kryptek Squad
      • Mall at Green Hills
        • 1st Place
          • Oppress
      • Southpark
        • 1st Place
          • Poh
      • St. John’s Town Center
        • 1st Place
          • Bringin’ Heat
      • Streets at Southpoint
        • 1st Place
          • Bedford Boys
      • Town Center at Boca Raton
        • 1st Place
          • Primal
    • West Stores
      • Ala Moana
        • 1st Place
          • Enos
      • Bellevue Square
        • 1st Place
          • Smooth Criminals
      • Fashion Show
        • 1st Place
          • Team Two Hands
      • Fashion Valley
        • 1st Place
          • Lipton
      • Pioneer Place
        • 1st Place
          • AMBITION
      • Scottsdale Fashion Square
        • 1st Place
          • We Are Worse
      • South Coast Plaza
        • 1st Place
          • Team Dark Souls
      • Stanford Shopping Center
        • 1st Place
          • Backpackers
      • Topanga
        • 1st Place
          • Tilted Towers
      • University Village
        • 1st Place
          • The Gods of Halo 1

Should Radar be Within Halo Infinite/Future Halo Titles? - The Results

  • Poll Results - 79 Total Votes
    • Yes (All Multiplayer)
      • 15%
    • Yes (Casual Only)
      • 56%
    • Yes (Competitive Only)
      • 2%
    • No. Just, No.
      • 27%
  • Discussion
    • Mark Francis
      • All casual radars should be switched to the current Team Arena radar. Radar is so unnecessary for an experienced Halo player. It would be very interesting to see how no radar 4v4 plays in Halo 5.
    • Gametime
      • Voted casual only, but I really do like the current competitive setup if only when using abilities.
    • JustSimon
      • No Radar in competitive.... simple. it's noobish. Our legends were made without radar... all the playmakers were the one I enjoyed supporting the most. No radar and 70% of the *good kids* will def get s huge drop
    • Scudpuddle
      • My vote is yes casuals only. I believe competitive should be able to have the game how they want it, within reason of course. If they want no radar, don’t give them radar. If you’re a casual, you don’t have to play the competitive list. Assuming playlist population stays high enough to sustain such a split.
      • I kinda like how the radar is right now for arena. Only shows spartan abilities. For competitive play, I think t allows for some sneakiness, which is how I like to play. Plus I hate crouching. And with how fast it is now and will likely continue to be, it takes too damn long to do anything while crouched.
    • Goalie Sniper
      • Radar is a staple of Halo. It needs to stay. How the radar works is completely dependant on the style of gameplay we get with Infinite. If it goes back to classic halo 3 style gameplay. Have it work as it did back in halo 3. Have competitive playlist like MLG just turn the setting off.  If the gameplay remains the same as it currently is. Have sprint show up on radar. Regular movement not. And just turn it off completely for an MLG style playlist.

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