Hello and welcome to episode 34 of HCS Pro Talk! This week, the Pro Battle League Season 3 has officially begun and with it we have some big matchups to discuss! We also have the results of the 2K's that happened over the weekend along with the Midwest Esports Halo 3 2v2 results among other tournaments. Along with the slew of news and scrims, we also have our main topic of this weeks show... What is your favorite mainline Halo multiplayer of all time? We discuss the results of the poll along with your thoughts! Stay tuned until the end of the episode as we may or may not (don't worry, we will) reveal who our very first interviewed guest will be on the show for our HCS London Pre-Show episode. Thank you for the listening and as always, links to everything that is talked about in the episode is below for your viewing pleasure.

News

News (Competitive)

  • Talent Lineup for HCS London 2018 Announced
  • HCS London Group Play Qualifier Teams
    • NA
      • Splyce
      • TOX
      • Renegades
      • Reciprocity
      • Trifecta
      • Excelerate
    • EU
      • Broke Boys
      • SSSQ
      • Radiant Esports
      • MockIt Esports
    • LATAM
      • Berserker Esports
    • ANZ
      • Athletico

Pro Battle League News

  • Minnesota Predators are REAL!
  • Houston Viper Have HaloMynx as Captain
  • Season 3 Prize Pool Minimum of 25k!
    • https://twitter.com/PBLHalo/status/1030496748475543553
      • As we announced on July 1st, the prize pool for Season 3 is 100K Battle7oken.  We understand this creates confusion because the value of Battle7oken is not set yet. Therefore, we have gotten support from our friends at LindaX to make sure that the prize pool will be no less than $25K.
      • That means that if Battle7oken goes up in value, the prize pool could be more. However, it can’t dip below $25K.
      • North American Champion - 50,000 Battle7oken/ minimum =$12,500
      • North American 2nd Place - 14,000 Battle7oken/ minimum =$3,500
      • North American 3rd Place - 7,000 Battle7oken/ minimum =$1,750
      • Conference Champion - 6,000 Battle7oken/ minimum =$ 1,500
      • Conference 2nd Place - 1,250 Battle7oken/ minimum =$313

Scrim Recap

Tournament Recap

  • Next Level Expo/Midwest Esports Tournament Results
  • Pro Battle League Pre-Season
    • New York Titans Challenge Match - Qvesos VS RobTheTurtle
      • 4-1 - RobTheTurtle
  • Pro Battle League Season 3 Week 1 Results
    • Nashville Outlaws VS Kansas City Lightning
      • Game 1 - Slayer on The Rig
        • Will have this information for next week
      • Game 2 - CTF on Truth
        • Will have this information for next week
      • Game 3 - Strongholds on Empire
        • Will have this information for next week
    • Atlanta Zenith VS DMV Outlaws
      • Game 1 - Slayer on The Rig
        • 50-44 - Atlanta
      • Game 2 - CTF on Truth
        • 3-0 - Atlanta
      • Game 3 - Strongholds on Empire
        • 100-34 - Atlanta
    • Detroit Overdrive VS Chicago United
      • Game 1 - Slayer on The Rig
        • 50-31 - Detroit
      • Game 2 - CTF on Truth
        • 3-0 - Detroit
      • Game 3 - Strongholds on Empire
        • 100-15 - Chicago
      • Game 4 - Oddball on Eden
        • 150-60 - Chicago
          • Tails with 0 kills and 114 Oddball Time
      • Game 5 - Slayer on Coliseum
        • 50-32 - Detroit
    • Los Angeles Legion VS Anaheim Pirates
      • Game 1 - Slayer on The Rig
        • 50-35 - LA
      • Game 2 - CTF on Truth
        • 3-2 - LA
      • Game 3 - Strongholds on Empire
        • 100-66 - LA
  • Halo Wars 2 Breaking The Clutch 1v1 Tournament Results
  • LATAM Gamebattles 2K Tournament Recap
    • 1st Place
      • Mini Team
        • $350
        • 2000 Points
    • 2nd Place
      • Tecnology
        • $150
        • 1200 Points
    • 3rd/4th
      • Tu Mama Fue Mia
      • Spoectral Gaming
        • 800 Points
    • 5th/6th/7th/8th
  • ANZ Gamebattles 2K Tournament Recap
    • 1st Place
      • Athletico
        • $500
        • 2000 Points
    • 2nd Place
      • CentreLinkGaming
        • $250
        • 1200 Points
    • 3rd/4th
      • Where is Dethruptor?
      • Osprey Gaming
        • 800 Points
    • 5th/6th
  • EU Gamebattles 2K Tournament Recap
    • 1st Place
      • Broke Boys
        • $750
        • 2000 Points
    • 2nd Place
      • SSSQ
        • $250
        • 1200 Points
    • 3rd/4th
      • Radiant Esports
      • Mock-It Esports
        • 800 Points
    • 5th/6th/7th/8th
  • NA Gamebattles 2K Tournament Recap
    • 1st Place
      • TOX
        • $1,500
        • 2000 Points
    • 2nd Place
      • Reciprocity
        • $500
        • 1200 Points
    • 3rd/4th
      • Renegades
      • Splyce
        • 800 Points
    • 5th/6th/7th/8th
    • Notable Series
      • TOX VS Reciprocity - Grand Finals
        • Game 1 - Oddball on Echelon
          • 145-133 - TOX
        • Game 2 - Slayer on Truth
          • 50-38 - Reciprocity
        • Game 3 - CTF on Refuge
          • 3-2 - Reciprocity
        • Game 4 - Strongholds on Eden
          • 100-69 - TOX
        • Game 5 - Slayer on Refuge
          • 50-41 - TOX
        • Stats - http://halodatahive.com/Scrim/Summary/10905
          • Reciprocity had one more kill
          • Reciprocity had 5 more assists
          • TOX had 2 less deaths
          • TOX had 3 more power kills
          • TOX had 18 more precision kills
          • TOX had 17 more magnum kills

Favorite Halo Multiplayer - The Results

  • Poll - 285 votes
    • Halo CE
      • 16 votes
    • Halo 2
      • 66 votes
    • Halo 3
      • 118 votes
    • Halo 4
      • 27 votes
    • Halo 5
      • 32 votes
    • Halo Reach
      • 26 votes
  • Listener Responses
    • ScudPuddle
      • H3 for me. But admittedly, I only played H3 and H5 online. In that case, you asked for a why. H3 brings with it all the feelings and nostalgia of my first online experience that had a competitive scene with it in MLG. I never play H2 online so this was the first time for me that there seemed a real possibility to play for money. Whether or not I ever reached that level of play, the fact that there was an opportunity was a big deal. I would still like to play H3. I wouldn’t say 99% nostalgia for me. But it did play a big part in my life for a couple years. I sort of had a “relationship” with H3 if you want to call it that. Maybe like 60%-80% nostalgia for me.
    • Goalie Sniper
      • H3 for me. It was my first online game. (First game I ever played online I got MVP!!!). It was the game that I convinced all my friends to get xbox360’s for. The amount of custom games I played with friends was insane. It was a routine with my friend group. Get home from school. Play halo 3 all night. Laugh our asses off have a great time. Go to school the next day and laugh about the stuff that happened the night before. It was easy for anybody to pick up and have fun. But hard to become really good at it. So it’s 99% nostalgia why I love that game so much.
    • Jonathan (DaddyTrax)
      • Halo 2. Fast paced and the best maps.
    • Sander
      • Halo 3, remember that I liked it more then going to a bar on a friday night, so addictive and fun.
    • Salty1
      • H2 365 24/7
    • Halo Infinite News
      • Halo 3 for me. I am sure there are some people out there who legitimately think Halo 2 is better. However I feel like some people say that because they want to seem cool/different/ old school, or maybe don't remember the game as it really was.
    • Mark Francis & Alex Sauer
      • My favorite Halo of all time is Halo 5 because of the new Spartan Abilities, and Overall Online experience. I feel like this is the most competitive Halo yet. Due to the abilities, I feel like you can be more skillful at Halo 5. They give the game more depth. Halo CE is my # 2.
        • Alex Sauer - Agreed
    • Just Simon
      • Who doesn't agree about H2 ? all the H3 kids ... everybody knows that H2 was the best Halo . all the glitches combos ( BXR , BXB, RRXYYRRX, Supernades , double nades , etc ) name them. Even for the casual players with their hyper bounces. *Sid was here* Mc donald emblem , writing
    • TJ Campbell Grunt 4500
      • I loved H4’s MP, it includes some of my most fond memories and I always have a fun time playing it. So yea, you could say I said Halo 4, even Halo 5.
    • Joshua Gutierrez
      • Waay too many fucking memories with Halo 3. It was my first game that I beat in one night, I played countless matches of Rumble Pit and FFA, not to mention the endless hours spent with my siblings in custom games. Halo 3 is the best game ever.
    • Dust Storm
      • I'd have to say H2 only because there are some critical things missing from H5. HE had something for everyone and still fostered that LAN party environment, which you just can't get most of the time these days. Weapons feel great, BTB maps are awesome, and the genesis of customs.
    • JJCoolJua
      • I picked Halo 2, 100% for the nostalgia factor. Halo 2 was the game I played with my dorm mates in college. Spending hours doing custom games, or learning how to super jump, or escaping maps. BXR FTW
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