The 2018 Halo World Championship has concluded. Jon Nicholson reports on the tournament and how the Europeans fared on the world stage.
SPLYCE DOMINATE THE OPPOSITION
The North American side of Splyce dominated from the outset and were able to defeat TOX Gaming with a dominant 4-0 sweep in the grand finals.
The event marks three straight tournament wins for Splyce, after taking home the championships in Columbus and Orlando respectively.
Your 2018 Halo World Champions are @Splyce! The all-conquering quartet of @Shotzzy, @Renegade_JW, @KevinEcoSmith, and @TheStelluR take home the title after a dominating sweep of the defending world champs #TOXGaming. Congratulations! #HaloWC pic.twitter.com/Ny5yiWAchS
— Halo (@Halo) April 16, 2018
INFUSED MAKE TOP EIGHT
Thank you to everyone who showed their support for the team over the weekend. #RedArmy ?
— Team Infused (@team_infused) April 16, 2018
Heading into the tournament as Europe’s top team, Infused were looking for a soild placement after two weeks of practice against North America’s finest.
After making it into the knockout bracket, the Europeans were beaten 4-1 by Renegades to finish in eighth place, taking home $20,000 in prize money.
UK TEAMS STRUGGLE
The UK teams of Myztro and Vexed were hoping on matching the performance of Infused on the international stage.
Myztro rounded out the bottom of the standings after losing both of their games in pool play.
Vexed were able to finish 12th after defeating Team Immunity in pool play – a good foundation to build on for the remainder of the season.
#HALO ?? @ElevateGG steal the last map from us and we fall 0-3 in the #HaloWC GGWP, thank you to everyone who has supported us and sorry that we couldn’t go further. Good luck to our european friends in @team_infused #FeelingVexed pic.twitter.com/PfEZijMuaA
— Vexed @ #ESLPrem ?? (@Vexed_GG) April 14, 2018
We loved being part of this ride massive thank you to @Halo and the community for the support shown.
THE FUTURE OF HALO IS BRIGHT
With currently no other information on upcoming events, the Halo scene is in a state of limbo until something is announced by the developers.
However, the grand finals hit over 100,000 concurrent viewers, partly thanks to Twitch superstar and former Halo pro Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, so it seems Halo esports is healthy and is well set for the future.