343 Industries and ESL are back in preparation mode after the announcement of the Halo Championship Series: Pro League Fall 2016’s start date. The series will follow the best teams from North America and Europe as they fight for the Championship title in the finals at the end of the year. Rosters are currently locked for the series and will not be changeable until the series concludes.
The official European league will commence on the 14th of September and will have weekly matches on Wednesday and Thursday. The analyst panel for the European league will consist of Richard Simms, Dan Gaskin, and Harry Channon, who also participated as the analysts for the Summer league earlier in the year. There will be break for the first week of October before the series recommences.
The current schedule for the European league is as follows:
● September 10th, EU Open Circuit starts
● September 14th, EU Fall Season starts
● October 15th, EU Open Circuit Finals
● December 3rd, Relegation
● December 4th, Finals at the ESL Studio One in Leicester, UK
Similarly to the European league, the North American series will also begin on the 14th of September. All the matches will run on Wednesday and Thursday in the same setup as the European league. North America’s Halo Championship Pro League casters Kyle Elam and Tom Taylor will return as the casters and hosts for this series. The North American league will have a break for the first two weeks of October before returning.
The current schedule for the North American league is as follows:
● August 26th, NA rosters announced
● October 7-9th, Esports Arena LAN
● November 18-20th, Open Circuit Finals hosted by PGL
● December 10th, Relegation
● December 11th, Finals at the ESL Studios in Burbank, California
The teams will be competing for a share of their respective regional prize pool. Europe will have $100,000 to pay out for the top placing teams, while North America will have $225,000.