The Halo Championship Series was delayed one week due to the current matchmaking and online issues.
343 Industries recently posted to a community blog on Halo Waypoint about this delay:
“The first pre-season online cup was originally scheduled for 11.16, however, we’ve decided to postpone until the following week, as 343 Industries is focused on resolving existing matchmaking issues. This delay will ensure that the first pre-season cup is up to the standards of our fans and competitors.”
The event is now scheduled for November 23, 2014.
The Halo Championship Series is the official Halo eSports league designed for competitive Halo play. Players will participate in 4v4 matches in Halo 2: Anniversary. The winning team will be awarded points, and teams that garners the most points will advance.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection released last week for Xbox One. While most reviewers have given it praise, it seems the online and matchmaking issues have been crippling for some.
The delay makes sense considering all of the issues the online multiplayer has. I’m not a competitive gamer so this news doesn’t affect me too much, but I can see how die hard Halo fans would be frustrated.
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