It was an emotional tournament in many ways, not only because rivetting matches, the epic comebacks and the nostalgia of seeing some of the most lauded names in Halo history compete – but also because throughout it all it felt like competitive Halo had finally returned to the stage it deserved to be. With over 48,000 concurrent viewers on Twitch.tv during the final maps and Str8 Rippin trending globally on Twitter, it was a goosebump-inducing feeling to see an entire community rally to the cry of #Weback.
Here some of our favorite images from the Halo Master Chief Collection Invitational event.
“No, I think we’re just getting started”
This is the Launch Invitational Trophy. Launch. That’s the beginning of something even bigger.
The Captain of Optic Gaming, Flamesword
The voices of Halo
The Agency come out firing
The first match of the day starts with an upset as the Agency defeat Optic Gaming in a tense match-up
Ninjas don’t always wear black
Ninja during an interview at the event.
Words cannot describe. Bask in the glory.
All aboard the #HYPE Train
Even on the first day, the hype was already real
Make your own Master Chief
Budding designers were well catered for.
Interviews in front of a Warthog
Need we say more?
Four Captains left standing
The last 4 Captains on a Warthog. Need we say more?
The man, the coach, the legend
Walshy looks on.
The Master Shoe Mask
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You can’t stop the Hype
The Champions celebrating another victory
Champion across games
OpTic FormaL – A champion in Halo & Call of Duty
Honorable mention: more of that #PurpleRain
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