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We're thrilled to announce the top 16 teams at the UGC20K in St. Louis!

Thank you to everyone who attended and showed their support, both at the event and online. We look forward to seeing you all at our next event!

Below is the Top 16 teams.

Placing Team Name Players Payout
1 Denial eSports Mikwen, Chig, Cloud, Ryanoob $11,000
2 CLG Heinz, Ogre 2, Snakebite, Royal 2 $4,750
3 Evil Genuises Snipedown, Lunchbox, Roy, Lethul $2,500
4 OpTic Gaming OpTic BEARD FS, lx ace xl, Assault x2, Aries cAries $550
5 Cloud 9 Ninja PGL, SlayersHysteria, Victory Is Back, This is Fis $550
6 Str8 Rippin Naded, Tsquared, Str8 Sick, Prototype $550
7 eLevate Gabriel, MuNoZ, Shaffer, Spartan $550
8 Noble Reality Check SUDDOTH 1, SUDDOTH 2, SHOOTER, SARGOTH $550
9 Believe the Hype Maniac, aPG, Legit, Clutch $200
10 EVL Gaming Thrust, Zoo Wuu, Ghetto, Fearris $200
11 Noble Black MCC_Blaze, Cratos, LifeStyle, Predevinaor $200
12 VwS Gaming WinntuR, Svspector, Nemassist MN, Tragic xo $200
13 Crowd Pleasers Contra, Blaze, Wjps Randa, Arkanium $200
14 Don’t Trip Hayes the Goat, TT Squall3, Mentalityy TLC, Hyzenbaga $200
15 iSo.halo Valen, Absolutely, Russo , Domey $200
16 Velocity Halo veL Arbin, veL CreepyTrash, veL ROBzeTURTLE, veL MoNsTcR $200
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We're thrilled to announce the details of the first Diamond HCS Halo 2 Anniversary LAN tournament on Xbox One!

The event is being hosted by UGC in St. Louis over the first weekend of 2015, from the 2nd to the 4th of January. The prize pool is a guaranteed $20,000!

Event Overview

The #UGC20K LAN tournament will take place at the Airport Hilton Hotel in St. Louis, MO. The event is open to all participants over the age of 16 (a consent form is required for those under 18).

Pre-registration is now closed. Only teams who pre-register are eligible for the initial $220 team passes, with the pre-registration fee of $20 acting as a deposit on the team pass. This allows players time to secure a team before having to spend the full amount for a team pass.

Pre-registration is limited to 64 teams. Full team passes will go on sale once the initial 64 pre-registration slots have been filled. The $200 passes will then only be available to teams that have pre-registered.

Game types and settings are available here.

Event Passes

Team passes are only available to the first 64 teams that purchase them, on a first-come, first-serve basis. The event is capped at 64 teams, so once passes are sold out - they're gone.

The team pass covers a full team of 4 players for the duration of the event (3 days), including the FFA which is due to be held on the Friday. If your team has a coach, they will need to purchase a spectator pass separately, which is available below.

Team passes are not refundable unless the event is cancelled, however they can be transferred at any time up until a week before the event.

Prize Pool Breakdown

Current Total: $22,600

1st: $11,000
2nd: $4,750
3rd: $2,500
4th – 8th: $550 x 5 ($2,750)
9th – 16th: $200 x 8 ($1,600)

FFA Prize Pool

1st: $300 + ASTRO Gaming Halo Edition A40 + MixAmp M80
2nd: $250 + Battle Beaver Customs Controller
3rd: $150

HCS Points

The #UGC20K is an offical Halo Championship Series (HCS) Diamond event. This means players are eligible for the the maximum amount of points awarded at an HCS LAN Tournament.

The HCS point breakdown is as follows:

1st - 4000 points
2nd - 2500 points
3rd - 1800 points
4th - 1200 points
5th - 600 points
6th - 550 points
7th - 400 points
8th - 350 points
9th - 16th - 200 points
17th - 32nd - 100 points

Event Details

Event Date: 2 - 4 January, 2015

Total Prizepool: $20,000

Team Pass: $220 each
Player Day Pass: $10 each
Spectator Pass: $20 each

Event Casters
Bravo
Goldenboy
Maven
Walshy
Event Venue

Hilton St. Louis Airport
10330 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, MO 63134
United States

We have arranged for rooms to be available at the venue for $75 per night and are reservable up to the 12th of December. Please quote "UGC", "Ultimate Gaming Championship" or "UGC Event" when booking rooms for the special block rate.

Book hotel here

Event timings are estimates and will be confirmed on 2nd Dec.

Friday 2nd January, 2015

2.00 PM – Registration Opens
3.00 PM – Venue opens for Free-play
3.30 PM – Steam Live
4.00 PM – FFA Starts
10.30 PM – Venue Closes

Saturday 3rd January, 2015

9.30 AM – Registration and Venue open for Free-play
10.00 AM – Stream Live
10.30 AM – Bracket Starts
11.45 PM – Gameplay finishes for the day
Midnight – Venue Closes

Sunday 4th January, 2015

9.30 AM – Registration and Venue open for Free-play
10.00 AM – Stream Live
10.30 AM – Bracket Continues
5.30 PM – Grand Finals
7.00 PM – Stream Ends
8.00 PM - Venue Closes

This is the current list of confirmed teams with rosters.

Teams will be seeded based on a combination of HCS and FFA points. HCS points are earned by teams from all official tournaments, both online and on LAN, and these are worth the most.

For this event, any teams that don't currently hold HCS points will have the opportunity to seed by FFA points based on player placings. Teams that do currently hold HCS points will have their FFA points added onto their HCS points. If your entire team cannot attend the FFA, your team will still receive a seed based on the rest of the players' results.

Seedings will be updated after the FFA.

Seed Team Name Players HCS Points
0 Insights Depthcharge, Injix, pr0phet elijah, ahDERPer -
0 Third Round Dreams Syndacut, Diamond, Flinchy, West -
0 MY LiL Pwnies Icychiller, Famous, Blessed Murder, Viva La Carnage -
0 Juan Deag Juanders SixSon, Bovice, Wes FX, Puhleez -
0 Intrinsic Young Jibbz, InT Dpro, IDABGLass314, DoughDe -
0 Ambition Messey, Sgod, McMilich, Pacanothabul -
0 Panda Squad dudeman27, abSolute iDeaL, wrestler171 , GOKU VS V3GETA -
0 All The Above SMK Prod1gy, SlimReaperb23, Gang Starr 1007, xPur3Thisx -
0 Killn Iz Biznis KiB Salutcus, KiB Strid3n, KiB Karate, KiB Bounty -
0 Second Nature Goatsi, Trigga, , -
0 Strive For Excellence SFE Journey, PSU Cloud N9ne, ConceitedAutumn, oSlickshot -
0 Malistic Slider87, Klepto, gdlkGameBoy, Zarnerz -
0 Reported TripChee, Dingo, Snyderman, Spokey -
0 Aftermath Nqtive, Empty Spa e, zWeiks, -
0 Noble Reality Check SUDDOTH 1, SUDDOTH 2, SHOOTER, SARGOTH -
0 SubZero Gaming Chizzypoobear, Chillwil, Wilchill, Mayne 217 -
0 the N3rds FloppiE, Hostile, Mayhem, Simsbad -
0 CoreGamingStL cG vFoX, xi Gundy ix, ApennyNquarter, XxGodfire66xX -
0 Vanquish Gaming vG AsPhAlt, vG YehTy, vG Johnny Xbox, vG VENOM -
0 Omnipotence faithful shad0w, kAMANDAboom, Keonelehua, Childish Edrix -
0 MindsGames MG SideSwipe, Mr Skilltron, Mr Gamer, Obiwan ShiKobe -
0 The George 4men big baller 3888, slim legend, chuckles2, PuShii MoNsTaa -
0 Cloud 9 Ninja PGL, SlayersHysteria, Victory Is Back, This is Fis -
0 warFare Gaming Schlaygs, My Tails, Reality wF, Shinigami -
0 Reclaimers Bunniesz23, Ryoichio, iGhosterr, Hinashou -
0 VaiN Crusade Impulsion, Zursky, Relyvant, Double A -
0 EVL Gaming Thrust, Zoo Wuu, Ghetto, Fearris -
0 old School ownage On3 K, oSo MiLe Hi, t4inted fate , oSo Quinny -
0 Villains ColdEra, Burst, EightBit, Origin -
0 ReLaPse XxDaMan04xX, Clappage, Dre Killa, Stravvberryy -
0 eLevate Gabriel, MuNoZ, Shaffer, Spartan -
0 CLG Heinz, Ogre 2, Snakebite, Royal 2 -
0 Second to None Arya, Going Camando, Holy Jumpn, Ya Got Lucky -
0 We Need Rockets DarkReaper, DoctorGrady, JayBird, AggressiveK -
0 Zeroed In Tvirus 0, Dbowz 0, Wyrm 0, M3erk 0 -
0 Flatline Rehab Freak, A Poor Man, aShadyHaloKid, Omnified -
0 Powerhouse Railgun, , , -
0 Trap Stars BertTheBigHurt, Dewbron, Bullet, Drewsky -
0 Vindicated Sterling 47Ag, inHUMAYNiac, MoNoXiDe Died, Mist3r Ryn0 -
0 Str8 Rippin Naded, Tsquared, Str8 Sick, Prototype -
0 Delirium Stork Loves You, Digitvl, checkster12, PantsPartySeven -
0 End Result DARKscorpion , MaD-MaX, Krizen, Burton -
0 Lights Out Fieend, tRenrew, Painterrr, PopLockNBrocket -
0 Cypher FootedPanda, Lp Relentless, Nash Barrels, AX10S -
0 Quit the Build Swell, Kmadd, Monk, Marth -
0 Designed to Kill InStiiNcT, NigH4tMaRe, GymRat Ali, SpenceRAWR -
0 XiT Woundz Rippon HCE, Ix N1ghtFuRy xI, Frosty Frakes, Xoilx -
0 True Ambition Esports BobettaFetta, XBL Hidden, McBabycakes, Terminal Abyss -
0 Balance Natural Power, Wise, Klean Up, Alphuh -
0 Deadicated HalfBlackKid Tx, Insani7y TC, XpullzioN, Z iNtensiTy -
0 On A Tuesday Cable Guy is IL, Assi5tisil, Hahn is IL, T Madone -
0 Blue Team Lojepi, BM Tradition, Godfistt, The SKIZness -
0 VanQuish Psyril, Stormy, UnLegit, Swift Kill -
0 Radiance G1VEN, Axis Alive, Silver Cuddles, Cizzzats -
0 Dark Matter RABIIIIIIIIIIID, KlNG AVALON, ntrckpny, Im So Frost e -
0 Sparkle Motion Hobbes, Gammage, Common, Precision -
0 Legion Gaming CorvusCovax, Lord_Jibblez, zarky117, Markinator 99 -
0 Don’t Trip Hayes the Goat, TT Squall3, Mentalityy TLC, Hyzenbaga -
0 Excessive Force NacSquared, iKnuck1es, Crick Boofs, Zephix gg -
0 Heated FPStillmatic, Panda Pierce, StuPidKcirp, NaxStY -
0 OpTic Gaming OpTic BEARD FS, lx ace xl, Assault x2, Aries cAries -
0 Skys The Limit Mmick, Fantasy Wins, The R3iGN, Ahfinity is God -
0 WithoutWarning ProjectxPatty, KonFLicTioN, TwiTchAy, Sloots Fours -
0 Enemy eSports Thing 1, AraeSs, Edrix, Franbew -
0 iSo Essence BiiTTERSWEET, OMG Golden Girl, Queen x3, xo Damage -
0 Last Minute Chria, RyLann, eRock, Enforrcer -
0 Reflex Dreamshake, Ranger, Huntum, ANoobNextDoor -
0 Denial eSports Mikwen, Chig, Cloud, Ryanoob -
0 VexX Gaming Campking, PPrawn, Haggie, Freezie -
0 CLS eSports Contra, Blaze, Pred, Arkanum -
0 VwS Gaming WinntuR, Svspector, Nemassist MN, Tragic xo -
0 Set To Destroy Arbin, CreepyTrash, , -
0 Senix Pulse StoreyTime, TBK MiKeY, Psylince, Hot KoCoa -
0 Caught Lookin Goofy Zaharrias, Knvcklehead, Superman Tanks, Apex Solar -
0 Velocity Halo veL Arbin, veL CreepyTrash, veL ROBzeTURTLE, veL MoNsTcR -
0 Vendetta i Laikan i, i VeNiMuS i, il_jr_li, Manslayar -
0 Engage Veronickuhhh, Wah wah wally, LoF A12eJAY, LeftyDivine -
0 Play Responsibly C IMI B, iDreamQueen, InSaviour, H2 MaG1K -
0 Royal Club Lindsay Bunny, Koviet, EcliptiK , The1TheyFeaR -
0 Evil Genuises Snipedown, Lunchbox, Roy, Lethul -
0 Believe the Hype Maniac, aPG, Legit, Clutch -
0 Impulse STATUS, Scar, Vapor, Gamelord -
0 iSo.halo Valen, Absolutely, Russo , Domey -
0 Tragedy lFaTHeRl, lPrecise, Niites Rippon, Ronald84Reagan -
0 Crowd Pleasers Contra, Blaze, Wjps Randa, Arkanium -
0 Noble Black MCC_Blaze, Cratos, LifeStyle, Predevinaor -

FFA

The #UGC20K FFA Map is UGC Battleground. This map has been specially Forged by SaLoT for the event, and it has been approved for FFA at the event by 343.

You can download the FFA map by adding "UGC Events" to your Xbox One friends list. You should see this gamertag appear on your roster within Halo MCC soon after. Just press A on the gamertag, and head over to file share to download the map.

The settings are 15 minute rounds with no kill limit.

HCS

The event is HCS Sanctioned and therefore it will follow the settings of the HCS. 

You can download the official HCS game types by adding "Official HCS" to your Xbox One friends list. You should see this gamertag appear on your roster within Halo: The Master Chief Collection soon after. Just press A on the gamertag, and head over to file share to download the maps.

The settings for the event are as follows:

Team Slayer:

Shrine
Lockdown
Warlord

Oddball:

Warlord
Lockdown

Capture the Flag:

Shrine (3 Flag)
Warlord (5 Flag)

King of the Hill:

Lockdown
Warlord

Neutral Bomb Assault:

Warlord (5 Bomb)

 

This event will be a Best-of-3 Double elimination tournament until the Round of 6 where matches will switch to Best-of-5 format. The round by round map + gametype combinations are as follow:

 

Winners Bracket Round 1:

King of the Hill – Lockdown

Team Slayer – Shrine

Oddball – Warlord

 

Winners Bracket Round 2:

3 Flag CTF – Shrine

Team Slayer – Lockdown

5 Bomb Assault – Warlord

 

Winners Bracket Round 3:

King of the Hill – Lockdown

Team Slayer – Warlord

3 Flag CTF – Shrine

 

Winners Bracket Round 4:

Oddball – Warlord

Team Slayer – Shrine

5 Flag CTF – Warlord

 

Winners Bracket Round 5:

3 Flag CTF – Shrine

Team Slayer – Warlord

Oddball – Lockdown

 

Winners Bracket Semi Finals:

5 Flag CTF – Warlord

Team Slayer – Lockdown

King of the Hill – Lockdown

3 Flag CTF – Shrine

Team Slayer – Warlord

 

Winners Bracket Finals:

5 Bomb Assault - Warlord

Team Slayer - Shrine

Oddball – Lockdown

3 Flag CTF – Shrine

Team Slayer – Lockdown

 

Grand Finals:

5 Flag CTF – Warlord

Team Slayer – Lockdown

King of the Hill – Warlord

3 Flag CTF – Shrine

Team Slayer – Shrine

 

Grand Finals (if necessary):

5 Bomb Assault – Warlord

Team Slayer – Shrine

Oddball – Lockdown

3 Flag CTF – Shrine

Team Slayer – Warlord

 

Losers Bracket Round 1:

King of the Hill – Lockdown

Team Slayer – Shrine

5 Flag CTF – Warlord

 

Losers Bracket Round 2:

3 Flag CTF – Shrine

Team Slayer – Warlord

Oddball – Lockdown

 

Losers Bracket Round 3:

Oddball – Warlord

Team Slayer – Lockdown

3 Flag CTF – Shrine

 

Losers Bracket Round 4:

5 Bomb Assault – Warlord

Team Slayer – Shrine

King of the Hill – Lockdown

 

Losers Bracket Round 5:

3 Flag CTF - Shrine

Team Slayer – Warlord

Oddball – Lockdown

 

Losers Bracket Round 6:

King of the Hill – Warlord

Team Slayer – Shrine

5 Flag CTF – Warlord

 

Losers Bracket Round 7:

Oddball – Warlord

Team Slayer – Lockdown

3 Flag CTF – Shrine

 

Losers Bracket Round 8:

King of the Hill – Lockdown

Team Slayer – Warlord

5 Bomb Assault – Warlord

 

Losers Bracket Round 9 (Quarter Finals):

5 Flag CTF – Warlord

Team Slayer – Shrine

King of the Hill – Lockdown

3 Flag CTF – Shrine

Team Slayer – Warlord

 

Losers Bracket Semi Finals:

3 Flag CTF – Shrine

Team Slayer – Warlord

Oddball – Lockdown

5 Bomb Assault – Warlord

Team Slayer – Shrine

 

Losers Bracket Finals:

5 Bomb Assault - Warlord

Team Slayer – Lockdown

Oddball – Lockdown

5 Flag CTF – Warlord

Team Slayer – Shrine

 

Global gametype settings:

·         Primary Weapon: Battle Rifle

·         Secondary Weapon: None

·         Motion sensor: Off

·         Death Cam: Off

·         Map loadouts: Off

·         Weapons on Map: Default

·         Betrayal Penalty: None

·         Suicide Penalty: None

 

Team Slayer settings:

·         Time limit: 15 minutes

·         Score to win: 50

 

3 Flag CTF settings:

·         Score to win: 3

·         Time limit: 30 minutes

·         Flag at home to score: No

·         Flag return: Disabled

·         Flag reset time: 15 seconds

 

5 Flag CTF Classic settings:

·         Score to win: 5

·         Time limit: 30 minutes

·         Flag at home to score: Yes

·         Flag return: Instant

·         Flag reset time: 15 seconds

 

Team Crazy King:

·         Score to win: 200 seconds

·         Time limit: 12 minutes

·         Hill movement: Progressive

·         Hill duration: 1 minute

 

Neutral Bomb Assault (5 Bomb):

·         Score to win: 5

·         Time limit: 30 minutes

·         Bomb Arm time: 5 seconds

·         Bomb Fuse Time: 3 seconds

·         Bomb reset: 30

All players and coaches attending and/or participating in the event are required to sign and bring along the code of conduct. You will not be allowed to enter the venue without providing a signed copy of the code of conduct. If you are do not bring your copy, one will be provided for you, to be signed before you are granted entry into the venue.

If you are under the age of 18 you are also required to download and fill out the parental consent form along with your legal guardian. You will not be able to participate if this document is not presented at the event.

  Code of Conduct Download

  Parental Consent Form Download

Event Rules

1. HCS Season One Handbook rules will be enforced at this event. The stricter rule will take priority anywhere a crossover of rules occurs.

2. UGC will provide competitors with ASTRO MixAmps, game discs and USB controller cables. Competitors are required to bring their own controllers and headsets in order to compete.

3. Competitors playing on main stage are required to use UGC supplied headsets for all their main stage matches. Headsets must remain on main stage at all times.

4. Competitors are not permitted to unplug any UGC supplied hardware, including ASTRO MixAmps, UGC controller cables, Xbox One Consoles, Monitors or main stage headsets. Tampering may result in forfeiture or disqualification.

5. Wireless controllers and/or wireless headsets are not permitted. Batteries must be removed from competitor controllers for the duration of the event. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture or disqualification or removal from the event.

6. Headsets must be self-powered – no USB or socket powered headsets are permitted.

7. Competitors may not communicate with spectators during gameplay. This may result in team forfeiture of the current game at the discretion of UGC staff.

8. HCS points will seed teams as a priority. FFA seeding will be used for teams without HCS points.

9. Competitors are allowed 5 minutes to setup prior to a series, after arriving at their designated station.

10. Season One HCS settings will be used for Halo 2 Anniversary. These can be found here.

11. Competitors must play the game types in the order they appear on the game types page.

12. The higher seeded team must play as the Red team and the lower seeded team must play as the Blue team in each round.

13. Each series will be a Best of 3, extending to Best of 5 and/or Best of 7 for the final stages of the event.

14. Loser Bracket Winners series’ will not be extended series’ – these will be either BO3 or BO5.

15. The higher seeded team will choose to host 1 or 2 games before each series begins. The team that hosts 1 game chooses the game they want to host; the team that hosts 2 games chooses the remaining 2 games. In the event of 2 teams meeting up in the Loser’s Bracket after having played each other in the Winner’s Bracket, the team that selected to host 2 games in the Winner’s Bracket will host 1 game in the Loser’s Bracket. This results in an equal split host advantage for the teams, assuming all games are played.

16. Teams may cede their right to host 1 or 2 of the games that they are entitled to host per series. The opposing team has the right to accept hosting these games – if declined, the original team is required to host.

17. Teams are required to report to their assigned station for matches within 15 minutes of the match-up being announced. Teams that are not present in full will forfeit the series.

18. Teams may not start a game without the permission of their station Referee. Games started without a referee’s consent will be replayed, regardless of the outcome.

19. Teams may not substitute a player or coach after registration. Competitors must be present for the duration of the tournament. If a player must leave the event for any reason, their team will forfeit all future matches if they are not present for their scheduled match-ups.

20. All floor stations will use UGC supplied Xbox Live Accounts in order to streamline all matches and minimize downtime.

21. Teams playing on main stage will use their own Xbox Live Accounts for all matches. Competitors will have time to restore their accounts on the warm-up station ahead of main stage games to expedite account restoration on main stage.

22. If a team has any complaints or concerns about cheating by another team, it must be brought to the attention of their station Referee or the Tournament Director before the start of the next match. Failure to do so will result in your loss of right to appeal previous match outcomes.

23. Excessive use of taunting or profanity by teams will result in a warning. If a team accumulates 3 warnings over the course of the event, they will be disqualified from the tournament. Discriminatory profanity or acts of discrimination, including racism, sexism or bigotry will not be tolerated, and may also result in disqualification and/or removal from the event.

24. Spectators may not communicate or interfere with teams while a match is in progress. If they do, they will be asked to leave the station. If they continue to break this rule over the course of the tournament, they will be removed from the venue and not allowed back for the rest of the event.

25. UGC operates a zero tolerance policy on aggressive behavior by any attendees and competitors. Any attempts of threats, violence or abuse will result in immediate removal from the event and venue, and disqualification if you are participating in the tournament.

26. In the event of equipment failure, the current game will be restarted from the beginning, unless a team is winning by more time than is remaining in a time-based objective game.

27. Competitors are responsible for their belongings for the duration of the event. Competitors should realize that many Xbox One controllers look the same and a distinguishing mark may be used to show evidence of ownership.