During the past few hours it is started the highly anticipated HCS Kickoff Major Raleigh 2021, the first official Halo Infinite tournament organized by Microsoft itself, to be held in person in Raleigh, North Carolina throughout the weekend.
The event will be played on Xbox Series X, but given that even one year after the official release of the console, the device is still the victim of serious shortages on the market, versions will also be used on stage during the HCS devkit Series X. To announce it was the same lead eSports by 343 Industries, Tashi, which with a tweet he specified that the experience for the players will be exactly the same as a standard Xbox, and that only the "physical" aspect of the console is different.
Heads up open bracket players - you'll be playing this weekend on Series X development consoles. They're functionally identical and will be operating in "Retail" mode so it's the exact same experience, they just look a little different.
Why? Global supply chain shortage is real.
- Tashi (@ Tashi343i) December 15, 2021
In addition, Tashi also revealed that only with yesterday's views, theHCS Kickoff Major Raleigh 2021 has already become the most viewed Halo eSports event in the brand's history.
Excited to say that the #HCS Kickoff Major Raleigh 2021 is now the most viewed Halo esports event of all time… and it's only Friday.
Thank you so much to everyone watching from around the world!
- Tashi (@ Tashi343i) December 17, 2021