Elevate Halo Secures T8 placement at DreamHack Atlanta
In the last Halo 5 event, Elevate showed a strong presence playing against the best in the game. The Halo Championship Series 2018 finals were held in Atlanta, Georgia at its DreamHack event.
The team started out Friday with two matchups, against Shock the World and Renegades. In the first series, Elevate came out strong with a 3-1 Truth CTF win, securing the second game, and then closing out the third game Strongholds on Rig 100-39 to sweep Shock the World. Series two brought Friday to a very different end. Though they came out on top of Renegades 150-105 in an Echelon Oddball win in game 1, the team went on to lose two straight; Plaza Slayer 42-50 and a loss in Refuge CTF. The boys bounced back with the ruthless resilience that their fans have come to love, securing an Empire Strongholds win 100-43. With the series standing at 2-2, Elevate was unable to pull through and fell in the series 3-2 after a heartbreaking Slayer loss.
This closed out Friday for the team, as they head back to their hotel to prepare for the next day.
Saturday opened with a matchup against Falling Esports, who gave Elevate a quick boost to their day, sweeping the team 3-0. The win against Falling advanced elevate to round 1 of the winner’s bracket. The next series was against Splyce, Where Elevate opened with a Truth CTF loss 2-3, bouncing back to win game two, yet losing two more unanswered following the win. This closed out the series against Splyce as a loss 1-3, and lead Elevate to the lower bracket of the tournament. In their third matchup of the day, Elevate faced Str8 Rippin for the game that would secure a top 8 placement. In what was an intense 5-game series, the Red Rebellion’s prayers were answered, with a 50-46 Slayer finish, as the series ended 3-2. This closed out the team’s Saturday, where they stood 3-2 overall, secured with their top 8 placement.
Sunday was short for the Elevate Halo team, as their first match of the day against Accelerate was a heartbreaking defeat. They fell 150-133 in a game of Oddball on Eden in game one and continued to lose the next two. The team ended the series 0-3 but their efforts were unmatched. The team played as one but were unable to come back from their early deficit. With this, Halo secured their top 8 placement in the HCS 2018 Finals, scoring a total of $7,000 in prize money from the event.
With this being the last Halo 5 event sponsored by MLG all the players and staff at Elevate would like to thank all of all our fans and what they've done for us for the past three years with this title, we truly thank all of you from the bottom of our hearts and we all hope you stay along for the ride into the next chapter of #ElevateHalo #RedRebellion