Halo World Championship series will return in 2018

Halo is set to return to the eSports scene in 2018 with the Halo World Championship. In a new Halo Waypoint blog post, 343 Industries has announced the series will make a return next year with all of the competitive drama you'd expect.

From Halo Waypoint:

For the upcoming World Championship, there will be even more at stake. OpTic Gaming have yet to win an event since their HaloWC 2017 Finals victory, having lost to both Team EnVyUs and young guns Splyce. The competition has never been tighter, with more and more teams contending for top spots with each event that passes. OpTic have their eyes set on making history, but Splyce, Team EnVyUs, and the rest of the world have other plans. More questions remain - can Europe land another Top 8 finish on US soil, and perhaps go even further? Will Australia and Latin America crack the curse?

343 Industries still has some announcements up its sleeve concerning the 2018 Halo World Championship, and it will reveal more with a live stream on Mixer and Twitch Halo channels on October 17 at 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET. Aside from more championship series details, 343 says it will also reveal some "small surprises" coming to Halo 5: Guardians this fall. All of this comes as the Halo World Championship prepares to celebrate its third birthday in November.

You can read more about this past season and get a teaser of what to expect in 2018 at the Halo Waypoint Blog.