Halo Infinite is presenting its first LAN tournament today with the Halo Championship Series Kickoff Major Raleigh 2021, but even with a competition as prestigious as this, there aren't enough Xbox Series X consoles to go around.

Instead, competitors are going to be using Xbox Series X dev kits, described as "functionally identical." They will be "operating in 'Retail' mode so it's the exact same experience." The reason, of course, is the ongoing Series X shortage:

There's a lot of excitement surrounding the event, which will see teams from around the world battling it out over the next couple of days for a share of the $250,000 starting prize pool. It's gearing up to be a fantastic show.

Here are the broadcast times for each day:

  • Friday, Dec 17th: 12pm EST / 5pm GMT
  • Saturday, Dec 18th: 1pm EST / 6pm GMT
  • Sunday, Dec 19th: 10am ET / 3pm GMT

You can watch the event live on Twitch, either on the Halo channel or the Halo Championship Series channel.

As for the Xbox Series X shortage, there's unfortunately still no end in sight. We have seen a few more of the consoles cropping up at various retailers recently though, so keep a close eye out if you're still in the market for one.

Are you still trying to get a Series X? Planning to watch the HCS event this weekend? Tell us down below.

[source halowaypoint.com]