Double-elimination style brackets provide the most intense experience there is, as every game has the same weight: the first loss sends you to the loser bracket (which means more games to win, and a harder path to victory – you’re still in the race for 1st, though) and the second puts you out of the tournament. The teams that are out of the tournament are still to play placement games between each other to determine their final ranking for the Season, guaranteeing 4 games for every team. The teams that keep on winning are all racing towards that coveted first place.
16 teams are competing this season to claim the biggest prize in competitive Hell let loose : the Seasonal crown. Coming from all around the globe, those teams vary in levels of experience, skill and competitive history. However, they are all coming into this with the same desire : come first in Seasonal.
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Check out the different dates for the different important games that will happen, and follow your team’s journey through Seasonal. Remember though that it’s allowed for teams to change dates if it suits both – we’ll make sure to update this regularly, but being on the discord is the best way to be up to date on everything.
Watch us live
We do live broadcast and commentary of the games every week. Wanna know more about strategy and teamwork from experts of the game in a cozy atmosphere? Grab a drink and a batch of popcorn, we’ve got your back.
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Sunday October 24th:
Our official streaming crew
Wanna be part of the streamer team? Contact Jain or Heidi on Discord to get your Twitch channel featured.
A big step up from Fall 2020, the Winter 2021 edition of Seasonal increased its team roster to 16, pitting more than 1000 players together. Proving again that it was the most successful tournament in HLL, it saw the emergence of Exodus, which took it by storm and won the whole thing, putting WTH to second place and taking the crown.
The first edition of Seasonal, back in September 2020, involved only 8 teams. Its success lead to a big shift in the HLL scene, tying the different communities together with its horizontal organisation, innovative ban system, and competitive focus. WTH went undefeated and won this edition, with Lost Squad ending second.
Since its first edition in september 2020, the HLL Seasonal tournament has cemented itself as the go-to tournament for the most competent, skilled and ambitious teams of Hell let Loose. Its short and intense format provide 8 weeks of high-level competition. The brutal double-elimination brackets, the collaborative and inter-community aspects, the implementation of the map/side ban system (since then the default for all competitive games) are all key features of the Seasonal. The Seasonal discord has also become the place to discuss HLL competitive meta and tactics, meet the competitive communities from around the world, in addition to being the main place to organise the games, and register your team to the fight.
Based on Heidi’s original idea of a worlwide tournament that would focus solely on the competitive and community aspects, rather than on promoting a specific community or, worse, a brand, the Seasonal goes beyond the teams of Hell Let Loose. It is the joint effort of people from all horizons. Therefore, this tournament is not the product of one competitive team but rather the result of helpers, moderators and builders from around the world working together into bringing a challenging competition to the Hell Let Loose playerbase.
Why Hell Let Loose?
Despite its many flaws, Hell let Loose provides something very few games can achieve : a shooter that opposes large teams of 50 people, working together in the common goal of defeating their enemies. This large-scale, combined arms combat creates a unique competitive experience, compared to other shooters which usually involve way less players. While not initially designed for competitive play, Hell let Loose proves itself to be a fascinating competitive experience.