The Summer 2016 season of the Halo Championship Series Pro League is a concluded series of competition taking place in the North American region from April 24 - July 30, 2016. Halo 5: Guardians is played in 4v4 competition in a mixture of offline and online qualifiers, tournaments and online league matches. It is held concurrently with the EU Pro League.
Speculated about for months, the HCS Pro League was officially announced on March 21st, 2016, shortly following the conclusion of Halo World Championship 2016. The Pro League features a series of qualifiers, both online and offline, with eight teams eventually qualifying for regular season admittance. During season play, the 8 qualifying teams will each face eachother twice in a series of weekly online matches. The four teams finishing with the highest record will be invited to the Season Finals. Following the conclusion of the season, the 7th and 8th ranked teams will also face elimination from the Pro League, having to play top teams from the HCS Open Circuit to keep their spot going into the Fall 2016 season.