Sentinels have won the HCS Kansas City Major in emphatic fashion.

They won the Grand Finals of the competition in a clean sweep, beating Cloud9 4-0.

The last series of the bracket was the only one that Sentinels swept in the final stage of the tournament.

They had to battle some really stiff opponents in order to make their way into a position to take home the title.

They had two separate game five situations en route to the Grand Finals.

Sentinels beat Quadrant on Recharge Slayer by just six kills in the first round of the upper bracket.

That win came even though they had previously lost in that mode in the series, by just a single point on Live Fire, no less.

Grand Finals opponents Cloud9 were next up for the team as they battled it out in the semi-finals of the upper bracket.

Sentinels had no problem bouncing them to the lower bracket with a relatively comfortable 3-1 win. The only map they lost in that series was another Slayer map, this time on Streets.

Into winners finals they went. A box office matchup with OpTic Gaming was waiting there for them and boy did the series deliver.

Both teams traded blows over the first four maps of the series.

OpTic took Strongholds and Capture the Flag but it wasn’t enough to get the job done.

Sentinels fried on both Slayer maps in the series and took Oddball on Streets in order to force the map five.

Slayer on Recharge was the deciding map and Sentinels took it with a rather comfortable score of 50-35.

OpTic were then double rounded in the bracket finals with Cloud9 clean sweeping them 3-0 in order to book themselves  a rematch with Sentinels for the title.

Grand finals

The final series of the weekend was incredibly dominant. Sentinels used the momentum of their flawless tournament to really lay down a marker.

A perfect 4-0 sweep ensued. Sentinels didn’t look like they were going to drop a life, let alone a map.

They rounded out the series with a complete dismantling of C9 on Streets Strongholds.

The win sees Sentinels take home a handsome $140,000 after the prize pool for the tournament was increased due to the success of Halo Infinite.

Xbox over PC

Many players struggled during HCS Kansas City with the fact that all games were played on Xbox rather than PC.

Adam “Defrag” Mathews voiced his annoyances on Twitter following his team’s exit from the tournament.

He said: “Fair play to anyone who could adjust to that so quickly.

“Eight maps vs humans to get used to it and [I] just couldn’t.”

There’s going to be a long wait for the next Halo Major, with the next one slated for Orlando in September.

Before then, there will be three regional LAN events. They will be hosted in Valencia, Mexico City and Melbourne.

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