After a recent post from Cloud 9's Halo Manager Buckness, it's been revealed that iGotUrPistola has parted ways with the organisation.

"Ok guys. although there is a lot happening i did promise to at least give you some insight on whats going on with Cloud 9 and our plans going into H5. As of "right now" our roster is Hysteria, FIS, and Victory. Pistola has decided to take his leave and we wish him the best (which im sure you all know by now if not then surprise!). We are keeping in mind that this is a new game with a very different style then H2A. We were not happy with any of our performances in the past 2 seasons and have been looking at exactly what it was that caused us not to excel in the past 2 season like we wanted. A number of things have been put in place to make sure that these same mistakes both in game and out of the game do not happen this time around. At the end of the day we want to bring a championship home just like the other orgs and are confident that we will do so in this next season. As always we appreciate all the support and all of the feedback (both negative and positive) and look forward to seeing you guys in H5 with a solid team which we will announce once that becomes more clear, until then ill try and keep everyone updated as much as i can. A lot of you guys may have already known this information for the most part but this was something official for those who wanted an official post. thanks everyone"
 
With multiple teams now looking for players Pistola is spoilt for choice going into the release of Halo 5 this October. 
But who will fill the void that Pistola has left behind going into the Halo World Championships and what are your predictions to the final line-up for Cloud 9?
What team do you think will pick up Pistola or has he already got a team in his sights, let us know what you think!
The New Astro A40 TR + Mixamp Pro TR
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A40 TR Key Features
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A new trailer for Halo 5 has been released featuring some amazing footage showing Spartan Locke and his team jumping out of a Pelican to engage the Covenant on the planet below in their search for Dr Halsey. You can watch the full trailer below.
 The above footage is the opening scene to Halo 5 Guardians and gives us a glimpse into what we can expect to be doing in the first mission with Spartan Locke.  

After winning Warlord TS 50-41 and the series 3-2, Epsilon eSports are your European Champions for Insomnia 55! 

Final Placements
1st
Epsilon eSports
2nd
CAZ eSports
3rd
Supremacy
4th
TG
5th
 Omni eSports
6th
Need New Batteries
7th
Dexerity
8th
Thunder 

GG to CAZ eSports with their amazing run to the finals! 
Bracket Link
Grand Final VOD  - "7hrs 22mins in"

VOD
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
 

Here's to the final Halo 2: Anniversary event as Insomnia 56, this time at the NEC in Birmingham will be hosting the 1st European Halo 5: Guardians Championship on December 11-14! 
Halo: TMCC is receiving another update which as we already know will reintroduce the popular playlist Infection as a permanent fixture. As well as this 343 will be making some slight changes to better balance some of the current playlists that players have been enjoying in TMCC. Below is a list of the changes you will be seeing introduced over the course of this weekend.
Team Hardcore
The Construct TS map will be updated to the correct TS variant for Halo 3Team Doubles
SMG starts will be removed from Halo 2 ClassicBig Team Battle
All AR-start Assault Halo 3 game types will be removed (until BR variants can be added)Big Team (8v8) Dominion will be addedWeighting/frequency of Remnant will be reducedHalo 4
Small team (5v5) Dominion will be addedPitfall and Vertigo will be added for Legendary SlayerRagnarok CTF will be addedHalo 2: Anniversary
Weighting/frequency of Remnant will be reducedHalo 3
Voting options rebalanced (see below)In addition to the changes listed above, there will also be another significant change being the removal of the Halo Championship Series playlist.
The Halo Championship series playlist will only be available for a few more days, so if you want to get a few more games in then you had better head online now.
343 have also addressed several issues with the Xbox Ones reputation system, which was being abused causing players to have red reputation meaning they were finding it difficult to find games in Halo: TMCC. For more details on this click here.

Insomnia Day 1 FFA Results

By Prsma, in Insomnia 55,

With Day 1 of Multiplay's Insomnia 55 yesterday, here are the final results for the Halo 3 FFA and Halo: The Master Chief Collection Halo 2: Anniversary FFA.

Halo 3 FFA Final
1st WxrLord - 72 Kills
2nd Jimbo - 71 Kills
3rd Snakey - 68 Kills
4th Vard - 65 Kills
5th Snipedrone - 59 Kills
6th Havoc - 56 Kills
7th Godshot - 55 Kills
8th Flamez - 43 Kills
Halo: Master Chief Collection - Halo 2: Anniversary FFA
1st Jimbo - 104 Kills
2nd Snakey - 102 Kills
3rd Squashy - 101 Kills
4th Vard - 99 Kills
5th WxrLord - 92 Kills
6th Snipedrone - 91 Kills
7th BUK20 - 79 Kills
8th Flamez - TBC Kills
Congratulations to both WxrLord and Jimbo who walk away with a pair of Astro and a M80 Mixamp.
Halo: Master Chief Collection - Halo 2: Anniversary 4v4 Tournament starts this morning with a prize pool of £3,000.
Seeds are as follows:
1st Seed - CAZ eSports
2nd Seed - Epsilon eSports
3rd Seed - Supremacy
4th Seed - Omni eSports
5th Seed - TG
6th Seed - Need New Batteries
7th Seed - Dexterity
8th Seed - Thunder
Who will walk away the last Halo: Master Chief Collection - Halo 2: Anniversary Europe Champions?
Tune in at www.twitch.tv/multiplay_halo
343 announced in their latest community update that the Infection playlist will be returning to Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Brain hungry Zombie-Spartans will be able to play this playlist right now and it features game types from Halo 2 Anniversary, Halo 3 and Halo 4. You can see a list of the game types below:
So get your shotgun, as much ammo as you can carry and some team mates and see how long you can survive against the infected in Halo: MCC's new infection playlist.
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Team Liquid Rebuild

By Prsma, in HCS,

With a disappointing finish in the HCS Season 2 Finals placing 7th/8th, Team Liquid were looking to improve on that moving into Halo 5: Guardians and HCS Season 3.
Last night we saw the departure of of Spartan, Aries and Shooter with Team Liquid announcing the news last night via Twitter and their website.
Here is a statement from Team Liquid's Team Manager, Caleb Anderson.
With this new roster comprising of,
Aaron "Ace" Elam
Kyle "Chig" Lawson
Tyler "Ninja" Blevins
Austin "Mikwen" McCleary
We see Ace leaving OpTic Gaming after their 5th/6th place finish and both Chig and Mikwen leaving Denial eSports with a 3rd place finish at HCS Seasons 2 Finals to join forces with Ninja to form this Team Liquid new roster.
Here is a statement from the Team Captain, Aaron "Ace" Elam.
Given these players individual performances through Halo: The Master Chief Collection this would be a force to be reckoned with, but will be see the transition into Halo 5: Guardians prove positive for the newly formed.
With Iron Gaming announcing their first Halo 5: Guardians tournament being held in Daytona Beach, Florida, October 30th to November 1st, it won't be long till we see this new roster perform.
 
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Epsilon eSports have just been crowned Halo 5: Guardians Gamescom Invitational Champions after defeating the American’s OpTic Gaming in the Semi Final & European rivals Supremacy 3-2 in the Grand Final.
Epsilon eSports walk away as Halo 5: Guardians Pre-Release Champions and 7,000 EUR richer!
Well played to Supremacy, CAZ eSports and OpTic Gaming,
Congratulations to Snipedrone, BUK57, BUK20 and Jimbossity.