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Lando Norris’ org Quadrant signs first esports team, will be playing in the Halo Championship Series 2021 Kickoff Major

British Formula 1 driver and streamer Lando Norris is bringing his Quadrant gaming brand into the 2021 Halo Championship Series (HCS).

Lando Norris set up Quadrant a year ago as mainly a streaming content creation team – now it’s taken the plunge into esports and will be taking part in the HCS 2021 Kickoff Major in North Carolina this week.

Quadrant has signed its first esports team, an all-French Halo roster comprising TchiK, SLG, Nurix and Fragxr, who competed for OEX in the qualifying stages of the upcoming event and will now be representing the UK organisation.

The HCS Kickoff Major takes place from December 17th to 19th 2021 and features a $250,000 prize pool, plus a string of well-known organisations taking part including G2, Faze, Optic, Cloud9, Navi and more.

Quadrant has qualified as the second seeded team in the tournament, which features some UK players in Snipedrone (playing for Cartel – who recently won the first EU Halo Infinite tournament), Jimbo, Respectful and tuf0xy (Navi) and Riotz, Ramirez and Phlux (HMDA).

“I’ve loved watching Halo since it launched last month and I made sure we moved quickly to sign one of Europe’s most talented rosters to our team. I’ve set the goals high and the team is just as passionate as I am, so let’s go get our first win!”

Lando Norris, Quadrant

The news comes after Halo Infinite recently launched with a strong esports push, including partnerships with ESL/DreamHack and Faceit, a starting prize pool of $3m and more.

The Halo season will continue with other majors in Kansas, the Valencia EU Regional and Orlando, culminating with the Halo World Championship 2022 event in Seattle next October.

Lando Norris commented: “One of my main goals for Quadrant since I launched it last year has been to see our team compete on the biggest esports stages against some of the biggest names in the industry. What we announced today brings us to that point.

“I’ve loved watching Halo since it launched last month and I made sure we moved quickly to sign one of Europe’s most talented rosters to our team. I’ve set the goals high and the team is just as passionate as I am, so let’s go get our first win!”

Jamie MacLaurin, chief sporting officer at Quadrant, added: “We have spent the past 12 months focusing on content creation and building an audience, and have felt the demand from our fans to enter into the competitive esports landscape. It was clear since Quadrant’s inception that Lando wanted to have an esports roster to follow and support, and with Halo Infinite’s impressive launch last month we have found the perfect place to do just that.

“Our ambition is to continue giving our fans new, innovative ways of supporting and engaging with us as a brand – and signing this roster is a big step towards that. This is just the start of what I know will be a long and successful journey in esports and I hope we can capture the imagination of fans around the globe.”

Quadrant currently has 90,000 followers on Twitter, while Lando himself has more than 1m followers on Twitch.

Lando Norris has taken part in a variety of streaming activities on Twitch, including a Mind charity stream with McLaren and Ian Wright and a Star in a Reasonably Fast Car Invitational with Top Gear.


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