We know Formula One and video games go hand in hand when it comes to Codemaster’s F1 22 and Frontier Developments’ F1 Manager 2022, but now they’re coming together in a whole new way – thanks to Lando Norris’ gaming lifestyle brand Quadrant. F1 fans have known McLaren’s Lando Norris is something of a keen gamer, but they might be surprised to know that his brand Quadrant has just announced that it is partnering with the Halo Championship Series. And, that means we’re going to see Norris rock a Master Chief inspired helmet during this weekend’s Singapore GP.
To commemorate the announcement that Quadrant will become a partnered team within Halo’s Championship Series competition, Norris is set to wear the unique helmet throughout the Singapore GP weekend – from September 30 to October 2. Fans in attendance, and those looking online, will be able to pick up a limited edition 1:2 scale version of the helmet, too.
This is the collaboration we didn’t know we needed – even if the helmet itself looks a little off. However, we’re not sure how well Crofty and the Sky Sports team are going to explain Halo to people when coverage starts on Friday.
If you’re wondering what this means for Halo Infinite and the second year of the Halo Championship Series, it has been confirmed that Quadrant brand skins and cosmetics will be available in the competitive FPS game when that kicks off.
Discussing the collaboration, Norris (who is CEO of Quadrant) said:
“It’s really exciting for us to announce that we’ve become a partnered team in Halo. The whole team has worked incredibly hard to get to this stage, and I’m really proud of the success our roster has had this season. I’ve watched almost every tournament game and scrim over the past few months and it’s been awesome to be a small part of their journey in the HCS so far.”
Adding to this, 343 Industries’ esports and viewership lead Tahir Hasandjekic said:
“The initial success of Halo Infinite esports has been unprecedented in the franchise’s history and we’re thrilled to be adding a team with the calibre of Quadrant, who have already invested heavily in the Halo community and ecosystem… Their driven leadership has a clear vision, and we believe in the long-term potential for this partnership to elevate both Quadrant and Halo Infinite by delivering epic entertainment to fans around the globe.”
Quadrant might be a relative newcomer to Halo’s esports scene, but it already has a competent roster of Sebastian ‘TchiK’ Darriet, Norwen ‘SLG’ Le Galloudec, Paul ‘Nurix’ Villemont, and Jordan ‘Shad’ Boyaval. If this is making you want to build some sort of F1 circuit in the shooter, we have everything you need to know about the Halo Infinite Forge release date right here.