Heroes of the Storm North American Road to BlizzCon tournament series set to launch

Source
Blizzard
Date
6/1/2015
Summary
Qualifiers for the Heroes of the Storm North American Road to BlizzCon tournament series begin June 13th.

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Blizzard Entertainment is teaming up with Twitch and ESL to present the Heroes of the Storm North American Road to BlizzCon tournament series. These thrilling events will determine the best Heroes of the Storm players in the region - and ultimately, the top Heroes team in the world.

The mayhem begins with three North America Open events, where players will meet and do battle to determine the top five teams in the region. From there, they'll head to the Americas Championship to face off against the best teams from Latin America, Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand - each fighting for a chance to compete in the Heroes of the Storm World Championship at BlizzCon 2015.

A Trio of North America Open Tournaments

The competition kicks off with three North America Open events, taking place each month from June through August. A total prize pool of over $75,000 is up for grabs . . . and the stakes get higher with each tournament.

June North America Open
• Qualifiers: June 13-14
• Final 8: June 20-21
• Prize Pool: $15,000
• 1st place team earns a spot in Americas Championship

July North America Open
• Qualifiers: July 11-12
• Final 8: July 18-19
• Prize Pool: $25,000
• 1st and 2nd place teams earn a spot in Americas Championship

August North America Open
• Qualifiers: August 8-9
• Final 8: August 21-22
• Prize Pool: $35,000
• 1st and 2nd place teams earn a spot in Americas Championship

Signups for the June tournament qualifiers are open now at esl.gg/blizzheroesna, and everyone's invited to team up with their friends to participate. Eight teams from each month's qualifiers will earn the right to compete in the finals of each monthly Open, and anyone can watch them duke it out live at Twitch.tv/BlizzHeroes.
 

Americas Championship and World Championship

Once the dust settles, the top five North American teams from the Open events will head to the Americas Championship. There, a total of eight teams—including one from Latin America, one from Southeast Asia, and one from Australia/New Zealand—will duke it out over a $100,000 prize pool and a chance to compete on the World Championship stage. More information on the Americas Championship, including when and where to watch, will be announced at a later date.

The big brawl culminates in the Heroes of the Storm World Championship, taking place at BlizzCon 2015 in Anaheim, CA on November 6-7. The top two teams from the Americas Championship will face off against the best of the best from Europe, China, Korea, and Taiwan for the title of top Heroes of the Storm team in the world—and their share of an epic $500,000 prize pool.


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