Heroes of the Storm 2016 Spring Global Championship details released

Source
Blizzard
Date
1/18/2016
Summary
Blizzard has released information on the qualifying rounds for the Heroes of the Storm Spring Global Championship tournament.

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With the global launch of Heroes of the Storm, the thrilling World Championship at BlizzCon, our Heroes of the Dorm collegiate tournament, and countless exciting matches that had us sitting on the edge of our seats, 2015 was a monumental year for esports in the Nexus. Now in 2016, we're taking Heroes esports to a whole new level!

As announced at BlizzCon, 2016 kicks off the new Heroes of the Storm Global Championship Circuit. The best teams from Australia/New Zealand, China, Europe, Korea, Latin America, North America, Southeast Asia, and Taiwan will be competing in a seasonal format, with each of the three seasons—Spring, Summer, and Fall—culminating in a Global Championship event. In total, more than $4 million is on the line in the 2016 Global Championship Circuit.

With the first qualifiers and regional championships of 2016 getting underway, we'd like to share a breakdown of the Spring Global Championship and the events leading up to it.

Read on to find dates and locations for some of our regional events, along with links to additional information.

SPRING GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT
Dates: April 1-3
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Partner: OGN
Prize Pool: $500k USD
Check back soon for more information

Australia/New Zealand - Spring Regional
Dates: February 7-28
Location: Preliminaries online; Finals in Sydney, Australia
Partner: ESL
Prize Pool: $20k USD
Check back soon for more information

China - Gold League
Dates: January 15-24
Location: Shanghai, China
Partner: NetEase / NeoTV
Prize Pool: $100k USD
For more information, visit gold.blizzard.cn/live-stream (Chinese)

Europe - Spring Regional
Dates: March 5-6 (Finals)
Location: Preliminaries online; Finals in Katowice, Poland
Partner: ESL
Prize Pool: $100k USD
For more information, visit play.eslgaming.com/heroesofthestorm/europe/championship/katowice

Korea - Super League
Dates: January 12-March 20
Location: Preliminaries online; Finals in Seoul, South Korea
Partner: OGN
Prize Pool: $200k USD
For more information, visit www.playxp.com/heroes/ogn/superleague (Korean)

Latin America - Copa America
Dates: January 21-March 19
Location: Preliminaries online; Finals in Brazil
Partner: VIU / BRMA Prize Pool: $20k USD
For more information, visit esports.viustudio.com/heroes-of-the-storm-copa-america

North America - Spring Regional
Dates: February 27-28 (Finals)
Location: Preliminaries online; Finals in Los Angeles, California
Partner: ESL
Prize Pool: $100k USD
Check back soon for more information

South East Asia - Spring Regional
Dates: January 16-March 6
Location: Preliminaries online and offline; SEA finals online, cast live from Singapore
Partner: AsiaSoft
Prize Pool: $22.5k USD
For more information, visit esports.heroessea.com/en/index.html

Taiwan - Spring Regional
Dates: February 18-March 13
Location: Preliminaries online; Finals in Taipei, Taiwan
Partner: 4Gamers
Prize Pool: $60k USD
For more information, visit tw.battle.net/heroes/zh/blog (Chinese)

Be sure to stay tuned at HeroesoftheStorm.com/esports as we plan to bring you more details on the Spring tournament and our upcoming Summer and Fall seasons!


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