The Heroes of the Storm World Championship groups have been announced

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Blizzcon isn’t just an excuse for Blizzard to show off all of their wares, it also conveniently doubles as a platform for them to round up top talent from around the world for some eSports shenanigans. This year’s conference will be no different. The best of the best will be gathering at the Anaheim Convention Center to fight for their share of lots of cash dollars in prize money.

And you know what? No offense, but I personally couldn’t care for the likes of Hearthstone, nor StarCraft II. No, all of my attention will be directed at the Heroes of the Storm tournament, which has just had its groups announced:

The eight best Heroes of the Storm teams from around the world will be facing off at BlizzCon to see who goes home with the lion’s share of the $500,000 prize pool. Before these teams advance to the championship bracket, however, they must first prove they are one of the best two teams in their groups.

Group A:

  • Cloud9
  • Team YL
  • Dignitas
  • GIA

Group B:

  • Team DK
  • Na ‘Vi
  • Braveheart
  • Tempo Storm

Truth be told, I know very little about any of the above teams. I’ve paid Heroes of the Storm no attention with regards to its competitive side, but only because the game was in an unreleased state for so long. Now, it’s officially out, and this year’s Blizzcon has a prizepool sitting at a casual $500,000. Yeah, I will be watching for sure!

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It will make a nice change from my usual viewings of Dota 2, where team fights happen in the blink of an eye. There’s just something different about Heroes of the Storm – team fights can go on for ages, which in my mind will make for very entertaining viewing.

Take this clip for example, which rounds up some of the best plays from the European qualifiers:

Colour me excited! What about you? Will you be watching any eSports coming out of Blizzcon this year?

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Last Updated: October 22, 2015

Matthew Figueira

Defence of the Ancients? More like Defence of the cabbages! Have you seen my head? I look like a Merino Sheep on pole. NO SHANGE only SHAPPIES! :D

  • Grand Admiral Chief

    My eyes hurt watching all that action

  • Brady miaau

    I dig the panda cat dude in the header. Great character.

    • Hargrim

      His name is Chen, he’s a Pandaren Brewmaster (an alcoholic panda)

      • Brady miaau

        Kewl. So life of party then

  • Hargrim

    Look forward to it! $500k is small change compared to the other MOBA WCs, but for a game not even 6 months old (officially) it’s decent

    Rather disappointing that MVP Black won’t be making it. Absolutely dominated the last time a cross-region tournament was held. Taking nothing away from the KR representatives, Team DK, they too have what it takes to win the whole thing
    Don’t be surprised if both NA teams get knocked out early. C9 is good, but not nearly good enough. Tempo Storm is splitting after Blizzcon, really not fond of each other anymore. So much so that their manager has told fans to support C9 if they want to see an American team win
    I don’t know the CN and TW teams at all
    EU teams are both insanely strong and on an upward curve, expect at least one of them to go far

    Prediction – Na’Vi vs DK final

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