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Blizzard announce a world championship for Heroes of the Storm

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If you’ve ever considered getting into the MOBA scene, Heroes of the Storm is definitely the best entry point. Blizzard stripped away a lot of what makes the genre difficult, making their game accessible to even the most inexperienced players. This is not to say it is easy though – it’s still very much competitive and difficult to be good at, and if you’re really good, you can now turn that skill into money. Blizzard have announced a World Championship for their MOBA title.

The top teams from around the world will meet for the ultimate showdown at Blizzard’s big annual event (via the Heroes of the Storm blog):

The Nexus portal will soon be transporting the greatest Heroes of the Storm players in the world to a new battleground—BlizzCon! Heroes of the Storm will be featured on stage alongside StarCraft II, World of Warcraft, and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, with the World Championship for all four events taking place at BlizzCon on November 6 – 7 in Anaheim.

Sounds good! What prizes are up for grabs?

The stakes are high, with a total prize pool of over $1.2 million in total cash and prizes—including $500,000 at BlizzCon. The World Champion team will walk away with $200,000—and bragging rights as the best Heroes of the Storm players in the world.

Granted, that prize pool doesn’t come close to the likes of The International for Dota 2 (this year’s purse is sitting on $7.5 million+ at time of writing) , but it isn’t shabby at all. My biggest concern really is labelling this event the World Championships when, well, not everybody is included:

The first road to BlizzCon qualifiers are coming soon to Australia and New Zealand, China, Europe, Latin America, North America, Korea, Southeast Asia, and Taiwan. These online events will culminate in live regional championships where the eight best Heroes of the Storm teams from around the world will be decided.

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Dammit Blizzard, Africa is a place too! Although honestly, I have no idea what South Africa’s Heroes of the Storm scene looks like. I would love the to see the title added to our DGL roster sometime in the future.

Gripes aside, I’m happy Blizzard are giving all of their titles constant eSport loving. Will you be following the championship?

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Last Updated: May 15, 2015

13 Comments

  1. I considered getting into the MOBA scene, then I stripped my moer & punched myself right in the eye.

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    • Mossel

      May 15, 2015 at 11:33

      I’ve been playing HotS the last couple of days and I must say I really enjoy it! Give it a go.

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 15, 2015 at 11:51

        How about NO-BA, Scott? ;P

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        • Mossel

          May 15, 2015 at 11:58

          haha fair enough!

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    • Admiral Chief

      May 15, 2015 at 11:39

      I feel that way too, please come hither so I can punch the other eye for you

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  2. Paul Fouche

    May 15, 2015 at 11:09

    awesome!!!

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  3. Hammersteyn

    May 15, 2015 at 11:12

    “America” includes aussies and new zealand?

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    • HairyEwok

      May 15, 2015 at 11:19

      Guess their closer to the US borders or they play on US servers, besides there’s no Africa championships.

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  4. HairyEwok

    May 15, 2015 at 11:19

    I’d actually watch this championship mainly because this is MOBA but nothing like Dota 2 where actual teamplay is required.

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    • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

      May 15, 2015 at 11:35

      I’d rather watch my Toe nails get pulled. WITH NOTHING TO NUMB THE PAIN!

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  5. Vincent Perro

    May 15, 2015 at 12:27

    I’m both surprised that somebody questioned the possibility that they will host a championship and that it’s already announced. But i somehow argue that they’ll be able to outrun DotA or even LoL. We’ll see soon 🙂 can’t wait to try

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  6. Sageville

    May 15, 2015 at 14:05

    Smite vs HoS?

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  7. MakeItLegal

    May 15, 2015 at 17:19

    I tried it …mixed feelings played maybe till level 10 and nah not for me
    No items ? Meh
    Difficult enough in lol without a courier goodness but no items all together ?

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