Heroes of the Storm slowly became the toast of 2015 with a successful launch and televised events throughout the year, ending in the World Championship at BlizzCon 2015. South Africa also had it’s fair share of Heroes action with the inaugural tournament at rAge last year hosted by GameArena and NavTV. While South African HoTS has somewhat calmed down, globally it’s still on the rise with the latest news being the Spring Global Championship, proving 2016 will be the year for the new MOBA.
Following in the footsteps of both League of Legends and Dota 2, last year at BlizzCon it was announced that in 2016 Heroes of The Storm would feature its very own global circuit of three major championships, culminating in the World Championship at BlizzCon. The circuit will feature tournaments in Australasia, China, Europe, Korea, The Americas, Southeast Asia and Taiwan selecting only the best who will feature at each leg of the circuit. The Championship Circuit will also feature a total prize pool of $4 million.
Below are all the details, courtesy of Blizzard, regarding the championship circuit, more specifically the Spring Championship leg.
Spring Global Championship
The Spring Championship leg will be held on the 1st to 3rd of April in Seoul, South Korea. The tournament will feature teams from the above mentioned regions who will host their own qualifiers prior to the event. The Spring Championship will feature a prize pool of $500,000.
Australia/New Zealand – Season 1 Regional
- Dates: January 30 – February 28
- Location: Preliminaries online; Finals live streamed from Sydney, Australia
- Partner: ESL
- Prize Pool: $20,000