Heroes of the Storm 2016 Championship has $4M Prize Pool!

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Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm has been pretty popular among MOBA fans and it also has great value in terms of competitive gaming. Last year’s BlizzCon World Championship has proven that. However, last year did not touch the full potential of the game, so as promised, 2016 is bringing us the HotS Global Championship Circuit!

Blizzard Entertainment had announced their plans for the Global Championship Circuit at BlizzCon 2015 and now they are revealing the expanse of the tournament. In a post on the official Battle.net website, the developers have revealed that the prize pool of the eSports championship is going to be a massive $4 million.

In the new Heroes of the Storm Global Championship Circuit, teams from Australia/New Zealand, China, Europe, Korea, Latin America, North America, Southeast Asia, and Taiwan are going to face off to claim glory with competitions being divided into Spring, Summer, and Fall that will lead to the final Global Championship Event.

We have also been given details on the schedule, locations, and respective prize pools for the global championship as well as the regional events:

REGIONAL DETAILS

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 – Season 1 Regional

  • Dates: January 30 – February 28
  • Location: Preliminaries online; Finals live streamed from Sydney, Australia
  • Partner: ESL
  • Prize Pool: $20k USD
  • For more infomation check out our forum thread.

China – Gold League

Europe – Spring Regional

Korea – Super League

Latin America – 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 http://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 http://tw.battle.net/heroes/zh/blog/ (Chinese)

Last but not the least, the regional prizes for the Heroes of the Storm Global Championship Circuit might vary from what has been shared here so it would be a good idea to keep a track of the regional websites.

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