At this year’s BlizzCon in Anaheim, USA, on the 6th and 7th of November, Heroes of the Storm will take its place alongside StarCraft II, World of Warcraft and Hearthstone to see its first World Championship conclude on the big stage in front of thousands of fans.
ESL has the honor of hosting the North American Opens leading up to the Americas Championship, which has a US$75,000 prize pool and will see five teams advance to the Americas Championship. However, before hitting the big stage the North American teams will have to prove themselves in monthly tournaments running throughout June, July and August.
The top five teams from these tournaments will advance to take on the best teams from Latin America, Australia/New Zealand and Southeast Asia for two spots at BlizzCon 2015 as well as another US$100,000. You can find a full breakdown of the qualification in Blizzard’s blog post.
How to get on the Road to BlizzCon 2015
The North American Open is accepting all teams with a maximum of two members who are non-citizen residents of the US or Canada, and you can already sign up for the cups and prepare to give it your best. However, these are only the first chances for teams to win big, with over US$500,000 on the line at BlizzCon 2015 itself!
- 13th and 14th of June 2015: June North American Open
20th and 21st of June 2015: The top eight fight for a spot at the Americas Championship as well as US$15,000
- 11th and 12th of July 2015: July North America Open
18th and 19th of July 2015: The top eight battle for two spots at the Americas Championship and US$25,000
- 8th and 9th of August 2015: August North America Open
- 22nd and 23rd of August 2015: The top eight face off for two spots at the Americas Championship in addition to US$35,000
While you wait for more information and your chance to take your first steps on the Road to BlizzCon, be sure to check out the Heroes of the Storm hub on ESL for Go4HotS as well as other cups to hone your skills with and follow ESL HotS on Twitter and Facebook!