Heroes of the Storm® once again returns to Katowice with the Western Clash this March!

We are happy to announce that Heroes of the Storm® will make its third appearance at the IEM EXPO during Intel® Extreme Masters World Championship taking place beginning March 2! The very best teams from Europe and North America will battle it out in the Western Clash in front of the Katowice crowd.

This year, the stakes are higher than ever. Teams will be competing for a share of a US$100,000 prize pool and an extra spot at the Mid-Season Brawl for the winning team’s region.

We will see a total of eight teams play in Katowice. Their participation in the Western Clash will be based on their standings from the first five weeks of the Heroes of the Storm Global Championship. The qualifying slots will be distributed evenly between Europe and North America, with both regions sending four teams apiece.

The Western Clash will have the following format:

  • Double elimination bracket with the initial round of matches being best-of-three and all following matches being best-of-five

Last year, it was Team Dignitas who took home the trophy after a thrilling final against Fnatic. Will new faces challenge the champions or will the favorites rule all yet again?

We look forward to seeing which teams will make it to the Western Clash in Katowice and compete at the IEM EXPO. We’re in for some top-notch Heroes of the Storm action! Remember to check the HGC website for news and standings as the 2018 season unfolds.

Also remember to follow Heroes of the Storm on Facebook for all HGC news, as well as ESL Heroes on Twitter and Facebook for everything Heroes of the Storm at ESL and updates regarding the Western Clash.


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