Introducing the ESL Arena at PAX West!

PAX West is fast-approaching and ESL will be bringing you tons of action directly from the show floor in Seattle, Washington thanks to Xfinity, Aorus, and Plantronics! The event runs from Friday, September 2 through Monday, September 5 and we have a lot going on for both show attendees and online viewers. Here's everything you need to know.


The second and final North American spot at the Heroes of the Storm® Fall Global Championship is up for grabs, and the top eight teams will be making their way to the ESL Arena at PAX West to battle for a trip to BlizzCon® and their share of the $100,000 prize pool.

Murloc Geniuses and Gale Force eSports qualified for PAX West due to their first and second place results at the #HGC North America Fall Regional #1. Since then, Team Naventic, Denial eSports, Dumpster Tier Superstars, Astral Authority, Team Name Change, and Imported Support have made their way into the lineup. Our talented team of casters will be at the ESL Arena to cast and analyze all of the exciting matchups between the best teams in North America from the Xfinity Desk.

The Heroes of the Storm® North America Fall Regional begins on Friday, September 2 at the ESL Arena starting at 10AM PDT. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements such as groups, brackets, and a more detailed schedule, and be sure to tune in on the ESL Heroes of the Storm Twitch channel for all three days of action to see which team will go on to represent North America alongside Murloc Geniuses at BlizzCon® 2016!


On the last day of PAX West, the ESL Arena will turn over to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Alex "Lex" Deily of Winterfox and Heather "Sapphire" Garozzo will invite audience members on stage with them to battle for prizes in the Aorus CS:GO Challenge powered by ESEA, with John “Blu” Mullen and Mark “Boq” Wilson casting all the action.

Tune in on Monday, September 5 to watch the games live on the ESEA Twitch channel and if you’re at PAX West be sure to stop by for a chance to win ESEA Premium codes on the show floor. The Aorus CS:GO Challenge powered by ESEA will be played on top of the line Aorus X7 V5 laptops, which will be on display at the ESL Arena. Look for them on-stream!


Until then, be sure to enter the online ESL Arena at PAX West Sponsor Giveaway for the chance to win a premium gaming bundle including a NEEDforSEAT ESL 2.0 Maxnomic gaming chair, a RIG500e esports gaming headset by Plantronics, and a 16GB Ballistix Sport LT Red RAM Kit. The giveaway begins now and will be open until the last day of PAX West when a winner is selected. 

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