2017 Heroes of the Storm Esports Restructuring

Blizzard Entertainment announced a major restructuring of the Heroes of the Storm eSports scene coming in 2017. Blizzard is shifting the Top-8 eSport competitions in each region into a uniform online league format. Plans for 2017 HGC leagues will be revealed soon. Qualifiers for HGC leagues begin this November. Read more here.

Highlights for the 2017 Heroes Global Championship (HGC) include:

  • North America, Europe, China, and Korea will be shifting to a uniform online league format
  • Top eight teams in each of these regions will be contracted and guaranteed both compensation and regular competition
  • More consistency not only in your favorite rosters, but also in the scheduling, casting, and quality of broadcasts all-year round
  • More international events matching rival teams from different regions against one another
  • Competitors from Taiwan, South East Asia, Latin America, and Australia/New Zealand can look forward to local competitions that feed into the international events
  • Addition of a Blizzard-sponsored Open Division with a promotion and relegation system giving amateur teams a clear path to HGC

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