BlizzCon Opening Week Tournament Overview

BlizzCon had an amazing opening weekend last year by organizing a bunch of eSports tournaments. Last year, it was just a weekend. This year, however, they need a week! The Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, and World of Warcraft Arena World Championships, along with the StarCraft II WCS Global Finals, will launch from Burbank, California between October 28 and November 1.

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The BlizzCon Opening Week will host 96 elite eSports players from across the globe battling for the opportunity to be crowned World Champion at BlizzCon. If you’re an eSports enthusiast, this is an event that you must watch. There are plenty of streaming options available on the BlizzCon website for each game. Here’s an overview of which matches will be played at what time and everything else you need to know about the tournaments!

Hearthstone World Championship

  • Prize Pool: $250,000
  • Number of Players: 16
  • Schedule: October 28-31, 9:00 A.M. PDT
  • Matches: The Hearthstone World Championship kicks off with four groups of four players vying against each other in a dual-elimination format. Match 1 of each group will be played on October 28, with Match 2 and the first eliminations on October 29. On October 30-31, each match will see a player advance to BlizzCon as the organisation makes its way through the winners and decider matches of each group.

Heroes of the Storm World Championship

  • Prize Pool: $500,000
  • Number of Players: 8 teams (5 players per team)
  • Schedule: October 28, 1:30 P.M. PDT
  • Matches: This tournament will feature 2 dual-tournament groups in the first round, No teams will be eliminated during Opening Week, but each team will get to show their stuff in the initial matches of each group.

BlizzCon Heroes of the Storm

World of Warcraft Arena World Championship

  • Prize Pool: $250,000
  • Number of Players: 8 teams (3 players per team)
  • Schedule: October 30-31, 1:30 P.M. PDT
  • Matches: Each of the 2 dual-tournament groups in the Round of 8 will compete on October 30-31. Two teams will advance to the Round of 4 bracket (which will be played at BlizzCon on November 6th) based on the results of these matches, while the other two Round of 4 teams will be determined at BlizzCon.

StarCraft II World Championship Series Global Finals

  • Prize Pool: $250,000
  • Number of Players: 16
  • Schedule: November 1, 10:00 A.M. PST
  • Matches: The Global Finals will follow last year’s tried and true format. The top 16 players in the WCS Global Standings will be seeded into a single elimination bracket. All matches of the Round of 16 bracket will take place November 1. Eight of the 16 players will advance to the Round of 8 matches, which will be played at BlizzCon on November 6.

If you want to watch everything happening in the Opening Week, there’s coverage of the BlizzCon opening ceremony and all of the StarCraft II, Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, and Heroes of the Storm matches for free in HD on the BlizzCon website. You can also watch the StarCraft II finals via the official WCS website.

Source: Battle.net

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