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Heroes of the Storm Headed to IEM Katowice

It was officially announced by ESL that the Heroes of the Storm Championship will take place during the Intel Extreme Masters in Katowice from March 5 to 6.

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Not only will the best Heroes of the Storm teams from Europe be fighting over a $100,000 prize pool, but the winner will earn a spot at the Blizzard Heroes of the Storm Spring Global Championship. Sponsored by Dell and Intel, the ESL Heroes of the Storm Championship will feature eight top European teams battling throughout a two-day event.

“The European scene is once again in flux. With a strong showing at BlizzCon last year as both Dignitas and NaVi took top spots, the depth of talent in our region is high. Then, towards the end of the year at DreamHack, we had Fnatic seizing their opportunity in a volatile continent, looking to find the right roster in anticipation of 2016,” said ESL commentator James “Kaelaris” Carrol. “Now we’re here, and there have been roster changes across the board. Almost any top-tier team has a chance to take the prize in the qualifiers as well as the main tournament in Katowice.”

Open qualifications will begin on January 23, and the top two teams from each round will advance to the Heroes of the Storm Championship in Katowice.

Our Thoughts:

Last year was merely used to test the waters for Heroes of the Storm with the first World Championship. This year, the events are kicking off early and IEM Katowice should be a good indicator of how the rest of the season will go.

Source: ESL

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