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Hot(S) E-Sport NEWS#3

Author: Dmytro Voloshyn
23-Jun-2015

Category: News

Many awesome tournaments have finished, and many more are announced! Lately, Heroes of the Storm scene is exploding with awesome events! In this article you will find info about ESL Major League Season#2 Finals, MSI MGA China and Asia Qualifiers, DreamHack Valencia Qualifiers and Road to Blizzcon NA June Open Finals. Also check out the upcoming Team Liquid Super Brawl, Fourth edition of Titan Arena and NA Amateur Series tournaments! Lastly, dive into the coverage of recent events by Gamers2, Na'Vi and GosuGamers!

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Contents

ESL Major League Season#2 Finals
MSI MGA China and Asia Qualifiers have finished!
DreamHack Valencia Online Qualifiers have finished!
Road to Blizzcon NA June Open Finals have finished!
Team Liquid Super Brawl announced!
Fourth edition of Titan Arena announced!
NA Amateur Series Week 18 - Signups are live!
Last week’s Tournament Round Up by HeroesEvo
DreamHack Summer All Stars - Video Highlights by Gamers2
TOP5 Competitive Moments#3 by GosuGamers
Interviews with Na’Vi players from DreamHack Summer All Stars Event!
DreamHack Summer All Stars infographic by Gamers2
DreamHack Summer All Stars infographic by Cocogate from Reddit
DreamHack Summer All Stars photos by Gamers2


ESL Major League Season#2 Finals

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ESL Major League, second most prestige seasonal European event, has finished on the past weekend. It had been a long run. League started in April, Group stage lasted through April and May, and featured 8 best European teams fighting for the opportunity to play in the Playoffs. The playoffs commenced on 20-21st of June, and offered tons of spectacular games, amazing moves, and interesting hero picks. Gladly, the results end up being unpredictable with the rise of new professional European team!
The playoffs were casted by Tod and Kaelaris. Check the games by the links below:

Playoffs of play day ONE can be found here:
http://www.twitch.tv/esl_heroes/v/6380160

Playoffs of play day TWO can be found here:
http://www.twitch.tv/esl_heroes/v/6417920


Tournament page is here:
http://play.eslgaming.com/heroesofthestorm/europe/heroes/major/league


Below you can find press releases of the participants, SPOILER WARNING!

Team Kinguin press release
Gamers2 press release

GosuGamers press release


MSI MGA China and Asia Qualifiers have finished!

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The weekend was crazy! We had ZOTAC Cup, ESL Major League Playoffs and GO4Heroes, and also MSI MGA China Qualifiers! As an E-Sports fan, I’ll probably end up watching the VODs for the next few weeks! But let’s get back to MSI MGA Qualifiers. Heroes of the Storm qualifiers are planned to run during June and July in 5 different regions. The finals are said to commence at PAX Prime in USA with 8 total teams participating. The prize pool is 50 000$ combined, first place gets 30 000$! Right now, the tournament is looking like the biggest Heroes of the Storm tournament to date! It offers solid prize pool and high level of play, and it is first big cross-regional tournament!

English cast provided by Tekno Link and Hoss. Check the qualification games by the links below:

Qualifiers play day ONE can be found here:

http://www.twitch.tv/msigamingameu/v/6376840

http://www.twitch.tv/msigamingameu/v/6381983


Qualifiers play day TWO can be found here:

http://www.twitch.tv/msigamingameu/v/6415115


CHINA Qualifiers page:

http://play.eslgaming.com/heroesofthestorm/asia/heroes/major/msi-mga/2015-hots-china-final/


Earlier this month, before China Qualifiers, Asia Qualifiers have passed. You can check the info on the event below.

ASIA Qualifiers page:

http://play.eslgaming.com/heroesofthestorm/asia/heroes/major/msi-mga/2015-hots-kr-tw-hk-mo-finals/


Qualifiers play day ONE can be found here:

http://www.twitch.tv/msigamingameu/b/668931752

http://www.twitch.tv/msigamingameu/b/668945404


Qualifiers play day TWO can be found here:

http://www.twitch.tv/msigamingameu/b/669239446

http://www.twitch.tv/msigamingameu/b/669242935

http://www.twitch.tv/msigamingameu/b/669246767


Below you can find GosuGamers press release on the results, SPOILER WARNING!

GosuGamers Asia Qualifiers press release
GosuGamers China Qualifiers press release


Official tournament page:
http://mga.msi.com


DreamHack Valencia Online Qualifiers have finished!

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DreamHack, one of the well-known European tournaments, has entered Heroes of the Storm scene with DreamHack Summer tournament, earlier this June, and now continues to develop the professional scene with the upcoming DreamHack Valencia tournament! The tournament consists of two parts: Online Qualifier and LAN Playoffs. Online Qualifier had been running for past week, and is finally finished! The LAN part of the tournament will commence on 16th of July, and will offer 4 teams battling for the prize pool in BO3, Double Elimination Bracket format. The prize pool is said to be 15 000$!

You can find more info on the Qualifier by the links below. In English, tournament was casted by Gillyweed and Khaldor.

VODs can be found here:

Play day of June 18:

http://www.twitch.tv/khaldor/v/6311327

http://www.twitch.tv/khaldor/v/6319774


Play day of June 19:

http://www.twitch.tv/khaldor/v/6348661


Brackets, participants and other detailed info:
http://www.ogseries.tv/heroes/events/371-online/


Tournament page:
http://www.dreamhack.es/en/torneos/turtle-beach-dreamhack-all-stars/


Gamers2 press release, SPOILER WARNING!

http://www.gamers2.com/dreamhack-valencia-opponents-determined/


Road to Blizzcon NA June Open Finals have finished!

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As previously was announced by the developers, Heroes of the Storm is a part of the Blizzcon tournament, and this year Road to Blizzcon started with NA June Open Qualifiers! Altogether, NA region will have 3 qualifiers on June, July, and August, offering 5 slots in the Americas Championship. The top 2 teams from the Americas Championship will advance to the Blizzcon tournament. The NA Open June tournament had 90 participating teams, lasted for two days (June 13th and June 14th), and had BO3, Single Elimination bracket format. Afterwards, the Top 8 teams advanced into the Playoffs. The playoffs featured best American teams fighting for the solid prize pool and the slot in the Americas Championship. The tournament had BO3, Double elimination bracket format, and featured 5000$ for the first place.

Check the links below to read press releases, and see VODs, and read more details on the official tournament page. The tournament was casted by SolidJake, Cooby and FourCourJester.

Blizzard press releases can be found here:

http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/19802335/june-north-america-open-round-of-8-meet-the-teams-6-19-2015

http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/19803329/road-to-blizzcon-north-america-open-schedule-results-6-18-2015

http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/19803328/all-roads-lead-to-blizzcon-6-18-2015


Games from TOP8 part of the tournament can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL_3_r3boz4&list=PL9WtwA1r0_TZQriqyOdmbqqln47DE8ch7&index=2


GosuGamers TOP8 VODs compilation can be found here:

http://www.gosugamers.net/heroesofthestorm/vods?game=15&tournament=6802&teamFirst=&teamSecond=&recommended=0&onlyFirst=0&filter=Submit&playerFirst=&playerSecond=&heroes=&raceFirst2=&raceFirst14=&raceSecond2=&raceSecond14=&onlyDecks=0


Tournament info and details can be found here:

http://play.eslgaming.com/heroesofthestorm/americas/championship/na-open-june-top-8/


GosuGamers press release on the results can be found below, SPOILER WARNING!

GosuGamers press release


Team Liquid Super Brawl announced!

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Moar, moar Heroes of the Storm tournaments! Team Liquid has announced new NA tournament - Team Liquid Super Brawl! The event offers not only 2250$ as total prize pool, but also seeding points for the upcoming Road to Blizzcon NA July Open tournament! The tournament has BO3, Double Elimination Bracket format, and will commence on this weekend, on 27th and 28th of June.
The finals will be BO5 and the winner will get 80 seeding points, apart from 1000$. This is great news for NA scene, and Heroes of the Storm scene in general, competitive HOTS is just exploding with the tournaments!
Check the links provided below for the official press release and discussion.

http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/heroes/488300-2250-tl-super-brawl-this-weekend
http://www.reddit.com/r/heroesofthestorm/comments/3anlz9/introducing_the_teamliquid_super_brawl_a_2250/


Fourth edition of Titan Arena announced!

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This weekend NA players will be busy, that i can tell you for sure! Another solid tournament runs on 27th and 28th of June! Titan Arena, a tournament casted by FourCourtJester and SchAmToo, offers 2500$ for grabs! Event starts on 27th of June at 2 pm EST. More info, about the format and other details, are to be announced soon. Proceed to the links below for the discussion and the official press release.

http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/heroes/488063-titan-arena-4-june-27-28-sign-ups-inside-2500-prizepool
https://www.reddit.com/r/heroesofthestorm/comments/3a22ry/announcing_titan_arena_4_june_27_28_open/


NA Amateur Series Week 18 - Signups are live!

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Finally! First non-professional tournament in this article! The event is weekly based and is of NA region. The tournament starts on Wednesday, 24th of June, and allows amateur teams to compete, as all the professional teams are forbidden to participate! More info and details can be found by the links below: 

http://heroeshype.com/na-amateur-series-week-18-signups-are-live/
http://battlefy.com/heroeshype/heroeshype-na-amateur-series-week-18/55848cba4d0644470038956c/stage/55848e541b7fd44b0075101d/bracket


Last week’s Tournament Round Up by HeroesEvo

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Small article from HeroesEvo will summarize the events that have concluded in both NA and EU Heroes of the Storm scene. The article provides links to the VODs and brackets. Also, you can read about type of the tournament, date and region.

http://www.heroesevo.com/tournament-round-up-june-15-21-2015/

DreamHack Summer All Stars - Video Highlights by Gamers2 

Nice video highlights by Gamers2. The highlights will showcase awesome performance and superb plays. Watch Gamers2 team doing full team wipes against Na’Vi, and chasing down Vikings of Vortix from Team Liquid!

http://www.gamers2.com/video-dreamhack-summer-all-stars-highlights/


TOP5 Competitive Moments#3 by GosuGamers

Watch the best moments from Enter the Storm Finals in the amazing video by Snuggi3 from GosuGamers! Competitive Moments features many professional European teams, such as Team Liquid, Na’Vi and Fnatic. Don’t miss the incredible plays by pro teams!

http://www.gosugamers.net/heroesofthestorm/features/4285-top-5-competitive-moments-3


Interviews with Na’Vi players from DreamHack Summer All Stars Event!

Na’Vi production crew did a good job, and recorded nice interviews with recently formed Heroes of the Storm roster. Watch JayPL, Breez and ScHwimpi will talk about their teammates, discuss their plans and creation of the team. 

http://read.navi-gaming.com/en/team_news/dhs-2015-hots-iviews

Interview with Jerome "JayPL" Trinh @ DHS 2015

Interview with Simon "ScHwimpi" Svensson @ DHS 2015

Interview with Pontus "Breez" Sjogren @ DHS 2015


DreamHack Summer All Stars infographic by Gamers2

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Lately, Gamers2 produced a lot of content, and the DreamHack Summer All Stars infographic is a part of it. The graphic offers tons of statistics. Here you will find info about the results and brackets of the tournament. Down below, the information about picked, banned, and most contested heroes will be situated. After that, graphic presents info about neglected heroes, and heroes that didn’t win a single game. In the end, infographic displays Battleground pick rates. 

http://www.gamers2.com/dreamhack-summer-all-stars-infographic/

DreamHack Summer All Stars infographic by Cocogate from Reddit

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Gamers2 weren’t the only one who decided to make statistical calculations of the past tournaments, as Reddit user named Cocogate also made neat infographic about the recent event!
Graphic offers information about picks, bans and winrates. Unlike Gamers2, this author has chosen more humorous approach. You will see some jokes sliding through the comments and the statistics. 

http://www.reddit.com/r/heroesofthestorm/comments/39yi47/made_an_infographic_about_this_weekends_dreamhack/
http://i.imgur.com/s7NXMWs.png


DreamHack Summer All Stars photos by Gamers2

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The coverage of DreamHack Summer All Stars by Gamers2 is amazing. Not only they’ve recorded video highlights and did an infographic, but also they’ve created the image gallery of the event. Nicker’s glasses and Adrd’s hat are definitely the MVP of the image gallery! Oh, i almost forgot to mention cool Arthas figure, which was spotted on one of the images!

http://www.gamers2.com/gallery-from-dreamhack-summer/



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