Sorry for a Thursday post this week, it was a better option for me for various reasons.
And also a small note – if I'm missing some tournaments, please always let me know in the comments, preferably with a link to some detailed information. I don't intentionally omit any competitions, but there's always a possibility that I simply didn't see an announcement or forgot about it.
- Heroes Lounge Management – Amateur League & Division S AMA – Tuesday 5th of March
- Heroes Lounge Nut cup bracket and teams announced! (reddit)
- META Madness returns with a 1000 Euro prizepool – powered by RUNTIME!
- Last Hit Tournament Series: Starcraft and Heroes of the Storm – Esports Stadium Arlington (reddit)
- Gold Series 2019 Season 1 Sign-up Now Open
- Announcing Heroes of the Storm League: REVIVAL
- HeroesHearth Fight Night #3: Wrong Orc 4-1 Revive Esports
Stream schedule (March 6-13)
Below I'll include a list of high level tournaments which will be streamed in the next week. Apart from that, you can always check out the sidebar (now on both old and new desktop reddit) to see the next few upcoming matches, including not only high level play, but also streamed games from Heroes Lounge and Nexus Gaming Series amateur leagues.
- March 9 (Saturday) – 5:00 PST | 8:00 EST | 13:00 UTC | 14:00 CET
- Heroes Lounge Nut Cup – day 1
Stream (Khaldor) – most likely more streams available
- March 9 (Saturday) – 13:00 PST | 16:00 EST | 21:00 UTC | 22:00 CET
- March 10 (Sunday) – 6:00 PDT | 9:00 EDT | 13:00 UTC | 14:00 CET
- Heroes Lounge Nut Cup – day 2
- Grand Final at approximately 20:00 CET
Stream (Khaldor) – most likely more streams available
- March 10 (Sunday) – 13:00 PDT | 16:00 EDT | 20:00 UTC | 21:00 CET
Sign-ups currently open
- Agon League Season 3
- qualifiers on March 9-10
- Last Hit Tournament Series: Starcraft and Heroes of the Storm – Esports Stadium Arlington
- LAN tournament played on March 9
- Gold Series 2019 Season 1
- Chinese league, but allows partially non-Chinese teams
For those looking to watch some high level Heroes play, these are the tournaments to check out.
- Heroes Lounge Division S is Heroes Lounge's plan to #saveHotS by organizing EU and NA leagues with a round robin format for the best Heroes players in their regions. Division S will have a crowdfunded prize pool (already over $16k), to which you can contribute on Matcherino. Their English stream will be cast by Halorin, JHow, Khaldor, Tetcher, and Trikslyr.
Heroes Lounge Nut Cup is a tournament organized in cooperation by Heroes Lounge and the Chinese team TeamNut which will take place on March 9-10. More details in the schedule above.
- HeroesHearth Fight Night is a best-of-5 series played every two weeks between top NA teams. The winner stays and the other team changes every match. The matches are cast by JHow and Halorin, with the next match being played on March 15th.
- Masters Clash is a recently announced European competition aiming to have a prize pool of €5000 and finals played on LAN. The tournament aims to get €13k in crowdfunding to fund the prizes and cover other costs. The tournament is supported by the French caster Malganyr.
- META Madness is a unique tournament organized by Khaldor in which the draft rules are changed to ensure that the viewers will see less popular heroes played by the best teams. The next edition will be played on March 23-24 and it has a $1k prize pool sponsored by Runtime.
- Gold League is a Chinese series of tournaments which started in 2014 and included HGC China in 2017 and 2018. The tournament is coming back in 2019 with a prize of about $30k for the winning team. Also, this year up to three non-Chinese players will be allowed in each team, and several European players have already confirmed participation (including a team with POILK, scHwimpi, and Wubby). Khaldor announced that he'll be casting the matches.
- HotS: REVIVAL is a tournament in Korea that will start on March 14th. It has a $6k prize pool and features many of the former stars of the Korean HGC, including KyoCha, Rich, and Reset from the Gen.G roster that won BlizzCon last year. Finals will be played offline. No English cast has been confirmed yet. Many teams are streaming their scrims, check out posts by /u/jagwatoof for streams.
If you are looking to play some competitive Heroes matches on any level, these leagues are for you.
- Heroes Lounge is the largest amateur league for Heroes of the Storm for all skill levels with live streamed games almost every day on Twitch. They offer leagues in EU and NA, divided into 7 divisions in EU and 5 divisions in NA for teams of different skill levels. Some of the matches are cast by their casters, including Khaldor – you can find a calendar of streamed matches here.
- Tespa Collegiate Series is a tournament for students in the USA and Canada made by Tespa, the organization that made Heroes of the Dorm together with Blizzard. The tournament will be played from February to May and it is streamed on the BlizzHeroes Twitch channel, cast by JHow. The prize pool includes over $5000 in scholarships and gaming laptops for the winning team.
- Agon League is a league that recently opened up for players all across Europe. Sign-ups are still open for season 3 qualifiers which will be played on March 9-10.
- Nexus Gaming Series is an amateur league for players in North America.
- /heroes-open is another amateur league for North American players organized by slash.gg.
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