Student gamers all across Canada and the United States have been waiting a whole year for this announcement. Heroes of the Dorm, Blizzard Entertainment’s collegiate Heroes of the Storm championship, has returned and registration is now open until February 5th.

This will be the fourth year of Heroes of the Dorm and this year they are introducing regional play. There will be more than $500,000 in scholarships and prizes awarded in the competition. Regional winners will join top leaderboard teams in the 64-team National Championship bracket. These 64 teams will vie for a chance to win scholarships that will pay their tuition for the remainder of their college years (along with other prizes).  Past winners include UT Arlington (2017), Arizona State University (2016), and Cal Berkeley (2015).

All games will be streamed on the Heroes of the Storm Twitch channel as well as the Major League Gaming (MLG) website. Blizzard also has a partnership with Raycom Sports, in which the network will produce a one-hour Heroes of the Dorm program featuring the schools in the Atlantic Coast Region. This program will be broadcast across the United States on any one of Raycom Sports affiliate channels.

“With intense student competition and an epic tournament bracket featuring schools across the United States and Canada, Heroes of the Dorm showcases the kind of excitement that can only come from college esports,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment said in a press release. “We look forward to cheering on all of the talented players who will be competing in Heroes of the Storm, as well as Hearthstone and StarCraft II, for their share of Tespa’s biggest scholarship prize pool ever.”

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The scheduled will be as follows:

  • Registration Opens: January 22
  • Registration Closes: February 5
  • Regional Play Begins: February 6
  • Live Broadcast Begin: February 14
  • Regional Championships: March 11
  • Bracket Reveal: March 19
  • Round of 64 Begins: March 28
  • Heroic Four and Finals: April/May

For more information and registration check out the Heroes of the Dorm website.

Hearthstone Collegiate Championship

Along with the Heroes of the Dorm Championship, there is also the Hearthstone Championship. Teams of three will play through a seven-week regular season that will lead into regional playoffs and end in a single-elimination championship bracket.  This will all be live on the Hearthstone Twitch channel.

The schedule will be as follows:

  • Registration Opens: January 22
  • Registration Closes: February 15
  • Matches begin: February 19

For more information check out the Tespa website.

Tespa Collegiate Series – StarCraft

Eligible gamers from Canada and the United States can also sign up for the Tespa Collegiate Series-StarCraft Championship. Teams of three will play StarCraft II twice a week during an eight-week regular season. Four teams will also join the tournament through open qualifiers. Matches will be streamed on the StarCraft Twitch channel and the MLG website.

The schedule will be as follows:

  • Registration Opens: January 22
  • Qualifier 1: February 10
  • Qualifier 2: February 11
  • Matches Begin: February 17

You can find out more information on the Tespa website.

You can also check out the Heroes of the Dorm announcement video below.

 

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