Last year we saw the premier of a more smaller scale tournament series by hosted by Blizzard featuring their newly released MOBA title, Heroes of the Storm.

The tournament series was entitled “Heroes of the Dorm“, a college eSports tournament series which saw various college teams going head to head in the Heroes of the Storm game. The tournament series quickly took off in popularity, ultimately ending with it’s finals being broadcasted on ESPN 3! Which was a pretty big deal for the eSports community.

However now, Blizzard has announced that Heroes of the Dorm will be making it’s return this year! Registration has recently opened via the official website and will remain open through February 18th.

Teams who registration will then compete in online qualifiers which will take place between February 20th and March 6th. The remaining top 64 teams in the tournament will then compete in the ESPN broadcast event which takes place in March and April, for a chance to win $500,000 in tuition and other prizes.

Here are the crucial dates for the events where matches will be taking place:

Online Qualifier

FEBRUARY 20 – MARCH 6, 2016

• All eligible teams will be entered into a three-week qualifier.
• Matches played online only.
• Double elimination format.
• Climb to the top of your region for a spot in the 64-team bracket.


Bracket Play

​MARCH 19 – APRIL 3, 2016

• The top 64 teams from the online qualifier stage will advance to a single-elimination bracket.
• Matches played online only.
• Players around the world can cheer on their favorite college teams—and win epic prizes in the Heroes of the Dorm Bracket Challenge.


The Heroic Four

APRIL 9 – 10, 2016

• Live two-day event on ESPN2 featuring the top finishers from each region.
• Watch live or join us in person—more details to come.
• Be part of the excitement when this year’s winners are crowned!


It is ultimately very exciting to see Blizzard’s event getting a lot more coverage by mainstream television this year, compared to last year where only the grand finals of the Heroes of the Dorm event were televised on ESPN3. This event will also be eligible to watch live on Twitch.TV and YouTube.

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