Blizzard announces groups for BlizzCon

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Brave Heart replaces eStar

The groups for the biggest Heroes of the Storm tournament ever have been announced, and they come with a surprise: eStar Gaming has seemingly been replaced by Brave Heart.

The announcement was made in a post on the Blizzard website Wednesday. Only two teams from each group will advance to the playoff stage to compete for their slice of the $500,000 prize pool. The groups are as follows:




Team DK

Team YL

Natus Vincere


Brave Heart


Tempo Storm

The post did not explain the disappearance of eStar or the addition of Brave Heart. Brave Heart placed third at the Chinese Blizzcon qualifier and, as such, was "next in line" for the region.

Visa issues with the Chinese teams had been rumored but never officially confirmed; Blizzard could not be immediately reached for comment on the situation.


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