BlizzCon to feature $1 million championships for HotS, Hearthstone
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BlizzCon, set to take place from Nov. 4-5, will again feature esports world championships for multiple Blizzard titles.
The dates for the event were announced Wednesday on Blizzard's website as well as confirmation that BlizzCon would act as the site of the 12-team 2016 Fall Global Championship. The HotS event boasts a $1 million prize pool — the highest of any Heroes event to date.
Last year saw Cloud9 defeat Korea’s Team DK in the semifinals and Europe’s Team Dignitas in the Grand Finals to take it all in front of a home crowd. C9 used innovative strategies like their Murky comp, but were also able to win games straight-up against the best that Korea, China and EU were able to offer.
The recent Spring Global Championship featured a dominant win for Korea, but the West has time to develop, analyze and improve.
The Hearthstone World Championship will also take place at BlizzCon, as four players from each of the Americas, China, Europe and Asia-Pacific will fight for another $1 million prize pool.
Last year saw Swede Sebastian "Ostkaka" Engwall defeat Canadian Dylan "Hotform" Mullins 3-0 in the grand finals to take home the $100,000 first prize.
The WCS Global Championship for StarCraft II will feature $500,000 in prize money. Kim “sOs” Yoo Jin’s Protoss play took home last year’s top prize.
World of Warcraft’s Arena World Championships will also take place at BlizzCon, and has $250,000 in prizing on offer.