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Heroes of the Storm 2016 Spring Championship details revealed, $4 million up for grabs in entire circuit

Heroes of the Storm Spring Champs

Last year was a pretty busy year for Heroes of the Storm that ended strong with the gripping Grand Finals at BlizzCon last year. This year, Blizzard want to take “Heroes esports to a whole new level” and that starts with their announcement of more details on the 2016 Spring Championship. The tournament’s qualifiers are now underway and the finals set to run April 1-3 in Seoul, Korea.

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Mondays can be a bit shit, I’m sure you’ll agree. They’re about getting back to work after a couple of days off, reminding yourself why you shouldn’t drink Jager bombs, and typing through the pain of a migraine that just won’t quit.

This Monday ain’t all that bad, though, as Blizzard have announced the latest details of the Heroes of the Storm 2016 Spring Global Championship – the first of a trio of events that make up the new Global Championship Circuit. All told, a total of more than $4 million is on the line for the best HotS teams across the globe to challenge for. If you’re one of them, I bet your Monday just got a bit better.

Here’s the ins and outs of the 2016 Spring Global Championship qualifiers (and just look at those prize pools):

Australia/New Zealand – Spring Regional

  • Dates: February 7–28
  • Location: Preliminaries online; Finals in Sydney, Australia
  • Partner: ESL
  • Prize Pool: $20k USD
  • Details TBA

China – Gold League

Europe – Spring Regional

Korea – Super League

Latin America – Copa America

North America – Spring Regional

  • Dates: February 27–28 (Finals)
  • Location: Preliminaries online; Finals in Los Angeles, California
  • Partner: ESL
  • Prize Pool: $100k USD
  • Details TBA

South East Asia – Spring Regional

  • Dates: January 16–March 6
  • Location: Preliminaries online and offline; SEA Finals online, cast live from Singapore
  • Partner: AsiaSoft
  • Prize Pool: $22.5k USD*
  • Details at http://esports.heroessea.com/en/index.html

Taiwan – Spring Regional

Of that lot, 12 teams will advance to the finals: two from Europe, the USA, Korea and China; and just one from Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, Southeast Asia and Taiwan. A $500,000 prize will be up for grabs when the finals conclude on April 3.