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Heroes Lounge Increasing HotS Esports Support

Heroes Lounge is not taking the recent announcement that Blizzard was reducing support for Heroes of the Storm lying down. Though they can't replace staff removed from the development team, they outline what they can do to help restore some of the esports support that Blizzard is ending. Here's word:
Heroes Lounge Division S will be a high-level competition where the top teams from Europe and NA can compete in their own region. Teams will be competing in a round robin format, will compete for crowdfunded prizes, have a chance to drop out of the division via crucibles with new teams being able to fight their way in via qualifiers and most games being cast by no one less than Khaldor himself. Most importantly, this is all going to happen now.

Our timeline for this is planned as follows:

  • Signups for the qualifiers open the start of January
  • Qualifiers will be played on the 2nd and 3rd of February
  • League play will start at the beginning of March
  • Updates on the progress of Division S will be shared with you in regular updates. Even though we’re in contact with other organisations we won’t be able to make this happen without your support. We’re striving to support Heroes’ most skilled and passionate teams and give them a fair prize to strive and improve for. You can help fund this prize pool via Matcherino.

If you’re interested in supporting the community and/or division S in a non-financial way please contact one managers or board members in our discord server. We’re looking for volunteers to make division S the best it can be.

We are open to collaborations on this project and would love to hear any ideas you have.

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2. Re: Heroes Lounge Increasing HotS Esports Support Dec 21, 2018, 15:31 Osc8r
 
Ozmodan wrote on Dec 21, 2018, 12:03:
Even Blizzard is finding that funding esports is just not that profitable.

At least not in games that really aren't designed for e-sports.

The real MOBA pro's will be competing in DOTA (or even LOL)... as will the majority of spectators and thus $.
 
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