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Western Clash in Katowice is approaching and top teams will be competing for a prize pool of $100,000 USD. The event begins on March 3. A new Hero reveal will also take place on Friday.
Blizzard posted a survival guide containing all necessary information - schedule, casters and livestreams.
Blizzard Entertainment (Source)
The first global event of the 2017 HGC campaign is upon us with the Western Clash set to begin March 3 in the Polish city of Katowice. In one of the biggest esports weekends of the year, HGC teams will be anxious to get their first taste of interregional competition as teams from North America, Europe, Latin America, and Australia/New Zealand finally get a chance to square off with each other after several weeks of domestic play.
Heroes Esports Page
Date: March 3 – March 5
Schedule: Click Here
Information about the Western Clash format can be found here.
Gale Force eSports
Infamous Gaming Australia & New Zealand
Friday, March 3 Start Time12:00 PM CET / 3:00 AM PT
Round of Eight
Misfits - EU (1) vs. Nomia - ANZ (8)
Team 8 - NA (4) vs. Team Dignitas - EU (5)
Tempo Storm - NA (2) vs. Infamous - LATAM (7)
FNATIC - EU (3) vs. Gale Force eSports - NA (6)
Saturday, March 4 Start Time 12:00 PM CET / 3:00 AM PT
Winners Bracket Round 2
Lower Bracket Round 2
Sunday, March 5 Start Time 11:40 AM CET / 2:40 AM PT
Winners Bracket Final
Lower Bracket Round 3
Lower Bracket Final
Talent and Casters
Host: Paul "Redeye" Chaloner
Wade "Dreadnaught" Penfold
Jaycie "Gillyweed" Gluck
Josh "JHow" Howard
Tim "Trikslyr" Frazier
Thomas "Khaldor" Kilian
Jacob "SolidJake" Kulinski
Manuel "Grubby" Schenkhuizen
Christopher "Tetcher" Ivermee
The $100,000 USD prize pool will be divided up among all competitors:
1st - $30,000
2nd - $20,000
3rd - $15,000
4th - $10,000
5th-6th - $7,500
7th-8th - $5,000
Can’t make it to Katowice this year? No problem! Livestreams will be available in multiple languages:
EN: Blizzheroes (Main stream)
New HGC website
Heroes Twitch Page
New Heroes Esports Facebook
New Heroes Esports YouTube
Heroes Esports Twitter
The free Hero rotation was updated for the week of February 28 and there are plenty of Warcraft Heroes to help you complete the "For Azeroth" promotion to get the Primal Flamesaber mount in WoW. It lasts until March 14.
Free-to-Play Hero Rotation: February 28 - March 7, 2017
Raynor Muradin Falstad Leoric Tyrande Sgt. Hammer Anub'arak (Slot unlocked at Player Level 5) Illidan (Slot unlocked at Player Level 7) Tracer (Slot unlocked at Player Level 12) Valeera (Slot unlocked at Player Level 15) (Source)
Weekly Sales for next week have been announced. Love is in the Air bundles as well as the Ribbit Lucio Bundle will be removed as soon as sales start.
Weekly Sale Items for Feb 28 – Mar 7, 2017
Greymane — Sale Price: 4.19 EUR, 3.19 GBP Ringmaster Greymane Skin — Sale Price: 3.69 EUR, 2.70 GBP Mad Martian Gazlowe Skin — Sale Price: 4.99 EUR, 3.69 GBP The following changes will also take place in the Heroes of the Storm in-game shop mid-next week:
Ribbit Lúcio Bundle 2017 Love is in the Air Bundle Classic Love is in the Air Bundle (Source)
Braxis Outpost is a single-lane Starcraft map with shuffle pick that has been selected as this week's brawl.
It's available until March 3 The goal is to destroy the enemy's core to win Two Starcraft Bruiser Mercenary camps spawn on either side of the lane. Prepare for constant action. Choose from one of three randomly selected Heroes. Hearthstones are disabled and your starting area doesn't regenerate health. Globe generators spawn regeneration globes on the battlefield There's a small chance that all players will be the same Hero Rewards
Completing three games of Braxis Outpost awards
1,000 Gold Braxis Holdout Portrait
The fifth episode of HGC Highlights is here covering the most interesting moments of Week #5.
We also posted spoiler-free recaps with VODs yesterday, links can be found below.
HGC #Week 5 Recap (NA/Europe) HGC #Week 3 Recap (Korea) Enjoying the series? Don't forget to check out Kendric's YouTube channel.
Missed an Episode? Don't Worry!
Links to previous episodes of HGC Highlights
Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4