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Western Clash Survival Guide

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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.

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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.

GENERAL INFO

Stream

Heroes Esports Page

Format

Information about the Western Clash format can be found here.

PARTICIPANTS

North America

Europe

Latin America

Australia & New Zealand

SCHEDULE

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)

  • Lower BracKet

  • Match 1

  • Match 2

Saturday, March 4 Start Time 12:00 PM CET / 3:00 AM PT

  • Winners Bracket Round 2

  • Match 1

  • Match 2

  • Lower Bracket Round 2

  • Match 1

  • Match 2

Sunday, March 5 Start Time 11:40 AM CET / 2:40 AM PT

  • Winners Bracket Final

  • Lower Bracket Round 3

  • Lower Bracket Final

  • Grand Finals

Talent and Casters

Host: Paul "Redeye" Chaloner

PRIZE POOL

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

LIVESTREAM DETAILS

Can’t make it to Katowice this year? No problem! Livestreams will be available in multiple languages:

EN: Blizzheroes (Main stream)

FR: Millenium

FR: Gameward

DE: KnowMe

ES: Sarly

RU: HappyZerg

RU: Luffi

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The NA teams might do better than expected.  If any NA teams are in a position to compete with Europe, it's definitely these three.

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17 hours ago, greatCraft said:

My favs:

NA- GFE

Europe - Fnatic

Korea - MVP Black

 

Ill be happy with any one of those. 

MVP Black may face an uphill battle to win this one, since they are not even a part of the tourney ;)

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I'm all in for Misfits. Great team, the players are friendly and relaxed. I would be VERY surprised if one of those NA teams is able to defeat Misfits.

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