HGC 2017 opening weekend to begin Jan. 20

by Jan 11 2017
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The schedule for the first season of the Heroes of the Storm Global Championship has been released, with Team Dignitas and Misfits kicking off the EU league on Jan. 20 and Tempo Storm and Team Naventic doing the same for NA on the same day.

While NA and EU HGC teams have all been determined, Korean qualifiers are still ongoing until Jan. 22, but the Korean league will begin Feb. 3. Netease will host the HGC Gold League in China following the conclusion of Gold Series.

In addition to regular season play, cross-regional exhibition tournaments will take place throughout the year. The Western Clash at IEM Katowice will see teams from North America, Europe, Latin America and Australia and New Zealand compete for a $100,000 prize pool Mar. 3-5. On Mar. 17, the Eastern Clash will see Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese and Southeast Asian teams compete in Shanghai for a $100,000 prize pool.

On June 17, DreamHack Summer 2017 will host the Mid-Season Brawl where the 12 top international teams will go at it for $250,000 in Jönköping, Sweden.

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