Heroes of the Storm

Gamestah HotS Summer Qualifiers: What You Need to Know

By now you’ll have seen the official Blizzard ANZ announcement about the qualifiers for the ANZ conference of the Heroes Global Championship. If you haven’t go and read it!

Blizzard is throwing a huge amount of support at the ANZ region, with four seasons scheduled for HotS in 2017. The first kicks off in January, with both Gamestah and ANZ Heroes hosting qualifiers for the first Regional finals.

Here is the key information you need to know about Gamestah’s qualifiers:

The Gamestah Royal Rumble – a free agent tournament

We’re starting the qualifier series with a free agent tournament, run by none other than @mortondshort. Sign-ups are already open for the Gamestah Royal Rumble (GRR) so if you’re looking for a team and want to show off your goods, save the date of 15 January 2017 for your first opportunity for some competitive HotS in 2017!

The team that wins the GRR will be assigned a coach for the duration of the qualifier tournament, to assist them in gaining and maintaining competitive prowess heading into the official Blizzard ANZ finals!

Gamestah Summer Qualifiers (GSQ)

The Gamestah Summer Qualifiers borrows from the Ember Series, run in 2016, but adds to it a League Table and the chance to qualify for the HGC ANZ Regional Finals!  Each week teams will play four rounds in a Swiss bracket, earning points that accumulate over four weeks. At the end of the four weeks, two teams go through to Blizzard ANZ’s official regional tournament and a chance to win huge cash prizes!

Match nights will be Tuesday nights from 8pm AEDT, starting 17 January 2017. We’ll be giving away skin bundles and other prizes, and running an MVP program with a little something extra for players who stand out from the crowd.

For full details of the GSQ, check out this page. You can find the full ruleset here.

Be sure to join us on Gamestah’s Discord if you want to say “hi” or ask questions about the up-coming season!




Gamestah will be kicking off the 2017 eSports Season with competitions in Heroes of the Storm, Rocket League and Paladins!

Heroes of the Storm

Gamestah has been commissioned by Blizzard ANZ to run one of two qualifiers for the first round of the ANZ conference of the Heroes Global Championship 2017! We’re excited to present the Gamestah HotS Summer Qualifiers, featuring a special Royal Rumble free-agent ODC, run by @mortondshort and four weeks of intense HotS action!

The Gamestah Royal Rumble will take place on 15 January, and then the Summer Qualification series runs Tuesdays from 17 January. For details go here.

Rocket League

We are pleased to announce the return of HEYGRL! We’ll be inviting the top 8 teams in the region to participate, and then hosting open qualifiers on the weekend of 21 January, to complete the tournament roster of 16 teams. The group stage will take place on Monday nights, starting 23 January, with a finals series featuring the top 8 teams to be played on Saturday 18 February! More details will be released about HEYGRL 2 over the next few weeks, so make sure to follow Gamestah on Twitter for the announcements (don’t forget to turn notifications from Gamestah on!)


Hi-Rez’s latest release has taken OCE by storm and Gamestah is excited to get involved with the Paladin’s eSports community in January 2017! We’re still working out the details, but we’ll be looking to feature a weekly series with a format similar to the highly successful ZOWIESTAH. Make sure you’re following Gamestah on Twitter for announcements as we firm up details over the coming weeks.