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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!