Heroes of the Storm

GSQ Week 1 Maps

On Tuesday 17/01 the Gamestah Summer Qualifiers (#GSQ) kicks off with Week 1 of competition!


Each week we will be playing five rounds in a Swiss format bracket. To save time we will not be running map drafts, but instead will specify the maps for each round. These are the maps to be played in Week 1:

Round Map
Round 1 Sky Temple
Round 2 Cursed Hollow
Round 3 Towers of Doom
Round 4 Tomb of the Spider Queen
Round 5 Infernal Shrines

As a reminder, this is the official Season 1 Map pool:

Official Map Pool:

  • Towers of Doom
  • Infernal Shrines
  • Battlefield of Eternity
  • Sky Temple
  • Tomb of the Spider Queen
  • Dragon Shire
  • Cursed Hollow
  • Braxis Holdout
  • Warhead Junction

Banned Maps:

  • Haunted Mines
  • Garden of Terror
  • Blackheart’s Bay

Players will need to be familiar with all of the maps from the Official Map Pool if they wish to compete on the world stage!





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.