Heroes of the Storm Spring Global Championship detailed; Finals coming in April

The best Heroes of the Storm teams in the world are gearing up for another season of competition and Blizzard has laid out how the Spring Global Championship series will shape up.

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BlizzCon 2015 culminated with some exciting esports tournaments, capped off by a nail-biting Grand Finals for Heroes of the Storm. Yes, last year ended strong, but now it's time for a whole new year to begin and that means it's time to outline the Spring season for the Heroes of the Storm Global Championship Circuit. As first revealed at BlizzCon, the Heroes of the Storm Global Championship Circuit brings together the best teams from Australia/New Zealand, China, Europe, Korea, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Taiwan, and North America across three seasons. The final stretch will see the remaining teams compete in the big Global Championship event.

Today, Blizzard has laid out a full breakdown for the Spring Global Championship across the world. Here are the regional competitions, laid out across each area:

China Gold League

  • January 15-24
  • The full league will be held in Shanghai, China
  • $100,000 prize pool
  • Two teams advance

Latin America Copa America

  • January 21-March 19
  • Preliminaries will be held online with the Finals held in Brazil
  • $20,000 prize pool
  • One team advances

Australia/New Zealand Spring Regional

  • February 7-28
  • Preliminaries will be held online with the Finals held in Sydney, Australia
  • $20,000 prize pool
  • One team advances

Europe Spring Regional

  • Finals to be held March 5-6
  • Preliminaries will be held online with the Finals held in Katowice, Poland
  • $100,00 prize pool
  • Two teams advance

Korea Super League

  • January 12-March 20
  • Preliminaries will be held online with the Finals held in Seoul, South Korea
  • $200,000 prize pool
  • Two teams advance

Southeast Asia Spring Regional

  • January 16-March 6
  • Preliminaries will be held online and offline with SEA Finals held online and cast live from Singapore
  • $22,500 prize pool
  • One team advances

Taiwan Spring Regional

  • February 18-March 13
  • Preliminaries will be held online with the Finals held in Taipei, Taiwan
  • $60,000 prize pool
  • One team advances

North America Spring Regional

  • Finals to be held February 27-28
  • Preliminaries held online with the Finals held in Los Angeles, CA
  • $100,000 prize pool
  • Two teams advance

All 12 of the teams that advance will move on to the Spring Global Championship Event, which will run from April 1-3 from Seoul, South Korea. The prize pool will be at $500,000. For more information on the Heroes of the Storm Global Championship Circuit's Spring Championship, be sure to visit Battle.net.

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