Turning into a nationwide esports champion might shave a number of thousand dollars off of your scholar loans.
Blizzard is now accepting candidates for its 2017 Heroes of the Dorm esports competitors because the annual stay-streamed occasion strikes from its former house at ESPN to the greener pastures of Fb Stay.
Full-time college students at any 4-yr school or college in the USA and Canada are invited to use and competitors is predicted to succeed in a fevered pitch in the course of the lead as much as bracketed play in March.
Heroes of the Dorm is a Blizzard-organized competitors centering across the writer’s free-to-play MOBA Heroes of the Storm. The annual occasion invitations rivals from universities throughout North America for an opportunity to win hundreds of dollars in school tuition and scholarships.
The competitors debuted in 2015 with a reside-streamed championship collection on ESPN2 and ESPN3. After returning to ESPN the next yr for its second annual Heroes of the Dorm occasion, Blizzard introduced that its 2017 competitors will probably be broadcast solely by way of the Fb Stay platform. As of Wednesday, Blizzard has not introduced whether or not simulcast streams will probably be out there by way of YouTube and Twitch, as is widespread follow for different main esports competitions.
Group stage competitions and playoffs for Heroes of the Dorm will kick off on February 15 and Fb will host streams of “choose matches” via March eight. Bracketed play among the many prime sixty four groups will start on March 18 and the final 4 surviving groups will advance to the Heroic 4 finals on April eight.
Along with providing a $500,000 scholarship pool for rivals, Blizzard has money prizes in retailer for viewers who can appropriately predict event winners via the upcoming Bracket Problem and Decide’em Problem on-line contests. Registration for Heroes of the Dorm 2017 wraps up on February eleven.