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Blizzard Offers Over $4 Million for the 2016 Spring HOTS Championship Circuit

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Blizzard is taking HOTS to the next level.

Blizzard is pouring a lot of money into its Heroes of the Storm Spring Championship announcing that there will be over $4 million in total prizes throughout the 2016 Global Championship Circuit. Considering how much eSports have grown over the years, it’s not surprising to see Blizzard go all out in the way that it is this year with HOTS. Blizzard has large events every year, but this is proving to be its largest yet, hoping to join the ranks of massive eSports games like Dota 2 and League of Legends.

Here is the breakdown of the events along with prize pools via the Blizzard Blog:


SPRING GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT

  • Dates: April 1–3
  • Location: Seoul, South Korea
  • Partner: OGN
  • Prize Pool: $500k USD
  • Check back soon for more information

Australia/New Zealand – Spring Regional

  • Dates: February 7–28
  • Location: Preliminaries online; Finals in Sydney, Australia
  • Partner: ESL
  • Prize Pool: $20k USD
  • Check back soon for more information

China – Gold League

  • Dates: January 15–24
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Partner: NetEase / NeoTV
  • Prize Pool: $100k USD

Europe – Spring Regional

  • Dates: March 5–6 (Finals)
  • Location: Preliminaries online; Finals in Katowice, Poland
  • Partner: ESL
  • Prize Pool: $100k USD

Korea – Super League

  • Dates: January 12–March 20
  • Location: Preliminaries online; Finals in Seoul, South Korea
  • Partner: OGN
  • Prize Pool: $200k USD

Latin America – Copa America

  • Dates: January 25–March 19
  • Location: Preliminaries online; Finals in Brazil
  • Partner: VIU / BRMA
  • Prize Pool: $18.5k USD

North America – Spring Regional

  • Dates: February 27–28 (Finals)
  • Location: Preliminaries online; Finals in Los Angeles, California
  • Partner: ESL
  • Prize Pool: $100k USD
  • Check back soon for more information

South East Asia – Spring Regional

  • Dates: January 16–March 6
  • Location: Preliminaries online and offline;  SEA finals online, cast live from Singapore
  • Partner: AsiaSoft
  • Prize Pool: $22.5k USD*

Taiwan – Spring Regional 

  • Dates: February 18–March 13
  • Location: Preliminaries online; Finals in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Partner: 4Gamers
  • Prize Pool: $60k USD

Be sure to visit Blizzard’s official blog for more information about HOTS. Excited for the 2016 championships? Let us know in the comments!

This post was originally written by Cody Dunmire.

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