The Weekly Blizzard eSports Update

This week in Blizzard Esports, Mythic Dungeon Invitational Global Finals Begin June 22, voting is open for the Overwatch League’s first All-Star Game, and Serral is crowned at WCS Austin to become a two-time 2018 WCS winner!

Be sure to tune for more of the best of Blizzard Esports: OWL Stage 4 – Week 4, WoW Arena Summer EU Cup #3, and HGC Mid-Season Brawl Group Stages are beginning this week!

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Overwatch League: Vote Now For The All-Star Game Starters

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The Overwatch League’s biggest stars will take the stage in August for the Overwatch League’s first All-Star Game, Powered by Intel®. Fans can select the All-Star Game’s starting rosters by logging in and voting at OverwatchLeague.com/intel-allstar-game. The most popular players in the Atlantic and Pacific divisions (maximum two players per role) will start the game. Those players will also compete in a series of fun skill events on the first day of All-Star weekend before playing the five-map All-Star Game the following day.

Voting will conclude at the end of Stage 4 on Sunday, June 17. Starters will be announced the week of June 18, and reserves the week after. The All-Star Game and related festivities are scheduled for August 25-26 at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles. Details on the event – including ticketing, skill games and fan experiences – will be announced soon.

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Amnesiac Takes First at HCT Austin, Dreamhack Grand Prix

Congratulations to the young savage, Amnesiac, for winning HCT Austin, where he toppled many Hearthstone greats on his way to victory including Muzzy, Strifecro and Zalae.  Amnesiac is no stranger to victory as a former seasonal Champion, he now walks away from the Austin Tour Stop $5,000 USD richer and 15 Hearthstone Competitive points closer to Master status.

English Broadcasts from this past weekend’s tournament can be found here: https://www.twitch.tv/dreamhackhs/videos/all

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Tune In June 9 for HGC Mid-Season Brawl Group Stages

 On Saturday, June 9, make sure to tune-in to the first day of Group Stages of the Mid-Season Brawl, where the best Heroes of the Storm professional teams from around the world will compete for a shot at the lion’s share of the tournament’s $250,000 prize pool. Twelve teams will enter Group Stages – only eight, though, will emerge and advance to Jonkoping, Sweden at DreamHack Summer, where the ultimate winner will be crowned.

Group Stage matches will begin at 5 a.m. PT every day from June 9 – 13. Bracket Stage matches will begin at 1 a.m. PT on June 16-17, and 6:30 a.m. PT on June 18.

You can view the full schedule and brackets on the HGC website: https://esports.heroesofthestorm.com/en-us/schedule

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Serral is Crowned at WCS Austin to Become Two-Time 2018 WCS Winner

The stars shone brightly at WCS Austin as Serral conquered the field to take the $20,000 top prize and 3000 WCS points marked for the winner. Since Serral was already qualified for the WCS Global Finals thanks to his win at WCS Leipzig, his victory in Austin means the fifth place finisher in the WCS Circuit standings will take the guaranteed spot in the Global Finals.

The results of WCS Austin are:

  • 1st – $20,000 / 3,000 WCS Circuit Points – Serral (Finland) (Zerg)
  • 2nd – $10,000 / 1,4000 WCS Circuit Points – MaNa (Poland) (Protoss)
  • 3rd / 4th – $6,500 / 900 WCS Circuit Points – Lambo (Germany) (Zerg) and SpeCial (Mexico) (Terran)

For more details, please visit the WCS website: https://wcs.starcraft2.com/en-us/news/21843195/A-Champion-is-Crowned-in-Austin/

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Mythic Dungeon Invitational (MDI) Global Finals Begin June 22; MDI Invitational All-Stars to Take Place at BlizzCon

What began as 32 teams going head to head over a series of four weekends has come down to this – the top two teams from North America, Europe, China, and Asia-Pacific have earned a spot in the World of Warcraft Mythic Dungeon Invitational Global Finals, and a chance at earning their share of the $100,000 prize pool. All eight teams will be traveling to the MLG Arena in Columbus, Ohio to go head-to-head June 22-24 in a race to the finish until just one team is left: The Mythic Dungeon Invitational Champions!

We’re also excited to announce the World of Warcraft Mythic Dungeon Invitational All-Stars, a special exhibition tournament that summons some of the best dungeon-running teams from around the globe to BlizzCon 2018. We’re bringing the worlds of the MDI and the WoW Arena World Championship together in Anaheim for the first time ever, and WoW esports fans are in for a truly epic weekend.

For more information about the MDI Global Finals and Invitational All-Star event check out all the details athttps://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/21797343/mythic-dungeon-invitational-global-finals-begin-june-22

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