This week in Blizzard Esports, Korea’s TRUE and Finland’s Serral win WCS 2018 Season 2, Kjell’s Angels become champions in the MDI, and HGC announces the start of its Phase 2.
TRUE and Serral Win WCS 2018 Season 2
- True (KR – Zerg) defeated puCK (US – Protoss) 4-1 to win the North American WCS 2018 Season 2 Championship.
- Serral (Finland – Zerg) defeated Namshar (Sweden – Zerg) 4-1 to win the European WCS 2018 Season 2 Championship.
- Both True and Serral will win $1,600 and 200 WCS Points – the top four players from each region will earn seeds at WCS Valencia in July
From Group Finder to Grand Champions: Kjell’s Angels are Your MDI Champions
After hundreds of teams around the world entered the Proving Grounds in February, months of preparation and competition have come to this. The top eight teams met in Ohio for the first ever Mythic Dungeon Invitational offline event to battle it out for a slice of the $100,000 prize pool. If you were unable to catch the action live this weekend, you can watch the VODs from Day One, Day Two, and Day Three.
Kjell’s Angels were the sixth seed in the EU Regionals, where they took out the top four seeds for first place in their region. Along that road, they powered through all three Method-sponsored teams, including a rematch with Method NA to take the Championship. This is beyond impressive for a team that only came together with the help of the in-game Dungeon Finder tool this year.
Glory and a generous prize pool weren’t the only things on the line this weekend. The top four teams also secured a trip to BlizzCon this November for the MDI All-Stars—an exhibition tournament tackling the latest Mythic dungeons introduced in the upcoming Battle for Azeroth, which launches Aug. 14, 2018.
Overwatch League’s All-Star Starting Lineup Revealed
The Overwatch League last week announced the Pacific and Atlantic Division starters for the inaugural All-Star Game, Powered by Intel®. As selected by fans, the following 12 players comprise the starting rosters for the All-Star Game on August 26:
The Overwatch League playoffs begin in a couple of weeks. Quarterfinals games take place on July 11, 13 and 14. Third-seeded Boston Uprising (26-14) takes on the sixth-seeded Philadelphia Fusion (24-16), and the fourth-seeded Los Angeles Gladiators (25-15) play the fifth-seeded London Spitfire (24-16) in best-of-three series. Semifinals matchups are played the following week in the same format, and feature matchups with quarterfinals winners and divisions winners New York Excelsior (34-6) and Los Angeles Valiant (27-13).
The Heroes Global Championship (HGC) Phase 2 Begins Friday, June 29
Korea’s Gen.G might have declared themselves the best in the world by winning the Mid-Season Brawl in Jonkoping, Sweden, but a new Phase of the Heroes Global Championship (HGC) is set to begin this week, and with it the race to the ultimate prize: the HGC Finals at BlizzCon 2018 and its $1 million prize pool.
Phase 2 kicks off Friday, June 29 and will feature new teams built from new rosters. How will North American powerhouses Tempo Storm perform without psalm? How will Fnatic play with scHwimpi back amongst their ranks and how will LastHope synergize with the team?
You can view the full schedule and brackets on the HGC website: https://esports.heroesofthestorm.com/en-us/schedule
- All matches will be broadcast on the Heroes of the Storm Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/blizzheroes
- NA, EU and KR VODS: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCASdq716V77-Ixup3HZOZWQ/playlists
- More information about Heroes Esports: http://us.heroesofthestorm.com/esports/en/