Heroes of the Storm, HotS for short, brings together all of your favorite Blizzard characters to battle within the world of the Nexus. Heroes like Azeroth’s Jaina Proudmore and Uther Lightbringer square off with with villians like Kel’ Thuzad, Gul’Dan, and Diablo; and, Tracer, Lucio and other members of the Overwatch force show up to throw down with Jim Raynor, Kerrigan, Zeratul and many of the greatest Starcraft legends. Even The Lost Vikings somehow manage to find their way into the nexus. With 70 current heroes that have multiple talent build paths and 15 unique maps each with their own objective mechanics, HotS offers up variety far beyond the popular single map MOBAs like DotA or LoL.
More info about Heroes of the Storm and the collegiate scene:
The Heroes of the Storm Training Grounds consists of eight (8) weekly game assignments, with teams choosing to opt in to either zero (0) or two (2) best-of-three matches per week. Every Monday, the requested number of matches will be assigned to teams. Each match is assigned a default match time, which will take place during one of two time slots on the following Sunday. Matches can be played earlier if both Team Managers or Captains agree and they document the agreement in writing (for e.g. a screenshot of the in-game chat, email, etc.).
Each Wednesday, teams registered on Compete will be sent a match opt-in email for the following week that must be completed by Sunday. Submitting an opt-in email enters the team into two (2) best-of-three matches. Failure to Opt-in by the deadline will result in no matches being assigned. Failure to play two (2) matches for two (2) consecutive weeks will result in point decay.
Sunday Default Time Slots:
Each weekly tournament will have Sunday designated as the default time for matches to be played. Please coordinate with your opponent to play your matches either before or by the default times listed.
- Game 1 Slot
Sunday, 3:00 PM PDT
- Game 2 Slot
Sunday, 4:30 PM PDT
The collegiate scene, fueled by Tespa, includes a major annual tournament called “Heroes of the Dorm”, in which teams compete for a grand prize of $400,000 in College scholarships. Last year’s team from the University of Colorado at Boulder swept the initial round of over 360 college teams, made it through the initial elimination round, and finally met their match losing to Louisiana State University in the round of 64. LSU would end up finishing the tournament in second place, losing only to the undefeated University of Texas at Arlington.
This year, the CU team is looking to practice and compete in Tespa’s new fall league “The Training Grounds,” in order to prepare for the Heroes of the Dorm Tournament in the spring, gain notoriety, and score some Blizzard currency which can be used towards anything in the Blizzard store or supported games.
Do you believe you have what it takes to compete at the top collegiate level? Can you work well with a team? Do you take and give advice with grace and acceptance? Are you willing to learn, advance, and commit to putting forth the effort necessary to try and win yourself a $75,000 college scholarship?