Category: News

HGC ANZ Preseason Day 4: Finale

Finally, the time had come to determine exactly who qualifies for the ANZ HGC Premier League of 2018. With GG Go Next and Rich Gang having already qualified, the question came down to four closely matching teams taking only three places: Downfall, Nekomimi, QM Warriors and the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

For Downfall, Nekomimi and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, the challenge seemed relatively easy. For QM Warriors, most of their success at this point relied on the failure of others. Outlaw player Coffee made some excellent analysis leading into the evening determining just how each team could qualify after the night’s proceedings, and the odds were absolutely stacked against QM. However, in a night of surprises, the Warriors managed to qualify, and it was actually the single most qualified and experienced team of the preseason who ended up eliminated from the Premier League: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

This night, unlike Days 1 to 3, was split into just three rounds. Amongst all the games played, though, there were only three that affected qualification- and two of those were broadcast. The final game of the night ended up between two undefeated teams, to determine who was truly the champion of preseason.

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HGC Taiwan – Eastern Clash Qualifiers Day 2

This is a recap of Day Two of the Taiwan Eastern Clash Qualifiers.

Things in Taiwan got heated last weekend with the Eastern Clash Qualifiers coming to a head! Over the last few weeks, 15 teams battled it out to determine which four would meet head to head at the Blizzard eStadium in Taipei. On the first day of the event, we saw Loli Meow and Soul Torturers win their matches and move into the winner’s bracket. In the loser’s bracket, Kaneshiro Takeshi took out The One, giving them a second chance to redeem themselves against the loser out of Soul Torturers and Loli Meow.

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HGC Taiwan – Eastern Clash Qualifiers Day 1

This is a recap of Day One of the Taiwan Eastern Clash Qualifiers.

Things in Taiwan got heated last weekend with the Eastern Clash Qualifiers coming to a head! Over the last few weeks, 15 teams battled it out to determine which four would meet head to head at the Blizzard eStadium in Taipei. Coming out on top, we saw Loli Meow, Soul Torturers, Kaneshiro Takeshi, and The One. Each of these teams were undefeated coming into this event, showing that not only will the competition be fierce, but they were each hungry for their own ticket to the Eastern Clash.

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WWU: Firestarter

Welcome to the Weekly Wrap-up for Friday 9 February, 2018. This week has seen plenty of people feeling the heat as we march towards the business end of the HGC ANZ Preseason Qualifiers, which has made for quite the interesting wrap-up. We’ve got official rulings, roster changes, poaching scandals, sick giveaways, new heroes and plenty more, so strap in and hold on as we get you up-to-speed!

Here all the spicy news you may have missed this week:

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HGC ANZ Preseason Day 3: Explode

With a lead-in of multiple controversial roster changes, the third day of the HGC ANZ Preseason was definitely one people were keeping their eyes on, and it turned out to be the perfect time to do so, with some amazing drafts and startling late-game comebacks that will be instrumental in determining the final order of teams at the conclusion of Week 4.

With No Tilt now confirmed to be out of the running, the list of teams has come down to 14. Additionally, there were multiple of the mid to low-ranked teams in the standings that didn’t show, and were instantly disqualified from the night’s proceedings: Team Celery, Alternative and Salty Dogz Remastered.

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HGC ANZ Preseason Day 2: Taking Shape

As the second night of the ANZ pre-season qualifiers comes to a close on Tuesday 30 January, we now look at how the standings are starting to take shape. This series of articles will be focusing on the results of each night on a round-by-round basis, with a slightly greater focus on matchups that were streamed to the Blizzard_ANZ Twitch channel.

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Year in Review: Taiwan

This is the forth and final installment of our Year in Review series that takes a look at how competitive Heroes of the Storm in each region has fared in 2017. Catch up on Latin America here, Southeast Asia here and Australia and New Zealand here.

Taiwan is known as one of the few minor regions to have truly struck fear into the hearts of major region teams. In 2016, Please Buff Arthas became known as the gatekeepers in North America when they defeated Gale Force Esports at Dreamhack Summer, as well as Astral Authority at BlizzCon.

Although these results may seem strange to some, PBA stated in the past that their ability to practice with Korean teams and not suffer a ping disadvantage has helped give them the edge over North America.

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WWU: Let the Games Begin

Welcome to the Weekly Wrap-up for Friday 26 January. It’s a good thing we have a long weekend over here in Australia, because this week was absolutely massive! We have results from week one of HGC ANZ Premier League Preseason Qualifier, big news from overseas and a bunch of community content for you to take a look at, so let’s dive on in.

Read on to catch up on any news you may have missed this week:

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HGC ANZ Preseason Day 1: Hunters and Wolves

With this Tuesday evening, the HGC ANZ Pre-Season began, throwing 15 teams of players into a round-robin gauntlet of Best-of-1 games, to determine which five teams will join Nomia, Crimson and Outlaws in the brand new HGC ANZ Premier League. This series of articles will be focusing on the results of each night on a round-by-round basis, with a slightly greater focus on matchups that were streamed to the Blizzard_ANZ Twitch channel.

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WWU: It’s Go Time!

Welcome to the Weekly Wrap-up for Friday, 19 January 2018. There is plenty of HGC news to be had, with play in many regions getting underway in the next few days – including our own Premier Pre-Season Qualifier. There’s also a bunch of new skins, a cheeky patch and a giveaway to get your hands on and much more, so grab a coffee and get comfy!

Read on to see what you may have missed this week:

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