This post is part three of our four part series that takes a look at how competitive Heroes of the Storm in each region has fared in 2017. Part one on Latin America can be found here and part two on Southeast Asia can be found here.
2017 is a year that will be remembered fondly by many ANZ Heroes of the Storm fans. As a previously unknown region, Nomia made history for ANZ during the first Western Clash. In a series that shocked all, the former kings found themselves in position to take a series off Europe’s top team at the time. After winning the first game against Misfits (now Team Liquid) and nearly taking the second, casters and fans alike stood in awe, finally seeing the potential lying dormant in this region for so long. After then taking a map off Team 8, fans now had very high expectations of the team for the upcoming Mid-Season Brawl. Although Nomia continued to impress at the brawl, making it to the play-offs, they ultimately fell to L5 in the losers bracket.
With the dawn of a new season, comes refinements, upgrades and changes in any tournament format, and ANZ is no different. In an announcement on the official HGC blog, it was revealed that our minor region would be receiving some vast, sweeping changes in format. On top of the previously announced inter-continental clash, it was revealed that a new Premier Division would be forming alongside a wide-spanning Open Division.
It’s easy to compare this to the HGC Leagues in Major Regions in format, however there are some subtle differences.
►There is so much going on in The Nexus this week, we’ve got a new patch, a new hero, more news and reveals for Heroes 2.0 so let’s dive in and take a look! ►On Tuesday this week a new patch hit The Nexus all the details of changes and updates can be read here. […]
HGC Season 2 Qualifiers kicked off earlier this week seeing Normia as supreme champions of the first week with 5 straight wins. The qualifiers will go on for another 4 weeks with teams best 4 out 5 scores used as placements. You can click here to check out the team rankings so far. ►Missed out […]
In the wake of Normia’s amazing feats at the Western Clash, The HGC is back and looking for more ANZ talent. Gamestah announced last night that Season Two is kicking off soon and that they will be the hosting one of the pathways to the season two championships. You can read the full announcement here. […]
Nomia took the Western Clash by storm over the weekend, putting up a fight and proving that ANZ has got what it takes to hold its own in the global scene. Day one saw Nomia take on Misfits and showing off everything they had to offer during the first game. Game two was incredibly close […]
Much like the weather over the weekend, we had one huge event on Saturday followed by a rather quiet week on the news front. Nevertheless here’s a look at all things Heroes in this week’s Weekly Wrap Up. ICYMI: ► Four teams competed on Saturday but only one could take the winning position of the […]
The Season 1 ANZ championships for the HGC were held over the weekend. Region shoutcaster and writer GLPhoenix brings you a summary of the season 1 championship. Coming into the HGC ANZ Season 1 Finals, the four teams vying for the top spot in the region were Nomia, Sweet Dreams, Plantronics Nv, and Sassu. Over the […]
Things certainly got heated over the weekend and I’m not just referring to the 45 degree weather! Competitions, new events, heroes and more in this week’s wrap-up! ► Last weekend Australia and New Zealand’s finest went head to head to compete for the final two championship positions in the second and final ANZ HGC qualifier. We saw […]