Hundreds of Heroes of the Storm teams gave their all in the Spring qualifiers with the hopes of representing their region in the Heroes of the Storm Spring Championship, but only 12 will remain. With a $500,000 prize pool and a place in the Heroes of the Storm history books up for grabs, the first of three global championships in 2016 is an event you won’t want to miss.

The ongoing regional events are swiftly determining the best teams from each region, with 8 of the 12 available spots already locked in for the championship event. We invite you to join us live in Seoul, South Korea or on stream to see who will walk away as the 2016 Heroes of the Storm Spring Champions.

Event Details

The tournament will take place in three parts, with each part feeding directly into the next section. 

  • Double Elimination First Group Stage – Eight teams battle it out in two groups of four,  with four teams advancing to Group Stage Two.
  • Double Elimination Second Group Stage – Four winning teams from Group Stage One challenge the four teams who placed highest in the China, Korea, Europe, and North America regions. Four teams advance to the Single Elimination Playoff Bracket.
  • Single Elimination Playoff Bracket -  Four teams play off to find out who will become the first 2016 Global Champion. All matches leading up to the grand final will be best-of-three, and the top two teams will face off in a best-of-five Grand Final.

Prize Pool

1st - $150,000
2nd - $75,000
3rd-4th - $50,000
5th-6th - $37,500
7th-8th - $25,000
9th-12th - $12,500

Groups and Matches

First Group Stage

Group A Group B
Korea Seed 2 - TNL China Seed 2 - EDward Gaming
Europe Seed 2 - mYinsanity North America Seed 2 - Team Naventic
Taiwan - GIA Southeast Asia - Renovatio I
Latin America - Big Gods Australia/New Zealand - Negative Synergy


  • Match 1 – Korea vs Latin America
  • Match 2 – North America vs Southeast Asia
  • Match 3 – Europe vs Taiwan
  • Match 4 – China vs Australia/New Zealand

Second Group Stage

Group A Group B
China Seed 1 - eStar Gaming Korea Seed 1- MVP Black
North America Seed 1 - Cloud9 Europe Seed 1 - Team Dignitas
Random First Group Stage Winning Team Random First Group Stage Winning Team
Random First Group Stage Winning Team Random First Group Stage Winning Team

Second Group Stage Matches will be determined at the end of Day One.

Where to Watch

Catch all the action live beginning at 7:00 pm PDT on March 31, and watch the semifinals and grand final live at 7:00 pm PDT on April 2. Due to the sheer number of games needing to be played, the action will be split across two stages, both of which will be broadcast live on the following Twitch channels:

Check back for additional stream details.


  • Sanghyun Park
  • Jungmin "TheMarine" Kim
  • Wooseo "aMeBa" Jung
  • Sungkyun Oh
  • KyeongDeok Kim
  • Jungmin Shin
  • Dan "Artosis" Stemkoski
  • Wade "Dreadnaught" Penfold
  • Thomas "Khaldor" Killian
  • Wolf Schröder
  • Manuel "Grubby" Schenkhuizen
  • Jaycie "Gillyweed" Gluck

Details surrounding casts in languages other than English and Korean coming soon.

Attend in Person

The Heroes of the Storm Spring Championship will take place at the Olympic Hall in Olympic Park, Seoul.

Olympic Hall in Olympic Park
424 Olympic-ro, Songpa-gu
Seoul, South Korea
April 1-3, 2016

If you’re planning to catch the event in-person, be sure to claim your ticket in advance and secure some additional rewards at the event. For more information and ticket-purchasing details, click the button below.