Meet the Casters for the Western and Eastern Clashes

Blizzard Entertainment | July 20, 2017

The Heroes of the Storm Global Championship (HGC) Western Clash is headed to Kiev, Ukraine, where eight top teams from Europe, North America, Latin America, and Australia/New Zealand will face off for their share of $100,000 USD.


Follow the show, hosted by veteran James ‘Kaelaris’ Carrol, from Friday, August 4, through Sunday, August 6. To guide you through a heated double elimination bracket, casters including fan favorites Jaycie ‘Gillyweed’ Gluck, Wade ‘Dreadnaught’ Penfold, Tim ‘Trikslyr’ Frazier, and Thomas ‘Khaldor’ Kilian will be joined by former Warcraft III and StarCraft II pro Manuel ‘Grubby’ Schenkhuizen in offering their expert insight. Additionally, regional caster Andre ‘Skimmy’ Allchin from New Zealand will be joining the crew to give his perspective on the global playing field. Check out the full talent line-up below:

We will also have Russian language casters providing on-site commentary in Kiev:

Eastern Clash:


Just one week later we will see more top Heroes of the Storm talent battle it out for another $100,000 USD at the Eastern Clash in Taipei, Taiwan. Running from Friday, August 11 through Sunday, August 13, the Eastern Clash will feature teams from South Korea, China, Southeast Asia, and Taiwan. You can find the full talent line-up for the Eastern Clash below:

We will also have Chiniese language casters providing on-site commentary in Taipei:

For more on these events—including prize pool details and results as they happen—bookmark our official tournament pages for both the Western Clash and Eastern Clash and check back as soon as we have all of our qualified teams locked in. Tune into the action when the games start right here on