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The 2015 European Road to BlizzCon in Prague survival guide

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The 2015 European Road to BlizzCon event in Prague kicks off on Friday, with the Heroes of the Storm European Championship paving the way for a weekend full of esports. With Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, World of Warcraft and even StarCraft II all set to make an appearance at the O2 Arena in Prague, there’s something for everything - get the full lowdown below!

Hearthstone

The Hearthstone competition in Prague will see eight of Europe’s top Hearthstone players compete for US$25,000 of prize money along with the chance to earn a place at BlizzCon 2015 in Anaheim.

All matchups are played in the Conquest format, so be sure to follow ESL Hearthstone on Twitter for updates throughout the event.

Players

  • Neirea
  • ThijsNL
  • Pavel
  • Ostkaka
  • Lifecoach
  • Gera89
  • Maverick
  • Hoej

Broadcast team

  • Host: Rachel "Seltzer" Quirico
  • Anchor: Dan "Frodan" Cho
  • Commentator: Marcin "Gnimsh" Filipowicz
  • Commentator: Jakub "Lothar" Szygulski
  • Commentator: Janne "Savjz" Mikkonen

Schedule

Saturday, October 3rd

  • 12:00 CEST: Group A match one and Group B match one
  • 13:30 CEST: Group A match two and Group B match two
  • 15:00 CEST: Group A winners’ match and Group B winners’ match
  • 16:30 CEST: Group A elimination match and Group B elimination match
  • 18:00 CEST: Group A decider match and Group B decider match
  • 19:40 CEST: Semifinal one
  • 21:20 CEST: Semifinal two

Saturday, October 4th

  • 14:30 CEST: Grand final


Tune in to Hearthstone in Prague here!

Heroes of the Storm

In Prague we will see Europe’s top eight Heroes of the Storm teams battle it out to try and secure a spot for the BlizzCon World Championship in Anaheim in November as well as their share of an impressive US$100,000 prize pool.

After all the best of three group stage matches have been played out, the best of five semifinals on Saturday and best of five grand finals on Sunday will reveal the European Heroes of the Storm champion - but which team will triumph?

Follow ESL Heroes of the Storm on Twitter for all the latest updates during the event!

Teams

  • Natus Vincere
  • Team ROCCAT
  • Virtus.pro
  • Team Liquid
  • BoB Question Mark
  • Gamers2
  • Fnatic
  • Pirates in Pyjamas

Broadcast team

Schedule

Friday, October 2nd

  • 12:00 CEST: Group A match one and Group B match one
  • 14:35 CEST: Group A match two and Group B match two
  • 17:10 CEST: Groups A and B winners’ matches
  • 19:45 CEST: Groups A and B elimination matches

Saturday, October 3rd

  • 12:00 CEST: Group A decider match and Group B decider match
  • 14:35 CEST: Semifinal one (best of five)
  • 18:25 CEST: Semifinal two (best of five)

Saturday, October 4th

  • 16:30 CEST: Grand final (best of five)

Tune in to Heroes of the Storm in Prague here!

World of Warcraft

The eight World of Warcraft teams who made it to Prague will be fighting for US$100,000 USD in prize money, with the top three also qualifying for the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship at BlizzCon later this year.

ESL World of Warcraft on Twitter is where you’ll find all the latest updates during the event.

Teams

  • Reawakened 1
  • Toxic Youth
  • Banana Boat
  • Solari Gaming
  • Rake to Win
  • Balanced
  • Reawakened 3
  • Three Languages One

Broadcast team

Schedule

Saturday, October 3rd

  • 12:00 CEST: Group A match one and Group B match one
  • 13:10 CEST: Group A match two and Group B match two
  • 14:20 CEST: Groups A and B winners’ matches
  • 15:30 CEST: Group A elimination match and Group B elimination match
  • 16:40 CEST: Group A decider match and Group B decider match
  • 19:05 CEST: Semifinal one (best of five)
  • 20:40 CEST: Semifinal two (best of five)
  • 22:15 CEST: Third place decider match (best of five)


Saturday, October 4th

  • 12:00 CEST: Grand final (best of seven)

Tune in to World of Warcraft in Prague here!

StarCraft II

While not featuring a full-on StarCraft competition, the 2015 European Road to BlizzCon event in Prague will include a Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void showmatch. Set to take place at 17:50 CEST on Saturday the 3rd of October, the showmatch will see TLO and Snute of Team Liquid and Lilbow and MarineLorD of Millenium face off in a traditional 1v1 matchup before joining forces to play 2v2 in Archon mode - there definitely aren’t many better ways to get a glimpse of the upcoming expansion pack!

Broadcast team

  • Commentator: Shaun "Apollo" Clark
  • Commentator: Kevin "Rotterdam" van der Kooi

Tune in to the Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void showmatch here!

For more information about the 2015 European Road to BlizzCon check out the official website, and to stay up to date during the event be sure to follow the #RtB2015 hashtag on social media!

Header image courtesy of Siemens.com.