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Heroes of the Dorm is back for 2017 and so is the Bracket Challenge. Hundreds of teams registered all with the dream of being crowned HotD Champions and winning free college tuition. Now only 64 teams remain and they will fight it out in a single elimination bracket that will culminate in the Heroic Four at the Cox Pavilion on the UNLV campus in Las Vegas. Bracket play will begin on March 18th with all of the action being shown on Facebook Live. The Heroic Four will be April 8th in front of what is sure to be a standing room only crowd in fabulous Las Vegas. Everyone who attends the Heroic Four will receive a Cheerleader Kerrigan Bundle and will be treated to one of the best atmospheres in Heroes eSports. If you aren’t able to attend live, you can still watch all of the action from home on Facebook

It is certainly no surprise that Heroes of the Dorm is returning for 2017. The event is a perennial crowd favorite, and has garnered quite a bit of mainstream attention in its first two years of existence. What is a bit of a surprise is that this year’s event will be exclusive to Facebook Live. The Group Stage for this year’s tourney will begin on February 15th, and registration is open now. Bracket Play will begin on March 18th with the top 64 teams competing for their spot in the Heroic Four on April 8th. The location of the Heroic Four hasn’t been announced yet, but it will take place in front of a live audience. You can read all about this year’s event below, and if you would like to register a team simply visit the official Heroes of the Dorm site. This is also where you will want

It started with over 400 collegiate teams from across North America, but when the confetti cannons went off at the CenturyLink Field Event Center there was only one team who could call themselves 2016 Heroes of the Dorm Champions. A new documentary from Blizzard Entertainment, A New Hero: The Rise of College Esports, tells the stories of the players who made it to the Heroic Four in Seattle, as well as the rapid growth of collegiate Esports as a whole. We were fortunate enough to be able to sit down with Adam Rosen, President and Co-Founder of Tespa, and Stefen “akaface” Anderson, Support player for Arizona State University, to talk about the documentary, Heroes of the Dorm, and Esports in general. If you would like to learn more about Tespa, or to find a chapter at your university, simply click here.

The Evolution of ESports is explored in Blizzards new Documentary "A New Hero"

Two months of Heroes of the Dorm action culminated last night as Arizona State University squared off against University of Texas Arlington for the right to call themselves 2016 Heroes of the Dorm Champions. Both teams had been impressive throughout the competition and although ASU was considered the favorite to win, it was by no means a foregone conclusion, unless of course you were one of the ASU players. They had been confident and outspoken from the beginning that they were the team to beat, and their play certainly backed that up. As a result of their brash confidence, someone compared them to a Disney villain in a press conference earlier this week. Before the Finals began, Austin “Shot” Lonsert offered what may have been the quote of the weekend when he said, “If we’re the villains in this Disney story then there is no happy ending”. UTA on the other hand


HotD Heroic Four Recap

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The Heroic Four met today at Centurylink Field Event Center in Seattle to determine which two teams would advance to the Grand Finals. It was a short day as far as Heroes of the Storm eSports go, but it didn’t lacking for excitement. The first match featured UT Arlington vs. Tennessee. UTA said in their afternoon press conference that they do things that no other team will do, and they proved it repeatedly in this match. Their draft for Sky Temple consisted of Muradin, Rehgar, Zagara, Abathur, and Artanis. Tenn was able to take control early, but UTA surprised everyone by taking Nydus Network as Zagara’s Heroic. The constant pressure from the Abathur/Zagara combination proved too much for TENN, and UTA was able to take game one. UTA continued to think outside the meta in game two, taking a tankless comp featuring Illidan, Abathur, Greyman, Xul, and Rehgar. They also

Two months of collegiate Heroes of the Storm action comes to an epic conclusion this weekend at the Centurylink Field Event Center in Seattle, Washington. This event began with almost 500 teams competing, but now only four remain. Tennessee, University of Texas Arlington, University of Connecticut, and Arizona State University will vie for $75,000 in tuition for each player on the winning team, as well as the right to call themselves Heroes of the Dorm Champion. Here is a quick look at each of the teams. Tennessee “We Volin” It is hard to call a number two seed an underdog, but that is what happens when you face off against three number one seeds. Tennessee is led by professional Heroes player, Roflcopter, and his skilled assassin play has helped them advance thru a very difficult bracket to earn their spot in the Heroic Four. UT Arlington “Dark Blaze” If you

Blizzard is celebrating Heroes of the Dorm, and all of the competing teams, with two major bonus events. Apparently Blizzard knows that watching Heroes of the Storm makes you want to play Heroes of the Storm, because the first event is for 50% Bonus XP . This event will run from 10:00 a.m. April 8th until the same time on April 18th. That is ten days of 50% more experience! As usual, this bonus stacks with other experience bonus mechanics such as Stimpacks and the Play with Friend bonus. As cool as this first bonus is, it is the second bonus that will really have people talking. Starting at the same time, 10:00 a.m. April 8th, all Heroes will be unlocked and can be played for free. You read that right, you will have access to all fifty Heroes in the game, regardless of whether you own them or not.


Heroes of the Dorm Down To Heroic Four

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Heroes of the Dorm began with over 400 teams, but now only the Heroic Four remain. Arizona State University (Real Dream Team), University of Connecticut (Tricky Turtles), University of Texas – Arlington (Dark Blaze), and University of Tennessee (We Volin) have all punched their tickets to Seattle, Washington. The stage is set for an epic finale April 9th and 10th at the Centurylink Field Event Center. While there were plenty of great games and more than a few upsets during bracket play, three of the four number 1 seeds ended up advancing. Tennessee was the only team not seeded number 1 to survive to the Heroic Four, but as a number 2 seed it was certainly no surprise to see them earn a spot. ASU and UCONN both cruised thru bracket play, winning all three of their matches by a score of 2-0. UT Arlington advanced thru the first two rounds


Heroes of the Dorm Pledges Fun

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Heroes of the Dorm may have officially begun in February, but the action really heats up this weekend with the start of Bracket Play. The final 64 teams have been seeded in true March Madness style and will battle it out over the next few weeks to determine the best collegiate Heroes of the Storm team. Part of what makes this event so unique is that it will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks, in addition to all of the usual places that tournaments are streamed. If you missed the Bracket Reveal Show and have access to ESPN you can see it in it’s entirety on the Watch ESPN app. If you don’t have ESPN, there is an abbreviated version available on YouTube. Watching the games is great, but one of the best parts of this event is that you can play along from home by completing a