Last year, the world saw the top 8 teams qualify to represent North America and European regions respectively in Blizzard’s hero brawler title. This year, we watch as Asia brawls it out amongst themselves in the Nexus for the coveted spots to represent official Korean and China regions.
Check out this video by Blizzard for a brief run-down of the HGC from start to finish.
The Southeast Asia Qualifiers round saw 15 teams brawled it out between 4th and 12th of February in a “best of 3” games format. After a grueling 8 rounds of round-robin matches, teams RSG (Singapore) and Meowport (SG) came out top in the upper bracket with PatG (Thailand), CONBOX SEA (Philippines), D3AdLyK (SG), and Inquisit (SG) representing the lower bracket.
In a final “best of 5” match, D3AdLyK pulled the SEA regional win against RSG with a 3-1 victory. The team won the first prize reward of US$5000.
Watch the final matches between D3AdLyK and RSG below:
In related news, registrations for the HGC Taiwan qualifiers are now open until February 28 at 23:59pm.
The winning team gets US$37,444 (NT$1.15 million) while the runner-up team receives up to US$19,534 (NT$600,000) in total prize money. The dates for the Qualifier tournaments are March 3rd, 4th, and 5th. Interested players can register here. Check out the live stream here when the event is live.
The HGC series is also host to the various elimination style qualifier tournaments such as the Eastern Clash and Western Clash exhibition this March. The Eastern Clash will be taking place at the Gold Series Stadium in Shanghai this year, and it holds promise to blow away both viewers and participants.
The Eastern Clash will feature the top teams from Korea, China, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia regions will all gather together at the Stadium March 17th – 20th to fight over US$100,000 and a chance to represent their regions as contenders in the upcoming Mid-Season Brawl.
The Mid-Season Brawl prize pools are expected to be US$250,000 and comes with a stunning trophy, so you definitely don’t want to miss out on this!