Registration is now open for Blizzard’s Heroes of the Dorm eSports competition. If your Heroes of the Storm team wins, all of the members get up to $75,000 in college tuition. Altogether, more than $500,000 in tuition and other prizes are up for grabs. The tournament is open to college students in the United States and Canada.
Fans will be able to watch the early rounds of the competition on ESPN3, Twitch and YouTube, and they can catch the Heroic Four and the Grand Finals on ESPN2. If you’re not competing, you can still win prizes by participating in the bracket challenge to predict which of the top 64 teams will win. The most accurate bracket will grab you $10,000. More details on the bracket challenge will be announced closer to the start of the Round of 64.
Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment shared his excitement for the competition. “Last year’s Heroes of the Dorm was an amazing experience for the students playing and everyone watching, and we’re excited to again offer college athletes an epic opportunity to team up and compete for scholarships in 2016. It’s inspiring to see players from last year’s championship team, the UC Berkeley Golden Bears, now thriving in pro esports careers—we look forward to seeing how this year’s competitors shape the future of competitive gaming.”
Last year more than 460 schools competed. Registration ends February 18th, and the first online qualifiers take place between February 20th and March 6th.