Starcraft Esports

HGC returns, GSL Code S finals, and more Blizzard esports Now that Dreamhack is over, the dog days of summer are beginning in earnest.  It’s a great time to sit inside with the air conditioning on to watch some esports. HGC is continuing with a fresh slate, Overwatch Contenders is almost through with the group stage, and Seat Story returns this week, so let’s get to...

Dreamhack Summer esports calendar Dreamhack Summer is one of the biggest hubs for esports every year. Nerds flock to Jönköping by the thousands to watch pros compete in eight different titles. Three of those eight are Blizzard titles. Stock up on snacks and clear your schedule because this is the most esports action in one weekend we’ll have to...




HGC Mid-Season Brawl dominates esports schedule this weekend It’s going to be a long weekend for Blizzard esports, even if all you’re watching is the HGC Mid-Season Brawl. I’d debate whether Saturday-Wednesday can really be called a “weekend” anyway. But we’ve got a lot to cover here. Let’s get to the schedules. Heroes of the Storm HGC Mid-Season Brawl Group Stage Saturday, Sunday,...

HGC Crucible, HCT Americas finals and more esports Something fun I’ve noticed covering all these Blizzard esports for a while is they tend to sync up. It makes sense with big events like Dreamhack Jönköping, that most esports would want to hold their finals there. However, it makes for a work environment where things are either boring or my hair is on fire. This...

HGC Playoffs, HCT Playoffs, and Mr Rogers on Twitch Twitch is honoring the life and legacy of Mr. Rogers by showing every single one of the nearly 900 episodes our neighbor recorded before passing away in 2003. If you’re unfamiliar with this kind, dear friend of children everywhere, you have more than two weeks to watch him before the marathon concludes. It’s also a...

HGC goes bald, Overwatch League gets expensive It was another of those odd weeks in Blizzard esports where things seem to be hotter outside the actual matches being played. Though there were some spectacular finishes and good games, this week was dominated by behind the scenes drama. So here are all the juicy details, and all the matches we’ll be watching this...




Hearthstone Global Games and HGC this week in esports School is winding down for the year. While no doubt this is a great time to finish finals and party, it’s also time to think about next year. TeSPA is holding open applications for next year’s Blizzard esports until June 19th. You could join your existing chapter, or open a new one on your campus....

StarCraft and Hearthstone go to Dreamhack Austin As April comes to a close the Blizzard esports competitions, like the weather, is really starting to heat up. The exception is Overwatch, of course, which continues its weird holding pattern of small events while we wait on any information. Hey, maybe next year we’ll have an Overwatch League Draft Day to coincide with NFL Draft...



TeSPA Hearthstone esports finals and HGC this weekend At my house there’s going to be a lot more heated debate over the TVs in the house capable of streaming, since the LCS Finals are this weekend. Following esports is literally my job, but TSM is my husband’s favorite team, so we’ll see how it shakes out. I do love yelling “Bjergsen!” any chance I...

HGC comes back for more, HGG begins The baseball season is underway and the hockey playoffs are just beginning, so it’s about to get real at my house. Does anybody have the number for a good rock, paper, scissors coach? Heroes of the Storm Heroes Global Championship Friday – Sunday at 4 p.m. CDT, streamed to BlizzHeroes on Twitch. After last year’s...

Heroes of the Dorm concludes this weekend in Vegas Spoiler alert: most of the Blizzard esports taking place this week are happening across the globe on Saturday. Though I’d love to suggest just staying awake from the Season 2 APEX finals until the last second of Heroes of the Dorm, that seems like it might actually be a terrible idea. Thank goodness for VODs! Heroes...

StarCraft scandal this week in esports It’s that time of year again, when spring is starting in earnest. The birds are singing, there’s a light breeze in the air, and all the trees are doing their best to create as much pollen as possible. It’s a good thing I’ve got esports to keep me company when I’m in a Benadryl-induced haze....

Blizzard esports go to SXSW I’m not sure why I’m bothering with the esports roundup this week. Everyone’s watching the Power Rangers marathon instead. Sure, there are other platforms to consider, like the pro gamer ESPN Esports bracket, but the streaming action this week is decidedly Mighty and Morphin. If you aren’t a 90s kid and therefore perhaps “just wouldn’t...

Hearthstone esports heads to PAX East After a fun time at Katowice, it’s back to the grind. There are a lot of upcoming esports events to keep an eye on this week. Hearthstone One Nation of Gamers Major at PAX East Friday noon, Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. CST, streamed to One Nation of Gamers on Twitch. Just yesterday the potential...

Blizzard esports head to IEM Katowice This week, Blizzard esports are all about Katowice, Poland. From tasty food to other tasty food, it’s easy to get jealous. While we can’t enjoy delicious pierogis like the esports glitterati, we can still kick back and watch the action from Intel Extreme Masters without putting on pants. Everyone wins! Here you go @MellinaKong @GFE_Khroen pic.twitter.com/ELJP9Y6UdF...

IEM Katowice esports competition begins While most of Heroes of the Storm has a bye week while they bootcamp for next week’s Western Clash, the StarCraft competition is already kicking off this week in Katowice. The Intel Extreme Masters series has been a huge esports draw for a long time, so it’s great to see Blizzard games there too. Here are the...