published at 11:15 CET, Tuesday January 10 2017

Registration for the first HGC Europe Open Division tournament starts today!

When?

Registration starts January 10th at 6:00 PM CET. 

The window to register closes January 14th at 6:00 PM CET.

The first tournament starts January 16 at 6:00 PM CET. 

Why?

The Open Division gives amateur teams a chance to break into professional eSports. With a $14,000 prize pool, teams are competing for $1,000 per cup. More importantly, winning teams will get a chance to challenge the professional HGC- EU teams and take one of their spots on the official circuit.

From here, the top teams will advance to the playoffs and fight for a spot in the Crucible. It is here where the best team will emerge victory and earn their chance at becoming the real deal-- an official HGC team. 

How?

5 players must band together and join a single team to play in the Open Division. No team members may be associated with more than one team in the EU open Division.

Teams must select one Team Captain from within their roster of 5 players. The role of the Team Manager is to be the primary point of contact for the team. 

Sign up your team here starting on January 10th 6:00 PM CET and join the HGC Open Discord channel here.

Full list of Tournament rules can be found here.

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Nick “Dorazion” D'Orazio

I love games and love writing about them. Heroes of the Storm GosuCrew lead and foremost advocate of Jake Badlands entering the Nexus.