Registration now open for the seventh and FINAL North American Open Cup

Heroes Lydia “lideyuh” Mitrevski

The first half of the Open Division was quite successful after seven weeks of competition, Even in Death, Imported Support, Team Zealot and Team Good Guys advanced to The Crucible to fight for their shot at the HGC Premier League. Both amateur teams from Europe advanced through, whereas the two teams from North America did not find such success.

While the first half of the year is complete, so begins the second half where all points are reset and amateur teams have another shot at making it into the HGC Premier League with the best of the best teams in their region.

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When?

Registration starts Monday, September 4th at 18:00 p.m. PDT

The window to register closes Monday, September 18th at 15:00 p.m. PDT.

The fourth tournament cup starts Monday, September 18th at 18:00 p.m. PDT

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 in the Premier League.

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

How?

Five 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 European Open Division.

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

The sixth North American Open Division Cup is currently scheduled to be played on the LIVE server and Kel'Thuzad will NOT be allowed. However, this is subject to change based on last minute patches from Blizzard. We advise that all players have both the live and the tournament realms fully updated for every cup, just in case.

The following table can be used as a reference for future scheduled cups that will take place on the tournament realm:

 

Date

Cup

Server (TR = tournament realm)

Sep 18-19

NA 7

Live

Sep 25-27

EU Playoff

Live day 1 – TR day 2 and 3

Oct 2-5

NA Playoff

Live

 

Sign up your team here and join the HGC Open Discord channel here.

Full list of Tournament rules can be found here.

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Lydia “lideyuh” Mitrevski
HotS enthusiast. Paladins n00b. Trophy hunter 4lyfe. Esports and gaming journalist. Freshest twitter memes @lideyuuh.