Brackets Set for North American Open Division Playoffs

Heroes Lydia “lideyuh” Mitrevski

As the seven weeks of the second half of the HGC Open Division have been completed, eight teams will now compete in a three day, double elimination bracket playoff. In the end, the two remaining teams will then advance to The Crucible where they will face the two lowest teams in the HGC Premier League for the chance to replace them. North American playoffs will begin October 2nd at 18:00PDT every day for three days. All three days will be played on the LIVE server and Ana will NOT be allowed to play.

It's no secret Heroes Hearth are the clear contendors going into the playoffs, and even into The Crucible as they've won seven of the open cups, including the bonus cup, throughout the second phase. While Heroes Hearth has been the dominators, don't take the remaining teams for granted as the playoffs are now in a double elimination format, anything can happen. Last phase Imported Support were mere inches away from advancing to the HGC Premier League and where they failed, they now hope to succeed with a second chance.

The first round of the upper and lower brackets will be best of three games, while the remainder of the lower bracket will be best of three up to the lower finals, and the remainder of the upper bracket will be best of five games leading into the grand finals. The two teams advancing to the grand finals will also advance to the Crucible but will still play a best of five final match where the victor will choose which team from the HGC Premier League they wish to face. The only game of the first round to be broadcasted on the main stream will be between Operative Esports v. Team Numerics. Passed that all games will be streamed on

Playoffs begin Monday, October 2nd at 18:00PDT on!

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