For European comers, the drive to the World Championships will route through the Czech Republic. With the Road to Blizzcon and the World Championships for Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone slated for November, the European Championship stage is headed to Prague courtesy of ESL.
The dedicated 2015 European Road to Blizzcon event will take place Oct. 3-4, with more than $300,000 in total prize money up for grabs. Winners from the European Championships for Hearthstone, Heroes, and World of Warcraft will advance to November’s World Championships at Blizzcon.
Heroes of the Storm has a $175,000 purse, although $75,000 of that is up for grabs during the online qualifiers. The Hearthstone European Championship will be for $100,000, leaving $25,000 for World of Warcraft—although those estimates remain unconfirmed.
Though this is the first year of the event for Heroes, last year’s Hearthstone European Championships were held at DreamHack Stockholm. ESL handled the Americas Championships in 2014, with the event taking place in New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom.
Instead, this year’s European event is almost a mini-Blizzcon, with cosplay competitions, community events, and a chance to play Blizzard’s upcoming title Overwatch.
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