EStar Gaming has become one of the most decorated teams in Heroes esports since its inception, with 13 event wins to its name. They comfortably qualified for the event with victory at the Heroes China Championship, ahead of Team YL, who took second.
Thanks to what are likely to be visa problems, eStar will not be taking part in the first World Championship. This is the second tournament where visa problems have ruled them out, after they withdrew from the MGA 2015 tournament in August.
Taking their place will be Brave Heart, the third place team from the China Championship.