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Heroes of the Storm news » Prepare for the Nexus Games!

The 2017 HGC season may be ending soon, but that doesn’t mean that the esports action for this year is over just yet. On November 14, a mere ten days after BlizzCon, we’ll be kicking off the Nexus Games Europe—an epic competition where top non-HGC players will battle for glory under their nation’s flag.

Think you have what it takes to compete? Read on for details.

Qualification Process

Blizzard Entertainment will select five players from each country to represent their homeland. While Blizzard will make the final call on which players make the cut here are some of the key contributing factors to improve your chances of being selected:

  • Performance in Hero League in Season 3 2017 until October 24
  • Amount of Season 3 games played (minimum 75 Games)
  • Positive account standing

Please note that HGC players are excluded from this tournament however Open Division players are welcome.

Participating Countries

Here is the list of the 16 countries that will be competing in the Nexus Games:

Belgium France Netherlands Spain
Czech Republic Germany Poland Sweden
Denmark Hungary Romania Ukraine
Finland Italy Russia United Kingdom

Tournament Format

The Nexus Games will be broken into two phases: Group Phase and Playoffs. Group Phase seeding will be determined by the combined rank points of the members of each team.

Group Phase

  • 4 groups of 4 teams, single round robin
  • Best-of-three
  • Top 2 from each group qualify for Playoffs


  • Single-elimination bracket
  • Best-of-five

All the action kicks off on November 14 with the Group Phase. We’ll reveal the full tournament schedule, as well as the selected players and talent, shortly after BlizzCon. In the meantime, check out the full Nexus Games Europe tournament rules.

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and show us what you’re really made of!


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