Not Your Father's Final 4: Heroes of the Dorm Finals This Weekend

Posted by | April 05, 2016 | News | No Comments

Heroes of the Dorm, an esports tournament for college teams, is down to four teams. The final four face off this weekend at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field Event Center playing Blizzard Entertainment’s “hero brawler” Heroes of the Storm.

And the final four are (drumroll)…Arizona State University, University of Connecticut, University of Tennessee Knoxville, and University of Texas Arlington.

At stake is a grand prize of up to $75,000 in tuition. The tournament, which will run this Saturday and Sunday evenings (April 9 and 10), will broadcast live on ESPN2. You can also watch all the action live on WatchESPN, Twitch and YouTube.

The audience gets to participate in their own tournament in the bracket challenge, by picking the winning teams. Winners of the bracket challenge will be eligible for a $10,000 grand prize. And there’s $500,000 up for grabs in scholarships and other prizes.

This past weekend, the tournament was down to 16 teams. “With a place in the finals almost within reach, the majority of teams took no chances. Comfort hero picks, confident strategies, and moments of individual brilliance were all on display as the level of competition across all of the groups intensified,” said the GoSu Gamers Editorial Team in the Blizzard blog’s weekend recap.

Profiles, statistics, and fun facts for each of the final four teams are available here:

Attendees at the live event this weekend will get a chance to win prizes, including Azmodunk bundles and gaming hardware.  According to the Heroes of the Dorm website, premium tickets are sold out, but general admission seating is still available for free on a first-come, first-served basis. Blizzard asks you to RSVP to let them know you’re coming.

 

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