Heroes of the Dorm is back, leading an entire lineup of both Hearthstone and Starcraft collegiate esports that will award students more than $1 million in scholarships and prizes. Now four years strong, Heroes of the Dorm has become one of Blizzard and Tespa's flagship collegiate events, drawing in huge crowds and online viewers of the course of its 64-team national bracket.
“With intense student competition and an epic tournament bracket featuring schools across the United States and Canada, Heroes of the Dorm showcases the kind of excitement that can only come from college esports. We look forward to cheering on all of the talented players who will be competing in Heroes of the Storm, as well as Hearthstone and StarCraft II, for their share of Tespa’s biggest scholarship prize pool ever.”
Mike Morhaime, CEO, and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment.
Eventually, you can watch all of the matches at www.twitch.tv/blizzheroes and www.mlg.com. Fans of prior Dorm tournaments may remember a Facebook-only streaming agreement that proved less than desirable when it came to presenting the matches in their high-quality glory. Thankfully, that doesn't seem to the be the case with this years announcement.
Raycom Sports broadcasting deal
Facebook may be out, but the unique broadcast options for Heroes of the Dorm are still in full effect. Raycom Sports will provide a "dedicated, nationally-syndicated program" over the course of 5 weeks all about Heroes of the Dorm.
It will be a one-hour Heroes of the Dorm program, featuring schools competing in the tournaments Atlantic Coast Region. In addition, the series will "spotlight player and team stories, broadcasting across Raycom Sports' syndicated network of "affiliates in more than 50 markets" across the US.
This description of Raycom was taken directly from the official press release:
Charlotte, N.C.-based Raycom Sports is a leader for compelling storytelling, production, and content distribution across all platforms. With an award-winning production team, Raycom creates original feature programming such as Football Saturdays. Raycom is the syndicated rightsholder of Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball and football since 1982, and manages live television broadcasting, original programming, archival footage, mobile applications, social media, the official ACC website and the ACC Official Corporate Champions program. Raycom also serves as the digital content, marketing, video and broadcast production partner of The Basketball Tournament (TBT). Raycom manages client activations and hospitality at ACC FanFest at the ACC Football Championship and ACC Basketball Tournaments.
Raycom Sports’ parent company Raycom Media, owns and/or provides services for 65 television stations and 2 radio stations located in 20 states covering 16% of U.S. television households.
Sign up today
Starting today, eligible college gamers in the United States and Canada can sign up to compete in Heroes of the Dorm at www.heroesofthedorm.com.
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