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HGC Western Clash Returns to Intel Extreme Masters Katowice


The Heroes of the Storm Global Championship (“HGC”) Western Clash is returning to the Intel Extreme Masters (“IEM”) Katowice, with $100,000 USD up for grabs.

Team Dignitas have taken the trophy two years running, and looking to threepeat after a strong showing in the first five weeks of league play this year. Nipping at their heels are Fnatic, who went blow for blow with Dignitas in last year’s instant classic Grand Final.

Teams are seeded based on current HGC standings into a double elimination bracket. Day one matches will be best-of-three. All remaining matches will be best-of-five, except for the best-of-seven Grand Final. The team coming into the Grand Final with no match losses (from the upper bracket) will start with a one Battleground advantage in the series (i.e. 1-0 their way to start). While there won’t be any teams from ANZ participating in the Western Clash, you can still find out when your other favourite teams are playing by checking out the full bracket on our event page later this week.

A bunch of your beloved casters will be on the ground, calling all the action from the event including Australia’s own, Kori “Vandie” Bassi, Thomas “Khaldor” Kilian and Tim “Trikslyr” Frazier!

Be sure to tune in right here at when the broadcast goes live at  9pm 2-4 March AEDT/NZDT.

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