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Contrary to recent news, Blizard isn’t willing to give up on the Heroes of the Storm Esports just yet. Although the game was released 4 years ago, the company is planning an ESPN Collegiate Esports Championship event. This is happening while the parent company Activision is eyeing the potential of their shooter Call of Duty in an Overwatch League-like setup.

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To make this happen, ESPN announced they are partnering up with Tespa. Tespa is the leader in collegiate Esports organization on campus and the competitive stage.

The planned championship will be held from May 10 to May 20, located in Houston, Texas.


Along Overwatch, Starcraft II, Hearthstone, and Street Fighter V, Heroes of the Storm will be included in the George R. Brown Convention Center event. Whether more titles will be announced later is currently unknown.

What makes this particularly interesting, though, is that 3 months ago Blizzard announced they were trashing Heroes of the Storm Esports plans. Activision Blizzard ceased support for the game (except bug fixes, rebalancing, and some new heroes) and the announcement for cancellation of Esports scene was a bad day for the title.

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However, sources say that HotS is still somewhat popular, and the majority of the players are college students. It looks like on this tournament, the game is still relevant enough. Tespa was, by the way, acquired by Blizzard in 2014, which makes the inclusion of HotS that much more weird.

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