Tespa to host Overwatch, Hearthstone, WoW and HotS tournaments
Recently, some plans have been revealed by a collegiate competitive-gaming Association, Tespa. The company is planning to host tournaments in the upcoming fall and spring season, and the tournament will include 3 Blizzard titles which include, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and Overwatch. Hearthstone and Overwatch events will have scholarship prizes up for grabs of worth $50,000 and $ 100,000, respectively.
A credible source has reported that eSports market is all set to reach revenues worth $493 million in 2016, attributed to the growing ticket sales, sponsorships, and advertising. These numbers do not include the income from the gambling sites related to eSports such as daily fantasy, which could very easily double the worth of the growing entertainment industry. Tespa is preparing to build the momentum of Overwatch and Hearthstone titles, by launching this tournament.
The organizers are looking to encourage schools to participate in the fall season and from the formed team will send the strongest team to a Central competition. As part of the Overwatch: Tespa Collegiate Series, Heroes of the Storm Training Grounds and the Hearthstone Training Grounds, the teams will represent their respective universities.
The League will last for seven weeks for the Overwatch title, to find the top four who will qualify for the finals in January. Also happening in January will be the finals at the Penny Arcade Expo South in Texas, for which only four teams will qualify. And last but not the least Heroes of the Strom will also reward with Battle.net rewards and professional gaming gear to schools that will be competing for at least four of the six weeks.
For Overwatch, the league will take seven weeks to find a top four that will compete in the finals in January. The Hearthstone events will also narrow down the playfield to a final four that will end up on stage at the Penny Arcade Expo South in Texas. That also happens in January. Heroes of the Storm, meanwhile, will dish out gear and Battle.net rewards to schools that compete for at least four of the six weeks.
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