Three Australian and New Zealand esports teams are set to compete on the world stage in Overwatch, World of Warcraft, and Heroes of the Storm at BlizzCon next month. With over $1.3 million USD up for grabs you just know that BlizzCon will once again provide some the best esports action for the year.
The line-up also means that this is the first time that a team from ANZ will be representing the region at a World of Warcraft Arena Championship Final. Exciting. And long overdue too. The team, includes Kane "Yunex" Dennis (Captain), Nathan "Primez" Saccuzzo, Joel "Streaming" Barker, and Jonny "Rook" qualified at the recent Asia-Pacific Championships held in Taiwan
Heroes of the Storm: Heroes Global Championship will see Team Dark Sided fresh from defeating its long-time regional rival, Nomia, at the HGC ANZ Season 4 Final, also make the trip to BlizzCon. Jeremy "Moops" Setio (Captain), Hayden "Sashin" Kang, Joshua "Hacky" Hackett, Ashley "DeMiSe" Branson, Robert "robadobah" Purling, and Daniel "Morton" Morton (Team Manager and Coach) make up the team.
And last but certainly not least Team Australia is once again set to make an appearance at the Overwatch World Cup. The top 32 countries from around the globe qualified to participate but only eight earned the right to compete at BlizzCon. Including Australia! Andrew "Rqt" Haws (Captain), Jason "ieatuup" Ho, Ashley "Trill" Powell, Jordan "Gunba" Graham, Ajay “Aetar” Umasankar, Marcus ‘Kiki’ Jacob, Jason “SereNity” Wang (Coach) will go up against China, France, Sweden, South Korea, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdomin a thrilling single-elimination bracket to determine the best Overwatch nation in the world.