The 2017 Heroes of the Storm competitive season will come to a head at the Global Championships. The event is also known as the Grand Finals. This is an event that will take place from October 26 to November 4 at the Anaheim Convention Center. $1 million is to be spread among the sixteen teams that will compete. The winning team will earn $500,000 while second place gets $200,000. It is expected to be the top event for Heroes of the Storm competitions this year.
The event will feature four four-team groups that will compete in a dual tournament. The top two from each group will then enter a single elimination tournament bracket. The event will feature contenders of all sorts competing for the top prize.
The sixteen teams that are competing come from many places from all corners of the world. The odds for these sixteen competitors have been released and the report shows that four teams in particular have a good shot at winning. These are among many teams that have qualified through numerous events around the world.
Four Key Competitors
MVP Black and Fnatic both have the best odds to win at +350 each. MVP Black is a Korean team that recently won the first two phases of the Global Championship South Korea Pro League. The team has a little less than $1 million in total earnings. Fnatic is a Swedish group that won the first two phases of the Europe Pro League.
L5 is not too far off at +400. L5 is a Korea-based team that won the Eastern Clash event this past August.
Team Dignitas has a +500 line. The team qualified out of a European event.
All four of these teams, like everyone else, had to compete in other events to qualify as there were no automatic invites involved. The events included HGC regular season and tournament activities representing different parts of the world.
Roll20 esports has a +800 line. The North American team is a relatively new group that was formed in May but has already made an impact in the Heroes of the Storm field. Roll20 won the Bloodlust event in July.
Team Freedom is another North American team that qualified for the event. The side has a +1600 line. The team finished in second at the recent North America Pro League second phase event in September. It was an improvement over the fourth place finish the team had during the first phase of the season.
RED Canids is at the bottom of the pack with a +25000 line. The Brazilian team started up in April but it has been growing in power in South America. The team won the opening and closing seasons plus the closing pre-season for the HGC Copa America season. The side only has a total earnings of around $30,000.
Dark Sided is another group with a far off line at +15000. The Australian team finished in second during the third season of the HGC Australia and New Zealand series but finished in first place during the fourth season a few months later.