We saw some epic Blizzard esports action at DreamHack Summer in Jönköping, Sweden last weekend, with exciting tournaments for Heroes of the Storm and StarCraft II. Here’s an overview of what went down:
Heroes Global Championship (HGC) Mid-Season Brawl
The 12 top-ranked Heroes of the Storm teams from around the world faced off in the HGC’s first-ever global tournament, which ended in a suspenseful stand-off between two European squads.
After seven nail-biting games, it was the all-Swedish hometown heroes Fnatic who came out on top against Team Dignitas. In a major moment for professional Heroes of the Storm, a team from Europe has won an international esports event, having battled in an all-Europe final, while playing in Europe!
Congratulations to Fnatic on this historic win. You’ll find match details and information on the next phase of the HGC on our official blog.
World Championship Series Jönköping
Some of the world’s best StarCraft II players battled at WCS Jönköping, and it was Alex “Neeb” Sunderhaft who took home the trophy! Neeb beat out Joona “Serral” Sotala in a tense seven-game series.
This is the second WCS Circuit win in a row for the American Protoss player, following his victory at WCS Austin. He’s also become the first-ever non-Korean player to earn the Triple Crown title after winning tournaments in Korea, North America, and now Europe.
Congratulations to Neeb on making esports history! Let’s see if he can make it three in a row at the next WCS Circuit event in Valencia, Spain, taking place July 13-15.
You’ll find details on Neeb’s winning match, as well as more information on the WCS, on our official blog.