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Blizzard Entertainment announced earlier today sports cable network ESPN will air a new Heroes of the Dorm competition in March. eSports fans will be watching many young competitors from North America participate for more than US$500,000 in tuition.

“Last year’s Heroes of the Dorm was an amazing experience for the students playing and everyone watching, and we’re excited to again offer college athletes an epic opportunity to team up and compete for scholarships in 2016,” stated Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder at Blizzard Entertainment. “It’s inspiring to see players from last year’s championship team, the UC Berkeley Golden Bears, now thriving in pro esports careers—we look forward to seeing how this year’s competitors shape the future of competitive gaming.”

Each player from the winning team at the 2016 Heroes of the Dorm will receive up to $75,000 for tuition. Students who are interested can registers today through February 18, with online qualifiers going on between February 20 and March 6; more details are available at

This year’s competition by Blizzard and premier college gaming network Tespa will start with a Round of 64, seen on ESPN3, Twitch and YouTube. Check out the following chart for more dates and channels to watch the tournament:

Tournament Stage Date Where to Watch Live
Round of 64 March 19 ESPN3, Twitch, YouTube
Round of 32 March 20 ESPN3, Twitch, YouTube
Round of 16 March 26 ESPN3, Twitch, YouTube
Round of 8 March 27 ESPN3, Twitch, YouTube
Heroic Four April 9 ESPN2
Grand Finals April 10 ESPN2

Mobile users can also see the entire tournament with the WatchESPN app.

[Source]: Blizzard Entertainment: Blizzard’s Epic College Esports Clash is Back! Students Battle for Tuition in Heroes of the Dorm™ 2016.

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