Blizzcon 2016 is proving to be a rather festive event with an incredible amount of gaming-related content separated across 8 days. With the first group matches already behind us, there is no doubt that Blizzcon 2016 is bound to have so much more to offer us within the upcoming days. As you already might know, there are multiple tournaments on this years' Blizzcon. With a wide variety of eSports games on display, it is needless to say that we are up for some screamers. With all of this in mind, let's take a closer look at all of the tournaments (and games) that are going to be featured on Blizzcon 2016. Below each of them, you will find the best betting odds to help you with your wagers if you love betting on eSports. With this being said, let's jump straight into action!
Facts about Blizzcon 2016
- Date: 4.11. – 5.11. 2016
- Location: Anaheim, California
- Ticket Price: 199 $
- Prize pool: approximately $3 mil
World Championship 2016 Playoffs:
Heroes of the Storm Fall Championship 2016 is one of the tournaments which are nicely poised at the grand Anaheim arena in California. On the HotS Fall Championship, there will be a total of 12 teams competing, 2 from the China, Europe, North America and Korea. That gives us a total of 8 teams across those 4 regions. The remaining 4 teams are coming from Oceania, Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Latin America. As you might have guessed, this year the stakes have gone higher with the complete prize pool being doubled when compared to the one from last year. The total prize pool checks in at $1 million which is more than enough for these 12 teams to show their best moves and strategies. The 4 best teams will advance through to the playoffs where they will face off against each other in a single elimination bracket structure.
Heroes of the Storm Fall Championship 2016 betting odds
Below you can find some of the betting odds for this tournament featured on one of the biggest eSports betting sites – Bet365, so you can see how they stand up against their competition.
This year at Blizzcon, a total of 16 players are going to compete in the Starcraft 2 World Championship 2016. 9 of those players are qualified due to their accumulated points throughout the entire year, while the remaining 7 of them qualified with the win on one of SCII major tournaments. As always, the tournament itself is separated into the group stage, where the players will be separated into 4 groups with 4 players each. After the group stage, the 8 best players advance in the playoffs where they will battle amongst each other for the grand prize of $500,000.
Starcraft II World Championship 2016 betting odds
When it comes to the Starcraft 2 betting odds for this tournament, you will agree that it doesn't get any better than Bet365. In addition to regular matches, folks at Bet365 feature outright winner, Region of winner, and winner's group special bets which have rather interesting odds for you to examine.
Overwatch is a popular new MOBA-FPS styled game that found its way pretty quickly onto the biggest eSports events out there. At Blizzcon 2016, after an extensive community voting took place, a total of 16 teams from all around the world were assembled. All of them have high motives for winning the tournament as there's more than prize money at stake. Their motive is their honor and the ability to represent their country on a global scale. With this being said, the 16 teams were assembled as follows: 6 teams from Europe, 6 teams from Asia-Pacific and 4 from the Americas. They are divided into 4 groups with 4 teams in each of them. Here's the group format:
- Group A
- Sweden, Brazil, Spain, Canada
- Group B
- USA, Chile, Russia, Germany
- Group C
- South Korea, Australia, Finland, Chinese Taipei
- Group D
- China, Thailand, France, Singapore
Overwatch World Championship 2016 betting odds
Bet365 did a great job with coming up wit the bets and odds for Overwatch World Championship 2016. Below you can find some of the bets so you can know what exactly can you expect if you are betting on Overwatch:
The final game that is featured on this year's Blizzcon is Hearthstone. It comes as no surprise why it is featured on Blizzcon given its massive popularity. With a total prize pool of whopping $1 million, there is no doubt that we are in for some great Hearthstone matchups during the course of this tournament. As was the case with Starcraft II, Hearthstone also features solo players instead of teams. To be more precise, 16 of them are going to compete for the grand prize… and, of course, the bragging rights. They are separated into 4 groups for the group stage matches. Afterward, they are going to battle against each other in a single elimination bracket format until only one remains at the throne.
Prize Total: $1,000,000
1st – $250,000
2nd – $150,000
3rd-4th – $100,000
5th-8th – $50,000
9th-16th – $25,000
Hearthstone World Championship 2016 betting odds
If you are interested in betting on matches featured during the Hearthstone World Championship 2016, then you will be happy to find out that Bet365 has come up with great odds for this tournament. You can see some of them down below: