ESL Heroes of the Storm Global Championship, Summer 2016 season.
North American Regional taking place this week and the composition of Tempo Storm (HotS team) got the right to participate. 1 June 2016, players flew to Burbank, California, to take part in competitions.
After arriving at the international airport of Los Angeles, ESL has provided to players a private transportation to the hotel. Unfortunately, many arrived in the evening, so the players had to meet with the infamous traffic of Los Angeles.
The next day, the whole team woke up early in the morning to go to the area that was set aside for ESL practice.
After the first game, the participants went to the photo session to ESL could choose players pictures for broadcast. This time they hired a make-up artists, probably wanted to make sure that the players look in the best way.
The first day of competitive games. In previous tournaments, ESL was trying to fit everything into two days. It was uncomfortable for both players and personal, as the game went too long, and the work day was about 14 hours. To avoid this, they divided the tournament for 3 days and had planned to start the group stage on Friday.
Due to the fact that the game has no built-in draft mode, players have to use third-party sites. Unfortunately, this site does not work too well. Tournament administrators sent to the teams a various references to the drafts, both teams pressed it quickly, and began to wait.
After the timer counted a few hundred seconds, administrator became suspicious and went to the Naventic room , to check his guesses. What have he seen? They were sitting and waiting for another team, and their opponents do the same.
In general, the championship was exciting, if we forget all the technical flaws in the beginning. All teams played at a decent level and showed the beautiful game.
One of the brightiest matches of this championship:
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