bytes: Overwatch Contenders, HCT Toronto, WoW Arena

Overwatch Contenders Season 1 Begins

Overwatch Contenders started over the weekend with a host of matches around the world. With 84 teams across seven regions, there’s competitive Overwatch scheduled across the entire week. Visit for match results.

Full Overwatch Contenders schedule:

Overwatch Contenders live stream:

Overwatch Contenders North America partners with Old Spice

Overwatch Contenders North America is pleased to announce a new partnership with Old Spice. During this year’s Season 1 of Overwatch Contenders North America, the venerable grooming brand will take part in broadcast activations and product sampling at Contenders events.

Visit or @OWPathtoPro for the latest information.

HCT Toronto Results

Last weekend Toronto played host to Canada’s largest Hearthstone tournament to date with 185 participating players, offering $15,000 prize pool and 191 Hearthstone competitive points.  This was the fourth tour stop of the year, and the first Grand Prix format.


Place $ USD HC Points Player Country
 1st 5000 15  Odemian France
 2nd 3000 12  Hunterace  Norway
 3rd-4th 1500 10 Gallon United States
 3rd-4th 1500 10  Kalàxz France
5th-8th 600 8  SilentStorm Canada
5th-8th 600 8  Ouate Canada
5th-8th 600 8  AKAWonder Spain
5th-8th 600 8  Seiko Germany


HCT Bangkok Approaches

The first Tour Stop in Southeast Asia for 2018, HCT Bangkok will feature a 256-player bracket. The tournament—which will be open to global competitors—will be hosted at the Pantip Esports Arena in Pantip Plaza, in the Pratunam district of Bangkok.


  • March 16: Round of 256, 7pm PDT
  • March 17: Round of 64, 10pm PDT
  • March 18: Playoffs, 10pm PDT

More info about HCT Bangkok:

Heroes Global Championship: The Best in Asia Meet at the Eastern Clash on Mar. 16-18

On Mar. 16-18 at the Blizzard Arena in Taipei, Taiwan the best professional Heroes of the Storm teams from China, Korea and Taiwan will meet at the Heroes Global Championship (HGC) Eastern Clash to compete for a $100,000 prize pool. In addition to taking home the lion’s share of the prize money, the first place winner will also secure a bonus spot for their region to Phase 1’s culminative global showdown later this year – the Mid-Season Brawl – where $250,000 will be up for grabs.

The action kicks off on Mar. 16 at 10:40 p.m. PT with the following matches:

  • Tempest (KR) vs. LM (TW)
  • TheOne (CN) vs. KSV Black (KR)
  • SPT (CN) vs. Team BlossoM (KR)
  • Ballistix (KR) vs. CE (CN)

All matches will be broadcast on the Heroes of the Storm Twitch Channel:

Recap: WoW Arena Championship World Cup #3 North America

The WoW Arena Championship World Cup #3 North America wrapped up this past weekend, and we now know the top 8 NA and EU heading to the Spring Finals. Not only is a $100,000 prize pool at stake in the Spring Finals, but the team who is crowned Champion of the Spring Season will qualify for the World Championship at the end of the year.


  • Skill Capped Black
  • XRB to the moon
  • Ascendant
  • Reformed

North America

  • Method Orange
  • The Rejects
  • Super Frogs
  • Sneakier Snakes

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