The next time someone tells you you’re wasting time between college classes playing video games, you might be able to tell them you’re doing it to pay for your tuition. You might not even be lying.
Blizzard has launched a “Heroes of the Dorm” competition for aspiring college students and Heroes of the Storm players, with up to half a million dollars worth of prizes. The winning team members will win tuition for their entire college careers, with additional prizes including an “epic gaming system” for the top four teams, Battle.net gift cards, and automatic access to the HotS beta for all participants.
Registration is open until March 26, with qualifiers taking place in late March through mid-April, and the final rounds being televised on ESPN — which is something of a story in its own right. Non-students can get into the action and win prizes of their own by filling out a fantasy bracket of the top 64 teams on April 3.
Hmm… maybe the other big MOBAs should try their hand at college tournaments. They’ll need a catchy, “Heroes of the Dorm”-type name, though. Maybe “League of Lessons”? “Diploma 2”? OK, maybe not…