Major gaming tournament, BlizzCon 2016, releases schedule

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There are five different tournaments going on at BlizzCon on Friday [November 4, 2016] and Saturday [November 5,2016] : the Overwatch World Cup, Hearthstone World Championship, Heroes of the Storm Fall Championship, StarCraft 2 WCS Global Finals and the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship.



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With so many top-level competitions going down, we made a schedule of when to catch the professional action of your favorite esports games by Blizzard.

SEE ALSO: How to get free 'Hearthstone' card packs during the 'Hearthstone' World Championship

Overwatch World Cup

The tournament to find the country with the best Overwatch players only has eight countries left and it's turned out to be an exciting show of skill and talent from some of the top players in the world. The U.S., South Korea, China, Sweden, Russia, France, Spain and Finland will compete for glory over two days in a single elimination bracket on the main Blizzard Twitch channel.

  • Quarterfinals: Friday, 12:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. PT

  • Semifinals: Friday, 6:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. PT

  • Finals: Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. PT

Hearthstone World Championship

The culmination of the 2016 Hearthstone season is down to eight players: Amnesiac, Che0nsu, Cydonia, DrHippi, Hamster, HotMeowth, Jasonzhou and Pavel. With a $1 million prize pool on the line, this is one of the biggest purses at BlizzCon 2016 and one of the most anticipated tournaments. It will be broadcast on Blizzard's Hearthstone Twitch channel. You can check out the players' decks before the all the action starts and see how your own deck builds stack up against the pros'.

  • Quarterfinals: Friday, 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. PT and 5:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. PT

  • Semifinals: Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. PT

  • Finals: Saturday, 2 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. PT

Heroes of the Storm Fall Championship

Heroes of the Storm's $1 million fall season is wrapping up at BlizzCon and teams still have to compete for the final four spots; MVP Black and Ballistix have already advanced to the semifinals. Over four matches on Friday, the remaining two spots will be decided. All the games will be available to watch on Blizzard's Heroes Twitch channel.

  • Eliminations: Friday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT

  • Deciders: Friday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. PT

  • Semifinals: Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. PT

  • Finals: Saturday, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. PT

StarCraft 2 WCS Global Finals

Eight of the top StarCraft 2 players in the world have made it to the 2016 SC2 World Championship Series playoffs for the $500,000 prize pool: ShowTime, Elazer, Dark, Neeblet, TY, ByuN, Zest and Stats. If you're into StarCraft 2 and Heroes of the Storm, you'll have to keep an eye on both finals because they're happening at the same time Saturday. The action will be happening live on Blizzard's StarCraft Twitch channel.

  • Quarterfinals: Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. PT

  • Semifinals: Saturday, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. PT

  • Finals: Saturday, 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. PT

World of Warcraft Arena World Championship

The WoW Arena World Championship has a few teams left fighting for the final four. NG Blue and Splyce have already advanced to the semifinals and six teams will compete for the last two spots in the $250,000 tournament. The arena showdowns will be available to watch on Blizzard's Warcraft Twitch channel.

  • Deciders: Friday, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. PT

  • Semifinals: Friday, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. PT

  • Finals: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PT

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